FEATURES

Get smart with your contracts

Blockchain technology can help redefine value, curtail legal and courtroom expenses
By Gurram Gopal, Alejandro Garach Martinez and Juan Martinez Rodriguez 

The 'bull JIT' scheme

With just-in-time and economic production quantity, managers got more costs than they asked for
By Edmund S. Fine 

Time for a new paradigm

With automation and a short-term workforce, what good are continuous improvement, worker motivation, etc.?
By Donald Kennedy and Dan Rogers 

The art and science of team facilitation

But unlocking the doors of team facilitation can lead to success
By Aaron Kanne 

Mission possible: ISO certification

Navicent Health achieved its goal in 15 weeks
By Casey Bedgood 

THE FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • More pile into the 3-D-printed housing space
  • Death halts Uber's self-driving trucks
  • New Zealand welcomes Google's flying taxis
  • The future: It's not just technology
  • Is Tesla lean enough?
  • Manufacturing has best jobs month in years
  • Commercial drone operators could quadruple
  • Mastering relationships to master business
  • New technology might self-clean solar panels
  • Book of the month: The Relationship Engine: Connecting with the People Who Power Your Business

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Did you catch it?

Management by Paul Engle

The four Q's of quality

Health Systems by Tarun Mohan Lal

A recipe to transition from engineer to leader

Manufacturing by Paul Templin

How we wound up picking the wrong supplier

Systems Engineering by Ricardo Valerdi

Decision analysis revisited

THE INSTITUTE

This month in IISE news

The May issue features an overview of the 2018 IISE Annual Conference (#IISEAnnual2018) ; a recap of the 2018 Applied Ergonomics Conference (#AEC2018) and ErgoCup winners and includes a conference volunteer snapshot.



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QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"While the long-term value of these digital currencies remains to be seen, the underlying technology of blockchains has the potential to revolutionize many industries."  
– By Gurram Gopal, Alejandro Garach Martinez and Juan Martinez Rodriguez, Get smart with your contracts 

MULTIMEDIA

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