Dr. Pawel Mensz is a member of faculty at the University of New Haven, where he teaches Statistics, Operations Management and Quantitative Analysis in the School of Business. His main areas of expertise are methods related to process improvement such as Theory of Constraints (TOC), Just-in-Time, Lean Production, Quality Management, Cycle Time Reduction, Inventory Control and Supply Chain Management.
Dr. Mensz received his entire formal education in Poland. This includes: Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Systems Research Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Warsaw Polytechnics and associate degree from Shipbuilding School in Gdansk. During his association with Polish Academy of Sciences Dr. Mensz specialized in applications of mathematical methods towards statistical quality control, theory of reliability, inventory control, Monte Carlo Simulation and modeling and analyzing production systems. The developed methods were later implemented at the local manufacturers (primary semiconductor, machining and steel-mill industry).
His American experience includes: commissioning of fine sailing boats, working as an research associate for School of Organization and Management (SOM) at Yale University, where he developed optimizations software and as an Senior Systems Analyst for Creative Output Inc. (COI). COI was a leading manufacturing management-consulting/software firm which developed and promoted OPT (Optimized Production Technology). This technique was broadly publicized by the book The Goal and later known as a DBR (drum-buffer-rope) or TOC (Theory of Constraints). As Senior System Analyst, he was responsible for all aspects of feasibility studies and implementation project. He was assigned to clients like GE, GM, Lear-Siegler and others, where he conducted education and training at all levels of management. He has been certified in Business Analysis and Software Implementation of OPT System by Creative Output Inc. Dr. Mensz also served as a member of the Board of Examiner for the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership; the local version of the National Malcolm Baldrige Award.
On a personal note, Dr Pawel Mensz lives in New Haven with his wife Teresa and two daughters. His main hobbies were always off-shore sailing and downhill skiing.