Operations Science Institute

Edward S. Pound Bio

Ed Pound, Operations Science Institute Managing Director

Managing Director, Operations Science Institute.

Operations Science Training and Coaching

Ed has more than thirty years of experience in operations, having worked in general management, operations, purchasing, and product development. Ed has helped pioneer the advanced benefits that operations science brings to business through training and coaching of personnel from the operations floor to the C-suite.

He has worked with top national and international manufacturing companies and in small, entrepreneurial ventures. His career includes two years in Mito, Japan working at JVC Inc.’s Production Technology and Research Center and he was its only non-Japanese employee at the time. His experience areas include aerospace, electronics, pharmaceuticals, cloud infrastructure development, consumer retail, medical devices, healthcare, construction, insurance, health care, and engineer-to-order capital equipment.

Ed was the lead author for McGraw-Hill’s lead business publication, Factory Physics for Managers. He is a 2022 University of Alabama Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Fellow and Past President of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering’s Work Systems division.

Ed earned a bachelor of science and a master of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama, a master of business administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a master of engineering management from the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University.