For quality ISO auditing, take the long view

Real performance improvement means taking the long view and going beyond check boxes
By Joseph Haefner, Kim Gallagher and Christina Rogers 

The better plants use less power

Federal government’s Better Plants program has saved billions of dollars   
By Eli Levine 

Material handling: Robots or conveyors?

Robots take on conveyors in goods-to-person order picking     
By Yavuz A. Bozer and Francisco J. Aldarondo 

A four-part plan for smart manufacturing

Academia, government and business should join forces for the new industrial revolution
By Andrew Kusiak

A fishbone facilitation reflection

Facilitators who add fishbone diagrams to the process discover real answers
By Jennifer Otitigbe


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Unknotting traffic tie-ups in Iowa
  • 5S means better living
  • Wet paper costs money
  • Worried about automation?
  • Students admit to smartphone addiction
  • Solar power can strengthen the grid
  • Texting while driving is still a bad idea
  • Two higher callings combined
  • Going digital?
  • Book of the month: Managing Projects in Ministry


Performance by Kevin McManus

The new improvement leaders

Management by Paul Engle

Is innovation the new differentiator?

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Find peers with similar interests

Supply Chain by Jim Tompkins

Warehouse connections, Gilbreth and IoT style


This month in IISE news

The July issue highlights this year's Annual Conference honors, awards and scholarship winners and features a volunteer snapshot with IISE's Lean Division President Sharon Johnson. This year's ELSS keynote speakers are announced, and the Journal of Enterprise Transformation welcomes submissions for a special issue on the role of analytics.

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April 2018



"It is not surprising that lifelong learning should help us perform better at our jobs, whatever our position. The more we know about what we are doing, the more skilled and effective we will be."  
– By Richard E. Crandall and William R. Crandall, Lifelong learning – ordeal or opportunity? 



The best job ever

Mark Wallace with UPS discusses why his job is the coolest job for an industrial engineer in this December 2014 Web exclusive.


Resurrection in Atlanta

Members of the IISE Atlanta Chapter appear in this October 2014 video to discuss the value of a revitalizing the chapter.


Training humanitarian IEs

IE interviews the three co-directors of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics.