FEATURES

Mindfulness boosts process performance

Implementing mindfulness saved lives and money in a critical care unit 
By Satya S. Chakravorty 

Four is the magic number

A little bit of linguistic magic can advance sales, product development and improvement ideas
By George F. Brown Jr.  

Fixing your supply chain with big data

Enterprises that can turn overwhelming amounts of information into useful decisions will win the future  
By Alexander Klein 

RIT adds another dimension to education

Learning, research and development cohabitate at 3-D printing center
By Michelle Cometa

THE FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • In the future, the store drives to you
  • 3-D so light a flower can hold it
  • Engineering citizenship
  • That’s a lot of connections
  • Understanding behavior for meaningful change
  • Creepy Facebook AI isn’t out to get you
  • Go ahead, stick the microchip in me
  • Paired up, female engineering students flourish
  • Book of the month: Life’s A PIC/NIC … When You Understand Behavior

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Waiting for buy-in? Don’t

Management by Paul Engle

Shot clock decision-making

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Mentors get as much – or more – than they give

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

How the circular economy can become a reality

Member Forum by Jessica Yoo Perry

Mix modalities for professional education

THE INSTITUTE

This month in IISE news

The September issue features a call for a new occupational ergonomics and human factors journal editor-in-chief; and highlights Sean Genovese in the Volunteer Snapshot, IISE's Virtual Career Fair and the societies and divisions appointed officers for the upcoming year.




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