The ISM program requires that all students take an experiential course. After mastering process management concepts and techniques (e.g., single minute exchange of dies, value stream mapping, value engineering, etc.), students gain experience by applying these concepts and techniques to an on-site industry process. Student teams create solutions for projects formulated by Dr. Sime Curkovic, professor of management, and industry partners, such as Stryker, Whirlpool, Kellogg, Eaton, Bronson Hospital and Mercedes Benz Technology and then apply the solution to improve a company’s operations.
The collaboration with industry partners provides every ISM student with the unique opportunity to apply their in-class learning to the goals of influential and successful corporations, giving the students a professional work experience.
For more information on this course or to participate in these student projects, contact Dr. Sime Curkovic.