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The fabled 20-8-2 rule for office workers (sit 20 minutes, stand 8 minutes, walk 2 minutes) has real-world validity, according to Mark Benden, director of Texas A&M’s Ergonomics Center, in this latest episode of "Problem Solved." But keeping your workforce – whether office-bound, at home or in a factory – healthy, happy and productive involves a systematic combination of human, equipment and training that will vary by employee. Benden also discusses how artificial intelligence and machine learning will help research move from active to passive sensors and build living systems that learn when, where and how to prompt your workforce to make the right adjustments and take the right breaks to achieve optimal productivity.
IISE's Michael Hughes chats with Chick-fil-A Inc.'s manager of production design, David B. Reid, P.E., to learn more about how the popular American fast food company uses industrial engineering to keep the company's priority on the customer. Reid also explains the road that led him to Chick-fil-A and describes some of its future improvements. He will also be one of the keynote speakers at the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas. Learn more and register for the event at: iise.org/leansixsigma