Restarting companies and the economy

How to overcome supply chain challenges, disruptions in a VUCA world 
By Jim Tompkins

Tough times require lean – and a little creativity

The Toyota Way grew from a war and can serve our needs in today’s crisis
By Karyn Ross

Tackling COVID-19 lab testing delays with lean Six Sigma

Healthcare professionals move quickly to handle an unexpected disrupter
By Casey Bedgood

The ergonomic dividends of cellular production

Properly designed work clusters can ease physical, mental strains
By Richard J. Schonberger


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • Universities step up to fill healthcare needs
  • Technology could track packages’ touch points
  • Re-creation of famous sculpture a model for microprocessing precision parts
  • AI can help review research worth funding
  • Book of the month: Handbook of Military and Defense Operations Research


Performance by Kevin McManus

Measurement lessons learned

Management by Paul Engle

Stress testing for a crisis

Supply Chain by Jim Tompkins

Virus VUCA forces business to adapt

IISE Book of Knowledge by Brion Hurley

How lean techniques improve quality


This month in IISE news ...

  • Annual Conference set under a Louisiana full moon Oct. 31-Nov. 3
  • Celebrating IISE’s best in 2020 Honors & Awards
  • Virtual AEC keeps ergo ideas flowing at online event Aug. 4-6
  • Series of mini courses offered through IISE Training Center
  • Sign up and save for virtual ELSS
  • IISE course earns ACE recommendation
  • VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Outgoing Miami chapter president cherishes her chance to serve

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ISE magazine - September 2021


September 2021 issue

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2021 Winning Videos:
Inspiring Future ISEs

First Place ($1,000 Prize):
University of California-Berkeley

Second Place ($500 Prize):
Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico

Third Place ($300 Prize):
Purdue University