associate director of the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing
Charlene Yauch, PhD, PE is the associate director of the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) and a professor of practice in industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She conducts industry training workshops on how to implement QRM and how to design cells for production and office operations. Charlene advises student projects for companies that are members of the QRM Center and teaches classes on QRM, manufacturing processes, and manufacturing systems analysis.
Prior to her current job, Dr. Yauch worked at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Versa Technologies, and McDonnell Douglas. She has a BS in industrial engineering (IE) from Purdue University, as well as MS degrees in sociology and manufacturing systems engineering and a PhD in IE from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.