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March 2023    |    Volume: 55    |    Number: 3

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial and Engineers

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The role of ergonomics in business resilience

Factoring human performance, safety into disruption response strategies
By Anuja Patil and Favio Corral

Just-in-time workplace training via mixed reality

Technology offers a new tool to enhance good ergonomic habits
By Karen B. Chen, Gimantha Perera and Ken Chen

Workcell-based assembly versus assembly lines

Process changes lead to quicker, reliable, flexible product flow
By Richard J. Schonberger

Smart thinking = smart factory layout = smart factory

The right design leads to better workflow and efficiency
By Shahrukh A. Irani


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • Worker fatalities rose in U.S., data shows
  • OSHA plans crackdown on safety violations
  • 3D-printed biotissue offers hope for eye disease
  • Researchers explore STEMM opportunities for those with disabilities
  • Should you let a chatbot craft your resume?
  • Singapore joins 'green' Pacific shipping corridor
  • Digital twin could boost wind turbine performance
  • Book of the month: The Health and Safety Trainer's Guidebook


Performance by Kevin McManus

The answers are in our hands

Management by Carl Kirpes

Bring the purpose

Ergonomics by Gary Allread

Using ergonomics to combat a global issue

Member Forum by Adedeji Badiru

Industrial engineering hope for Nigeria


This month in IISE news ...

  • It’s Mardi Gras for ergo at AEC in New Orleans
  • IISE seeks helping hands to offer assistance in New Orleans
  • 3 women fill top positions for first time in Institute’s 75-year history
  • Institute’s Annual Conference dates back to 1949
  • SHS chooses new diplomates for 2023

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January 2017

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"Enlightened companies are beginning to realize that people other than the supervisor know about employee performance. In fact, a worker's peers are more likely to know how an employee performs on a job on a consistent basis."  

– Merwan B. Mehta, author of "Peer Evaluations Hit the Factory Floor" in the January issue


The best job ever 

The best job ever

Mark Wallace with UPS discusses why his job is the coolest job for an industrial engineer in this December 2014 Web exclusive.

Resurrection in Atlanta 

Resurrection in Atlanta

Members of the IISE Atlanta Chapter appear in this October 2014 video to discuss the value of a revitalizing the chapter.

Training humanitarian IEs 

Training humanitarian IEs

IE interviews the three co-directors of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics.