April - UNI Presentation - Theory of Constraints

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4:45 – 5:30 pm – Social Hour

5:30 – 6:30 pm – Dinner

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Presentation and QA

7:30 – 7:45 pm – Chapter Business/Announcements

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Dinner Costs

Members – $20

Students – $10

Non-Members – $25

(Attending only the presentation is free.)

Location – Holiday Inn, 5826 University Avenue Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

UNI Presentation

Dr. Michael Spencer: Theory of Constraints


SME 186’s monthly meeting will be a presentation from UNI professor Dr. Michael Spencer.

Dr. Spencer is a Professor of Management at the University of Northern Iowa.

The following is a bio of Professor Spencer – taken from the University of Northern Iowa’s official website:


Ph.D. (Business Administration), University of Georgia (1992); M.A. (Economics), University of Northern Iowa (1981); M.B.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (1974); B.S. (Economics), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1971).

Teaching Interests

Operations Management, Supply Chain and Purchasing, Quality Management, Strategic Supply and Business Policy and Strategy.

Research Interests

Knowledge, identification of cost drivers in repetitive systems, production planning and control.

Professional Accomplishments

After more than a decade of work experience in production and inventory management with John Deere, Professor Spencer joined the UNI faculty. His work experience provided an excellent foundation upon which to build his research. Since making this career change, he has published 50 journal articles, 37 refereed proceedings, and 19 books or book chapters. His published articles have appeared in such journals as the International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics, International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Production Economics, and International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management to name a few. In addition to his research and teaching, Professor Spencer is an active consultant and engaged with the UNI Executive Development Center providing numerous workshops to manufacturing professionals.

Date – Tuesday, April 13, 2010