Re-engineering an IISE chapter

Stakeholder value optimization model helps re-engineer IISE in Ohio
By D. Scott Sink 

Getting to good

When speed is essential, dropping complicated improvement programs like Six Sigma can pay off
By Daniel C. Rubenstein 

Gain speed by losing tools

Design the right metric system to find out if you are leading or lagging
By Satya S. Chakravorty 

There’s a method to this engineering thing

Methods engineering pairs simplification with asking the right questions
By Raj Sanne 

The importance of preventive maintenance

Preventive maintenance programs almost always beat the alternative
By Lars Bader 


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • Don't squeeze your workers into cheating
  • Waymo is first to ditch drivers
  • Exoskeletons take a load off at Ford
  • Investing in trucking, not truckers
  • Better logistics for moving factory facts
  • Cleaner air on the high seas
  • From engineer to manager
  • When ducks pick up cars …
  • Drones could make parking easier
  • Book of the month: Engineering Management: Meeting the Global Challenges


Performance by Kevin McManus

Closing the complaint department

Management by Paul Engle

Blockchains and bitcoins

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

ISEs belong in healthcare design, construction

Supply Chain by Jim Tomkins

Bricks and clicks will build your future supply chain


This month in IISE news

The January issue includes a review of the industrial engineering program at Tsinghua University in China; covers the keynote speakers for the Healthcare Systems Improvement conference in February and includes details about the Applied Ergonomics Conference coming up in March, as well as the 2018 IISE Annual Conference.

ISE magazine - September 2018View the latest digital version of ISE
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