FEATURES

Engineers who make a difference

Kites bring back the age of sail; manufacturing a means of hope in El Salvador
By David Brandt and Michael Hughes 

Value stream designing a factory

New standard offers benefits for factory planning that could apply to other industries
By Klaus Erlach and Erin Sheehan 

Assessing your workload

As processes change and innovation takes place, keep a handle on your manpower needs
By Raj Sanne 

Education in 3-D

New Mexico State integrates 3-D printing and innovation into the curriculum
By Linda Fresques 

Coordinated maintenance

Coordinated maintenance programs are vital to the U.S. Air Force
By Adedeji B. Badiru, Lt. Col. LeeAnn Racz and Maj. Rofelio L. Grinston 

THE FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Researcher: Teams can be more effective when motivated to help others
  • IE's dream of surf parks worldwide is coming true
  • Amazon tested package delivery by newspaper trucks
  • Journal: Measuring and prompting increase likelihood of reaching your goal
  • Research could help systems deal better with disruptions
  • Study says U.S. airline safety can benefit from near misses
  • Book of the month: Lead with Respect by Michael Ballé and Freddy Ballé

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Ergo, ergo

Management by Paul Engle

Cybersecurity basics

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Parallel worlds

Supply Chain by James A. Tompkins

E-commerce success depends on three factors

THE INSTITUTE

This month in IIE news

The January issue includes a story of how an IIE members volunteerism led to a new job; an IIE chapter's tour of a Gordon Biersch brewery; available discounts for the IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2016; the pre-conference workshop lineup for the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2016; pre-conference and keynote speaker events for next month's Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2016; a calendar for this winter's IIE University Regional Conferences; a joint agreement between IIE and the European Academy for Industrial Management; and IIE's new membership of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies.

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

QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"Ever since Frederick Winslow Taylor picked up his first stopwatch more than a century ago, industrial and systems engineers and other productivity professionals have used work measurement and time studies to figure out how workplace operations and staff interact with their environment, finding nuggets of information that can increase productivity, streamline processes and reduce waiting time. But no matter how well-designed work measurement can be, the observers can’t see exactly what the workers see – until now."
– Contributor Mike Bartels in his October 2018 feature, "Looking through the efficiency glasses"

MULTIMEDIA

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