Taking advantage of the AI revolution

An overview of what artificial intelligence can bring to society and business
By Joseph Byrum

Bringing time and motion studies up to speed

Work measurement should not be the least efficient process for driving efficiency
By Karen Craig

How to change minds

Facts alone aren't enough for ISEs to engineer better decision-making
By Theresa J. Barker

Keep your material handlers safe

Proper controls can reduce musculoskeletal disorders and injuries in factories, warehouses
By Kent Hatcher


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • N.C. State researchers say blockchain ledger could help small-, medium-sized manufacturers
  • Two airlines secure top spots in 28th annual Airline Quality Rating
  • Conrad Tucker is part of couple's Millennium Scholars program
  • Scientists accidentally create enzymes that break down polyethylene terephthalate
  • Card-based visual control system helps manage flow in job shops
  • Researchers 3-D print electronics and cells directly on skin
  • Facial recognition, ECG devices can monitor tired drivers
  • Mental breaks after rude work experiences help ease insomnia, study says
  • Singapore team's process uses 50 times less solvent than conventional technique
  • Book of the month: The Practitioner's Guide to POLCA


Performance by Kevin McManus

Possible, but not probable

Management by Paul Engle

Picking the right key performance indicators

Health Systems by Peter Woodbridge

The 10 percent witch doctor difference

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

Manufacturing a sustainable material strategy


This month in IISE news

The June issue features an list of awards and scholarship winners recognized at the IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2018; an IISE member's inclusion in the National Academy of Engineering; the elevation of status for several IISE professional chapters; the excellence of seven chapter newsletters; and the writing awards presented to ISE Managing Editor Michael Hughes.

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June 2018



"When you're in an interview and get asked to explain what you did, don't just tell them what you did but explain how and why you did it. Before an interview, consider your experiences and practice explaining both the 'what' and the 'how.' Being able to explain why you made a particular decision shows both understanding and confidence."  
– Final Five subject Chase Grimm on how students can make an impact in STEM careers


2018 Winning Videos:
Inspiring Future ISEs

First Place ($1,000 Prize):
ITESM Campus Querétaro (Mexico)


Second Place ($500 Prize):
University of Jordan

Third Place ($300 Prize):
Oregon State University