Institute of Industrial Engineers
The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) is a professional society
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dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering
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profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity
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. The institute was founded in 1948 and was called the American Institute of Industrial Engineers until 1981, when the name was changed to reflect its international membership base. Members include both college students and professionals. IIE holds annual regional and national conferences in the United States. IIE is headquartered in the United States
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in Norcross, Georgia
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, a suburb located northeast of Atlanta.
PublicationsIIE publishes two magazines and four technical journals. The award-winning member magazine is titled Industrial Engineer and is published monthly. Industrial Management, a quarterly magazine that addresses engineering management topics, is the publication of IIE's Society for Engineering and Management Systems. IIE's flagship journal is IIE Transactions, which aims to foster exchange among researchers and practitioners in the industrial engineering community by publishing papers that are grounded in science and mathematics and motivated by engineering applications. The Engineering Economist is a quarterly refereed journal devoted to issues of capital investment. IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering focuses on research of advances in health systems. And the Journal of Enterprise Transformation explores trends, new findings and ongoing research related to enterprise transformation.
Membership CategoriesIIE has three categories of membership:
Each membership grade comes with its own benefits and rights. The requirements for each membership category are available at www.iienet.org/membership.
External linksSome student chapters include:
- The University of Washington
- The Pennsylvania State University
- Purdue University
- Clemson University
- University of Florida
Some Senior Chapters include: