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Katherine W. Olsen

Adjunct Professor, Industrial Technology and Management

Mies (Main) Campus Office: 

3424 S. State St., Room 4001S

Mies (Main) Campus Phone: 

312.567.3650

Email: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherineolsen

Education 

M.S., Supply Chain Management, Elmhurst College
B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Courses 

INTM 497/597 Special Projects

Experience 

Supply Chain Design, Sales & Operations Planning, Warehouse Management, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement.

Research  

Olsen began her Supply Chain career as Manager of Production and Industry Control for Motorola. She moved into higher level management positions at Motorola, and then at Panduit prior to assuming her current role at Castle Metals. At Panduit, she completed courses in Priniciples Of S&OP, Pragmatic Marketing, and Principles & Practices of Demand Managment.  Ms. Olsen has a significant understanding of issues related to employee development, employee engagement, and training.  Her experience with cost reduction, excess inventory, service parts, and aftermarket support, helps her in building effective global organizations and implementing customer-focused processes in dynamic, profitable business units. 

Memberships 

APICS  

Industry Title 

Director of Supply Chain, Castle Metals

Community Service 

Executive Network Group (ENG) of Greater Chicago; Ms. Olsen has  served as a volunteer, assisting executives in career transition since 1991.