Monday, November 1, 2021

Web Event - Nov. 10, 2021 - Continuous Improvement of Operation Performance

Invites you to a special virtual technical presentation by Dr. Herman Tang

Continuous Improvement of Operation Performance

 Where:           Zoom link:

 Further details (meeting ID and passcode) on Zoom meeting below.

When:            Starting at 6:00 PM CST on Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Zoom link will open 5:50pm to ensure the meeting can start on time. Participants will join muted without video. Questions may be submitted via chat to the meeting organizer (Irene Wasilewski). Organizer may unmute you if you prefer to ask question verbally.

6:00 PM – Introductions, Presentation and Q and A

7:00 PM – Meeting is adjourned

Cost:              Free for all! Students, Professionals and Guests welcomed

EGM CPD:    EGM members credit 1 Professional Development Hours for “Informal Activity”

 1.         The Presentation

Continuous improvement (CI) is one of the three main pillars of a quality management system, and has been widely implemented in industries. In this brief presentation, after the basic ideas, the CI processes and approaches, e.g. PDCA, A3, DMAIC, 8D, etc., are reviewed. Then, the operation performance of manufacturing systems, particularly on their production throughput, is addressed in the talk. The improvement management is also talked about at the end. The presentation discussion is on the in-depth understanding of the states of complex manufacturing systems for bottleneck identification. The processes and approaches introduced in the presentation are based on the speaker’s hands-on experience in the auto industry, and can be more applicable to volume production.

2.         Our Speaker

Dr. Herman Tang is an associate professor with the School of Engineering at Eastern Michigan University. Before joining EMU in 2015, Dr. Tang was a lead engineering specialist in Manufacturing Engineering of FCA (now Stellantis) and had worked there for over 16 years. His experiences and interests concern the fields of mechanical, manufacturing, and quality engineering, among others. He also serves as an associate editor and reviewer for several scholarly journals and conferences, and as a panelist for the National Science Foundation. Dr. Tang has published four technical books recently, two of them by SAE. Dr. Tang earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tianjin University, and MBA in Industrial Management from Baker College. He can be reached at

 Online Meeting Details

Pre-Registration not required for this event.

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Meeting ID: 828 7779 0997

Passcode: 752621

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