On this segment of the Leaning Edge is Dr. Bill Edwards; PhD, PE, PMP. Dr. Edwards started his career at Ford Engine Design where he won one of Ford’s Highest Honors, The Ford Customer-Driven Quality Award for Warranty Reduction.
Dr. Edwards also worked at Chrysler Engine Design on a global engine program - winning one ofWard’s AutoWorld Ten (10) Best Engines. He led change in Chrysler’s Advance Manufacturing Engineering. There, Dr. Edwards’s Lean Manufacturing SWAT teams quickly identified manufacturing issues & implement solutions across North America.
Dr. Edwards instructed all levels of personnel in process improvements, and “Trained the Trainers”. He acquired his Professional Engineering (PE) License, & Project Management Professional (PMP). In 2011 he joined Oakland University’s Industrial, Systems, & Engineering Management staff. Dr. Edwards' research is "Optimizing Production Efficiencies in Downtime Events."
To hear Debra and Bill's full interview please click on the embedded SoundCloud PodCast shared below.