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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

section Section I|2 pages

Partnerships, Frameworks, and Leadership

chapter 1|2 pages

Remarks on Part I—Partnerships, Frameworks, and Leadership

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

chapter 2|16 pages

A Model for Industry/University Partnerships

ByHaleh S. Byrne, Paul H. Cohen, Fiona M. Baxter

chapter 3|14 pages

Industry 4.0: Success through Collaboration

ByFernando Gonzalez-Aleu, Catherine Robertson, Jesus Vazquez, Teresa Verduzco-Garza, J. Alexis Torrecillas-Salazar, Luz M. Valdez-de la Rosa

chapter 4|14 pages

Enhancing Ethical Awareness in Future Generations of Engineers

ByWilliam P. Schonberg, Joel P. Dittmer, Kevin C. Skibiski

chapter 5|37 pages

Merging Literature and Voices from the Field: Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering Reflect on Choice, Persistence, and Outlook in Engineering

ByFederica Robinson-Bryant, Alice Squires, Gina Guillaume-Joseph, Angela D. Robinson, Shanon Wooden

chapter 7|19 pages

How to Develop and Sustain a Lean Organization through the Use of Collective System Design

ByDavid S. Cochran, Joseph Smith, Richard Sereno, Wendell Aldrich, Aaron Highley

section Section II|2 pages

Engineering Applications and Case Studies

chapter 9|2 pages

Remarks on Part II—Engineering Applications and Case Studies

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

chapter 10|17 pages

Value-Based Maintenance for Deteriorating Civil Infrastructures

BySeyed A. Niknam, Alireza Jamalipour

chapter 11|15 pages

The Emergence of Industrial and Systems Engineering Principles and Practices in Disaster Management

ByAndrea M. Jackman, Mario G. Beruvides

chapter 12|31 pages

Very Small Entities: The Business Proposition

ByAngela D. Robinson

chapter 13|21 pages

Countering Human Trafficking Using ISE/OR Techniques

ByMaria Mayorga, Laura Tateosian, German Velasquez, Reza Amindarbari, Sherrie Caltagirone

chapter 14|30 pages

The Role of Manufacturing Process Design in Technology Commercialization

ByBrian K. Paul, Patrick McNeff, Sam Brannon, Michael O’Halloran

chapter 17|16 pages

Meta Change Management: Creating Productive and Continuous Initiatives at a Multinational Brewery Company

ByJosé Rafael Padilla Valenzuela, Arlethe Yarí Aguilar-Villarreal, Daniel Ulises Moreno-Sánchez

section Section III|2 pages


chapter 18|1 pages

Remarks on Future Directions and Next Steps

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