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 ...

  • Annual Conference keynotes to focus on data, logistics, supply
  • HSPI 2020 workshops offer an informative jump-start
  • Save on early signups for AEC 2020 before Jan. 13
  • Regional conferences bring IISE students together
  • Find a mentor or be one on IISE Connect
  • Seeking video storytellers for IAB YouTube contest; deadline Feb. 15
  • New role, fresh faces on IISE staff
  • Revisit highlights from 2019 in Best of ISE
  • CHAPTER CHECK-INS: Faces and places of IISE

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