Morrison - Professor - Southfield, MI, USA

Kenneth Morrison

Southfield, MI, USA

Services

Professor

Summary:

I have taught Industrial Engineering Operations Management, Lean Six Sigma, and Simulation for 18 years at Kettering University, and SAP/ERP for 2 years in Management at Kettering University. Like many Americans, I faked accepting the Japanese methodology, but in 2004, I switched 100% to the Japanese way. I used Askin/Goldberg as a text, because it has real lean problems. If I taught lean today, I would use Askin/Goldberg again. It is print-on-demand, so is still in print.

Work History

Manager career

Chrysler Corporation

June 1986 - June 1990

Managed a team of 5 people in solving simulation problems using AutoMod and ARENA. Worked on inline sequencing problems for 4 years. Design the Sequence maintenance Device for Jefferson North Assembly plant. Optimized design of Sterling Heights Assembly plant and stamping plants.

Manufacturing Simulation Mgr

Ford Motor Company

June 1985 - June 1986

Managed team of 4 PhD engineers at Ford Design Staff. Large emphasis was placed on publishing simulation accomplishments, so I presented my SLAM simulation results from GM Lake Orion Body Shop at the First Annual International Conference on Simulation in Manufacturing at Stratford-Upon_Avon in England. While at GM Strategic Planning, I worked with GM Fisher Body and GM Assembly Division personnel and we solved the problem before I left GM to go to Louisiana State University to develop the Louisiana Strategic Plan for oil and gas, which was presented to the Louisiana Legislature. The project was called Coastal Wetlands Environmental Levy. So a Ford manager was sent to England to present a GM simulation result.

Computer Consultant

General Motors Corporation

June 1984 - June 1985

I was hired into a think tank group called Motors Consulting. The group was transferred to EDS, so I left 2 weeks later

Strategic Planning Analyst

General Motors Corporation

Facility Location Specialist

Chrysler Corporation

June 1965 - June 1967

When I was a graduate student at Wayne State University, I answered an ad to work for Chrysler Facility Location Department in Highland Park. A smart analyst had developed a location algorithm for locating the Belvidere Assembly Plant. As a reward, he was promoted to Department Head, and assigned the job to locate even one more assembly plant. I was hired to help perform that analysis. We performed miracles, re-designing the transportation data base, etc. The location was near Allentown, Pennsylvania. The plant was built, but volumes slipped, and Chrysler never built any cars there. The plant was sold to Volkswagen.

Applied Mathematics Analyst

General Electric Company

June 1965 - June 1966

Significant Professional Achievements, Phase One:
• Got a Automotive Body Drafting Certificate from Chrysler Institute of Engineering
• As a Facility Planner, I located the 10-th Chrysler assembly plant
• I am the only person in the world who ever managed Manufacturing Simulation groups at
Chrysler Corporation (6 years), General Motors Corporation (8 years), and Ford Motor
Company (1 year)
• I managed the Manufacturing Simulation group at GM Warren Technical Center
• I managed the Manufacturing Simulation group at Chrysler Outer Drive Manufacturing
Technical Center
• I managed the Manufacturing Simulation group at Ford Motor Company Design Staff
• I developed a Strategic Plan for oil and gas development for the Louisiana Department of
Natural Resources
• I was Graphics Advisor to the Office of the President of the United States
• I contributed on the 3-man team solving the Carline Assignment Problem when GM
Manufacturing Development and GM Research labs could not solve it
• Working with GM Assembly Division and GM Fisher Body Division, I developed the simulation of the GM Lake Orion Body Shop, and later presented it at the First
International Conference on Simulation in Manufacturing (Ford Research Labs paid
travel expenses) in England
• While at GM Strategic Planning,
o Developed the Automotive World Future Model for the next 25 Years
o Developed the CFSM (Corporate Financial Simulation Model) and o Developed the GM CAFÉ model.

Projects

Developer of GM Carline Assignment Model

GM Research Labs and GM Manufacturing Development were unable to solve an important GM project. I was one of a team of 3 that solved the problem in 4 months. That computer solution ran the GM carline allocation process for at lest the next 6 years.

Qualifications & Certifications

Management

University Teaching:, Kettering University

Industrial Engineering

Kettering University

Industrial Engineering

University of Detroit

Management

Wayne State University

Systems Engineering

University of Michigan/Dearborn

Industrial Engineering

Louisiana State University

Industrial Engineering

Virginia Tech University

Industrial Engineering

Virginia Tech University

Industrial Engineering

Wayne State University

Industrial Engineering

Wayne State University

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