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The Prediction Predicament, William "Ike" Eisenhauer Dec 2015

The Prediction Predicament, William "Ike" Eisenhauer

Engineering and Technology Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

The article focuses on the prediction of predicament in terms of forecasting at industrial engineering level. Topics discussed include business optimize resources via forecasting; audience who cannot comprehend the methodology used for forecasting in healthcare operations; and use of forecasting for performance measurement.


If You Commit, That Old Gown Looks Just Fine, William "Ike" Eisenhauer Oct 2015

If You Commit, That Old Gown Looks Just Fine, William "Ike" Eisenhauer

Engineering and Technology Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

In this article, the author discusses issues pertaining to improvement of health systems, comparing the systems with Victorian ball gown. He states that significant elements of the improvement processes of the systems like removal of clutter, and workflow and paperwork, and mentions roles of industrial and systems engineering beyond business process improvement. He highlights the need of commitment for improving the systems by business enterprises.


The Time Has Come For Nursing Engineering, William "Ike" Eisenhauer Aug 2015

The Time Has Come For Nursing Engineering, William "Ike" Eisenhauer

Engineering and Technology Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

The article discusses the need for healthcare and educational organizations to create nursing engineering program. Topics discussed include successes in healthcare systems as engineers and healthcare professionals, integration of industrial engineering or lean and Six Sigma courses into nursing programs of the University of Alabama and modern healthcare system and modern healthcare participants that can be addressed by the new profession.


Assessment And Evaluation Of Objectives And Outcomes For Continuous Improvement Of An Industrial Engineering Program, Kyung J. Min, John K. Jackman, Douglas D. Gemmill Jan 2013

Assessment And Evaluation Of Objectives And Outcomes For Continuous Improvement Of An Industrial Engineering Program, Kyung J. Min, John K. Jackman, Douglas D. Gemmill

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

In recent years, ABET accreditation has placed a heavy emphasis not only on the assessment of objectives and outcomes, but also on the evaluation of them and subsequent efforts for continuous improvement based on such an evaluation. Currently, a plethora of assessment tools and conceptual frameworks notwithstanding, there exists a relative paucity of documented efforts on the actual evaluation and subsequent continuous improvement. In this paper, we first concretely (1) show how such assessment and evaluation can be deliberately and systematically conducted in the context of an Industrial Engineering program. We then (2) show how the results of the objectives ...


Educating The Professional Engineer Of 2020: The Changing Licensure Requirements, Susan L. Murray, Terri M. Lynch-Caris Jan 2013

Educating The Professional Engineer Of 2020: The Changing Licensure Requirements, Susan L. Murray, Terri M. Lynch-Caris

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

Engineering education programs would be well served to align their curricula and program outcomes to the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam and Professional Engineer (PE) Exam specifications. These exams are required steps in the process of becoming a licensed engineer in most states. NCEES (the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professional licensure for engineers and surveyors. It develops, administers, and scores these examinations used for engineering licensure. Starting in 2011, NCEES held survey-creation meetings with diverse teams to develop a draft survey containing the subjects in each discipline and ...


Evaluation Of An Eye Tracking Device To Increase Error Recovery By Nursing Students Using Human Patient Simulation, Yan Shen Jan 2010

Evaluation Of An Eye Tracking Device To Increase Error Recovery By Nursing Students Using Human Patient Simulation, Yan Shen

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This study evaluates the application of an eye tracking device in nursing education. An experiment is designed to test the effectiveness of the eye tracking device used as a tool for providing instructional feedback in error identification and recovery by nursing students undertaking tasks in a simulated clinical setting. This experiment is performed on three groups of nursing students. In the first phase, all groups are tested in a simulated clinical scenario and their eye movements are recorded using an eye tracking device. In the second phase, the evaluation only group (control group) gets instructors’ feedback regarding their performance without ...


