August 28, 2019
Alabama Productivity Center
2019 Summer Semester Newsletter
In this Issue:

2019 Fall Internships

Open Enrollment Courses

Welcome Morgan Harrison to APC Staff

2019 Summer Orientation Video - "Hear From the Students"

Leadership in Supply Chain Management - Mobile, AL Class

Productivity Engineer II Position

What's Happening in Alabama?

About Us
2019 Fall Internships
We are looking forward to another great fall with football and of course our student internships! We have 24 Fall interns who started Monday, August 26th and will run until December 6th. APC interns work on various projects from continuous improvement to operation efficiency and work 20 hours a week during the Fall and Spring Semesters. The interns are also paid directly through The University of Alabama, taking the hassle off your HR department. The APC staff works closely with each student and strive for a win-win outcome; a benefit to both the company and the student. Have an idea but aren't sure where to start? Give us a call!

Huntsville/Tuscaloosa Area:

(205) 242 - 6057

Birmingham Area:

(205) 348 - 7968

Greater Mobile Area:

(251) 234 - 1724

Open Enrollment Courses
  • ISO 9001:2015 Overview
  • IATF 16949:2016
  • ISO 19011:2018
  • Auditing Automotive Core Tool Overview and Auditing
  • Finders Keepers - Recruiting and Retention Strategies
  • Lean Airplane and Lean 101
  • Leadership 101
  • Situational Leadership
  • 8-Step Problem Solving

All courses are 4-8 hours long and can be held in Mobile, Birmingham, and Tuscaloosa areas. For more information on each course please contact Justin Rodgers.
(251) 234 - 1724

Check out our 8-Step Problem Solving Training Course Video below!
Welcome Morgan Harrison to APC Staff
Morgan Harrison is a Productivity Engineer for The Alabama Productivity Center, a part of the Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama. Morgan is a 2006 graduate of The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. During her time at The University of Alabama, she participated in the Co-op Program, working three semesters with Whitesell Group in North Alabama.

After graduation, Morgan worked for Michelin as an Industrial Engineer in one of their tire manufacturing facilities. Following her time with Michelin, she started a career in telecommunications, working almost 12 years for AT&T Contractor company, Summit Engineering Services. She served as the Manager of Database Operations where she oversaw a team of Data Specialists. Her work also included project management, reviewing and approving invoices, training employees in the use of various databases, and maintaining access control for many AT&T databases. While at Summit Engineering Services, she took on the additional role of Quality Control Specialist, conducting quality reviews of Outside Plant Engineering jobs. Her work also included designing and drafting fiber telecommunication jobs.

Morgan has served on the Society of Women Engineers Advisory Board at The University of Alabama since 2015. She is also active with the Junior League of Tuscaloosa, volunteering at Holt Elementary and with Junior Achievement. Morgan joined APC in 2019 bringing her skills in engineering and database management to this position.
Morgan Harrison Contact Information:
(205) 348-7968
Help us welcome Morgan to the APC Team!
2019 Summer Internship Orientation Video - "Hear From the Interns"
Our interns report to a three day orientation where we give them the tools to succeed during their internships.

Take a look at the video below to see what the students learned this summer at orientation and what they have to say about the Student Orientation.
Leadership In Supply Chain Management Course - Mobile, AL
September 25th, 2019
9am - 1pm
GulfQuest Maritime Museum
155 South Water Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Registration Contact:

Justin Rodgers
Productivity Engineer II Position
Job Summary: The Productivity Engineer II serves as a consultant to manufacturing and other industries in the State of Alabama and surrounding states to provide them with business, technical and training/coaching assistance as part of the University's business college's outreach program. Plans, designs, implements, and manages complex business and/or technical projects for manufacturing and other industries.

Required Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of work experience in a manufacturing or industry environment; OR Master's degree and three (3) years of experience in a manufacturing or industry environment; OR Doctorate.

What's Happening in Alabama?
About Us
In an effort to improve economic development in the state of Alabama, the Alabama Productivity Center was established on January 1, 1986, on the University of Alabama campus. The mission of the APC is to focus research and educational resources on the enhancement of productivity and quality within Alabama businesses and the state's industry.

The Alabama Productivity Center, a non-profit organization, is an outgrowth of a 1983 joint venture of the University of Alabama and General Motors to save a Tuscaloosa GM plant from closing. The positive experience utilizing university faculty and students to save Alabama jobs led to the establishment and sponsorship by Alabama Power Company and the University of Alabama.

In 1996, APC became home to Region 3 of the Alabama Technology Network (ATN), the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the state of Alabama. Headquartered in Montgomery, the ATN brings together a set of sixteen regional centers covering the entire state and serving the technical assistance and workforce development needs of small- and medium-sized manufacturing firms.

The APC’s accomplishments, such as recognition by the National Council for Urban Development and the U.S. Economic Development Administration as an “innovative” and “imaginative” program, demonstrate that the APC is a valuable resource for Alabama businesses.
Thank you for your support of the Alabama Productivity Center. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us through our website or social media. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter  for prizes and updates throughout the year! 
Thank you, 
Alabama Productivity Center Staff
Alabama Productivity Center
1818 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
(205) 348-8956