Jack Boepple
Jack Boepple

Adjunct Lecturer of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

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Jack Boepple works for Huron Consulting Group in their Healthcare practice.  Prior to joining Huron, Jack worked for Advocate Health Care as an internal operations improvement consultant where he worked with hospital departments to identify and implement process improvement opportunities using Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Results were measured with key metrics to determine outcomes and cost savings to the hospital.  Jack also worked with each department to establish a continuous improvement culture in order to improve the likelihood the improvements are sustained.  Jack has also held positions with the U.S. Air Force, Siemens Medical Systems, Computer Science Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola, where he worked in the areas of software engineering, project management, quality, and process improvement.

Jack received his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 1999, his Six Sigma Black Belt certification from the American Society of Quality (ASQ) in 2007, and his Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (ASQ) certification also in 2007. He was an Examiner for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program from 2008 – 2010 and 2012.

Jack is a 2008 Kellogg School of Management graduate, a 1983 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (BS, Computer Science), and a 1988 graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (MS, Computer Science).

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Print Research
Boepple, Jack. 2013. Samsung Electronics: Using Affinity Diagrams and Pareto Charts. Case 5-412-754 (KEL738).
Boepple, Jack. 2013. Analyzing Low Patient Satisfaction at Herzog Memorial Hospital . Case 5-113-003 (KEL740).

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Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
6 Sigma Basics I (OPNS-930-A)
A combination of theory and practical application of 6 Sigma, Lean, and project management techniques. It introduces a basic problem solving framework and evolves / enhances it during the course using various tools. The focus for this session is on some of the most frequently used tools in the 6 Sigma toolset. In order for you to gain the most from this course, you are expected to identify an issue you want to analyze with these techniques, preferably a real problem encountered during your job.

6 Sigma Basics II (OPNS-931-B)
The continuation of 6 Sigma Basics (A). While additional tools are introduced, the focus for this session is the practical application of the tools and in-depths reviews of the progress on the problem you are attempting to solve. Please note that this is not a certification course, and completion of this course will not necessarily lead to certification. However, successful completion of your project can be used to demonstrate 6 Sigma proficiency for any formal certification program, such as the one run by ASQ (American Society for Quality), the de facto industry standard for 6 Sigma certification.

Implementing Process Improvement (OPNS-932-0)
Evaluating and improving operating processes is essential for the growth and health of any business. This course introduces a variety of frameworks for assessing performance as well as identifying and prioritizing improvement opportunities. It draws on the most frequently used tools from Six Sigma and Lean as well as project management techniques. The course also emphasizes organizational considerations in implementation. Students will have opportunities to apply these tools in visits to local firms as well as be expected to use them in a final project.