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

Steven E. Butt, Ph.D.

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
E-227 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: (269) 276-3356
Email: steven.butt@wmich.edu






 

Publications:

Evans, Elizabeth E. and Steven E. Butt.  'Optimization of Production Operations in Plastics Manufacturing ' (2009). To appearin the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems (IJAMS).

Steven E. Butt, Fredericks, Tycho K., Supreeta Amin-Kumar, and Sam Ranrattan.  'Safety and Ergonomics Revisited: How has the Industry Changed in 10 Years?' (2009) To appear in AFS Transactions.

Amin-Kumar, Supreeta, Steven Butt, Tycho Fredericks, Teresa Bellingar, Fehime Utkan, Amanda Glick, and Ashley Hovenkamp,  Determining the Aesthesiometric Thresholds at the Low Back Region: A Pilot Study. Proceedings of IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2008, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 17-21, 2008, pp. 1843-1848.

Butt, Steven E., Ilgin Acar, Modeling Independent Pharmacy Staff Schedules.  Proceedings of IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2008, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 17-21, 2008, pp. 1861-1866.

Amin, Supreeta, Tycho Fredericks, Steven Butt and Michael Hoonhorst, Determining the Aesthesiometric Thresholds at the Thigh and Ischial Tuberosity Regions: A Pilot Study. Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Journal of Industrial Engineering Conference, Cancun, Mexico, November 4-7, 2007, pp 514-520.

Means, Stephanie, Steven E. Butt, and Tycho K. Fredericks, Charge Nurses’ Decision Making Process. Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Journal of Industrial Engineering Conference, Cancun, Mexico, November 4-7, 2007, pp. 84-87.

Acar, Ilgin, Steven E. Butt and Aydin Sipahioglu, Staff Scheduling – Modeling an Independent Pharmacy. Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Journal of Industrial Engineering Conference, Cancun, Mexico, November 4-7, 2007, pp.288-294.

Fredericks, Tycho K. and Steven E. Butt, 'Objectively Determining Comfortable Lumbar Support in Task Seating', A Report of Research being conducted for the Haworth Company, February, 2006.

Abudayyeh, Osama, Tycho K. Fredericks, Steven E. Butt and A. Shaar.  'An Investigation of Management’s Commitment to Construction Safety'.  International Journal of Project Management 24(2), 167-174 , 2006.

Tsang, E., C. Halderson, I. Abdel-Qader, B. Aller, S. Butt, A. Kline, D. Miller, T. Place, S. Yehia, and K. Kallen (2006). Assessment of Faculty Mentoring Strategies of Student Learning Communities at Western Michigan University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Proceedings of the 36th Annual ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, San Diego, CA, October 28-31, 2006.

Fredericks, T.K., Butt, S.E., Kumar, A.R., and Amin, S.G. (2006). Biomechanical Analysis of EMS Personnel using Stair Chairs with Track Systems. Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Journal of Industrial Engineering Conference, Nagoya, Japan, October 24-27, 2006.

Fredericks, Tycho K., Choi, Sang D., Jason Hart, Steven E. Butt and Anil Mital.  'An Investigation of Myocardial Aerobic Capacity as a Measure of Both Physical and Cognitive Workloads'.  International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 35(12),  1097-1107, 2005.

Butt, Steven E., Tycho K. Fredericks, Anil R. Kumar, and Supreeta Amin,  ‘Postural and Error Analyses of Nurses using Birthing Beds’, Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering – Theory, Applications, and Practice, Clearwater FL, USA, December 4-7, 2005.

Fredericks, Tycho, K., Steven E. Butt, Anil R. Kumar, and Supreeta Amin,  'Biomechanical Analysis of Nurses using Birthing Beds', Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering – Theory, Applications, and Practice, Clearwater FL, USA, December 4-7, 2005.

Butt, Steven E., Tycho, K. Fredericks, James K. Nelson, Anil R. Kumar, Teresea Bellingar, ‘Aggregating Pressure Maps: A Case Study’, The Proceedings of the XIX Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference,  Las Vegas, Nevada, June, 2005.

Choi, Sang D., Tycho.K Fredericks., Steven E. Butt, ‘Prediction of Maximum Acceptable Roof Shingling Operations’, The Proceedings of the XIX Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference,  Las Vegas, Nevada, June, 2005.

Kumar, Anil R., Maria Candela, Tycho K. Fredericks, Steven E. Butt, (2005), ‘Chair Controls and User Expectations: A Case Study’, The Proceedings of the XIX Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June, 2005.

Nelson, James K., Jr., Tycho K. Fredericks, Steven E. Butt, and Scott N. MacKinnon. 'Evaluation of Occupant Seats and Seating Space in Free-Fall Lifeboats'. Commisioned by the International Maritime Organization, Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment, 48th Session, November 2004. (Civil and Construction Engineering Research Report CCE-2005-02, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI)

Butt, Steven E., Tycho K. Fredericks, and Bob White,  'Elements of an Activity-Based Statistics Course for Engineers', Proceedings of the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, June 20-23, 2004.

