FEATURES

Flow to learn

Flow doesn’t fix things, but it does show organizations where they can unleash the ingenuity of their people
By Michael Ballé and Daniel Jones 

Line-by-line layout

Proper use of spreadsheets gets data to floor supervisors    
By Robert W. McClure 

DMAIIC your way to quicker ICU turnover

Six Sigma project gets rooms cleaned faster at an academic acute care medical center     
By Patrice Batamack and Dr. Christine A.N. Ndjee 

Successful revolutions need suppliers

Sourcing and logistics can do more for your organization than procure materials and products
By Suman Sarkar

THE FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Going digital with supply chain paperwork
  • See with your fingers
  • Predicting disaster with social media
  • Build a heart with spinach
  • Lean times hit oil giants
  • Getting tired with tomatoes and eggs
  • Printing up cheap digs
  • Making the smartphone fit your hand
  • Manufacturing keeps rolling
  • The classics meet IE design
  • Book of the month: Industrial Engineering Design: Inventive Problem Solving

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Paying the learning tax

Management by Paul Engle

Fixing things when they go badly

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Building in healthcare improvement

Manufacturing by Paul Templin

Making the ERP journey less torturous

Systems Engineering by Ricardo Valerdi

The next challenge for driverless cars

THE INSTITUTE

This month in IISE news

The May issue highlights the main events at the upcoming IISE Annual Conference and Expo; announces the Ergo Cup and Ergo Excellence award winners; and reviews the new and popular events that took place at this year's Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference held in March. 


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

   

QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"Do the tedious tasks. It may seem painful, but you will learn from it. If you are new into the corporate world it may be expected from you, so embrace it. If you have been in the corporate world for a while, it will remind you how things really work and how difficult it may be for the 'simple' report you requested. While you may not have the time to do the actual job, at least understand what someone has to go through to get it for you."
– Contributor Nicole Schoch in her July feature, "14 things you should care about"

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