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Dave J. Orr

Dave J. Orr s the Director of Business Intelligence for Summa Health System, one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio, nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. He is also an instructor in the Executive MBA Program at Kent State University, and he has worked in process improvement, technical sales, engineering, product development, operations management, and quality roles for over fourteen years. He has served the healthcare, automotive, appliance, military, consumer product, and aerospace industries. Dave is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt from Kent State University. He earned his MBA from Robert Morris University and has a BS in Plastics Engineering Technology from Penn State University. Dave is coauthor of two books: When to Hire--Or Not Hire--a Business Consultant: Getting Your Money's Worth From Consulting Relationships, and Advanced Sales Management Handbook and Cases: Analytical, Applied, and Relevant. Through his work as a process improvement expert, Dave has identified and eliminated waste in businesses throughout his career.

Dave J. Orr's Books

When to Hire—or Not Hire—a Consultant

When to Hire—or Not Hire—a Consultant

  • Publication Date: January 15, 2013
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4734-0

When to Hire—or Not Hire—a Consultant: Getting Your Money's Worth from Consulting Relationships shows how to decide when to hire a consultant to help you set strategy, increase business, or solve problems—and when not to. Learn More …

Eliminating Waste in Business

Eliminating Waste in Business

  • Publication Date: April 1, 2014
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-6088-2

Eliminating Waste in Business shows supervisors, managers, and senior executives how to cut unnecessary costs while improving operations—and gain major improvements in innovation, marketing effectiveness, operations precision, and profitability. Learn More …