Lifelong learning – ordeal or opportunity?

A lifetime of adding technical knowledge and soft skills can lead to success
By Richard E. Crandall and William R. Crandall 

Finding the sweet spot in resource workload

Too often, project managers just pour the workload on, much to the detriment of completing the jobs
By James R. Holt and Robin Clark 

Advancing the IE Body of Knowledge

Know what you need to know to be tops in your area of expertise
By Diana Berry  

TPM – a how-to guide

Use this how-to guide for total productive maintenance to minimize organizational losses
By Tina Kanti Agustiady 

How to relocate a production line

Figuring out how to relocate a production line can be a big challenge
By Raj Sanne 


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • Bikes, trikes and programs deliver the last mile
  • US manufacturing expands at fastest pace since 2004
  • Lean farming hits Emerald Isle
  • Airports testing blockchain-enabled ID
  • Lack of truckers pinches US profits
  • Fake news and real threats
  • Graphene film quickly makes dirty water drinkable
  • Learn from Einstein's boss
  • 3-D print your own smartphone microscope
  • Bees soar for systems engineering
  • Book of the month: Einstein's Boss: 10 Rules for Leading Genius


Performance by Kevin McManus

Three logs help plan for sustainable power

Management by Paul Engle

When your project goes red

Health Systems by Peter Woodbridge

Tribalism can trump healthcare improvement

Supply Chain by Jim Tompkins

Want success? Get grit and hustle


This month in IISE news

The April issue features an introduction to IISE's newest president-elect, K.J. (Jamie) Rogers; a recap of the 2018 Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference; and covers the 2018 Annual Conference preconference workshops, the voting deadline for all open leadership positions on the IISE board of trustees, and more.

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April 2018



"It is not surprising that lifelong learning should help us perform better at our jobs, whatever our position. The more we know about what we are doing, the more skilled and effective we will be."  
– By Richard E. Crandall and William R. Crandall, Lifelong learning – ordeal or opportunity? 



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.