Tackling the difficult last mile

The logistics model gift for your supply chain that keeps on giving
By Gurram Gopal and Alvaro de Miguel 

Simulated dining offers tasty options

Cheaper, expanded testing allows restaurants to innovate with menus and services
By Juan Martinez 

Cracking the KPI code in healthcare

Design the right metric system to find out if you are leading or lagging
By Casey Bedgood 

Reading for success

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Tesla's Elon Musk both reportedly read a lot of books.
Compiled by Michael Hughes 


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • Dutch inventor aims for plastic fantastic transportation
  • Gamification reaches the process industry
  • Gut-check in 3-D
  • Corporate social responsibility cuts both ways
  • A little instruction for your career
  • It helps when the boss has your back
  • Toyota tests hydrogen fuel cell trucks
  • Fresh eyes can curb medical device recalls
  • Lean out the forklifts
  • More photons, please
  • Book of the month: The Successful Career Survival Guide


Performance by Kevin McManus

Don't look back

Management by Paul Engle

Key business risks for 2018

Health Systems by William "Ike" Eisenhauer

Well, if you ask me ...

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

Clean tech helps drive Denmark’s economy

Member Forum by Steve Vijayan

Communicating the problem is the first step


This month in IISE news

The December issue includes the nominees for the next IISE board of trustees and other posts; an announcement for the IISE honorary Member Award that was given to the widow of late Penn State alumnus, philanthropist and businessman Harold Marcus; a new IISE scholarship named for the founder of The Society for Health Systems and his wife; and how end-of the- year donations to IISE pay off in the future.

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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.