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 Expert  720146

Expert in Product Development, QFD, QA Professional Value Services


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a Certified Value Specialist with expertise in product, process, and systems development, with an emphasis on value, quality, and cost. He is very skilled in many facets of his field, including value management and assurance, value analysis/engineering, and systems value analysis. He is equally knowledgeable of quality function deployment, also known as "house of quality." He has worked on over 700 projects in productivity, cost, and quality improvements for many businesses, with a proven track record of millions of dollars of cost savings, and performance, and quality improvement. Expert is intimately familiar with Principles and Applications of Value Engineering, Contractual Aspects of Value Engineering (CAVE), and Management of Value Engineering. He is also very knowledgeable regarding project and cost management, design to cost, and quality assurance, and is conversant with concurrent and simultaneous engineering, product innovation, and creativity. He is also skilled in team building and project leadership.
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supplier value analysis

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value analysis

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value engineering

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value management

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value pricing

Expert has taught quality function deployment (QFD) to over 100 companies, and has guided the applications of QFD on over 100 projects, ranging from large electromechanical systems, to molecules, to administrative systems and service organizations. He has equal skills in integrating QFD and value analyses to assure that you are developing the right product/service in the most cost effective manner. He is especially aware of the discipline necessary to implement the QFD process throughout an organization.
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house of quality

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quality function deployment

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voice of the customer

Expert has worked on hundreds of product, process, and service projects in productivity, cost, and quality improvements for many businesses. The results are a proven track record of millions of dollars in cost savings, enhanced performance, and improved quality.
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concurrent engineering

Expert's work on numerous product and service development programs resulted in millions of dollars in cost savings. He is adept in project and cost management, design to cost, quality assurance, and value analysis. He is conversant with concurrent and simultaneous engineering, as well as product innovation and creativity. In addition, he is skilled in team building and project leadership.
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Management of Value Engineering

Expert has extensive experience in many facets of this field, including value management and assurance, value analysis/engineering, and systems value analysis. He is proficient in project and cost management, design to cost, and quality assurance.
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cost control

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cost engineering

Expert has extensive experience working with professional purchasing organizations and companies on supplier cost improvement. He has authored numerous articles on supplier cost improvement and integrating quality and cost certification programs.
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supplier cost reduction

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supplier quality improvement

Expert has been involved with the management of projects ranging in size from small 100-activity projects to those with several thousand. He has worked with projects in productivity, cost, and quality improvements for many businesses with millions of dollars in cost savings. He is intimately familiar with value engineering, value analysis, quality function deployment, and innovation. He is familiar with cost management, design to cost, and quality assurance, as well as concurrent and simultaneous engineering and product and process creativity.
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product management

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project management

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project scheduling

Expert has studied creativity and innovation since 1966. He is a life member of the Creativity Education Foundation. His knowledge and experience include the basic concepts of why and how people create, the principles of creative problem solving, a wide range of creative problem solving methodologies and idea gathering techniques, and how to implement ideas.
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innovation


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   M.B.A.   Business/Operations Management   University of St. Thomas  
1963   B.S.   Business Math/Physics   University of Minnesota  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1980 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 

President/Owner

 

1973 to 1980

 

Kraus-Anderson General Contractors

 

Director of Administration

 

1970 to 1973

 

Washington Scientific Industries

 

Production Manager

 

1964 to 1970

 

Whirlpool Corporation

 

Value Analyst/Product Superintendent

 

1963 to 1964

 

Boeing Company

 

Program Management

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member and has presented papers and lectures at the meetings of the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC), the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), and the Creative Education Foundation (life member).

Professional Appointments

He is a Fellow of the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE) and has received numerous awards from that organization, including Value Engineer of the Year (1970), and National Vice President for four years. He is currently SAVE's National Liaison to the health care industries.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has written over 50 published articles.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert's company has more than 40 years of consulting experience servicing more than 100 companies in diverse industries. The company prevents clients from the expense of "reinventing the wheel" and helps develop an improvement program to the full effectiveness in minimum time.
Recent Client Requests:
  • QFD expert needed for consulting on a QFD for redesign of a large product offering.
  • Design to cost expert for consulting on a design to cost program/process for medical device company.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Expert's firm, Professional Value Services (PVS), facilitates voice of the customer focus groups, evaluates voice of the customer information, and develops product/service plans and specifications from the voice of the customer. The group has also facilitated creativity sessions to search for customer "Wows." Additionally, PVS leads teams through the entire development process.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert's company develops training courses and materials to support products and service the development process. Some of the training programs provided include quality function deployment (QFD), the product development process, the creative process, concept generation, project/product management, and value analysis/engineering.


 

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