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Victor E. Sower, Ph.D., C.Q.E.

Sam Houston State University

Department of Management & Marketing

 

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About the Instructor

Dr. Sower is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Operations Management at Sam Houston State University where he taught from 1990 to 2008. He is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and is Certified as a Quality Engineer. He also is a member of APICS, the Academy of Management, DSI, ISM, ACS, AIChE, SWAM and other professional organizations. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, an M.B.A. from Auburn University, and a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of North Texas. Dr. Sower is author or co-author of 8 books, 34 articles in refereed journals, 33 articles in refereed conference proceedings, and numerous presentations. He is an active consultant in the quality and innovation management areas. He was the 1996 recipient of the SHSU Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2001 recipient of the SHSU Excellence in Research Award, and the 2008 recipient of the SHSU Excellence in Service Award.  He was named a 2005 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.  In addition to his academic experience, he has over 18 years of experience in process engineering, engineering management, and general management of a manufacturing operation and 2 years active duty service as an officer in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps.

Credentials do not command respect.  Professors must earn the respect of their students every day in the classroom.
                                                                                                                                Vic Sower


See selected publications by instructor:

Statistical Process Control for Managers

Insightful Quality: Beyond Continuous Improvement    Click to see interview with the authors.

RFID for the Supply Chain and Operations Professional

            "If you're looking for an overview of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, examples of how RFID is being used effectively everywhere from hospitals to warehouses, and guidelines for implementing an RFID system, this is the book for you." -- Inbound Logistics (January 2013)

Better Business Decisions Using Cost Modeling

            "It is a valuable tool for exposing hidden costs throughout the business. Reading Better Business Decisions Using Cost Modeling provides a solid first step." - APICS Magazine

Essentials of Quality With Cases and Experiential Exercises.

            "This book was written with the student in mind so it would make a good textbook. The book has a good coverage of topics listed on the body of knowledge for the CQIA and could be a good primer for that exam." - Journal of Quality Technology

Benchmarking for Hospitals: Achieving Best-in-Class Performance Without Having to Reinvent the Wheel

Benchmarking in Hospitals:  More Than a Scorecard

There is More to Quality than Continuous Improvement:  Listening to Plato
Moderator Variables in Cultural Values and Business Ethics Research:  Important to External Validity

The Dimensions of Service Quality for Hospitals...
Differences in Ethical Orientations of Upper Level U.S. and Mexican Business Students
Classics in Production and Operations Management
Delta Charts for Short Run SPC
Adapting Deming's Philosophy:  An Evaluative Model
Use of Simulation for Determining Appropriate Levels of Buffer Inventories in a JIT Environment
Cost of Quality and Its Relationship to Quality System Maturity

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