FEATURES

For work study, let’s go to the video

New technology brings century-old ISE techniques into the digital world 
By Adrienne J. Dickerson and Larry Aft 

Bringing heavy metal quality to the new manufacturing

IIoT can help manufacturers correlate data with post-process quality metrics
By Vivek R. Dave, Nevan C. Hanumara and Mark J. Cola 

Keys to stellar supply chain management

Innovation, technology, the environment and regulatory compliance have helped logistics management evolve beyond cutting costs    
By Diana Berry 

Production automation gets IEs off the shop floor

Production automation lets higher-level teams tackle more complex challenges
By Thomas R. Cutler

THE FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Amazon expected to bring revolution to groceries
  • Winning the drone race
  • An environmental dogfight
  • Engineers test resilient, intelligent infrastructure
  • I … many robots
  • Reading a plant – quickly
  • Exosuits help Lowe’s keep shelves stocked
  • Study correlates leadership with typing skills
  • Facial recognition and paperless boarding
  • Radioactive mass production?
  • In big firms, empowerment can spark innovation
  • Book of the month: Rate Lean: Fast

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Three times a process

Management by Paul Engle

Guarding against fearful disruption

Health Systems by William “Ike” Eisenhauer

Raiders of the lost arts

Manufacturing by Paul Templin

Wake up and behold the power of SPC

Systems Engineering by Ricardo Valerdi

What we can learn from baseball analytics

THE INSTITUTE

This month in IISE news

The August issue includes a review of the IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2017, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. From program chairs to track chairs to the host committee, scores of volunteers and staff members came together to ensure a smooth experience.


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