Dr. Nourredine Boubekri is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of North Texas. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering. He received both his Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Manufacturing Engineering. His career started at the University of Miami. There he founded the University of Miami Industrial Assessment Center in the year 2000, which is currently still funded by DOE. His experience includes his roles as Department chair /Director of Research and Innovation /Director of UNT SACSCOC reaffirmation. He directed more than thirty-five Master and Ph.D. Students and published more than 100 technical articles and journal papers in the areas of Green Manufacturing, New Product/Process Development Management, Project Management and Quality Management. His research funding exceeds five million dollars in grants and contracts. He has been an invited/Keynote speaker at a number of international conferences and symposiums.
Director J&J Operating Systems (JJOS)
Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain
Randy joined J&J in 2016 to lead the deployment of the J&J “Operating System” (OpEx) program across the Americas internal manufacturing locations. By 2021, with the completion of these deployments, his role involved to manage the global sustainment of the program within manufacturing and to partner with the larger Strategy Innovation & Development team to strengthen full E2E supply chain excellence and support the transformation to a digital ecosystem. Starting with General Electric and continuing with roles with Dove Consulting, Tyco, and Pentair, Randy’s career has primarily focused on Quality, operations improvement, and project management across a wide range of industries.
Randy works out of his home outside of Boston, MA. He has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. He is a certified Lean/Sigma Master Black Belt.
VP, Chief Digital Program Officer and Executive Lean Leader