FEATURES

For quality ISO auditing, take the long view

Real performance improvement means taking the long view and going beyond check boxes
By Joseph Haefner, Kim Gallagher and Christina Rogers 

The better plants use less power

Federal government’s Better Plants program has saved billions of dollars   
By Eli Levine 

Material handling: Robots or conveyors?

Robots take on conveyors in goods-to-person order picking     
By Yavuz A. Bozer and Francisco J. Aldarondo 

A four-part plan for smart manufacturing

Academia, government and business should join forces for the new industrial revolution
By Andrew Kusiak

A fishbone facilitation reflection

Facilitators who add fishbone diagrams to the process discover real answers
By Jennifer Otitigbe

THE FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Unknotting traffic tie-ups in Iowa
  • 5S means better living
  • Wet paper costs money
  • Worried about automation?
  • Students admit to smartphone addiction
  • Solar power can strengthen the grid
  • Texting while driving is still a bad idea
  • Two higher callings combined
  • Going digital?
  • Book of the month: Managing Projects in Ministry

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

The new improvement leaders

Management by Paul Engle

Is innovation the new differentiator?

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Find peers with similar interests

Supply Chain by Jim Tompkins

Warehouse connections, Gilbreth and IoT style

THE INSTITUTE

This month in IISE news

The July issue highlights this year's Annual Conference honors, awards and scholarship winners and features a volunteer snapshot with IISE's Lean Division President Sharon Johnson. This year's ELSS keynote speakers are announced, and the Journal of Enterprise Transformation welcomes submissions for a special issue on the role of analytics.


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QUOTE/UNQUOTE

“Better Plants partners altogether have saved more than $3 billion in cumulative energy costs and are making significant progress in meeting their ambitious goals with savings of 3 percent annually."  
– Eli Levine, author of "The Better Plants Use Less Power" in the July issue

MULTIMEDIA

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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.

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Resurrection in Atlanta

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

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Training humanitarian IEs

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