FEATURES

Slashing lead-times in Belgium

QRM-POLCA gives metalworking company a one-two punch to improve quality and land more business
By Pascal Pollet and Ben Proesmans

10 things that tank process improvement projects

Experience from across the globe tells process improvement project teams what to avoid
By Jiju Antony, Babak Taheri and Sandeep Gupta

Enabling high performance in the digital age

No matter the geographic location, spending time on commodity processes is a waste
By Mathias Kirchmer

Applying balanced scorecards to supply chain performance

As business continues to globalize, non-Western supply chains could use a hand
By M. Balaji, S.N. Dinesh and V. Veera Parthiban

THE FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • RangerBot slays coral destroyers, monitors health, gathers data and maps the deep
  • Israeli entrepreneur's system pushes decentralization into worldwide supply chains
  • New Google Maps tab aims to include information about public transit, real-time alerts about traffic delays
  • 3-D printing technique helps engineer efficiency into camping stove
  • Book of the month: Africa's Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Getting wowed too easily

Management by Paul Engle

The momentum of Amazon’s disruption

Health Systems by Tarun Mohan Lal

Boom vs. bliss in high-tech healthcare

Manufacturing by Paul Templin

FMEA – finding the unknown unknowns

Systems Engineering by Ricardo Valerdi

Does Conway’s law apply to your organization?

Member Forum by Juan Martinez

Hospitality is key for automation in foodservice

THE FRONT LINE

This month in IISE news ...

  • Volunteer spotlight: Resources keep IISE Hong Kong's president involved
  • IISE chartered six new international university chapters in 2018
  • Student chapters seek adventure and find it
  • IISE partnership with Leoron opens opportunities in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, among other nations
  • Presenting a pair of new IISE accolades
  • IISE YouTube Video contest promotes profession to savvy students

ISE magazine - November 2018View the latest flipbook version of ISE for the November 2018 issue.

QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"As engineers developing products, supply chains and production lines, we know that there are many complex interactions and small details that can result in unintended consequences. Experience tells us to expect the unexpected, but it also counsels us to pause, plan and think carefully about what could go wrong."
– Manufacturing columnist Paul Templin in his November 2018 column, "FMEA – finding the unknown unknowns"

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