Lawrence Tech to Host International Industrial Engineering Conference


More than 300 industrial engineering experts from 40 different countries around the world are expected to gather from Sept. 23-25 at Southfield-based Lawrence Technological University for the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society Detroit Conference.

The Detroit conference will provide a forum for academics, researchers, and practitioners to exchange ideas and recent developments in the fields of industrial engineering, service engineering, manufacturing engineering, systems engineering, operations research, engineering management, operations management, and more.

Keynote speakers at the conference will include industrial engineers from companies such as Airbus, Eaton Corp., FCA, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., and Siemens, as well as international academic experts.

Breakout sessions and workshops will include topics such as data analytics, engineering education, energy conservation, entrepreneurship, production planning, and quality improvement.

“The demand for industrial engineers across many segments of the economy is in high demand,” says Don Reimer, director of entrepreneurial programs at Lawrence Tech. “In terms of getting a better understanding of this subject and the profession, this is a very unique conference.”

Student and professional paper competitions will also be held at the conference, with selected papers published in the International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, and attendees will have the chance to tour Ford Motor Co.’s Rouge factory, the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, and more.

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