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* A special effort was made to link productivity to energy, producing major energy
Task 3: Promote the IAC Program and enhance recruitment efforts for new clients and
expanded geographic coverage.
The LMU-IAC was promoted through the following very supportive organizations:
" Southern California Edison
" Southern California Gas Company
" Several large aerospace companies
" The LMU alumni network
The IAC Director gives a presentation most years at President's Day, when friends and alumni
return to the university for a day of lectures and celebration.
Diligent care with our reports and client contacts resulted in a good reputation that preceded our
recruiting efforts. The IAC brochure and Best Practices Tools CD were distributed liberally to
We made numerous (several per year) slide shows at various meetings, including the meetings of
the North American Die Casting Association Chapter 30 and California Manufacturing
Technology Consulting, an IEEE conference for industrial engineers at the University of
Southern California, and a one-day workshop at LMU for the Alliance to Save Energy were
Some assessments were performed in nearby Orange County, Ventura County, and San
Bernardino County. In conjunction with the Save Energy Now (SEN) Program, a few
assessments were performed in Kings County and Tulare County, in the Central Valley of
Task 4: Provide educational opportunities, training, and other related activities for IAC
Regular Tuesday meetings during the school year were devoted to lectures on calculation
techniques for energy assessment recommendations; current energy issues of local, state an
national interest; industrial processes of the type seen on the assessments; and lean productivity
recommendations and their huge impact on energy savings. During the fiscal years 2003 through
2006, 37 students participated in the LMU-IAC. Almost every semester the program supported
2 graduate students and 6-20 undergraduate students through the use of novel management
Task 5: Coordinate and integrate Center activities with other Center and IAC Program
activities, DOE's Industrial Technologies programs and other EERE programs.
The LMU-IAC Director is a member of the MIT-based Lean Aerospace Initiative and taught the
Lean method at several local aerospace companies. He promotes energy savings from lean
productivity in these venues.
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