Electronic Falls Reporting System Implementation: Evaluating Data Collection Methods And Studying User Acceptance, Yi You Mei Jan 2010

Electronic Falls Reporting System Implementation: Evaluating Data Collection Methods And Studying User Acceptance, Yi You Mei

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

In this research, we detail the development of a novel, easy-to-use system to facilitate electronic patient falls reporting within a long-term residential care facility (LTRCF) using off-the-shelf technology that can be inexpensively implemented in a wide variety of settings. We report the results of four complimentary system evaluation measures that take into consideration varied organizational stakeholders’ perspectives: 1) System-level benefits and costs, 2) System usability, via scenario-based use cases, 3) A holistic assessment of users’ physical, cognitive, and marcoergonomic (work system) challenges in using the system, and 4) User technology acceptance. We report the viability of collecting and analyzing data ...


Strategic Plan For Industrial And Management Systems Engineering, Paul Savory Aug 2008

Strategic Plan For Industrial And Management Systems Engineering, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Reports

The role of this strategic plan is to map out a range of department goals, offer objectives for achieving each goal, and list potential strategies for meeting an objective. It also lists performance metrics for measuring progress for each goal. Each year, a subset of goals and objectives will be identified by the IMSE department as a priority for the coming year. Detailed metrics for measuring improvement for the department’s priorities areas will then be defined. The department committee to develop the plan consisted of Dr. Paul Savory (committee chair), Dr. Susan Hallbeck, and Dr. Erick Jones.


Integrating Communication And Engineering Skills In An Industrial Engineering Curriculum Based On Outcome Assessment Results, Leslie A. Potter, John K. Jackman, K. Jo Min, Matt Search Jan 2008

Integrating Communication And Engineering Skills In An Industrial Engineering Curriculum Based On Outcome Assessment Results, Leslie A. Potter, John K. Jackman, K. Jo Min, Matt Search

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

To bridge the gap between technical and communication skills of industrial engineering students at Iowa State University, faculty have focused assessment-driven continuous improvement in the curriculum on the integration of communication and engineering skills. Written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills are addressed through the core communication process (Analysis, Formulation, Creation, Delivery, and Assessment): the focus of a new engineering communications course. This paper describes the creation of this course, including the impetus for inception, course content, structure, and outcome-based learning activities. Student growth and survey results are examined. Long term impact expectations and assessment plans are described.


Engineering Management And Industrial Engineering: Similarities And Differences, Cassandra C. Elrod, Ashley Rasnic, William Daughton Jun 2007

Engineering Management And Industrial Engineering: Similarities And Differences, Cassandra C. Elrod, Ashley Rasnic, William Daughton

Business and Information Technology Faculty Research & Creative Works

Engineering Management is a broad and diverse field of engineering, thereby making it difficult to define exactly what the degree encompasses. At the same time, the somewhat related degree of Industrial Engineering is better understood. Some universities offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management with an emphasis in Industrial Engineering, while others offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering with an emphasis in Engineering Management. In today's world of competitive academia, many wonder if these degree fields are similar enough to be used interchangeably or if there is a distinct difference separating the two degrees ...


Imse Alumni Survey Of Abet Program Educational Objectives, Paul Savory Jan 2006

Imse Alumni Survey Of Abet Program Educational Objectives, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

This report showcases the results of the Department of Industrial and Management System Engieering's survey of alumni regarding our updated ABET Program Educational Objectives. The Program Educational Objectives represent the expected characteristics of industrial engineering graduates within three to five years of receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A total of 76 responses were received. The alumni survey responses indicate strong agreement and approval for the new Program Educational Objectives. The associated comments will be used by the IMSE faculty to future refine the course curriculum to ensure ...


On The Validity Of The Geometric Brownian Motion Assumption, Rahul Ratnakar Marathe, Sarah M. Ryan Jan 2005

On The Validity Of The Geometric Brownian Motion Assumption, Rahul Ratnakar Marathe, Sarah M. Ryan

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

The geometric Brownian motion (GBM) process is frequently invoked as a model for such diverse quantities as stock prices, natural resource prices and the growth in demand for products or services. We discuss a process for checking whether a given time series follows the GBM process. Methods to remove seasonal variation from such a time series are also analyzed. Of four industries studied, the historical time series for usage of established services meet the criteria for a GBM; however, the data for growth of emergent services do not.