Fredericks, Tycho K., Jorge Rodriguez, Steven E. Butt, Cheryl Harris, Norma Velasquez-Bryant, and Heather Smith,  ' The Impact of a Summer Institute on High School Students’ Perceptions of Engineering and Technology ', Proceedings of the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, June 20-23, 2004.

Butt, Steven E., Tycho K. Fredericks, Anil R. Kumar, Jaqueline Wahl, Katie Harrelson, Stephanie Means, Alana Dumasius, and Erin Brown,  'An Evaluation of Physiological Work Demands on Registered Nurses over a 12-Hour Shift', Proceedings of the XVIII Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference (ISOES), Houston, TX, USA, May 19-22, 2004.

Butt, Steven E., Peter Mattei, and Colin Brown,  'Determining the Controlling Path and Rate Float in a Linear Schedule through Network & Linear Programming Models', Proceedings of the 8th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering – Theory, Applications, and Practice, Las Vegas, NV, USA, November 10-12, 2003.

Butt, Steven E., Tycho K. Fredericks, and Bob White,  'An Activity-Based Statistics Course for Engineers', Proceedings of the 8th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering – Theory, Applications, and Practice, Las Vegas, NV, USA, November 10-12, 2003.

Butt, Steven E., Tycho K. Fredericks, Sang D. Choi, and Anil R. Kumar, ‘Comparison of Commercial Stairchairs using Data Envelopment Analysis ', Proceedings of the XVI Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference (ISOES), Toronto, Canada, June 9-12, 2002.

Fredericks, Tycho K., Sang D. Choi, Steven E. Butt, and Anil R. Kumar, ‘Biomechanical Analyses of Paramedics Using Stairchairs ', Proceedings of the XVI Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference (ISOES), Toronto, Canada, June 9-12, 2002.

Fredericks, Tycho K., Sang D. Choi, Steven E. Butt, and Anil R. Kumar, ‘Postural Analysis of Paramedics Using Stairchairs', Proceedings of the XVI Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference (ISOES), Toronto, Canada, June 9-12, 2002.

Butt, Steven E. and Azim Houshyar. 'Applied Operations Scheduling and Routing'. Scientia Iranica 9(3), 187-192, 2002.

Butt, Steven E. and Walter L. Nuels, III, 'A Mathematical Programming Approach To Crashing Pert Networks', Proceedings of the 6th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering - Theory, Applications, and Practice, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 18-20, 2001.

Lyth, David M., Steven E. Butt, Robert Landeros, and Bruce Ferrin. 'Supply Chain Management Inventory Ordering Model', 6th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering – Theory, Applications, and Practice, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 18-20, 2001.

Abudayyeh, Osama, Tycho K. Fredericks, Steven E. Butt, Mark Palmquist, Helga Torres, and Christina Ciucci,  'Safety In The Specialty Construction Industry: Challenges And Opportunities', 6th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering – Theory, Applications, and Practice, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 18-20, 2001.

Butt, Steven E., Tycho K. Fredericks, Suzan Olson, and Nikki Crocker, 'Investigation of the Relationship Between Shift Scheduling Practices and Workplace Injuries', Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, 4, 270-276, 2001.

Ramrattan, Sam, Steven E. Butt, Mitchel Keil, and Jorge Rodriguez.  'Distortion and Degradation of a Sand/Binder System and Solvent-Based Coatings'. AFS Transactions, No. 00-097, 2000.

Butt, Steven E. and David M. Ryan. 'An Optimal Solution Procedure for the Multiple Tour Maximum Collection Problem using Column Generation'. Computers and Operations Research 26(4), 427-441, 1999.

Butt, Steven E. and Christina C. Ciucci. 'Efficient Tour Scheduling of Part-Time Employees in the Fast Food Industry', 4th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications and Practice , San Antonio, Texas, USA, November 17 - 20, 1999.

Fredericks, Tycho K., Steven E. Butt, Christina C. Ciucci, Jason Hart, Sang D. Choi and David Lyth. 'The Effect of Window Size on Accuracy for Video Work Sampling', 4th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications and Practice , San Antonio, Texas, USA, November 17 - 20, 1999.

Butt, Steven E. and Tom M. Cavalier. 'Facility Location in the Presence of Congested Regions with the Rectilinear Distance Metric'. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 31(2), 103-113, 1997.

Butt, Steven E., David M. Ryan, and Stuart Mitchell. 'An Integrated Production and Transportation Planning Model for Winstone Aggregates', 2nd Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice , San Diego California, USA, November 12-15, 1997.

Butt, Steven E. and Tom M. Cavalier. 'An Efficient Algorithm for Facility Location in the Presence of Forbidden Regions'. European Journal of Operational Research 90, 56-70, 1996.

Butt, Steven E. and Tom M. Cavalier. 'A Heuristic for the Multiple Tour Maximum Collection Problem'. Computers & Operations Research 21(1), 101-111, 1994.


Grants and Awards:

  • Director's Award for Teaching Excellence - 1994, from the University of Auckland
  • Tau Beta Pi - Outstanding Faculty Award - 2000, WMU College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Professional Memberships:

  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Operational Research Society of New Zealand (ORSNZ)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
 

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