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.

ISE magazine - September 2018View the latest digital version of ISE
September 2018


"Technology is rarely, if ever, a silver-bullet magic solution. And that’s true in the case of training as well. Despite the advances we’re seeing and have discussed, organizations still will be making use of face-to-face interactions in workforce learning and development, including instructor-led training, job mentorship, social learning and more."
– Contributor Jeffrey Dalto in his September 2018 feature, "AR, VR and 3-D can make workers better"


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