FEATURES

Flow to learn

Flow doesn’t fix things, but it does show organizations where they can unleash the ingenuity of their people
By Michael Ballé and Daniel Jones 

Line-by-line layout

Proper use of spreadsheets gets data to floor supervisors    
By Robert W. McClure 

DMAIIC your way to quicker ICU turnover

Six Sigma project gets rooms cleaned faster at an academic acute care medical center     
By Patrice Batamack and Dr. Christine A.N. Ndjee 

Successful revolutions need suppliers

Sourcing and logistics can do more for your organization than procure materials and products
By Suman Sarkar

THE FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Going digital with supply chain paperwork
  • See with your fingers
  • Predicting disaster with social media
  • Build a heart with spinach
  • Lean times hit oil giants
  • Getting tired with tomatoes and eggs
  • Printing up cheap digs
  • Making the smartphone fit your hand
  • Manufacturing keeps rolling
  • The classics meet IE design
  • Book of the month: Industrial Engineering Design: Inventive Problem Solving

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Paying the learning tax

Management by Paul Engle

Fixing things when they go badly

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Building in healthcare improvement

Manufacturing by Paul Templin

Making the ERP journey less torturous

Systems Engineering by Ricardo Valerdi

The next challenge for driverless cars

THE INSTITUTE

This month in IISE news

The May issue highlights the main events at the upcoming IISE Annual Conference and Expo; announces the Ergo Cup and Ergo Excellence award winners; and reviews the new and popular events that took place at this year's Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference held in March. 


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May 2017
 

   

QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"Customers change constantly, and we need to be able to change to meet their needs through innovation and benchmarking. However, we want them to be satisfied right away – and design for Six Sigma practices can make sure your customer is happy the first time around."  
– Elizabeth A. Cudney and Tina Agustiady in  "Do it right the first time"

MULTIMEDIA

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The best job ever

Mark Wallace with UPS discusses why his job is the coolest job for an industrial engineer in this December 2014 Web exclusive.

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Resurrection in Atlanta

Members of the IISE Atlanta Chapter appear in this October 2014 video to discuss the value of a revitalizing the chapter.

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Training humanitarian IEs

IE interviews the three co-directors of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics.