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Norgaard B.,University of Aalborg | Nolan D.,Institute of Industrial Engineers | Polman T.,VOAA | Delfsma A.,VOAA | And 5 more authors.
Proceedings of the 43rd SEFI Annual Conference 2015 - Diversity in Engineering Education: An Opportunity to Face the New Trends of Engineering, SEFI 2015 | Year: 2015

The development of employees? skills and competences has become the key driver of economic growth in the developed world. It is widely recognised that it is mainly through enhancing people?s skill and competences that future competitive advantage willemerge. Consequently companies need to be able to identify precise areas where they have, orcan build, distinctive Competences that will enable them to compete effectively. However skill and competence development aimed at especially post-graduate employees is still an area of great potential of progress. Nowadays with the European Qualification Framework (EQF) the tool to accredit such skills and competences is available - even if they (the skills and competences) have been achieve through in-formal or non-formal learning. A partnership of seven industrial engineering institutes from Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland have set out to develop and test a model for skills and competence development for employees within a company context. Inspired by the concept of Work-based learning (Boud, 2001) and a facilitating approach to learning (Kolmos et al., 2004)),the partnership will develop a Work-based learning model aiming at industrial engineering ? a WBL-IE model, which will be pilot tested in the seven partner countries and the learning out-come will be matched against the EQF. The intention with the research is to bring new knowledge and models to the field on continuing education primarily within an industrial engineering context. The research approach is inspired by action research, which is defined by a participatory process concerned with developing practical knowledge in an attempt of improving e.g. life of human beings (Lewin, 1946; Reason et al., 2003) and a case studies methodology (Flyvbjerg, 2006, 2011). This paper will provide insight into the results of the pilot cases; how the competence need are recognised; how the learning objectives are identified; how the learning program is designed and how the learning out-comes are assessed and matched to the EQF.


WEXFORD, PA, November 24, 2016-- Jennifer Andrews Foody, President and Owner of Bottom Line Financial Services Inc., has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional in her field through Women of Distinction Magazine. Jennifer Andrews Foody will be featured in an upcoming edition of Women of Distinction Magazine in 2016.Founder of Bottom Line Financial Services Inc., President and Owner Jennifer Andrews Foody sought to develop a business that specialized in world-class accounting services to help businesses achieve their goals and future objectives. By organizing clients' transactions and financial data into useful information to improve the decision making process, Bottom Line Financial Services Inc.'s mission is to help small businesses become more profitable and efficient while also ensuring that the financial records of the business are accurate and complete. Foody is not a bookkeeper or an accountant, but rather a profit and growth expert and trusted business partner. Bottom Line's services are an investment for a business, not an operating expense, and the company strives to make and save businesses more money than their services ever cost them. Services include: outsourced bookkeeping and accounting solutions; part-time controller services; audit preparation; QuickBooks training; and general business consulting."I've always loved working with numbers," Foody admits, who spent many years in the corporate world in various financial roles. "By working closely with business owners to help customize financial plans that better fit their needs, we are able to improve their businesses in many ways."Bottom Line Financial Services Inc. is an affordable alternative to having an in-house bookkeeper, accountant, controller, or chief financial officer. They offer a wide range of outsourced services so that business never need to employ internal employees that results in more overhead. And while there are costs involved with outsourcing, the financial savings are significant for most businesses."For small businesses in particular, outsourcing is typically more cost effective than paying to employ a part-time, or even full-time bookkeeper or accountant," Foody explained further. "Outsourcing reduces your payroll and overhead costs, there are no payroll taxes or employee benefits to worry about; and many of the indirect and overhead costs associated with maintaining a staff can be avoided."Foody holds a BS in Industrial Management with a minor in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Purdue's Krannert Graduate School of Management with an emphasis in Finance and Operations Management. Foody is also a Certified QuickBooks Online Pro Advisor through Intuit. This certification enables her to better support clients that use QuickBooks. Not only is Foody able to distinguish her business, but she can resolve issues faster for her clients and offer cost savings on Intuit's products. Active as a member of American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, Institute of Industrial Engineers, and Women's Business Network, she also participates in community volunteer efforts and services as a Board Member for several local organizations.For more information, visit www.bottomlinepgh.com About Women of Distinction Magazine:Women of Distinction Magazine strives to continually bring the very best out in each article published and highlight Women of Distinction. Women of Distinction Magazine's mission is to have a platform where women can grow, inspire, empower, educate and encourage professionals from any industry by sharing stories of courage and success.Contact:Women of Distinction Magazine, Melville, NY631-465-9024


Hughes M.,Institute of Industrial Engineers
Industrial Engineer | Year: 2011

Dura-Dock Series loading-dock lifts from South- worth Products allow managers to keep track of inventory, make sure it is stored under the right conditions, keep material undamaged during handling, and make sure incoming and outgoing shipments are accurate and fulfilled in a timely manner. Standard features of the Dura-Docks available in load capacities of 5,000 pounds and 6,000 pounds include corrosion-resistant, galvanized base and legs. In addition to warehouses, Southworth dock lifts save time and effort at retail outlets, manufacturing plants, medical or educational facilities, and any other place that loads goods into or accepts deliveries from more than one type of truck. Platform sizes range from 6 by 8 feet to 8 by 12 feet. Lower-capacity models are designed to support loaded hand pallet trucks, while the higher-capacity models support loaded forklifts. The units rechargeable battery offers integrated, seamless power for up to 12 hours of normal use.


