Note: Attendees are requested to bring with them a business or scientific calculator capable of doing exponential calculations.
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
This seminar will benefit engineers having responsibilities in manufacturing, maintenance, research, design, product and process development, program and project management, troubleshooting, and materials management. Additionally, individuals in non-engineering disciplines, including marketing and general management, will benefit from an introduction to the engineering perspective.
Individuals holding an engineering degree in any discipline, combined with experience in the transportation or similar industry will benefit the most from this course.
"The instructor's in-depth knowledge pertaining to financial topics and course material combined with [his] industry experience created a very informative and engaging class."
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
DAY TWO - Cost Impact & Enterprise Decisions
Instructor James Masiak
Since 1986, James Masiak has been acquiring experience in product and process development and implementation of business processes for General Motors. Activities include the implementation of an enhanced engineering product cost management process within GM North America, the alignment of cross-functional organizational initiatives, and development of an engineering resource allocation plan for GM Regions. Mr. Masiak was also responsible for the development and implementation of Global Engineering and Business Strategies across General Motors International Operations. His initial assignments at GM included vehicle and component testing & analyses, product development & management and strategic planning and benchmarking. He has recently applied the Innovation Corps Business Model Canvas methodology in assisting college and private sector startups.
Mr. Masiak received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his M.B.A. from the Michigan State University Executive Management Program.