Making money by fighting poverty

Billions of people live on less than $3,000 a year; standardized frameworks can help sustainable businesses for developing countries
By Ted London and Colm Fay 

Shall we play a project management game?

Israeli systems engineering course shows an innovative way to teach project management
By Denis Solan and Avraham Shtub 

When IT happiness doesn't extend to your customers

Europeans discover the importance of making sure CRM systems serve customer needs, not just staff members
By Tarikere T. Niranjan and Gizem Arici 

The challenging business of nuts and bolts

Pairing vendor-managed inventory with an early-version IoT proved a winner for this Swiss supplier
By Bublu Thakur-Weigold, Stephan Wagner and Tee Bin Ong 


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Trolleying for your transportation future
  • Peruvian IEs graduate from U.S. campus
  • Size is no deterrence
  • Hands-free phones don't make driving safer
  • Shoes, sheep, windmills and canals
  • Learning sustainability in the desert
  • These droids can slay your hunger pains
  • 3PLs to top trillion-dollar mark
  • The godfather of bike sharing
  • Book of the month: Lean Six Sigma for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: A Practical Guideby Jiju Antony, S. Vinodh and E.V. Gijo


Performance by Kevin McManus

Benchmarking without borders

Management by Paul Engle

Expanding in overseas markets

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Healthcare security is a global concern

Manufacturing by Paul Templin

'Vacations' bring IE tools to the world

Systems Engineering by Ricardo Valerdi

What is bitcoin and why should you care?


This month in IISE news

The November issue includes articles about how Scott Mason, IISE’s senior vice president of continuing education, helped transform IISE Annual into one conference; a call for nominees for DiscoverE’s New Faces of Engineering; a chapter check-in on Hashemite University's successful forum; a new IISE chapter in India; and our worldwide roster of international chapters.

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October 2018


"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"


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