Aft L.,Institute of Industrial Engineers
Industrial Engineer | Year: 2013

Pairing the tried-and-true methods with the newest technologies can make work measurements more easy. Quetech's products are designed for performing virtually any type of time study or sampling study, making the data collection process easier, more standardized and more accurate. Using Quetech's WorkStudy+ software to record timing and sampling data electronically allows to have immediate access to the study's statistical results and eliminates all manual data entry tasks on the back end. EASE Work Measurement software and EASE Universal Standard Data was developed out of MTM2 data. EASE technology includes the availability of a client server, Web-based or SaaS Labor Standards software application. The ISampler iPhone app automates all aspects of work sampling. Custom templates can be uploaded to all iPhones that are participating in the study.


Hughes M.,Institute of Industrial Engineers
Industrial Engineer | Year: 2011

Some of the latest technological innovative tools used in the metal processing industry are discussed. The Infinite Web 355 by Joining Technologies Inc., which makes industrial laser applications, is a laser cutting and welding system for splicing iron and nickel-based strip alloys. The unique, all-in-one design incorporates laser welding and cutting with a single head. The system offers a streamlined design with optimal safety features, and joins leading and trailing edges of metal coils in strip processing lines to create a continuous feed with no downtime for rethreading and realignment. Anver Corp.'s Upender 180°Flipper, allow one worker to do tasks that used to occupy teams of employees. This new, fully powered C-frame style vacuum flipper lets one person lift sheets and panels, invert them, inspect the other side, and then place them in jigs for assembly or secondary operations.


Hughes M.,Institute of Industrial Engineers
Industrial Engineer | Year: 2011

Some of the innovative technologies that have been developed, are discussed. The Smog-Hog electrostatic precipitator offers variable speed controls to cut energy use and control air flow from 200 to 600 cubic feet per minute. Larger models can handle air flows from 400 to 9,000 cfm, all while helping companies meet OSHA and EPA regulations. They use washable collection cells to capture up to 99.9 percent of submicron smokes, mists and emulsion oils, nabbing particles down to 0.01 microns in size. RSC Bio Solutions has launched Liquid Wrench lubricating oils and Gunk degreasers. RSC's EnviroLogic gear oils and hydraulic fluids come from plant-based technology. The safe, biodegradable liquids are suitable for numerous industrial gear applications. Its SafeCare industrial cleaners, degreasers, solvents and specialty products extend the life and performance of equipment and tools.


Howell V.W.,Institute of Industrial Engineers
61st Annual IIE Conference and Expo Proceedings | Year: 2011

5S is widely used as a starting place for continuous improvement efforts, including amongst process industry companies. This presentation will discuss the Lean manufacturing concept of 5S, and will focus on lessons learned as well as provide industry research from those organizations who have implemented the philosophy within the process industry.


Howell V.W.,Institute of Industrial Engineers
61st Annual IIE Conference and Expo Proceedings | Year: 2011

Industrial engineers have a broad skill set that focuses on productivity, efficiency, scheduling planning, and execution. Many of these skills have direct application to project management. Project management continues to gain wide usage world-wide in varying organizations, including industry, non-profits, government agencies, and military, just to name a few. IE's are often employed by these organizations. If an IE has long term interest in taking on leadership and management responsibility, project management is a area worth considering. Thus, the question is raised - "what does it take to transition from IE to a project management role?" This paper will explore lessons learned in the project management arena that will assist the industrial engineer in gaining tools and learning that can help expand career options toward leading projects.


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Institute Of Industrial And Systems Engineers Inc. and Institute Of Industrial Engineers | Date: 2015-03-23

Downloadable webinars in the field of ergonomics and human factor design. Publications, namely, magazines, brochures, pamphlets and course materials in the field of industrial engineering, ergonomics and human factor design. Association services, namely, promoting the interest of members involved in the field of industrial engineering, ergonomics and human factor design; organizing business competitions; arranging and conducting exhibitions for business purposes in the field of industrial engineering, ergonomics and human factor design. Educational services, namely, organizing and conducting student competitions in the field of industrial engineering, ergonomics and human factor design; arranging and conducting educational conferences, educational programs and educational exhibitions in the field of industrial engineering, ergonomics and human factor design; training services, namely, developing and facilitating in-company leadership and executive development programs; executive coaching services; online journals, namely, blogs in the field of ergonomics and human factor design. Consulting services in the field of industrial engineering; consulting services in the field of ergonomics and human factor design, namely, designing workplace facilities and equipment to optimize efficiency and safety.


Trademark
Institute Of Industrial And Systems Engineers Inc. and Institute Of Industrial Engineers | Date: 2015-03-23

Downloadable webinars in the field of ergonomics and human factor design. Publications, namely, magazines, brochures, pamphlets and course materials in the field of industrial engineering, ergonomics and human factor design. Association services, namely, promoting the interest of members involved in the field of industrial engineering, ergonomics and human factor design; organizing business competitions; arranging and conducting exhibitions for business purposes in the field of industrial engineering, ergonomics and human factor design. Educational services, namely, organizing and conducting student competitions in the field of industrial engineering, ergonomics and human factor design; arranging and conducting educational conferences, educational programs and educational exhibitions in the field of industrial engineering, ergonomics and human factor design; training services, namely, developing and facilitating in-company leadership and executive development programs; executive coaching services; online journals, namely, blogs in the field of ergonomics and human factor design. Consulting services in the field of industrial engineering; consulting services in the field of ergonomics and human factor design, namely, designing workplace facilities and equipment to optimize efficiency and safety.

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