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I have experience and knowledge of business operations. Work Experience: State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, New York, 2005 to 2014 Adjunct (Jan.2005 to Aug. 2010) except for full-time Guest Lecturer (Sept. 2006 to May 2007and Sept. 2010 to present ) Business school educator in operations management, organizational behavior, business communications, business values and ethics. Faculty Director for internship program. Served as faculty advisor for student chapter of APICS. CMS Consulting Group, Mendon, New York, 1999 to 2005 Vice President Project management and client development. Specialized in ERP system implementations and lean practices. Instrumental in helping CMS grow nearly 60% in sales over 1998 revenue levels through team building and disciplined project management. Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, 1994 to 1999 Adjunct Faculty and APICS Inquiry Service Taught selected classes for the College of Business, including Operations Management (graduate and undergraduate levels), Total Quality Management series for freshmen, Inventory Management . Cumulative score of “above average” in student evaluations. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration/ University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 1994 to 1999 Adjunct Faculty (1994 - 1999) Lecturer at graduate level (Practicum on Competitive Strategy) and under-graduate level (Operations Management) Arthur D. Little, Inc, Los Angeles, California, 1993 Consultant Project management included plant consolidation and process redesign for major furniture manufacturer in Western New York. System Software Associates, Inc. (SSA) Chicago, Illinois, 1992 - 1993 Manufacturing Application Consultant Experience included conducting intense education and training courses in the application and function of BPCS (Business Planning and Control System). BPCS is the most widely installed MRPII software package for IBM AS/400 minicomputers. Austin Consulting, Division of The Austin Company, Rosemont, Illinois, 1985 - 1992 Principal of Materials Management Operations, 1990 - 1992 Senior Associate Consultant, 1985 - 1990 Responsibilities included project management and marketing in the areas of systems analysis and design, TQM and MRPII implementation, group technology applications, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and systems integration programs. GCA Corporation - Industrial Systems Group, Naperville, Illinois, 1982 - 1985 Midwest Operations Manager, 1984 - 1985 Project Manager, 1983 - 1984 Senior Systems Engineer, 1982 - 1983 Responsibilities included developing, managing, marketing, and maintaining all phases of CIM consulting activities in the Midwest Region. Borg-Warner Corporation - Research Center, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1978 - 1982 Manager of Information Services Globe Union, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1973 - 1978 Librarian Instructional Production and Operations Management, SUNY Geneseo; Rochester Institute of Technology; University of Rochester. Course included quantitative models, lean simulation, Six Sigma tools and team projects. Experience Organizational Behavior, SUNY Geneseo. Instruction in leadership, management styles, team building, effective communications and globalization. Students required to demonstrate team skills. Business Communications, SUNY Geneseo. Course covers public speaking, presentation development, and effective writing techniques. Society and Business, SUNY Geneseo. An historic review of American business values. Emphasizes current issues and trends facing business leaders, including globalization, contemporary scandals and current events. Internship Faculty Director, SUNY Geneseo. Guide and mentor students participating in business school internship program .Responsibilities include seminar topics, coaching students through employment issues, preparation of formal presentations and writing reports describing the internship accomplishment. MRPII Education and Training, SSA, Inc., 1992 – 1993 Fundamentals of Manufacturing, Triton Community College, Chicago, Illinois, 1991 AMA (American Management Association), Instructor, Bar Code Technology Seminars, 1988 M.B.A Instructor for Operations Management, Process Analysis and Design for CIM, DePaul University, 1985 – 1987 Professional Teaching and Learning Center Teacher of the Year, 2008 SUNY - Geneseo. Awards and Campus-wide recognition for teaching excellence. Honors Faculty Excellence Award for Service, Jones School of Business, SUNY - Geneseo, October, 2007 Gold Key International Honour Society, Honorary Member, 2007 Professional APICS - The Organization for Operations Management– Geneseo Student Chapter Affiliations Advisor, 2005 - present APICS – Rochester Board of Directors, 1992; 2005 - present SSA Certified Manufacturing Consultant, 1993 APICS (American Production and Inventory Control) CIRM Logistics Committee Member, 1993 ODI, Inc., Certified Total Quality Management Team Leader and Facilitator, 1992 APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) , 1986 - 2005 Speeches: APICS regional and local meetings, 1987 - present Topics include: World Class Manufacturing, TQM, Understanding Bar Codes, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, CIRM Certification, ERP Implementation Changing Culture Through Team Building, IIE Solutions 2002 Conference, 2002 World Class Distribution, World Class Manufacturing Solutions Conference, Detroit, Michigan, May 1992 The Basics of Distribution Automation, Book Publishing World, New York, New York, September, 1991 JIT, Private Industry Council of Northern Cook County, Cook County, Illinois, March, 1990 Articles: “Lessons Learned”, APICS – The Performance Advantage, October, 2005. “Increasing Effectiveness and Utilization in Health Care”, IIE Solutions 2000 Conference Proceedings, May 2000 “CIRM-Designing Products and Processes”, APICS, Conference Proceedings, 1999 "IDEF is Not a Four-Letter Word", APICS, Conference Proceedings, 1989 "Applying Group Technology to Cellular Manufacturing", Robotics Today, December 1983 Seminars Developed: Lean Manufacturing, SUNY-Geneseo, Annual APICS Seminar, 2007 – 2010. Six Sigma Toolbox, SUNY-Geneseo, Special Projects Class, 2006. Seven Quality Management Tools, Greater Rochester Quality Council, Annual Quality Seminar, 1996 Austin Consulting and DePaul University co-sponsored CIM Symposium, Rosemont,IL, May, 1990 Achieving Total Systems Integration, November 1990
Areas of Expertise
  • Operations
  • Product Development & Manufacturing

Industry Experience
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services
  • Transportation & Warehousing

Kathleen P Wall

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