The new Silk Roads: Prosperity or peril?

China’s massive initiative already has spawned a competitor, but many countries involved have compatible goals
By Richard E. Crandall and William R. Crandall 

Building walls – building supply chains

IEs should help nonengineers understand the importance of free flow – from goods to information to finance to people
By Bublu Thakur-Weigold and Pavel Hnát  

Managing enterprise risk in Jamaica

Enterprise risk management helps two Caribbean companies beat the odds
By William W. Lawrence  

Quality culture reloaded

European examples show how quality culture results from rational, sustainable change
By Frank Lesmeister 


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • Driverless cars and captainless ships
  • 'Sewbots' could migrate textile manufacturing
  • Autonomy at work is a good thing
  • Detroit in Southeast Asia?
  • Three times the spider silk
  • A global evolution
  • Cut jargon and communicate for real
  • Renewing electrical networks
  • Book of the month: Engineering Management in a Global Environment: Guidelines and Procedures


Performance by Kevin McManus

Weekly improvement strategy falls short

Management by Paul Engle

Succeeding while surrounded by chaos

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

New concepts help improve patient experience

Supply Chain by Paul Templin

Celebrating the American factory worker


This month in IISE news

The November issue includes a volunteer snapshot of Jairo Alfonso Vargas, former Central and South American Region vice president; The IISE University Chapter Activity Report from the Instituto Tecnológico Superior de El Mante in Tamaulipas, Mexico; notes about IISE's newest benefit, IISE Connect and an introduction to IISE newest division, Modeling and Simulation.

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July 2018



"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"


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