Emerging Frontiers in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Success Through Collaboration

1st Edition

Harriet B. Nembhard, Elizabeth A. Cudney, Katherine M. Coperich

CRC Press
Published June 24, 2019
Reference - 354 Pages - 116 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138593756 - CAT# K387099
Series: Continuous Improvement Series


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Success is driven through collaboration. The field of Industrial and Systems Engineering has evolved as a major engineering field with interdisciplinary strength drawn from effective utilization, process improvement, optimization, design, and management of complex systems. It is a broad discipline that is important to nearly every attempt to solve problems facing the needs of society and the welfare of humanity. In order to carry this forward, successful collaborations are needed between industry, government, and academia. This book brings together an international group of distinguished practitioners and academics in manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, and energy sectors to examine what enables successful collaborations.

The book is divided into two key parts: 1) partnerships, frameworks, and leadership; and 2) engineering applications and case studies. Part I highlights some of the ways partnerships emerge between those seeking to innovate and educate in industrial and systems engineering, some useful frameworks and methodologies, as well as some of the ideas and practices that undergird leadership in the profession. Part II provides case studies and applications to illustrate the power of the partnerships between academia and practice in industrial and systems engineering.


  • Examines the success from multiple industries
  • Provides frameworks for building teams and avoiding pitfalls
  • Contains international perspectives of success
  • Uses collaborative approaches from industry, government, and academia
  • Includes real world case studies illustrating the enabling factors
  • Offers engineering education and student-centric takeaways