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Suggested Citation:"Committee Membership." National Academy of Engineering. 1992. Manufacturing Systems: Foundations of World-Class Practice. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1867.
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Committee Membership

Committee on Foundations of Manufacturing

W. DALE COMPTON, Lillian M. Gilbreth Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University (Committee Chairman)

H. KENT BOWEN, Ford Professor of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

HARRY E. COOK, Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

JAMES F. LARDNER, Chairman of the Manufacturing Studies Board of the National Research Council

A. ALAN B. PRITSKER, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pritsker Corporation

Contributing Authors

NANCY L. BADORE, Manager, Management and Organization Planning, Employee Relations Staff, Ford Motor Company

HAROLD E. EDMONDSON, Vice President of Manufacturing, Hewlett-Packard Corporation

PHILIP A. FISHER, Fisher & Company

JOHN E. GIBSON, Commonwealth Distinguished Professor of Systems Management, University of Virginia-Charlottesville

WILLIAM C. HANSON, Vice President, Logistics, Digital Equipment Corporation

Suggested Citation:"Committee Membership." National Academy of Engineering. 1992. Manufacturing Systems: Foundations of World-Class Practice. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1867.
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DAN C. KRUPKA, Department Head, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, AT&T Bell Laboratories

JOHN D. C. LITTLE, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management

DAVID B. MARSING, Plant Manager, Intel Corporation

JOE H. MIZE, Regents Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University

JAMES J. SOLBERG, Director, Engineering Research Center for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and Professor of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University

G. KEITH TURNBULL, Vice President, Technology Planning, Alcoa

ALBERTUS D. WELLIVER, Corporate Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology, The Boeing Company

RICHARD WILSON, Professor Emeritus, Industrial Engineering and Operations Department, University of Michigan

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JOSEPH A. HEIM, Study Director, NAE J. Herbert Hollomon Fellow

H. DALE LANGFORD, Editor

BRUCE R. GUILE, Director, Program Office

MARY JAY BALL, Administrative Assistant

Suggested Citation:"Committee Membership." National Academy of Engineering. 1992. Manufacturing Systems: Foundations of World-Class Practice. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1867.
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