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Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering

Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering

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"What is a system?  A system is a network of interdependent components that work together to try to accomplish the aim of the system.  A system must have an aim. Without an aim, there is no system.  The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system.  The aim must include plans for the future."

- W. Edwards Deming, The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education (1993) 


The IPFW Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering (CESE) is an academic program for systems education and research.  It is our goal to promote systems thinking in not just engineering and education, but in all enterprise.

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Latest News

  • CESE is presenting a workshop entitled Lean Accounting and Value Stream Structure in coordination with Oji Intertech at the 12th Annual Lean Network Conference on May 21, 2014, in Fort Wayne.  The presentation is preceded by a plant tour of Oji's facilities on May 20.
  • The 8th Annual INCOSE Great Lakes Regional Conference is being held in Schaumburg, IL, on October 10 and 11, 2014.  The theme this year is "Systems Engineering Across the Lifecycle."  IPFW has been tabbed to host the event in 2016.

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