Elizabeth A. Cudney

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IntroductIon Using the quadratic loss function is one way to quantify a fundamental value in the provision of health care service: we must provide the best care and best service to every patient, every time. Sole reliance on specification limits leads to a focus on " acceptable " performance rather than " ideal " performance. This chapter presents the(More)
Today, the long-term health of any organization depends on their commitment to continuous improvement. Prior research has focused mainly on the effect of continuous improvement practices on performance. In contrast, this research collected data through a survey administered across multiple industries throughout the U.S. and identified the continuous(More)
Stephen has been working to establish a research program that utilizes high-fidelity simulation models for thermo-fluids and energy systems applications. In the fall semester of 2010, Stephen developed and taught a cross-listed undergraduate and graduate level course on simulation-based modeling and design using computational fluid dynamics. Prior to being(More)
Modern day industry is becoming leaner by the day. This demands engineers with an in-depth understanding of lean philosophies. Current methods for teaching lean include hands-on projects and simulation. However, simulation games available in the market lack simplicity, ability to store the results, and modeling power. The goal of this research is to develop(More)
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