Optimizing emergency services with lean Six Sigma

Black belt project levels staffing, cuts response time and answers more calls
By Casey Bedgood 

Fitness designed for every body

Ryan Eder, CEO and founder of IncludeFitness, uses universal design to develop exercise equipment with inclusivity in mind
By Cassandra Johnson 

Adding kaizen to your kanban

Making it visual can help your organization create prioritized project pipelines
By Fabrice Bouchereau 

The industrial IoT can monitor critical machinery

Measurement can change behavior and lead to new business models
By Dan Yarmoluk 


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Breaking the dental jam
  • The cloud will check your machinery now
  • It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … Amazon?
  • Study: Demands at work can add demands on your health
  • Robots will read minds for efficiency’s sake
  • The biology of tomorrow’s plastics
  • A deeper search for cures
  • The cleaner the office, the better the brain
  • Pocket enthusiasm
  • Making more stuff
  • Book of the month: Network Medicine: Complex Systems in Human Disease and Therapeutics by Joseph Loscalzo, Albert-László Barabási and Edwin K. Silverman


Performance by Kevin McManus

Windshield time

Management by Paul Engle

The classic dilemma of where to manufacture

Health Systems by By William “Ike” Eisenhauer

Accept the risk ... or reduce the risk

Manufacturing by Paul Templin

Why free trade isn’t

Systems Engineering by Ricardo Valerdi

When it’s big data and when it’s not


This month in IISE news

The February issue includes details about the featured speakers at this year's Applied Ergonomics Conference and what to look forward to at the at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, both in March; details about this year's International IISE Conference and more information about IISE Annual Conference keynote speakers; as well as updates on the most recent IISE workshop and the founding of the new IISE Energy Systems Division. 

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February 2017



"The internet of things (IoT) is not only up in the cloud, as the power of data and analytics can be delivered right to a smartphone in an operator’s or owner’s hand, changing how business is done forever."  

– Dan Yarmoluk, author of "The industrial IoT can monitor critical machinery" in the February issue



The best job ever

Mark Wallace with UPS discusses why his job is the coolest job for an industrial engineer in this December 2014 Web exclusive.


Resurrection in Atlanta

Members of the IISE Atlanta Chapter appear in this October 2014 video to discuss the value of a revitalizing the chapter.


Training humanitarian IEs

IE interviews the three co-directors of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics.