Jim Keyes

James Keyes

Ph.D., Interim Chair of Operations and Management Department

Office: 281D Jarvis Hall- Tech Wing
Phone: 715/232-5165
Email: keyesj@uwstout.edu


  • Ph.D. Technology Management
    • Indiana State University
    • Dissertation: The Effect of Lean Manufacturing on a High-Mix Low-Volume Metal Fabrication Manufacturer
    • 2006
  • M.S. Manufacturing Systems
    • University of Saint Thomas
    • 1997
  • B.S. Industrial Technology
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • 1986

Research Interests

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Operations Management
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Courses Taught

INMGT-705: Enterprise Resource Planning
INMGT-440/604: Lean Enterprise
INMGT-405: Resource Planning Practicum
INMGT-305: Resource Planning and Materials Management
INMGT-200: Production and Operations Management

Professional Organizations:

APICS – The Association for Operations Management - Jim is certified as CPIM and CIRM.

Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering, ATMEA

Industrial Experience:

Andersen Corporation, Menomonie Wisconsin, Plant Manager. Responsibilities included development of the manufacturing philosophy and operational processes, selecting and hiring production and support staff, product development, financial management and the development of a safe and productive work environment.
Andersen Corporation, Bayport Minnesota, Support Management and Master Production Scheduler. Responsibilities included management and development of the Master Production Plan, product development, and cost reduction efforts.
Andersen Corporation, Bayport Minnesota, Engineering Management and Engineering Support positions. Responsibilities included development and procurement of process equipment.


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