The University of Idaho College of Business and Economics Business Process Center conducts process improvement projects for Northwest companies. The center enables students to gain real-world business experience by defining a current process then redesigning and improving that process to increase a company’s effectiveness.
Students become familiar with process modeling and process control software. They gain experience in management and control of a process. Quality Management students help improve process outputs by reducing scrap and rework time. In the systems and simulations class, like processes are simulated to determine how to improve resource use cost, and/or throughput.
In general the Business Process Center consists of 3 to 5 students per team and up to 10 teams per semester.