Background

Rick Guba is an Executive in Residence in the Management Sciences department. He came to Fisher in 2016 after retiring from General Electric co where he worked for 35 years. While he worked for the General Electric Company he held multiple manufacturing and design positions in multiple locations. His most recent role was to manage Lean transformation in the 87 Aviation division global facilities. These facilities included new make component manufacturing, assembly, and engine test and overhaul operations.

Guba has extensive experience in Six Sigma, Lean methodology, change management, teaming, leadership development and manufacturing management. His experience includes problem solving in traditional manufacturing applications as well as Transactional application (HR, Engineering, IT, Billing, finance). He has developed the Lean Leader development program for the Aviation division that is reshaping leadership in the GE organizations today.

At Fisher, Guba serves as a faculty of the Master of Business Operational Excellence degree program. In addition to teaching in the MBOE program he coached students from Tinker Air Force Base, GE, Tennessee Government, and more. In recent years, Guba has privately consulted with private and publicly held companies and organizations.

 


Areas of Expertise

  •          Change Management
  •          Teaming
  •          Lean methodology
  •          Manufacturing management
  •          Six Sigma methodology

Education

  • MBOE, The Ohio State University
  • BS in Engineering, University of Dayton

Courses

  • BUSMGT 7261 - MBOE Lean Enterprise Leadership

    Introduces three important methods: Hoshin Kanri (or policy deployment); Value Stream Mapping, and A3 storyboards. We will also begin defining projects and use the methods covered to analyze and document the value streams. Prereq: Enrollment in MBOE. Not open to students with credit for 840.02.

  • BUSMGT 7264 - MBOE Stabilizing Operations

    The objective of this course is to present students with the state-of-the-art tools for stabilizing operations and maintaining stability. Students will be taught to identify and analyze strategic core enterprise-wide concerns and implement solutions. Prereq: Enrollment in MBOE. Not open to students with credit for 843.

  • BUSMGT 7265 - MBOE Creating and Managing Flow

    This class will cover flow in both service and manufacturing environments. We will consider questions such as how to achieve patient flow in a hospital; and whether Materials Requirements Planning systems and flow processes can co-exist. Prereq: Enrollment in MBOE. Not open to students with credit for 845.

  • BUSMGT 7266 - MBOE Leading Operations

    The explicit link between problem solving and lean activities such as policy management, standardized work, visual management, human resources management and "go see" (gemba) activities are explained. Prereq: Enrollment in MBOE. Not open to students with credit for 844.

  • BUSMGT 4239 - Managing Process Improvement

    Describes the basics of establishing and managing a Lean process in service, office and manufacturing operations. We will look at how we can add value in delivery of goods or services to the customer. Prereq: 2320 (330), 2321 (331), 3230 (630), and AcctMIS 2200 (211), 2300 (212), and BusMHR 2291 or 2292 (BusADM 499.01). Not open to students with credit for 739.

  • BUSMGT 7270 - MBOE Managing the Extended Value Stream

    A focus on working across functions, companies and cultures and managing the Extended Value Stream. Prereq: Enrollment in MBOE. Not open to students with credit for 848.

  • BUSMGT 7263 - MBOE Value Stream Management

    Presents students with the state-of-the-art strategic and operational approaches to planning and implementing effective change across an enterprise. Students will be taught to identify and analyze concerns and implement solutions. Prereq: Enrollment in MBOE. Not open to students with credit for 842.

  • BUSMGT 7267 - MBOE Six Sigma

    Designed to familiarize students with the Six Sigma process improvement methodology and to provide them an opportunity to practice using Six Sigma Black Belt tools. Prereq: Enrollment in MBOE. Not open to students with credit for 810. This course is progress graded.