39 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.

    To Engineer the Greatest Communicators

    To Engineer the Greatest Communicators

    In this episode of "Problem Solved," IISE's David Brandt chats with Elizabeth Gentry, Ph.D. from the University of Louisville and James Swisher of Hawkeye Business Solutions about technical communications. They discuss the many ways in which engineers need to practice their communications skills in working with both fellow engineers and non-engineers. Our guests have both highs and (sort of funny) lows to share with our audience as well as best practices to apply throughout a career. This episode is sponsored by the University of Louisville Online Learning.

    • 40 min
    Toyota and a House of Cider?

    Toyota and a House of Cider?

    Stefan Enjem explains how ISE and Toyota tools – along with discriminating taste buds that desire delicious, gluten-free and low-sugar refreshment, have built a house of cider in Long Beach, California, one that has been able to withstand a pandemic that struck a month and a half after opening. This episode is sponsored by University of Louisville Online Learning.

    • 42 min
    ISE Academic Leaders Adapt to Pandemic's Disruptions

    ISE Academic Leaders Adapt to Pandemic's Disruptions

    ISE faculty members Kim LaScola Needy and Manuel D. Rossetti from the University of Arkansas and Eileen Van Aken from Virginia Tech discuss how instructors and students adjusted to remote learning challenges during the pandemic shutdown last spring, along with the innovative lessons they are applying to the start of the fall semester. This episode is sponsored by the University of Louisville Online Learning.

    • 52 min
    Modeling Reality, COVID and Ebola Style, with the CDC’s Michael Washington

    Modeling Reality, COVID and Ebola Style, with the CDC’s Michael Washington

    IE Michael Washington of the CDC discusses his team’s statistical models that help health systems monitor resources for dealing with – and tracing the explosion of – COVID cases, and how his team’s eerily accurate models of the 2014 Ebola epidemic informed their current work. IISE member Washington also details his passion for encouraging IEs to apply their tools to healthcare systems and developing countries.

    • 51 min
    Ergonomics and human factors for caretakers in COVID-19 pandemic

    Ergonomics and human factors for caretakers in COVID-19 pandemic

    News reports have shared images and stories of the hardships endured by healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, many working long hours to serve seriously ill patients amid shortages of equipment and protective gear. In this bonus episode of Problem Solved, we discuss these challenges with Lynda Enos, a certified ergonomics and human factors consultant with HumanFit who specializes in safe patient-handling programs for hospitals and outpatient facilities. She discusses some of the unique ergonomic challenges that caregivers have faced during the crisis, along with valuable lessons that can be learned and applied for similar events in the future.

    • 29 min
    Engineers in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic

    Engineers in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic

    In this bonus episode of "Problem Solved," we play interviews with healthcare engineers from May 2020 who have insight about how health systems are managing and operating through the COVID-19 crisis. We first chat with Amanda Mewborn, vice president of facility planning and development at Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia, about her experience on the frontlines of patient care during the pandemic. We also speak with Ali Hobbs, a healthcare consultant with Catalyst, a Haskell Company and Aaron Kanne, executive director of implementation services at Care Logistics in Atlanta, about the Think Tank sessions sponsored by the Society for Health Systems throughout the spring. Listeners, you can also share your own experiences from within your industry about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Crisis Resource Community on IISE Connect at: https://link.iise.org/crisis-response-connect

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 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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