FEATURES

An ergonomics metamorphosis at Gulfstream

Enthusiastic education injects ergonomics into the culture at Gulfstream Aerospace
By Michael Hughes 

Stemming flirtations with disaster

New take on risk management can help communities vulnerable to ecological threats and natural disasters
By Igor Linkov, Benjamin D. Trump and Cate Fox-Lent 

Time tells all

Any activity that relies on the notion of time can use work measurement
By George Bishop 

The supply chain balancing act

Venerable business tool helps add logistics agility in an uncertain world
By Chris Hook and Alexander Hong 

THE FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Safe technology integration requires human factors
  • Some folks are digging the future
  • 3-D printing makes faster yachts
  • Automation brings production back from China
  • Some jobs are killers
  • Helping humans work safely
  • Get ready for the Global Day of the Engineer
  • IIoT helps fight downtime
  • Cracking the code for Boeing
  • Book of the month: Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety Management, published by CRC Press.

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

How many processes?

Management by Paul Engle

Making balanced decisions in a chaotic world

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Health, care and wearable technologies

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

Redefining manufacturing for a modern economy

THE INSTITUTE

This month in IISE news

The March issue includes details about IISE's new president-elect, senior vice president of publications and senior vice president of technical operations, in addition to new officers elected by IISE professional members; a preview of the keynoter topics of address at the 2017 Applied Ergonomics Conference and details about this year's Annual Conference location; as well as updates on the largest and most recent IISE dinner meeting and abstract submission information for the Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference in Orlando. 

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October 2018

QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"Ever since Frederick Winslow Taylor picked up his first stopwatch more than a century ago, industrial and systems engineers and other productivity professionals have used work measurement and time studies to figure out how workplace operations and staff interact with their environment, finding nuggets of information that can increase productivity, streamline processes and reduce waiting time. But no matter how well-designed work measurement can be, the observers can’t see exactly what the workers see – until now."
– Contributor Mike Bartels in his October 2018 feature, "Looking through the efficiency glasses"

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