Events

Upcoming Events
Social: IISE Portland BBQ at Laurelhurst Park, August 24th, 5:30-8:30pm

Past Events
Widmer Bros Brewery Tour
Tour: Widmer Brothers Brewing
When: Thursday, May 4th @ 6pm
Where: Widmer Brothers Brewing (929 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227)
What: IISE Portland will take a private tour of the Widmer Brothers Brewery followed by a free tasting and appetizers. Attendees are required to wear closed toed shoes. For more information about Widmer Brothers Brewing visit widmerbrothers.com.Please RSVP by sending an email to brandon.daniel.booth@gmail.com. This event is free to attend and is open to guests, so feel free to invite your colleagues.
How to Partner with 3PL (Third Party Logistics)
When: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Food/ Drink: The first 10 individuals to RSVP will receive their dinner free of charge (up to $15 value)! Light appetizers and some beverages will also be provided.

What: Raymund Mui, a Logistics Engineer and Project Manager will provide an introduction of a 3PL, what you need to know and consider in preparation to avoid pitfalls in the transition and maximize the benefits from partnering with a 3PL to manage your Supply Chain.

Raymund has been a member of IISE since 1993 serving in various roles at the Local and National level including his tenure as Western Region Vice President. He has over 10 years of experience in project management of warehouse startups, moves and decommissions in addition to Logistics Engineering involving warehouse design, supply chain business intelligence, and LEAN training/implementation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering with a manufacturing emphasis and was also a MECOP participant, as many others in the IISE community were.

This event is free to attend and is open to guests, so feel free to invite your colleagues. RSVP soon to receive your free meal and secure your spot! You can do so by replying to this message or sending an email oliviagirod2@gmail.com.

 

Training: Using Lean Six Sigma to Reduce Electricity
When: Thursday, March 21st, 2017 at 7:00PM
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union – Room 238 – Portland State University (1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201) – Appetizers will be served during the presentation

What: Brion will explain how Lean and Six Sigma techniques can be used to reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact at a company. He will share some examples from Rockwell Collins on how they approached energy reduction in a large manufacturing facility with limited data. A top-down statistical regression analysis was used to identify focus areas within a Six Sigma project, and a bottoms-up “Go and See” event format was used to engage employees in seeing energy waste.

Brion Hurley is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at Rockwell Collins in Wilsonville, OR. He has a bachelor’s degree in Statistics, and a master’s degree in Quality Management and Productivity from the University of Iowa. He obtained a Certificate of Sustainability from the University of Iowa. He has been a member of the Sustainable Development Division of IISE since 2013.

This event is free to attend and is open to guests, so feel free to invite your colleagues.

Please RSVP by sending an email to brandon.daniel.booth@gmail.com. I hope to see you there!

January 26th, 2017

Training: Change Management: What is it, and why you need it

When: Thursday,  at 6:30PM

Where: Lucky Lab Brewing – Hawthorne (915 SE HAWTHORNE BLVD. PORTLAND, OR 97214) – Appetizers will be served during the presentation

What: Ernest Mayer, a Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt at Providence Health and Services, will discuss the current landscape of Change Management approaches and tool-sets. Attendees will be shown why you need to have these in your tool box and how they can greatly improve your projects as well as your organization. The presentation will be followed by an extended Q&A session to help you understand how to apply these approaches and tools.

Ernest Mayer is a Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt at Providence Health and Services, practicing process improvement and change management for 4 years with Prov. With the Operations Excellence Black Belt team he is responsible for teaching Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean courses to Providence employees, as well as coaching executives and front line caregivers in change management. Ernest is also a founding member and on the Leadership Team of Lean PDX, a pro-bono organization providing Lean services to nonprofits as well as coaching and teaching Lean practitioners in Portland. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University, 2012.

 

October 6, 2016