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Jerry Watson, Ph.D.

Jerry is a Consultant who during his career has employed Industrial Engineering techniques to reduce direct and indirect labor costs, improve throughput, reduce transportation costs, and lower the costs of purchased materials. Results were achieved by applying value stream mapping, productivity improvement teams, Kaizen events, implementation of incentive systems, cellular manufacturing, lean manufacturing, development of standard cost systems, and installation of manufacturing integrated computer systems. Jerry’s corporate career includes U.S. Plywood, Paxar, Haworth, Matrix, and Star Paper Tube. His service in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant resulted in the Bronze Star and Air Medal. He has authored or co-authored four publications and ten conference proceedings. Jerry holds the following certifications: Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Six Sigma White Belt. (B.S., Industrial Management, Georgia Institute of Technology; M.S., Industrial Management, Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina A&T University)