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On-demand mobility systems can ease commuters' burdens

On-demand mobility systems can ease commuters' burdens

To illustrate the opportunities and the underlying technological challenges in mobility, we will review three such systems: on-demand multimodal transit systems, community-based car sharing and large-scale car sharing.
By Pascal Van Hentenryck

Designing lean hospitals using practices from manufacturing job shops

Designing lean hospitals using practices from manufacturing job shops

In discussing how to create the ideal layout design of a hospital, let’s begin with some comments by lean practitioners offering some perspectives.
By Shahrukh A. Irani

Factors that affect the performance of work

Factors that affect the performance of work

One can trace the beginnings of scientific measurement of work to the efforts of early pioneers of the industrial engineering profession. Early on, IEs were known variously as time study analysts, methods men, et al. The following two experiments are classic in the annals of IE history.
By Adam Cywar

Tackling homes and hunger in Orlando

Tackling homes and hunger in Orlando

For the seventh year in a row, the board of the Sustainable Development Division organized a volunteer service project with a local nonprofit prior to the start of the IISE Annual Conference & Expo held May 18-21 in Orlando, Florida.
By Brion Hurley and Greg Weisenborn