Mark L. Spearman, Ph.D., is Director of Technical Solutions for Strategic Project Solutions. Dr. Spearman has over thirty years of experience in the optimization of manufacturing supply chains by improving on-time delivery, increasing productivity and reducing cycle times and inventories. He founded Factory Physics, which was acquired by Strategic Project Solutions in 2018. Dr. Spearman pioneered Operations Science providing a comprehensive scientific framework to control and optimize the operations of any industry. He is the co-author of the award-winning book, Factory Physics, and of McGraw-Hill’s lead business title, Factory Physics for Managers. Both books are used around the world at leading companies and universities for implementation of and education on best practices in operation management. Dr. Spearman holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University and has been a tenured professor at Northwestern University, Georgia Tech and Texas A&M.