Ben Rans, BEng, PEng

Engineering Nova Scotia’s Vaccine Rollout 

Principal, Davis Pier

Date: Wednesday 4 May 2022
Time: 13:00 pm to 14:00 pm
Venue: MA 310 at 5269 Morris Street (Morroy Building) and/or
Online MS Teams.

Davis Pier
is a consulting firm dedicated to solving complex problems and there has been no shortage of these throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Nova Scotia’s vaccine rollout presented many interesting challenges that required systematic thinking and problem solving in an environment with limited and/or imperfect information.  This presentation will explore and provide examples of how various Industrial Engineering tools (e.g, Project Management, Inventory & Supply Chain Management, Data Analytics, etc.) were useful in supporting the strategic planning and implementation of one of the most successful vaccine rollouts in the country.

Speaker Biography
Ben Rans is a Principal at Davis Pier Consulting and has worked on a wide variety of government projects in health care, social service, labour, and education; as well as projects in the not-for-profit and private sectors. Ben has been able to put his IE skills to use in various consulting projects and has become a go-to analytics resource to synthesize qualitative and quantitative data to inform data and evidence-based decision making. He has also found the importance of leveraging interpersonal skills to effectively build relationships and trust with clients, understand the challenges they face, and communicate in a way that is impactful. Ben is an experienced project manager and facilitator and enjoys working with his team and his clients to solve complex problems.  He holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Dalhousie University where he earned Sexton Distinction, is nearing the completion of his Master of Engineering, and has his Professional Engineering (P.Eng) designation.

Contact Person:
Prof. Floris Goerlandt

General Enquiry:
Ms. Tara Parker
Tel: 902.494.3281