Upcoming Webinars

IISE webinars are FREE one-hour presentations by knowledgeable professionals and experienced volunteers who provide deeper insight into topics and issues involving industrial and systems engineers and ISE-related disciplines.

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IISE will award continuing education units (CEUs) if you attend the entire webinar. Send your request to IISE customer service at cs@iise.org.

IISE members and others qualified to view designated webinars can also review the webinar archive and access past presentations.

Webinar Recordings

Lean in High-Mix-Low Volume Production

presented by the IISE Operational Excellence Division
12 noon ET April 6 
Presenter: Dr. Shahrukh Irani

Lean is an effective framework for improving efficiencies in manufacturing. However Lean was developed for large production facilities with high volume. In this webinar, Industrial Engineer, Shahrukh Itani demonstrates how lean can be adjusted to meet the needs of job shops – facilities with low volume and large product mixes. Through this rigorous case study, Shahrukh will teach partcipants how to improve their own efficiencies and scheduling capabilities through a lean paradigm.


Best Practices: Systematically Picking the Right Projects to Drive Cost and Waste from Your Business

Global Performance Excellence Webinar
11 a.m. to noon ET April 11  
Presenters: Scott Sink and Jared Frederici

A thought provoking presentation on innovative methods and approaches that can help you become more effective at picking the right business process improvement projects.


Additive Manufacturing of Multiscale, Multifunctional Structures

presented by the IISE Manufacturing and Design Division
11 a.m. ET April 13 
Presenter: Dr. Chi Zhou

Nature is the most efficient and effective designer. Multiscale architectures molded and refined by nature are common characteristics of living organisms. Creating nature-inspired multiscale and multifunctional materials by learning from nature has long been of interest to science. However, it has proven extremely difficult to replicate the naturally designed biological materials in synthetic materials, partially because their intricate structures need to be developed over many length scales. Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, with the capability to fabricate a part directly from a digital model in a layer-by-layer fashion, has the potential to address this challenge. This talk will report our recent work on developing new additive manufacturing processes to fabricate multiscale and multifunctional structures from nanomaterials and biomaterials.


Wind Turbine Drivetrain Reliability Research – Gearbox Bearing Axial Cracking Failure Mode Example

presented by the IISE Energy Systems and Quality Control and Reliability Engineering Divisions
1 p.m. ET April 13 
Presenter: Dr. Shawn Sheng

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory have been conducting wind turbine drivetrain (formerly gearbox) reliability research for many years. Although the drivetrain focus has not changed, detailed projects are adjusted every few years based on dynamic needs seen in the field across the wind industry. This webinar will walk through the research methodology by using wind turbine gearbox bearing axial cracking failure mode as an example.


Analytics-Based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

presented by the IISE Operational Excellence Division
11 a.m. ET April 14 
Presenter: Gary Cokins, CPIM

Many organizations are far from where they want and need to be with improving performance. They apply intuition, rather than fact-based data and analytics, when making decisions. Enterprise performance management (EPM) is now viewed as the seamless integration of managerial methods such as strategy execution with a strategy map and its companion balanced scorecard (KPIs) and operational dashboards (PIs). This presentation will describe how to complete the full vision of analytics-based enterprise performance management.


Leading Effective Meetings

presented by the IISE Operational Excellence Division
11 a.m. ET April 27 
Presenter: Brad Way

Studies indicate that many of us spend at least 35% of our time in meetings, and for some of us, that number is even higher. In one week, we spend approximately 14 hours in meetings with approximately 50% of that time being wasted. As a result, we lose one day a week due to wasteful meetings. Consider all the possibilities if we had that time back. In this webinar, Brad Way discusses how to take back our time and reduce these drains on our finances and times with a few simple changes.