Using data science for better manufacturing

How data science can lead to better decisions and improved production
By Michel Baudin

Get your truckers moving

Simulation helped consumer goods company choose the right employee-tech combination
By Dustin Smith and Sharan Srinivas

Is your aim on target?

In healthcare, proper prioritization and vetting leads to better results
By Casey Bedgood

AR, VR and 3-D can make workers better

AR, VR and 3-D help your employees retain what they are taught
By Jeffrey Dalto


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • Gathering up tungsten metal inserts produced competitive and economic advantages
  • Creator claims it offers the world’s first entirely robot-made burger – for $6
  • Machine learning can differentiate between living and lifeless irises
  • Connecticut team 3-D prints parts that conduct electric current and act as wear sensors
  • As manufacturers face a labor shortage, employee comfort and safety could be a recruiting tool
  • Penn State gets provisional patent on haptic force insertion simulator
  • Revamped ketchup packets could cut food waste, fight bacteria in pharmaceutical industry
  • Book of the month: Essentials of Engineering Leadership and Innovation


Performance by Kevin McManus

My case against competition

Management by Paul Engle

Innovation – disruptive or sustaining?

Health Systems by Tarun Mohan Lal

Care teams in healthcare – ISEs can help

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

The tools for a circular economy are almost here


This month in IISE news

The September issue features a summary preview of the Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference 2018, a volunteer spotlight on the past president of IISE’s Sustainable Development Division, first details about the Fifth Annual SHS Student Simulation Competition and the IISE/Rockwell Undergraduate Student Simulation Competition, an introduction to IISE's sales team, nomination deadlines for awards and news on the upcoming Virtual Career Fair.

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September 2018


"Technology is rarely, if ever, a silver-bullet magic solution. And that’s true in the case of training as well. Despite the advances we’re seeing and have discussed, organizations still will be making use of face-to-face interactions in workforce learning and development, including instructor-led training, job mentorship, social learning and more."
– Contributor Jeffrey Dalto in his September 2018 feature, "AR, VR and 3-D can make workers better"


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