ISE (formerly Industrial Engineer) serves the diverse audience of professionals and students whose common interest is industrial engineering. Our mission is to provide useful, interesting, timely and thought-provoking content that addresses the broad spectrum of industrial engineering practice in all industries. As the pre-eminent voice of the profession, ISE strives to give readers information they can use to enhance their professional capabilities, improve their organization's performance and advance the development of their profession.

ISE (ISSN 2168-9210) is published monthly. Copyright ©2017 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.


Executive Editor

Karen S. Barnett      
(770) 449-0461, ext. 116

Managing Editor

Michael Hughes
(770) 349-1110

Web Managing Editor

Cassandra Johnson 
(770) 449-0461, ext. 119

Art Director

Tara Ott
(770) 449-0460


Director of Multimedia Advertising Sales

Hope Teague 
(770) 349-1127

Director of Corporate Partnerships & Strategic Alliances

Douglas Long
(770) 349-1109


3577 Parkway Lane, Suite 200
Norcross, GA 30092 

IISE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial and systems engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research and development of industrial and systems engineering. Industrial and systems engineers focus on continuous quality and process improvement to achieve better products, services and profits. They work in a wide array of professional areas, including management, logistics, manufacturing, health systems and ergonomics, and they influence policy and implementation regarding topics like sustainability, innovation and Six Sigma. Like the profession, industrial engineers are rooted in the sciences of engineering, the analysis of systems, and the management of people.

Points of Contact 

Member and Customer Service

Brian Charles
(800) 494-0460 or (770) 449-0460

Annual Conference

Bill Gibbs
(770) 449-0461, ext. 126

Continuing Education and Corporate Training

Larry Aft, P.E.
(770) 349-1130

Membership - Chapters, Societies and Divisions

Bill Boyd
(770) 349-1122


Donna Calvert
(770) 349-1108

Board of Trustees 


Joseph C. Hartman, Ph.D. | University of Massachusetts Lowell 

President-Elect and CFO

Tim McGlothlin | The Ergonomics Center

Immediate Past President

Michael D. Foss | Amazon

Senior VP-at-Large, Academic

Randa Shehab, Ph.D. | University of Oklahoma

Senior VP-at-Large, Industry

Rick Wilkinson | Walmart Inc.

Senior VP, Regional Operations

Christopher Geiger | Universal Orlando Resort  

Senior VP, Continuing Education

Scott Mason, Ph.D. | Clemson University

Senior VP, International

Eileen Van Aken, Ph.D. | Virginia Tech

Senior VP, Publications

Candace Yano, Ph.D. | University of California, Berkeley

Senior VP, Technical Operations

Amanda Mewborn | Piedmont Healthcare 

VP, Student Development

Dawn Strickland, Ph.D. | Georgia Tech


Joseph Wilck, Ph.D., P.E. | William & Mary 

Industry Advisory Board Representative

Carl Kirpes | GENESYS Systems Integrator  

Chief Executive Officer

Don Greene | Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers