Brian J. Dyson
Summary: Manufacturing systems engineering manager with broad skills in computer-integrated manufacturing and business management.
Skills and experience summary
· Systems integration
· Factory information systems
· Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
· Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
· Data warehouse applications
· Activity-based costing and cost analysis
· Simulation modeling
· SPC data collection and statistical analysis
· e-Manufacturing, Internet-enabled applications
· Asset recovery
· Manager / lead engineer / consultant
· Computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM)
· Systems engineering
· Manufacturing strategic planning
· Broad knowledge of shop floor operations
· Project management
· Process and product engineering
· Lean manufacturing techniques
· Supply chain optimization
· Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence systems
in Computer Integrated Manufacturing - 1996 -
in Industrial Administration (MBA)
- 1984 -
in Mechanical Engineering - 1980 -
graduate coursework from Rutgers,
Manufacturing Systems Consultant / Asset Recovery Manager
Consultant providing manufacturing systems analysis, strategic planning, and project management in the application of computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) technologies for improving the productivity, quality, and cost-efficiency of production operations. Projects focus primarily in the areas of developing and implementing manufacturing execution systems (MES) and shop floor control solutions for real-time production management primarily in the electronics assembly industry. Compile system requirements, research potential alternatives, recommend solutions, develop project plans, and manage system deployment. Consulting clients include manufacturers, systems integrators, and software companies. Also developed and currently manage a high-tech asset recovery business. Broker deals and directly acquire equipment for resale. Research technical specifications and market values of products and equipment.
MES Program Manager
Manager responsible for expanding existing line of software to include manufacturing execution systems (MES) functionality. Projects included market research, strategy development, proposal development. Led a software development team to devise a systems integration plan.
AT&T Bell Laboratories -
Advanced Technologies QUEST consulting group / Network Wireless Systems 1991-1996
Senior Manufacturing Systems Engineer
Member of a manufacturing consulting group specializing in computer-integrated manufacturing solutions to support manufacturing operations within AT&T. Performed systems engineering and project management during the development of a client/server data warehouse software application for managing corporate-wide finished goods inventory. Identified data sources, compiled functional requirements, authored user documentation, developed the on-line help program, developed and conducted user training. Managed and tracked project milestones to meet delivery schedules. Re‑engineered assembly processes for higher velocity, efficiency, and cost effectiveness. Modeled production processes using simulation software to compare alternative assembly scenarios.
AT&T Network Systems - Transmission Systems Business Unit 1987-1991
Member of Technical Staff - CIM Process Engineer
Critical contributions in the planning, installation, implementation, and production phases of a flexible, high-volume, high-mix circuit board assembly line. Lead engineer over progressive assembly and through-hole automatic insertion assembly operations. As lead engineer, supported the integration of MES software systems for data collection, lot traceability, shop floor control, and computer-aided process planning into several circuit board assembly shops. Planned, developed, and implemented computer-integrated inspection and repair processes using cell control software, SPC, and machine vision technologies. Analyzed assembly and test data to determine root causes of defects. Led quality improvement studies and facilitated several quality cell teams. Presented analyses to various engineering and management groups. Engineered various cost-saving production process improvements.
AT&T Technology Systems -
Planning Engineer, corporate staff for the Vice-President of the Electronic Components Division
Coordinated the inputs from the functional areas of the semiconductor manufacturing division into comprehensive business and manufacturing plans. Analyzed and tracked divisional performance metrics. Reviewed capital appropriation requests from factories before submittal to executive officers. Compiled data and prepared material for executive presentations. Summarized divisional production performance for executive review in the development of business plans and strategies.
Westinghouse Electric Corporation -
Field Service Engineer - Power Generation Service Division
Responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, and testing turbine generator hydraulic and pneumatic control systems for electric utilities and industrial plants nationwide. Directed equipment repairs by plant maintenance personnel and acted as unit start-up advisor.
Member of Society of
Manufacturing Engineers (SME); Computer and Automated Systems Association
(CASA); and the
Former vice-chairman of the Columbus SME chapter.
Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma - engineering honor societies
Previous Professional Certifications:
CPIM - APICS certification CMfgE - Certified Manufacturing Engineer
CEI - Certified
Interests: Waterskiing, snowskiing, tennis, international adventure travel.