IEM Seminar Series

Industrial Engineering & Management in conjunction with the OSU INFORMS Student Chapter will be sponsoring a Seminar Series in the fall and spring semester. Various topics will be covered by faculty from the department. The series will be held on Thursdays 3:30pm-5:00pm. Seminar topics, location and a short abstract and bio about the presenters will be available here as it becomes available.

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Design of Complex Engineered Systems for Failure Resiliency

Speaker: Dr. Pingfeng Wang,

Wichita State University

Date: Thursday, November 12th

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Location: Engineering North 316


Abstract: Dr. Yauch will present a common dilemma related to manufacturing system flow – how to recognize a bottleneck and what to do about it.  She will describe the numerous factors that impact where a bottleneck exists in the system, define and show how to calculate an effective cycle time and then describe three potential approaches for managing the bottleneck (traditional, Lean, and Theory of Constraints).


Speaker Bio: Dr. Charlene Yauch, P.E., is a Professor and Industrial Engineering (IE) Program Director at Milwaukee School of Engineering.  She teaches a wide variety of courses including Contemporary Manufacturing Systems, Materials & Manufacturing Processes, CNC Machining, and Engineering Economy.  She has been a senior design project advisor for more than 25 industry projects.  Her research and consulting interests are in the analysis, redesign, and implementation of manufacturing systems, with particular emphasis on the human, social, and organizational aspects.  Dr. Yauch has a multi-disciplinary background with a B.S. degree in IE from Purdue University, as well as M.S. degrees in manufacturing systems engineering and sociology and a Ph.D. in IE from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her first job in academia was as an assistant professor at OSU from 2000-2006.

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