The new Silk Roads: Prosperity or peril?

China’s massive initiative already has spawned a competitor, but many countries involved have compatible goals
By Richard E. Crandall and William R. Crandall 

Building walls – building supply chains

IEs should help nonengineers understand the importance of free flow – from goods to information to finance to people
By Bublu Thakur-Weigold and Pavel Hnát  

Managing enterprise risk in Jamaica

Enterprise risk management helps two Caribbean companies beat the odds
By William W. Lawrence  

Quality culture reloaded

European examples show how quality culture results from rational, sustainable change
By Frank Lesmeister 


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • Driverless cars and captainless ships
  • 'Sewbots' could migrate textile manufacturing
  • Autonomy at work is a good thing
  • Detroit in Southeast Asia?
  • Three times the spider silk
  • A global evolution
  • Cut jargon and communicate for real
  • Renewing electrical networks
  • Book of the month: Engineering Management in a Global Environment: Guidelines and Procedures


Performance by Kevin McManus

Weekly improvement strategy falls short

Management by Paul Engle

Succeeding while surrounded by chaos

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

New concepts help improve patient experience

Supply Chain by Paul Templin

Celebrating the American factory worker


This month in IISE news

The November issue includes a volunteer snapshot of Jairo Alfonso Vargas, former Central and South American Region vice president; The IISE University Chapter Activity Report from the Instituto Tecnológico Superior de El Mante in Tamaulipas, Mexico; notes about IISE's newest benefit, IISE Connect and an introduction to IISE newest division, Modeling and Simulation.

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March 2018



"Driverless technology increases mining output by 15 to 20 percent while cutting fuel and maintenance costs by 10 to 15 percent and 8 percent, respectively [and] it also improves mining safety exponentially. At the same time, though, these Internet-connected technologies open the mining industry up to new cyberattack vectors that they must hedge against through proper internal controls. If not, they risk seeing their entire operation crippled by a single attack."  
– Sherif Andrawes of BDO Australia. The global advisory firm issued a report predicting that robots will replace 50 percent of miners by 2020. 



The best job ever

Mark Wallace with UPS discusses why his job is the coolest job for an industrial engineer in this December 2014 Web exclusive.


Resurrection in Atlanta

Members of the IISE Atlanta Chapter appear in this October 2014 video to discuss the value of a revitalizing the chapter.


Training humanitarian IEs

IE interviews the three co-directors of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics.