Council on Industrial and Systems Engineering

The Council on Industrial and Systems Engineering (CISE) is a group of up to 30 executive leaders from non-competing industries who have accountability for ISE (or similar) departments. We are advocates of the ISE profession and are focused on sharing best practices and learning from each other to benefit our companies.

Membership Benefits

  • Global exposure and recognition for you and your organization.
  • Professional development with fellow executive leaders.
  • Access to other companies’ locations, insights on their operations, learnings from their experiences and interactions with other ISE and related functional teams.
  • An opportunity to demonstrate the importance and value of industrial and systems engineering to those unfamiliar with ISE.
  • Exclusive networking at IISE conferences with a broad group of practicing professionals.
  • The chance to give back to your profession and to the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.

Membership Qualifications

  • Are the ranking executives of industrial and systems engineering and/or operational excellence (or other related functions) in their organizations.
  • Have extensive management and leadership experience.
  • Have the ability to influence the image and practice of the ISE profession.
  • Are IISE members.
  • Should be able and willing to attend two in-person meetings per year.

Membership Expectations

  • Attend meetings twice per year (once during the IISE Annual Conference & Expo and one other meeting hosted by a member in the fall).
  • To contribute actively and openly during meetings due to the limited membership size and the non-competing nature of our members.
  • Afford the cost of membership—the expense of meetings will be prorated to all members regardless of attendance. In addition to meeting costs, members are invoiced $300 per year ($150 per meeting) for CISE Scholarship Dues.

For more information about CISE, contact IISE's executive office.

CISE Undergraduate Scholarship

Applicants can send in application form and project write-up including how work was conducted, ISE tools and skills used and applied. Project should be conducted for a business or non-profit as part of a work internship (paid or unpaid) or research project to benefit the organization. Submittal should include information on objective, approach, data (if able to be shared), alternatives, conclusions, impact on organization, implementation plan, and acceptance of results by the organization. A summary of learnings that student achieved as a result should be included. A final report submitted to the organization upon conclusion of the project could serve as the application for the scholarship if appropriate. The application must be accompanied by a letter of support from the sponsoring or subject enterprise. Applications and project write-ups are due Feb. 1, 2020. The successful candidate will receive a $2,000 award, as well as a $500 stipend to cover travel expenses to the IISE Annual Conference & Expo and conference registration as it is the intent that the successful candidate will present their project case study at the conference. For more information, contact Bonnie Cameron or Gloria Bender.

Nomination Form