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Rebuilding homes and lives with an automaker's advice

A couple who began a relief agency in New Orleans to reconstruct homes after Hurricane Katrina improved their operations with help from Toyota’s engineering expertise. Read more in December's ISE magazine.

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    Tesla IE notes that the core purpose of engineering will remain the same in the future: solving problems for people. “What will change is how we do that.”

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    Magway’s proposed pipe network would run alongside freeways, transporting goods underground.

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IISE Strategic Plan 2020 calls for I.I.S.E.

IISE President Jamie Rogers, Ph.D., P.E., professor and Regents' Outstanding Teacher at the University of Texas-Arlington, describes the dynamic strategy that lies ahead for the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers throughout 2019 and beyond. Rogers provides a brief overview of the plan's four pillars: Integrate, Include, Strengthen and Excel. Watch Dr. Rogers' video above, then click here to download the IISE Strategic Plan to read the plan in full.

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About IISE

Systems world view. Productivity. Efficiency. These are words that describe the distinctive attributes of industrial engineering, and IISE is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial 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 engineering. ISEs figure out a better way to do things and work in a wide array of professional areas, including management, manufacturing, logistics, health systems, retail, service and ergonomics. They influence policy and implementation issues regarding topics such as sustainability, innovation and Six Sigma. And like the profession, ISEs are rooted in the sciences of engineering, the analysis of systems, and the management of people. Join today! 

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ISE magazine - December 2019

ISE is an award-winning monthly member magazine. Quick-reads and in-depth features will help enhance your career and improve an organization's performance.