Title: Associate Professor, College of Business & Management

Campus: Seattle, Wash.

Ken Solheim specializes in project and operations management – teaching both at the graduate and undergraduate level at DeVry University.

Basing his teaching on over 25 years of field experience, working in both operations and project management – including serving as lead instructor at the Boeing Company and over 10 years of new product development for Unitrode Integrated Circuits Corp.- Mr. Solheim constantly focuses his students on the processes of improvement.

A constant contributor to the field, Mr. Solheim involves himself with multiple professional organizations in project and operations management. Mr. Solheim is currently active in both the Association of Operations Management (APICS) and the Project Management Institute (PMI) and has achieved certifications from both organizations - the certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) from APICS and the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI.                                       

Mr. Solheim's contributions were recognized by DeVry University in 2009 as a recipient of the Professional Recognition of Integrity, Dedication and Excellence (PRIDE) award - recognition of the wealth of professional knowledge passed on by individuals with the most direct interaction with students.

Mr. Solheim holds bachelor’s degrees in music and education from Western Washington University and master’s degrees in business administration (Southern New Hampshire University) and divinity (Bethel Theological Seminary).

Thought Leadership

-       The continued trend towards a world economy is going to put more pressure on supply chain management.

-       Supply chain will need to form even tighter integration with operations and sales management in an effort to decrease costs through inventory reduction and just-in-time order fulfillment.

-       An evolution of technical skills will be necessary as changes occur, but critical thinking, analysis and problem solving will always be skills needed to harness new technologies.

-       A significant increase in web and cloud networking is going to impact the way information is communicated.

-       Enterprise systems (in both operations and project management) will leverage this increased networking for universal planning.

To schedule an interview with Ken Solheim, please contact Colleen Coors at 312-861-5267 or colleen.coors@mslgroup.com.

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