Dr. John S. Usher, PhD, PE
The Enemy Within: What’s Killing Your Day-to-Day Operational Effectiveness
2 Hour Professional Development Workshop with Lunch
Given the current set of economic conditions, engineers and managers are under increased pressure to squeeze even more productivity out of their available resources. While automation and computer technology offer perhaps the greatest potential for advancing workplace productivity and increasing competitiveness, organizations must still recognize the single most powerful factor that leads to waste and inefficiency in their day-to-day operations. By recognizing and mitigating this one simple variable, organizations can greatly lower costs, improve quality, and reduce time to delivery. The seminar will provide some fun and interactive hands-on exercises and workshop demonstrations to better illustrate the concepts. As such, the seminar should be of interest to engineers, managers, and business executives who seek to improve the overall effectiveness of their organizations.
John S. Usher, Ph.D., P.E. is the Associate Dean for Administration, Planning and Faculty Affairs at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville. From July 2005 through July 2012 he served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Industrial Engineering. He received his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Louisville in 1980 and 1981 respectively, and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1987. That same year, he joined the faculty at the University of Louisville. Since then, Dr. Usher has been actively involved in teaching, consulting, scholarly research, and service to the fields of quality control, reliability engineering, material handling systems and facilities planning. In 2001, Dr. Usher was recognized by the University of Louisville for career teaching excellence and presented with the Distinguished Teaching Professor Award. He is a member of IIE, ASQ, and Alpha Pi Mu and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Admission $40 (includes Lunch).
**Reserve space by Monday May 20