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Bossard turns nuts and bolts into business intelligence

Bossard turns nuts and bolts into business intelligence

The Bossard story illustrates how, with some ingenuity, the smile curve could be reconfigured. It is possible to introduce well-paid knowledge work to the low value manufacturing adds in the sagging middle. It suggests that, even in a global market with low-cost competitors, not every small supplier is doomed to compete on price only in a race to the bottom. Nor do multinational buyers always define all the processes and the division of labor in the supply chain. 
By Bublu Thakur-Weigold 

Want more money and a better job?

Want more money and a better job?

Non-ISE people won’t know that the factory manager (or operations analyst, program manager, quality specialist or chief operating officer, etc.) is an actual industrial engineer. But the human resources gatekeepers who see "professional engineer" on your resume will likely perk their eyes up, giving you a better chance. And in a world where ISEs are called anything but engineers, professional licensure can help promote the profession’s stature in the world.

Sustainable practices help Habitat boost its ReStore sales

Sustainable practices help Habitat boost its ReStore sales

The Sustainable Development Division’s volunteer event prior to this year’s IISE Annual Conference was held at Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Orlando, Florida, our sixth volunteer service project prior to the conference.
By Brion Hurley

Avoiding 'Lo-ammis'

Avoiding 'Lo-ammis'

In order for any process to work, everyone who has a role in that process needs to take ownership of their part of the process. So we have a dilemma. If no one is named as the action officer, we have a Lo-ammi situation with everyone. When we name an action officer, we have a Lo-ammi situation with everyone but the action officer. So what are we to do?
By Terry G. Read

Holiday reads to help you get ahead

Holiday reads to help you get ahead

Knowledge is capital, and these selections might help you keep pace with the changes swirling around you.
Compiled by Keith Albertson

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