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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July 2018



"Do the tedious tasks. It may seem painful, but you will learn from it. If you are new into the corporate world it may be expected from you, so embrace it. If you have been in the corporate world for a while, it will remind you how things really work and how difficult it may be for the 'simple' report you requested. While you may not have the time to do the actual job, at least understand what someone has to go through to get it for you."
– Contributor Nicole Schoch in her July feature, "14 things you should care about"


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