Speaker to discuss improvements to health care systems

Published: Sep 20, 2010 11:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334-844-3447

Richard Storch, chair of the University of Washington’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, will present “Productivity Improvement–IE Principles Employed in Large Assemblies and Across a Wide Spectrum of Healthcare Systems,” on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m. in 1103 Shelby Center. His seminar is a part of Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering 2010-2011 Cooper Industries seminar series.

Storch’s seminar will highlight large assembly manufacturing and health care systems. He will discuss a system used in shipbuilding and continuing efforts to evaluate applications for use in land-based construction. Storch will also talk on specific applications for improving a public health care clinic and urban hospital in Mozambique.

Storch has earned degrees in naval architecture and marine engineering, as well as ocean engineering and mechanical engineering. His research interests include productivity and quality improvements in ship production and large assembly manufacturing systems.

Contributed by Elizabeth Mahaney