FEATURES

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 

THE FRONT LINE

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

PERSPECTIVES

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

THE INSTITUTE

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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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