Honors Projects


Emily BoyleFollow


The manufacturing industry is one of the largest industries in Northwest Ohio. With the growing influence of Lean/Six Sigma manufacturing systems, the industry is becoming much more automated and team-oriented. The manufacturing facility in question is a Tier 1 and 2 automotive manufacturer that is a part of one of the largest global companies in this sector and uses many Lean and Six Sigma processes across three shifts. In recent years, this company has seen a trend of high turnover and it is a constant point of contention for both supervisors and Human Resources. The current study aimed to determine the most significant correlations and predictors of turnover using the Job Descriptive Index, training investment, and other scales to quantitatively aid the management team in creating interventions to reduce turnover.





First Advisor

Dr. Mike Zickar

First Advisor Department


Second Advisor

Dr. Margaret Brooks

Second Advisor Department


Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2017