Elisabeth Umble

Associate Professor - Management

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 709-7778
Fax:  (254) 710-1093
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX  76798
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation¬†220.42

Work Experience

  • Associate Editor, Decision Sciences Institute (December 2010 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, Baylor University (August 01, 2006 - Present)
  • Lecturer, Baylor University (August 16, 2001 - July 31, 2006)
  • Part Time Lecturer, Baylor University (August 24, 1999 - August 15, 2001)

Awards and Honors

  • Best paper: teaching brief, Decision Sciences Institute (November 2012)

Licensures and Certifications

  • State Bar of Texas (May 1980 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Quality
  • American Statistical Association
  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Secretary, Institute for Supply Management
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Barking up the Right Current Reality Tree," Industrial Management, Vol. 57, No. 2, (2nd Quarter 2015), pp. 10-15 (coauthors: Millard M. Umble).

"Overcoming Resistance to Change," Industrial Management, Vol. 56, No. 1, (1st Quarter 2014), pp. 16-21 (coauthors: Millard M. Umble).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Utilizing a Simulation Exercise to Illustrate Critical Inventory Managment Concepts," Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. 11, No. 1, (January 2013), pp. 13-21 (coauthors: Millard M. Umble).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Illustrating the Impact of Performance Measurement Systems on Organizational Performance: The Blue-Green Game," Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. 10, No. 3, (July 2012), pp. 461 - 467 (coauthors: Millard M. Umble).

"Improving Student Capabilities with team-based competition: The Edward Jones Challenge," Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. 6, No. 1, (January 2008), pp. 1-27 (coauthors: Millard M. Umble, Kendall W. Artz).

"Implementing TOC in a Traditional Japanese Manufacturing Environment: The Case of Hitachi Tool Engineering," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 44, No. 10, (2006), pp. 1863-1880 (coauthors: Michael Umble).

"The Production Dice Game: An Active Learning Classroom Exercise and Spreadsheet Simulation," Operations Management Education Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, (2005), pp. 105-122 (coauthors: Michael Umble).

"Utilizing Buffer Management to Improve Performance in a Healthcare Environment," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 174, No. 2, (2005), pp. 1060-1075 (coauthors: Michael Umble).

"Using Active Learning to Transform the Monte Hall Problem into an Invaluable Classroom Exercise," Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. 2, No. 2, (2004), pp. 213-217 (coauthors: Michael Umble).

"Enterprise Resource Planning: Implementation Procedures and Critical Success Factors," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 146, No. 2, (2003), pp. 241-257 (coauthors: R. Haft, Michael Umble).

A Comparison of Drum-Buffer-Rope Production Scheduling and Critical Chain Project Scheduling Techniques, Newton Square, PA, 2002 (coauthors: D. Slevin, D. Cleland, J. Pinto, V. Gray, J. Felan, M. Umble).

"Avoiding ERP Implementation Failure," Industrial Management, Vol. 44, No. 1, (2002), pp. 25-33 (coauthors: M. Umble).

"Integrating Enterprise Resource Planning and Theory of Constraints: A Case Study," Production & Inventory Management Journal, Vol. 42, No. 2, (2001), pp. 43-48 (coauthors: M. Umble, L. Von Deylen).

"Activity-Based Costing: An Evaluation," , Boston, MA, 2000, pp. 19-23 (coauthors: P. M. Swamidass, M. Umble).

"Quality: The Implications of W. Edwards Deming's Approach," , Boston, MA, 2000, pp. 621-627 (coauthors: Paul M. Swamidass).

"The Implications of Deming's Approach," , Boston, MA, 2000, pp. 83-92 (coauthors: Paul M. Swamidass).

"Book review of Cumulative Sum Charts and Charting for Quality Improvement," Technometrics, Vol. 43, No. 1, (2000), pp. 107.

"Developing Control Charts and Illustrating Type I and Type II Errors," Quality Management Journal, Vol. 7, No. 4, (2000), pp. 23-31 (coauthors: M. Umble).

"Improving Production Line Performance," IIE Solutions, Vol. 32, No. 11, (2000), pp. 36-41 (coauthors: M. Umble and V. Gray).

"Manage Your Projects for Success: An Application of the Theory of Constraints," Production & Inventory Management Journal, Vol. 41, No. 2, (2000), pp. 27-32 (coauthors: M. Umble).

"A Distribution-Free Bayesian Approach for Determining the Joint Probability of Failure of Materials Subject to Multiple Proof Loads," Technometrics, Vol. 41, No. 3, (1999), pp. 183-191 (coauthors: J. Seaman and H. Martz).

"Drum-Buffer-Rope for Lower Inventory," Industrial Management, Vol. 41, No. 5, (1999), pp. 24-33 (coauthors: M. Umble).

"How to Apply the Theory of Constraints' Process of Continuous Improvement," Journal of Cost Management, Vol. 12, No. 5, (1998), pp. 5-14 (coauthors: Millard M. Umble).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Integrating Enterprise Resources Planning and Theory of Constraints: A Case Study (reprint)," (coauthors: Millard M. Umble).

Presentations and Proceedings

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility," presented at the 48th annual meeting Decision Sciences Conference, Washington D.C., November 2017 (coauthors: Kelsey Petrie, Millard M. Umble).
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