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Michael Umble

Professor - Management

Contact Information

Email:  Mike_Umble@baylor.edu
Campus Phone:  (254) 710-6239
Fax:  (254) 710-1093
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX  76798-8006
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation¬†220.37.220.37

Work Experience

  • Professor, Baylor University (August 01, 1990 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, Baylor University (August 01, 1981 - July 31, 1990)
  • Assistant Professor, Baylor University (August 01, 1977 - July 31, 1981)

Awards and Honors

  • Award for 2012 Best Teaching Brief Paper for the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Decision Sciences Institute (November 17, 2012)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (November 22, 2010)
  • Hankamer School of Business Distinguished Professor Award, Baylor University School of Business (April 2006)

Licensures and Certifications

  • TOCICO Certified, TOCICO (Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization) (October 2004 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Supply Management
  • Member of TOC fundamentals certification exam committee, Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization
  • Reviewer for the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Decision Sciences Institute

Publications

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

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

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

"Utilizing Buffer Management to Improve Performance in a Healthcare Environment," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 174, No. 2, (2006), pp. 1060-1075.

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

"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.

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

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, Elisabeth M. Umble).

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

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

Synchronous Management: Profit Based Manufacturing for the 21st Century, Vol. II (Japanese Translation), Guilford, CT, 2001.

Synchronous Management: Profit-Based Manufacturing for the 21st Century, Vol. 1 (Japanese Translation), Guilford, CT, 2001.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

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

"Activity-Based Costing: An Evaluation," , Boston, MA, 2000, pp. 19-23.

"Synchronous Management Using Buffers," , Boston, MA, 2000, pp. 761-766.

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

"Improving Production Line Performance," IIE Solutions, Vol. 32, No. 11, (2000), pp. 36-41.

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

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

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

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Integrating Enterprise Resources Planning and Theory of Constraints: A Case Study (reprint)," Execution and Control of Operations Reprints (APICS publication) (coauthors: Elisabeth 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: Elisabeth M. Umble, Kelsey Petrie).

"The TOC Approach to Overcoming Resistance to Change," presented at the 45th annual meeting Decision Sciences Conference, November 2014 (coauthors: Elisabeth M. Umble).
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