Relaunching Lean Six Sigma with action research

5 failure factors provide insights to a follow-up improvement plan
By Tres Bishop, Kingsley A. Reeves Jr., Troy A. Montgomery and Ana Carolina Léo

The new run-and-gun offense of improvement

Six keys to ensure breakthrough results from a quick transformation
By Casey Bedgood

Sales and operations planning for Lean manufacturers

Long-term strategies needed to compete in dynamic business environments
By Zachary Moran Leffakis and Summer Shaw

How IE can exploit advances in systems engineering, AI

New processes, platforms have streamlined procurement process
By Azad M. Madni and Soundar Kumara


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • Program helps businesses find 'clean, green' solutions
  • Now with the news, here’s your AI anchor
  • Battery-free thin patch collects biomarker data without being removed
  • Companies' increased use of employee monitoring leaves workers wary
  • Heat-resistant drone could help fight fires
  • Chick-fil-A testing two-level and walk-up restaurant concepts
  • Putting summer heat to work as energy source
  • Self-driving boat can peer below the surface
  • AI takes cyber defense to the next level
  • OSHA targets warehouse, retail safety
  • Book of the month: Power to the Middle: Why Managers Hold the Keys to the Future of Work


Performance by Kevin McManus

Word bubble watching in the workplace

Management by Carl Kirpes

Imagine if ... solutions were integrated, systemic

Ergonomics by Bobbie Watts

ChatGPT and its ergo applications


This month in IISE news ...

  • Present your best ergo innovation at AEC
  • Ergo Cup adds new categories for 2024
  • SHS Sahney award recognizes healthcare excellence
  • Present your healthcare ideas at HSPI
  • IISE scholarship winners earn prizes, prestige
  • Rockwell sim contest open to student solutions
  • Students can connect, boost careers with courses
  • Award for NBC documentary part of Institute improvement campaign
  • Faces and places of IISE


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