55 episodes

Conversations with industrial and systems engineers about their work, ideas and solutions. This podcast will feature both IISE members and non-members who come from diverse backgrounds in both academia and industry to discuss a wide range of topics as it relates to their work as well as some off-beat topics that we think you, our audience, will find fascinating.

Problem Solved: The IISE Podcast Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

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Conversations with industrial and systems engineers about their work, ideas and solutions. This podcast will feature both IISE members and non-members who come from diverse backgrounds in both academia and industry to discuss a wide range of topics as it relates to their work as well as some off-beat topics that we think you, our audience, will find fascinating.

    Graduate Finances with Kevin Drevik

    Graduate Finances with Kevin Drevik

    In May 2011, Industrial Engineer magazine (now ISE magazine) published an article by Kevin Drevik headlined as "Graduate Finances," which offered a number of suggestions to recent college graduates concerned about the launch of their careers soon after the Great Recession. Ten years later, the author joins IISE's David Brandt to revisit those concepts and discuss what young engineers need to know as they start their careers and begin learning how to navigate adult responsibilities.

    • 40 min
    Mindset with Aaron Kanne

    Mindset with Aaron Kanne

    In this episode of "Problem Solved," IISE's David Brandt chats with returning guest Aaron Kanne of Care Logistics (Atlanta) about a presentation on mindset Kanne gave during the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference in February 2021. The topic was inspired by the bestselling book "Mindset" by Dr. Carol S. Dweck. Kanne specifically discusses the traits of a "fixed mindset" and a "growth mindset" as well as the value of the latter in education, parenting and career development. He also underscores how the development of a growth mindset has helped many steadily navigate life as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

    • 38 min
    Play ball, learn STEM through Science of Sport

    Play ball, learn STEM through Science of Sport

    Ricardo Valerdi, an industrial engineering professor at the University of Arizona and a columnist for ISE magazine, is founder and chief scientist for Science of Sport, a nonprofit educational foundation. He discusses how the organization has partnered with college and professional leagues and teams to promote STEM lessons through sports, and managed to keep students engaged during the pandemic by offering virtual programs.

    • 34 min
    Engineers and Entrepreneurship

    Engineers and Entrepreneurship

    In this episode, IISE's David Brandt discusses all things entrepreneurship with Proplanner founder and president Dave Sly, who is also the director of entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University and leads the new Engineering Entrepreneurship Initiative. Sly recounts his own entrepreneurial path from past to present, explains the difference between entrepreneurs and "intrapreneurs" and confirms why validation is the first step for anyone charting their own business path.

    • 55 min
    Panel: IISE's Lean Six Sigma & Data Science Conference 2021

    Panel: IISE's Lean Six Sigma & Data Science Conference 2021

    In this bonus episode of "Problem Solved," IISE's James Swisher moderates a panel discussion with past award winners and presenters who will be attending this fall's IISE Lean Six Sigma & Data Science Conference 2021, taking place Sept. 20-22 in Atlanta. The panel discusses the secrets to submitting high quality presentation abstracts, the additional focus at the conference on data science and their excitement for attending their first live conference (fingers crossed) since before the COVID-19 pandemic. This all-star panel features the 2021 conference chair Elizabeth Gentry from the University of Louisville, Johanna Ficatier from Mayo Clinic, Hungda Wan from the University of Texas at San Antonio and Michael Testani from Binghamton University.

    • 41 min
    IISE "Career Path" Series - Part 3: Paul Odomirok and Karina Suarez

    IISE "Career Path" Series - Part 3: Paul Odomirok and Karina Suarez

    Our "Career Path" series comes to its conclusion in this episode of "Problem Solved." James Swisher, IISE's director of continuing education, sits down with IISE Training Center instructor Paul Odomirok and one of his Lean Green Belt students, Karina Suarez from FedEx. The trio discuss the pluses and minuses of learning during the pandemic including the value of livestream courses, keeping in touch with family, friend and colleagues, and the educational goal of human development.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

StPeteAJB ,

An IE who loves podcasts

Thanks for creating a show that industrial and systems engineers can learn from. The shows have a nice range from past careers to new approaches.

Moises Espinoza ,

“JIT” Podcasting

A much needed podcast for the IE function. Although still early, I hope more content comes out about lean and six sigma manufacturing, supply chain optimization, and leadership within organizations.

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