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Matching Facility Layout to Business Needs

As a professor and director of graduate studies in UB’s Department of Industrial Lake Region Medicaland Systems Engineering, Dr. Li Lin specializes in facility layout – in addition to computer simulation, workflow analysis and improvement, and efficient deliveries of healthcare services. Through TCIE projects, he has assisted companies with determining the best possible layout arrangements. In a Q&A, Dr. Lin explains how he and his students work to address a company’s operational needs. » More

Tweet with Us

TwitterWhether you’re embarking on a new journey, have made some inroads, or are operating at a high level, it’s natural to have questions from time to time. Here’s your chance to speak with a continuous improvement (CI) expert, Peter Baumgartner. Join us on Twitter on Thursday, Jan. 29 for an “Ask the CI Expert” tweetathon. Use the hashtag #asktheCIexpert, directed to @UBTCIE, and ask away to your heart’s content. Pete will be available from 12:01 to 1:01 p.m. EST.

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From the Dean's Desk

Catch up with the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, including new faculty and initiatives, rankings, enrollment, research expenditures and more. » More

TCIE Spring Programs

This year, resolve to focus on professional development. Our business improvement classes include new courses in examining continuous improvement philosophies to determine the right solution, and FMEA's approach of robust product design and manufacturing. » More

Annual Report

Learn how TCIE engages with the community. Read about our key performance metrics, client stories and Innovation Hub Accelerator (iHub). » More

UB Engineering News

Access UB Equipment and Facilities


UB has some of the region's most advanced science and engineering equipment, as well as cutting-edge research facilities, available for use to industry and government. The Science and Engineering Equipment and Instrumentation Portal (EQUIP) of Shared Facilities provides cost-effective access to precision laboratories, tools and equipment for electronic device development, and the study and analysis of materials. » More


Case Study

Living Continuous Improvement Every Day

The Orchard Park, NY site of global medical device manufacturer Lake Region Medical is embracing a corporate-wide Lean effort to reduce waste, where improvement projects don’t have an assigned end date and everyone is encouraged to challenge the status quo. Gains are being made across all departments, from production and engineering to human resources and customer service. » More

Lake Region Medical


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