FEATURES

Adapting Six Sigma for Academia

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology uses methodology to keep more STEM students on track
By Timothy Chow and Craig Downing 

Big hospital improvements start small

Tackling small projects first led to big improvements at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center
By Jerry Berlanga and Brock Husby 

Employee voices and social sustainability

Encouraging employee voices can help fix problems sooner and boost social sustainability
By Cindy A. Schipani, Frances J. Milliken, Norman D. Bishara and Andrea M. Prado 

Rules for cybersecurity

Apply cybersecurity best practices throughout the development process
By Anna Murray 

Manufacturing smarter

The revolution will take a lot of work before we see better productivity, customization and quality
By Rush LaSelle 

THE FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Binghamton University framework could give policymakers insight, improve decision-making
  • Research shows barriers make it impossible for directors to oversee company executives
  • Want to connect? Think about two-factor authentication or biometrics
  • Wichita State virtual reality Cave uses cutting-edge technology
  • Site to See: Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
  • Evaluating professors based on practical impact could increase collaboration
  • Additive manufacturing's 'low-hanging fruit' could total billions of dollars for UPS, SAP
  • Book of the month: 75 Ways for Managers to Hire, Develop and Keep Great Employees by Paul Falcone

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Inclined to change

Management by Paul Engle

Avoiding data breaches

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Establishing healthy relationships

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

NNMI and the changing research landscape

THE INSTITUTE

This month in IISE news

In the April issue, IISE's new president-elect Tim McGlothlin's discusses leadership initiatives, winners of DiscoverE's 2017 Future City Award celebrate thier acheivement; Open positions for IISE's board of trustees and other leadership positions for 2017 are discussed; IISE explains the benefits of its mentoring board, and IISE's Society for Health Systems welcomes its new president-elect, Dean Athanassiades of Phillps HealthTech. 


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QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"While the long-term value of these digital currencies remains to be seen, the underlying technology of blockchains has the potential to revolutionize many industries."  
– By Gurram Gopal, Alejandro Garach Martinez and Juan Martinez Rodriguez, Get smart with your contracts 

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