Module 3: Using Systems-Based Management to Improve Health Outcomes
Many other industries have adopted systematic systems to design, implement and measure management plans for their businesses. In this module we will explore how the theory of constraints and LEAN management tools can be applied to food production systems including effective SOP development and routine system assessment tools.
James F. Lowe
A 1994 graduate of the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Lowe is an educator, advisor, researcher, and farmer based in Illinois. His passion for helping people lead better lives by improving food production systems has lead him around the world, from private practice to academia in his quest to understand food systems and share that knowledge with those that will benefit.
Dr. Lowe is currently an Associate Professor and Head of the Integrated Food Animal Management Systems Section, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, and Director of the i-Learning Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine. He maintains a consulting practice that has advisory relationships with 15% of the beef cattle marketed in the US, 8 of the top 30 swine producers in the North America, pork and beef producers in Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Asia, packer-processors, food retailers, restaurant chains and all of the major multi-national animal health suppliers.