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Jul
25
2017

Beautiful Science, Useful Art: Data Visualization Through History

In todays hyper-visual society, our modern eyes have adjusted to data visualizations and infographics in many forms. The Information Age generates masses of data in a vast number of fields,…
Jul
25
2017
Jul
25
2017

Efficient Climbers Tool Box

This course provides basic skills for climbers who wish to be more efficient while in a multi-pitch setting and serves as the base skills for rescue training. Tuesdays &…
Jul
25
2017

Intramural 4v4 Soccer Tournaments

Registration Deadline @ Recreation Services: Aug 18, Tues @ 4:30pm Manager's Meeting & Free Agent Round Up in Dixon Upper Classroom: Aug 18, Tues @ 4:00pm-4:30pm…
Jul
25
2017

OSUsed Store Evening Sale

The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly evening public sale today. Merchandise includes used furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), computers and computer accessories, office supplies,…
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Welcome to the Process Improvement Group at Oregon State University!

The Process Improvement Group (Pi Group) applies engineering concepts, such as lean manufacturing principles, performance management frameworks, and human systems analysis, to (1) Describe processes in a manner that empowers decision makers with accurate cause-effect knowledge of systems being managed, (2) Identify and explain underlying drivers of quality, performance, change management and organizational resiliency, etc., and (3) Devise new approaches for solving problems in lean implementation, technology diffusion and entrepresneurship, and team performance improvement.

 

Application:

We apply holistic socio-technical approaches to address pressing problems in

- Healthcare

- Project Team Management

- New Product Development

- Manufacturing Systems Management

- Technology Diffusion (e.g. Smart Grid Technology acceptance)

- Technology Policy

- Technical Entrepreneurship

Our approach is holistic because we incorporate industry, regional and national policy considerations in work to address team and organizational level challenges.