Breaking the ice: ISE to play key role in shaping Arctic’s future

Changing sea levels open northern shipping lanes but create new logistical challenges
By Thomas C. Sharkey, Thomas Birkland, Martha Grabowski, Marie Lowe and William (Al) Wallace

A focus on sustainability as a core value

Building best environmental, social practices into project improvement yields many benefits
By Nadiye O. Erdil

Bring Six Sigma quality into your lean processes

The right metric zeroes in on percentage of ‘good’ product, rejects
By Merwan Mehta

Engineering a mind-body connection

Mental mapping techniques can apply to ISE problem-solving
By Ashley J. Benedict


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • Researchers say bad actors taking over connected vehicles could snarl traffic
  • Starship expands autonomous food-delivery service on US college campuses
  • Washington researchers seek app to monitor workers for risky behaviors
  • Stolen personal information from hospitals can lead to financial theft, researchers show
  • Dutch company launches large 'Tesla ships'
  • Book of the month: Redefining Global Strategy


Performance by Kevin McManus

Not in the building

Management by Paul Engle

Ask me anything

Health Systems by Tarun Mohan Lal

Applying IISE’s BoK for capacity planning

Manufacturing by Paul Templin

What keeps you up at night?

Systems Engineering by Ricardo Valerdi

When the tail wags the dog


This month in IISE news ...

  • Profession’s top achievers, leaders to be honored in New Orleans
  • Rockwell Undergraduate Student Simulation winners earn cash prizes; deadline Jan. 6
  • ELSS 2019 attendees discuss lean Six Sigma methods, celebrate top papers
  • Health conference speakers offer expertise, unique views
  • Elections, appointments fill key slots among societies and divisions for 2019-2020
  • Five new international chapters join IISE
  • CHAPTER CHECK-IN: Members of international chapters gather, learn and volunteer

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ISE magazine - September 2020


September 2020 issue

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2020 Winning Videos:
Inspiring Future ISEs

First Place ($1,000 Prize):
University of Miami

Second Place ($500 Prize):
ITESM Campus Querétaro (Mexico)

Third Place ($300 Prize):
University of Central Florida