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Rajan Suri's latest book, "The Practitioner's Guide to POLCA," selected as ISE magazine's "Book of the Month" for June 2018

The June 2018 issue of ISE magazine selected Rajan Suri's new book, The Practitioner's Guild to POLCA as it's "Book of the Month." ISE is the monthly magazine of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, the premier international society for industrial engineering.

 

Suri's New POLCA Book Receives Glowing Review on Popular European Blog

Rajan Suri's new book, "The Practitioner's Guide to POLCA"  has received a very thorough and overall very complimentary review from a well-known blogger in Europe. Dr. Jaap van Ede's blog, "business-improvement.eu," focuses on business improvement methodologies and is widely read (typically thousands of hits daily). To link to the full review, please click Read More, below.

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Suri Publishes New Book: “The Practitioner's Guide to POLCA”

 

"We had struggled to implement a pull system for our high-mix, low-volume products. Through implementing POLCA we dramatically reduced our WIP, freeing up cash and creating additional space for manufacturing. In addition, our internal chaos decreased, and customer satisfaction and profitability increased." – Tom Schabel, CEO, Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minnesota

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Award-winning academic-industry partnership benefits industrial engineering students

Few students get a chance to present their research project to the senior leadership team of a multi-million-dollar company and work with its business intelligence team to turn that project into one of its frequently used decision support tools.

But that kind of opportunity is available to industrial and systems engineering students in Ananth Krishnamurthy’s group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, thanks to a multi-year partnership among the global manufacturing company National Oilwell Varco (NOV), UW-Madison, Penn State University, and Texas A&M University.

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Aldevron, Center for Quick Response Manufacturing Win Applied Research Challenge for Innovations in Protein Manufacturing

A collaboration between biotechnology company Aldevron and the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering to develop decision support tools for biomanufacturing has been awarded first place in the 2016 Applied Research Challenge organized by the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).

This competition was established by POMS as a way to encourage its members to conduct rigorous applied research that is innovative and relevant to production and operations management.

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