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WSU Student Presentations

February 13, 2018
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Rhatigan Student Center, Room 265 (Lucas Room)
1845 Fairmount
wichita, KS 67260

Come join us at Wichita State University for two presentations from current WSU students.  The two topics for this event include:

Adam Lynch presents "The Impact of Continuous Improvement Methods on a Firm’s Competitive Priorities: A Customer Perspective in the Aerospace Industry"

ABSTRACT:The purpose of this research paper is to examine the actual and perceived results from the customer perspective on the Competitive Priorities of cost, quality, delivery, flexibility and innovation stemming from Continuous Improvement initiatives in small to medium-enterprises (SMEs) in the Aerospace Supply chain in the USA. Specially, data was collected via electronic survey of AS 9100 registered companies in which the companies are examining both themselves and the lower tier Nadcap Special Process Industry supplies, including Thermal Processing (aka Heat Treating), Metal Finishing (aka Chemical Processors) , and Surface Enhancement (aka Shot Peening).

BIO : Mr. Lynch has 25 year years of global manufacturing experience in world-class companies like The Carlyle Group, Teleflex (joint venture with General Electric), and TRW.  He has proven leadership in turn around of under-performing companies and international start-up operations. He now serves as President of Premier Processing, LLC, an aerospace anodizing firm here in Wichita.

Mr. Lynch holds a BS and MS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (now part of Arizona State University).

Additionally, Mr. Lynch teaches at both Wichita State University and Wichita Area Technical College. His courses include Lean Manufacturing, Systems Engineering, Operations Management and Supply Chain Management.


Abdurrezzek Sener presents "Role of Information Usage between Information Sharing and Operational Performance in Supply Chain of an Emerging Market: A Causal Data Mining Approach"

Abstract: This study utilizes both resource-based view and organizational learning theory and presents the need to distinguish information sharing from information usage. The mediating role of information usage in relationship between information sharing and operational efficiency and effectiveness is the focus of this study. We first present the Structural Equation Model (SEM) and test the hypotheses using empirical data obtained from food retailers in an emerging market. The analysis of results from structural equation modeling reveal that the separation of information sharing from information usage is valid and the mediating role of usage is significant in improving operational effectiveness and efficiency. We further utilize a Bayesian neural networks-based causal analytic model, i.e. Universal Structure Modeling (USM) methodology to reveal non-trivial, implicit, previously unknown, and potentially useful relationships between the constructs.

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2017

5:30 PM     Welcome with pizza/drinks
6:00 PM     WSU Student presentations
7:00 PM     Adjourn

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Pizza and bottled water will be served, but there is no charge for attending this event.

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018 at noon.

NOTE:  Parking is available in lot 7 immediately south of the Rhatigan Student Center (see map below).


$0.00 Dinner and speaker presentation (guests)

$0.00 Dinner and speaker presentation (guests)