Following in Frederick Taylor's footsteps with Alcoa ergonomics

A former ergonomics chief at Alcoa tells how he used Frederick Taylor’s philosophy to create a safer, more productive workplace.
By Timothy Pottorff

Freight expectations: Growing port seeks logistic expertise

A key U.S. port on the Atlantic coast recruits logistics help from Georgia Tech researchers to help guide its expansion project.
By Keith Albertson

Why and how to develop sustainable production standards

Establishing the proper measures can help set and meet production goals for better customer service.
By Timothy Stansfield and Luke Stansfield

Economics of quality: A strategy for growth

A sound strategy to identify a business' desired level of quality can lead to economic benefits.
By Kaiwen Cheng

4 workspace updates to improve productivity

Four key upgrades in an office workplace can make employees happier, more effective and boost productivity.
By Nicole Groshek


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • Exoskeleton use is on the rise, primed to boost productivity, safety
  • Oregon sheriff’s office addresses worker fatigue, stress with $105K remodeling project
  • High-tech, design and communications posts top PayScale's 'hottest jobs' list
  • Georgia Tech researcher leads study aimed at streamlining vaccine supplies
  • Inability to unplug from office can lead to stress, research shows
  • Online retail giant's Texas hub expected to be operational this year
  • Mayo Clinic researchers find EKG can determine precursor to cardiac failure
  • Book of the month: Ergonomics and Human Factors for a Sustainable Future


Performance by Kevin McManus

Closing the pre-internet black hole

Management by Paul Engle

Mentoring benefits student and teacher

Health Systems by Tarun Mohan Lal

Favorable predictions for healthcare

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

Mapping out the worldwide circular economy


This month in IISE news ...

  • President-elect Poirier heads IISE election winners
  • Lean Division rechristened as Operational Excellence
  • There's much to see, hear and absorb at Annual conference
  • ELSS conference set for Sept. 23-25 in Houston
  • Skeens takes reins as SHS president-elect
  • Former IISE President Moore featured in New Engineer
  • UPS invests in IISE diversity efforts
  • Sign up for AEC by March 14 and save $200


October 2023 issue


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