Max Burrus, Max E. Burrus,
PMAX, KPC, Knowledge Process
Max E. Burrus
Ph.D. A.B.D. 1997
Human Factors & Statistics
University of Minnesota
Masters of Science 1991
Biomechanics and Man/Machine Interactions
B.S. & B.A. 1985
Biology & Chemistry
International Ergonomics Association
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Society of Automotive Engineers
Intelligent Transportation Systems America
Project Management Institute
Project Direction and Project Management
Office / Personnel Management
Management and Facility Re-engineering, Business
and physical equipment layouts
CATI, Call Center Technology
Contract and Project Management from Inception to Completion
Business Analysis & New Business Development
Quality Control / Quality Assurance - Safety - Industrial Engineering
Accounting, P/L, and Business Finance
Business Analysis (B2B, B2C)
Technical writing, process documentation, ISO
standard operating procedures (SOPs), and best documented practices
Process and value stream mapping
Time studies and cycle time reduction
Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Focus Factory, Cellular Manufacturing
Failure Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, 8D, FMEA
TQM, QIS, APQP, NPI, Six Sigma green belt
Balanced Scorecard Systems and Visual Factory
Demand and One Piece Flow
Survey design, administration, analysis & reports
Sales, Marketing, New Business Development
Win95/98/NT/2000/XP and Macintosh Environments
All Microsoft and Adobe Products, Internet, MS
Project and Outlook,
Statistical Packages including SPSS & MiniTAB, & Visio Flow Maps.
Mr. Burrus is C.E.O. of Power Max Consulting, Inc.
Mr. Burrus is responsible for project development and management from inception to final reporting.
He is the primary statistician and engineer for Power Max Consulting (PMAX).
His responsibilities have included individual curriculum and educational model development, test plan design, implementation, focus group and interview moderation, data collection, analysis and reporting.
He is the owner and operator of PMAX responsible for implementing industrial engineering and process improvement initiatives. He has completed statistical assessment, QA/QC and safety studies, new product introduction, full project management, and research for Public and Private Sector clients.
He is responsible for complete operations of this business, started during Graduate School.
Besides being the business manager, he also functions as the senior consultant and project manager for
all incoming studies and research.
specialties are overall quality and productivity improvements, driving
implementation down to the floor and throughout organizations. Training clients
on: strategic and operation metrics, team action plans, root cause
and failure analysis, opportunity and issue resolution, management accountability, employee empowerment
and accountability, ISO Certification, Lean/Six Sigma, visual factory, 5S, TQM, PDCA, Gap Analysis, front-line supervision shift and variance controls, and integration of supply chain, engineering, quality, logistics and floor operations in real time. PMAX moves companies from constant fire fighting to identification and resolution
of issues at the point of origin and through preventative and predictive maintenance.
PMAX Clients included GM's Saturn Division, Delco Electronics, Morton MetalCraft (discreet parts manufacturer),
John Deere, Caterpillar, Gerdau AmeriSteel, Wacker Siltronic (semi-conductor), Honeywell, 3M, Northwest
Airlines, and The Knowledge Process Company (Process Improvement Consulting Firm).
His academic research work has included: evaluation of in-vehicle information systems,
studies on multi-tasking while completing a primary task, and interactions between
humans and computer terminals (man-machine interactions).