Women of ISE: Breaking barriers, solving problems

As Industry 4.0 continues to progress, innovations and the convergence of technologies open up the possibility of designing and managing the supply network in entirely new ways. Pioneering companies are already pushing the envelope of the possible, with initiatives and capabilities such as anticipatory shipping. We witness the rise of the smart, always-on, always-connected, real-time and dynamically adaptive digital supply network.
By Diana Berry, Casey Spansel, Cindy Young, Linda Ng Boyle, Janis Terpenny and Sneha Sinha

Navigating your business through the COVID crisis

This article is a summary of two IISE Chapter 1 Performance Excellence webinars held in April. Regardless of your business situation in the context of COVID-19, we provide some ways to think through how to develop rapid, appropriate/effective responses that are scalable and sustainable.
By David Poirier, D. Scott Sink and Jim Tompkins

Quality 4.0: Taking quality to its next level

Quality 4.0 is an emerging research area and this article proposes the key ingredients for its effective implementation. Included are essential ingredients from the existing literature. The next stage of the research is to evaluate these ingredients and explore further to see if any other essential ingredients are missing.
By Jiju Antony

What's Your Story? Meet Alice E. Smith

Alice E. Smith is the Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor of industrial and systems engineering and joint appointment professor of computer science and software engineering at Auburn University. Her recent book is Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering.