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Mark A. Christobek

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Dr. Mark Christobek is a senior lecturer in the Management Sciences department, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in business statistics, business analytics, operations management, process management, total quality management, Six Sigma principles, and project management. He came to Fisher in 2000 after more than 20 years in engineering and project management positions in the steel, chemical, glass and medical device industries.

In addition to his role at Fisher, Dr. Christobek has a secondary appointment as a lecturer in the Integrated Systems Engineering department of the College of Engineering, teaching courses in supply chain modeling, project management and decision analysis.

A professional engineering in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dr. Christobek has been married for more than 30 years to his wife, Carol, and has two daughters, Kate and Laura. He enjoys sports, playing golf, traveling, walking, gardening and home improvement. He has volunteered for over 25 years as Santa Claus at local schools and charities. He lives in Lewis Center, a suburb of Columbus.

Areas of Expertise

  • Project management
  • Business statistics and analytics
  • Six Sigma principles

Education

  • PhD, Temple University
  • Master’s of Engineering, Lehigh University
  • BS in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

 

2320 — Decision Sciences: Statistical Techniques

Examination of the use of statistical techniques in managerial decision-making processes; statistical inference, simple and multiple regression, time series.

3230 - Introduction to Operations Management: Improving Competitiveness in Organizations

Effective operations and supply chain management contributes to the competitiveness and survival of an organization.  This course helps students to understand how concepts, principles, and techniques from operations and supply chain management can be leveraged to analyze, control, and improve critical processes responsible for efficiently making and delivering goods and services to the right customer, at the right cost, in the right quantity, with the right quality, and at the right place and right time (i.e., RIGHT6).  These critical processes reside in manufacturing, as well as service, organizations; these critical processes are evident in for-profit, as well as non-profit, organizations.  Students are introduced to key operational and supply chain challenges having strategic and tactical implications, as well as various conceptual aids and quantitative techniques to cope with these challenges.  While quantitative techniques are discussed, the focus is on using these techniques to help make informed decisions to overcome operational and supply chain challenges.