Upcoming DFW IISE Webinar

23 March, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST – DFW IISE Webinar – Low Code / No Code Technologies.

DFW IISE Chapter places its focus on low code no code technologies this March 2023 to encourage the Industrial Engineering community explore becoming citizen developers.

Citizen developers are business users or non IT professionals with little to no coding experience that build applications with IT-approved technology. 

Citizen developers building applications are an answer to the increasing backlogs in IT departments to cater to requirements of business. 

Low Code / No Code platforms bring flexibility and agility in organizations to decentralize application development ensuring IT teams do not end up becoming the new bottlenecks.

Speaker: “UV Subba Rao” is Director of Manufacturing Industries Cloud at Siemens Digital industries software with 25 years of deep experience in manufacturing business transformation using technology. He today leads the tactical and strategic initiatives as thought leader and industry evangelist for smart manufacturing technologies and low code platforms. He has an MBA degree from Michigan State University – Eli Broad, a Masters degree in software systems and a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Moderator: Nikhil Joshi is an Entrepreneur and Industrial Engineer leading the professional development activities of the DFW IISE Chapter. He is the founder & CEO of SNic Solutions, a multi-national company that implements digital transformation technologies in manufacturing organization.

To Register: Low Code / No Code Technologies Registration

Upcoming IISE Webinars

7 March, 12:00pm – 1:00 pm CST -Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture

Join Scott Sink, IISE Global Performance Excellence Webinar Lead, and Diana Berry, IISE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chairperson as they host Yuri Ramirez, Director of Intel Global Engagement Program Office as he shares how Intel is creating inclusive workplaces.

To Register:   Register for Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture –Intel

9 March, 10:00 am – 11:00 am CST -Integrated LeanSigma:  how to train it and do it.

Scott Sink, IISE Global Performance Excellence Webinar Lead, will share what he’s learned about training and doing Integrated LeanSigma, Creating ILSS/BPI Programs in organizations over the past 17 years.  Scott will share what he did successfully at MDS, a Global Life Sciences company in Toronto and then what learnings from the ILSS Certification Program in ISE at Ohio State with over 30 different sponsoring organizations and with our 300+ students that went through the program.  

To Register:  Register for ILSS Scott Sink

28 March, 10:30 am – 11:30 pm CST – IISE Webinar – Best Practice Case Studies: Flex Organizational and Operational Excellence Program Overview

Please consider joining Scott Sink, IISE Global Performance Excellence Webinar Lead,  with Eduardo Toledo, VP Quality and Operational Excellence, Flex for an overview of the Flex Organizational Excellence Program.

Eduardo is also a member of the Council on Industrial and Systems Engineering. 

Eduardo will provide you all with a solid executive summary of Flex’s Global Organizational Excellence Program and share how ISE’s are contributing, have contributed, to their ILSS Journey.

To register: Best Practice Organizational Excellence Programs: Flex Case

IISE DFW & UTA Student Chapter Joint Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, February 21st at 6pm for the annual Engineers Week joint meeting with the University of Texas at Arlington IISE Student chapter. 

There will be a panel discussion featuring several of our DFW IISE Professional chapter members. Topics will include: continuing education as an IE, role of an IE in manufacturing and production, and transitioning from full/part time student to an entry-level IE position.

Following the panel discussion there will be a presentation of the outstanding Junior and Senior award. Then closing out the meeting with ice breakers, food, and networking.

We hope to see you there!

Date: Tuesday, February 21
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Nedderman Hall, Room 100
416 Yates St
Arlington, TX 76010

Parking is available at Faculty/Staff Parking Lot F12

IISE DFW Webinar:

The Future of the Digital Industrial and Systems Engineer

Monday November 28, 2022

Join us for a webinar focusing on The Future of the Digital Industrial and Systems Engineer presented by Dr. Ben Amaba.

Date: Monday, November 28, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST
Where: Join Zoom Meeting
              Meeting ID: 840 7698 1921
              Passcode: 547699

Click here to view the event details on IISE Connect and download to your calendar.

