The coming age of 3-D printing

Decreased costs, technical improvements and an expired patent give additive manufacturing a boost
By Mohsen Attaran and Paisley Stidham 

Engineering in the land of the Nile

An Egyptian university's IISE chapter fosters internationalization with Texas A&M study abroad students

Time: Harnessing the elusive resource

Making common sense common practice is the key professionally and personally      
By Stephen C. Harper 

Foam, leather and fixes

Revamping facility layout helped improve upholstery processes for a business jet manufacturer      
By Raj Sanne 

Making energy and vision last

Strategic planning needs to be more than a checkoff of your to-do list
By Elaine H. Johns and Ronnie Donaldson 


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • German engineering invades the South
  • Sweet success in Haiti
  • Chasing Amazon is expensive
  • Drones could save lives and money
  • Solar shipping power
  • Liquid metal goodness
  • In hospitals, privacy can pay
  • Prompting for physical fitness
  • Book of the month: Facilities Design: Fourth Edition by Sunderesh S. Heragu


Performance by Kevin McManus

Making a data point

Management by Paul Engle

The tale of a business tsunami

Health Systems by William “Ike” Eisenhauer

‘Haddock’s Eyes’ in healthcare

Supply Chain by Jim Tompkins

Take a look at integrated business planning


This month in IISE news

The April issue features a few words from Tim McGlothlin, IISE's new president-elect; announces the winner of the Future City IISE award; highlights the board of trustee and other leadership positions for 2017, and the new president-elect for the Society for Health Systems board.

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


"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"


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