Associate Professor of Management
Hamilton ESP International Fellow for Supply Chain
Iowa State University, B.S. (Economics and Industrial Engineering), M.S. (Industrial Engineering), Ph.D. (Industrial Engineering). Harvard University, A.L.M. (General Management – Concentration in Operations Management)
Operations management, service operations management, modern production systems, six sigma, technical sales / sales engineering, purchasing & supply chain management, and cross functional operations
Operations and supply chain management, demand chain management, maintenance modeling, higher education, brewery sustainability & SCM, and big data and predictive analytics.
Faculty member researching and teaching in the area of operations and supply chain management. Consulting focused on providing solutions to grow & develop business, improve operational efficiency and develop customized training solutions.
Dan is the recipient of the Excellence in Education Award, a Business Week Faculty of the Year Award Finalist, along with numerous other awards and distinctions in industry and academia.
Dan has a book in development and numerous research projects in process. His work is recognized by academics and practitioners alike, with frequent invitations to give talks and hold workshops in supply chain management.
Before coming to UNI, Dan was a faculty member at the University of Missouri (Mizzou). He not only has outstanding academic credentials, but comes to teaching with experience as a consultant with a global client base and as a former management team member for ABB Inc., a Fortune 500 company recently named Fortune's most admired industrial machinery company.
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