Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

Engineering Management Research Lab



Improve the organizational performance and quality of work life through innovative research and application of Engineering Management Techonology.


To research and apply leading edge engineering tools and techniques in managerial and organizational settings.

The EMRL performs and supports research on engineering management topics. This lab is used for research and to support teaching in project-related courses and masters/doctoral projects, theses, and dissertations. Typical research projects include the design and measurement of organizational variables such as culture, quality, and resilience.


Lab faculties have received three grants for Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) from WMU. Recent EMRL projects have been with Bronson Healthcare Group and the Stryker Corp. Professors Larry Mallak and David Lyth head up the EMRL.


Larry A. Mallak,
Ph.D. Associate Professor,
Dept. of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
Co-Director, Engineering Management Research Laboratory
Western Michigan University,
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5336
Ph. (269) 276-3369
Fax (269) 585-5933


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA
(269) 276-3350 | (269) 276-3353 Fax

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