    Many systems today are enhanced and modified digitally while being integrated into physical systems in our world. Digital modernization with software, data, analytics, IoT, and artificial intelligence (AI) is embedded through sensors and actuators with Edge Computing, but digital transformations could be more successful. Technology is changing how we design, collect, analyze, operate, maintain, and decommission our legacy systems. Not only are digital systems and tools impacting our end products, the design and implementations are changing and at risk. Change warrants the way we should be accountable to protect the public’s welfare, security, health, safety, and environment (HSSE). ISEs are becoming the profession of choice for these quantitative, digital systems. The road to digitization is accelerating with globalization, COVID 19, supply chain challenges, new workforce design, and economics. The basic principles, methods, and laws that ISEs professional engineers are being presented a unique opportunity. The public looks to the profession to guide them. Accidents and fatalities have already occurred with improper fundamentals outside of the ISE Professional Engineers purview and oversight. We must incorporate and govern technology as we have did using classic engineering methodologies where ISEs orchestrate the physical, mathematical, and social science fundamental laws and not ignore that the systems will continue to be technology enabled. 

    Dr. Ben Amaba has been working in industry and technology for 35 years. He has been awarded Fellow for Industrial and Systems Engineering and serves as a Director for the National Society of Professional Engineers. He served as the Global Chief Technology Officer for IBM,’s Industrial Sector making him responsible for automation, data analytics, and artificial intelligence solutions. Dr. Amaba earned his BS in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s in Engineering/Industrial Management, and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Miami.

    Dr. Amaba is a registered and licensed Professional Engineer in several states with International Registry; certified in Production, Operations, and Inventory Management by APICS ®; LEED® Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design); and certified in Corporate Strategy by Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

    Dr. Amaba holds a copyright for Process Activity Flow Framework® and Patent for Energy Optimization in 5G-RAN Moderation. Dr. Amaba is prominently featured in “Giving 2.0,” by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen with Stanford Business School, which details contributions to bolster and promote STEM education and careers, and is an Alexis de Tocqueville Society/United Way Member, which recognizes local philanthropic leaders.


Good Afternoon IISE DFW!

I am extremely pleased to announce that Chapter 10, Dallas-Fort Worth, was awarded the Chapter Recognition Program Gold Award by the IISE National Team for the South Central Region.

Chapter excellence is judged by a number of factors, including but not limited to quality of programs, membership growth and retention, participation in volunteer leadership development, student chapter support, and strategic planning.

To our board: Yuan Zhou, Josie Umoh, Tamara Wilhite, Shernette Kydd, Isaac Villarreal, and Chris Campbell. Thank you for your hard work planning and executing events and administrative items that are required to keep the chapter running! Organizing the chapter would be an impossible task without your vital efforts.

To our membership, THANK YOU for being active and attentive! There certainly is no chapter without a strong member base, and we have one of the best! This award is a reflection of your activities and participation in our community, and for that I am very thankful.

I look forward to more Gold awards in the coming years!

Brian Strevens
President, IISE Dallas-Fort Worth

IISE Coronavirus Response

Hello members of the IISE DFW community,

As everyone is aware, the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has begun impacting many facets of our daily lives. Schools are temporarily suspending activities, businesses are approving telecommuting options, and people across the country are restricting their interaction with others. It is with all of this in mind that we must be conscious of the reasons why this is all taking place.

The IISE DFW chapter will be suspending all in-person activities effective immediately. This includes the notice we sent out last week regarding dinner socials. Your IISE DFW leadership team will be monitoring the situation, and provide updates as appropriate. When it is the right time, we will resume in-person activities. Our members safety and health is at the forefront of our minds.

We encourage you to also be proactive during this time. Unfortunately, there are cybersecurity concerns as many people with poor intentions look to capitalize on our concerns and search for information. Please be cautious of the applications you download to your devices, and only engage with sources of information you have vetted and trust. Here is some literature that we hope will prove useful:

1] NBC News: Facebook Groups
2] Krebs on Security: Live Coronavirus Map Used to Spread Malware

In the Krebs on Security article, they mention applications linking to a real Coronavirus map. If you are curious about the status of the outbreak, I recommend going straight to the source. The dashboard published by Johns Hopkins University can be found here: Live Coronavirus Map

Thank you for your understanding. We will be pursuing virtual content in order to continue providing content and value for your membership with us. Please stay tuned for future announcements about online content as we continue in our hiatus from in-person activities.

Brian Strevens
IISE Dallas-Fort Worth

IISE Heart Walk

IISE Dallas-Fort Worth walked at the Dallas Heart Walk on September 14th, 2019. We had a great time, and more importantly, raised $135 for the American Heart Association. We can’t thank our members who donated enough – their donations really go a long way!

IISE DFW Receives Award of Merit!

Award of Merit

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers National Organization has awarded the IISE Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter the Award of Merit for 2018. We take this time to thank everyone who helped organize an event or participated at an event in 2018! Your dedication to the organization has not gone unnoticed.

We are looking forward to more awards like this in the future! Keep up the great work!