James Burns

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James Burns
Assistant Professor
(269) 276-3342
E-213 Floyd Hall, Mail Stop 5336
Mailing address: 
Department of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA
Research interests: 
  • Supply Chain Resilience & Disruption Management
  • Transitioning to an Industry 4.0 Future: Understanding What Matters Today For Industry and Educators

Professional Capabilities & Experience

Applied optimization, simulation modeling for operations and supply/inventory/demand planning, business analytics.  10+ Years of experience in high-volume & contract manufacturing operations (metals, tool & die, and plastics).