Lean needs both pictures

Let’s tie the bottom-line, big picture view to the detailed, small picture view
By Aaron J. Armstrong and Gregory W. Diehl 

How to prepare for reality

How young professional engineers can make a good impression
By Christina Kach 

A timely metric

Targeting manufacturing critical-path time improves cost, quality and on-time delivery
By Rajan Suri 

Improving logistics in India

Manufacturers in India are improving their ability to track logistics
By Sidhartha S. Padhi and Pan Theo Grosse-Ruyken 


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Integrating IE tools into gargantuan manufacturing sector at Tsinghua University
  • China prints a house, while British warship launches 'disposable' drone
  • Embedding tags could boost reuse of building components
  • Simple traffic model finds that minimizing bus travel times is 'physically impossible'
  • Current trends in counterterrorism modelers don’t weigh 'emotions and visceral factors' heavily enough
  • Durable plastic roads could be available in three years
  • Book of the month: Pride and Joy by Alex Knight


Performance by Kevin McManus

Getting beyond the blame game

Management by Paul Engle

Why do we love Amazon?

Health Systems by William "Ike" Eisenhauer

If you commit, that old gown looks just fine

Supply Chain by James A. Tompkins

Omnichannel logistics make happy customers


This month in IISE news ...

  • Nine honored at annual conference in Orlando, including a trio of pioneers
  • Faces and fun from four days of learning and networking in Orlando
  • HSPI presentation abstracts due Sept. 13 for February event in Savannah
  • Aug. 9 is abstracts deadline for March AEC in Louisville
  • IISE to be featured Aug. 21 as IACET Spotlight Provider
  • CHAPTER CHECK-IN: IISE chapters celebrate successful events

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