Details And Description Of Industrial Engineering, Paul Savory Jan 2005

Details And Description Of Industrial Engineering, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

This content paper addresses key questions for students interested in pursuing industrial engineering as an academic major: What is industrial engineering? What personality characteristics do Industrial Engineers have? What types of projects do Industrial Engineers work on? What types of jobs do Industrial Engineers have? Where do Industrial Engineers work once they graduate? How much can Industrial Engineers earn? I have never heard of IE, is it a new area? How do Industrial Engineers benefit society and business? What classes will I take as an industrial engineering student? What are examples of problems I will learn how to solve? Are ...


Implementation And Assessment Of Industrial Engineering Curriculum Reform, Sigurdur Olafsson, Kevin P. Saunders, John K. Jackman, Frank E. Peters, Sarah M. Ryan, Veronica J. Dark, Mary Huba Jan 2004

Implementation And Assessment Of Industrial Engineering Curriculum Reform, Sigurdur Olafsson, Kevin P. Saunders, John K. Jackman, Frank E. Peters, Sarah M. Ryan, Veronica J. Dark, Mary Huba

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

We describe a curriculum reform project that aims to improve the industrial engineering curriculum through a web-based learning environment that engages students in active and collaborative learning. This environment focuses on engineering problems solving, increased information technology content, and the higher order cognitive skills that are needed to be a successful engineering problem solver. We describe the status of this project, which has been implemented in two courses: an engineering economy course and a manufacturing systems engineering course. One of the objectives of this new environment is integration of the curriculum, and we discuss how links were created between these ...


Information Technology Based Active Learning: A Pilot Study For Engineering Economy, Sigurdur Olafsson, Mary Huba, John K. Jackman, Frank E. Peters, Sarah M. Ryan Jan 2003

Information Technology Based Active Learning: A Pilot Study For Engineering Economy, Sigurdur Olafsson, Mary Huba, John K. Jackman, Frank E. Peters, Sarah M. Ryan

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

We have recently designed a learning environment to add practical problem solving, increased information technology content, and active learning to industrial engineering courses. In particular, we have successfully implemented and tested a computer-based module for an undergraduate engineering economy course. In this module, students are required to formulate the problem, devise a plan of action, and derive a final solution using the domain knowledge acquired in class. In addition to improving understanding of the course material, the module is also designed to improve more general cognitive skills and specifically to enhance the metacognitive ability of the participating students. A prototype ...


Course Notes: Engineering Entrepreneurship, Paul Savory Apr 2002

Course Notes: Engineering Entrepreneurship, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

This special-topic class will focus on starting and managing a successful business. Topics will include: marketing, finance, human resources, operations, legal issues, initial public offering, and succession and estate planning. Due to the engineering background of the students, special emphasis will be on exploring the legal issues involved in the process of applying for a patent. The course will enable a student to evaluate his or her own desires and prospects for a career as an entrepreneur. In so doing, it will provide the aspiring entrepreneur with a framework for selecting, funding, and starting his or her own business. While ...


Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Operations Research, Paul Savory Oct 1999

Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Operations Research, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

Classroom exercise for IMSE 150 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This goal is to introduce freshman industrial engineering students to various aspects of industrial engineering and being an engineer. Operations Research is an area of industrial engineering concerned with the allocation of scarce resources. One area of operations research is linear programming. Linear programming is a method often used to solve large, complicated problems. These problems often require a manager to determine how to use the company’s limited resources most efficiently.


Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Simulation Analysis, Paul Savory Oct 1999

Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Simulation Analysis, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

Classroom exercise for IMSE 150 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This goal is to introduce freshman industrial engineering students to various aspects of industrial engineering and being an engineer. Simulation is one of industry’s most used operations research. Its uses range from answering questions about work-in-process and production feasibility to comparing alternative plans for system routing and scheduling.


Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Theme Park Design And Layout, Paul Savory Oct 1999

Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Theme Park Design And Layout, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

Classroom exercise for IMSE 150 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This goal is to introduce freshman industrial engineering students to various aspects of industrial engineering and being an engineer. Plant layout and design is one of the key areas of industrial engineering. There are numerous issues that must be accounted for. A subset include: machine utilization, queueing space, and flow of materials. To provide students with an introduction to plant layout and design, let's consider designing a theme park. As we will see, many of the concepts will be the same.


Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Manufacturing Variability, Paul Savory Oct 1999

Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Manufacturing Variability, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

Classroom exercise for IMSE 150 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This goal is to introduce freshman industrial engineering students to various aspects of industrial engineering and being an engineer. This fun and interactive penny manufacturing game highlights the impact of variability, capacity, and overtime.


Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Bad Human Factor Designs, Paul Savory Oct 1999

Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Bad Human Factor Designs, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

Classroom exercise for IMSE 150 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This goal is to introduce freshman industrial engineering students to various aspects of industrial engineering and being an engineer. Ergonomics or human factors does not only encompass product design, but safety, and product use. A simple definition is “to make the work place safe and less stressful on the worker.” Human factors or ergonomics impacts all aspects of our lives. Let's consider each of the following examples of bad human factor designs.


Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Ethical Choices, Paul Savory Oct 1999

Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Ethical Choices, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

Classroom exercise for IMSE 150 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This goal is to introduce freshman industrial engineering students to various aspects of industrial engineering and being an engineer. All industrial engineering, product designers, and managers must at some point in their career face an issue that requires some amount of ethical or moral judgment. Consider the following scenarios and discuss with your group members what each of you would do.


Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Interpretation Of Visual Displays, Paul Savory Oct 1999

Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Interpretation Of Visual Displays, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

Classroom exercise for IMSE 150 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This goal is to introduce freshman industrial engineering students to various aspects of industrial engineering and being an engineer. The area of human factors or ergonomics focuses on human beings and their interaction with products, equipment, facilities, producers, and environments used in work and everyday life. The emphasis is on human beings and how the design of things influences people. One small area of ergonomics is concerned with how humans interpret visual displays. For an introduction to this area, let's consider the visual interpretation of static displays (i.e ...


Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Team Tower, Paul Savory Oct 1999

Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Team Tower, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

Classroom exercise for IMSE 150 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This goal is to introduce freshman industrial engineering students to various aspects of industrial engineering and being an engineer. One of the key areas of Industrial Engineering is quality control. Quality control is concerned with testing and inspecting a product to confirm that it meets production and customer specifications. To understand some of the basics of quality control, let’s consider the production of M&M candies.


Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Group Resume, Paul Savory Oct 1999

Introduction To Industrial Engineering: Group Resume, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

Classroom exercise for IMSE 150 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This goal is to introduce freshman industrial engineering students to various aspects of industrial engineering and being an engineer. This ice-breaking exercise has students work in groups to create a group resume to get to know each other better.


Engineering Management And Industrial Engineering: Six One Way, A Half Dozen The Other, Susan L. Murray, Stephen A. Raper Jan 1997

Engineering Management And Industrial Engineering: Six One Way, A Half Dozen The Other, Susan L. Murray, Stephen A. Raper

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

To some people engineering management (EM) is a specialty within Industrial Engineering (IE), to others EM is broader than IE. Comparing the histories of the two disciplines shows a clear distinction. Both disciplines have their roots in the work of engineering pioneers at the turn of the century. Work in motion and time study, along with other efficiency driven techniques, was the beginning of IE. Both IE and EM can trace their roots to the era of scientific management and the work of the early pioneers. A noted change for IE occurred after World War II when many programs shifted ...


Integrating Core Industrial Engineering Courses Through A Manufacturing Case Study, Susan L. Murray Jan 1997

Integrating Core Industrial Engineering Courses Through A Manufacturing Case Study, Susan L. Murray

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

This paper presents a summary of research conducted by a team of students from the University of Missouri-Rolla. The manufacturing processes at a local firm were evaluated. The case study illustrates the benefits of applying ergonomic, safety, work measurement, and quality assessment tools together. Additionally this team approach illustrates the importance of educating engineering students to think across course and discipline lines. The paper concludes with generalized recommendations for other educational applications.