Chrysler LGO Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School CEO, President and Dean, Asia School of Business, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Charles H Fine is the Chrysler LGO Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding CEO, president and dean of the Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a collaboration between the MIT Sloan School of Management and Bank Negara Malaysia, the country’s central bank. For more than 35 years at MIT Sloan, Professor Fine has taught MBA and Executive Education courses in Operations Management, Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management and Innovation. He led the collaboration between MIT Sloan and the Indian School of Business on manufacturing curriculum development (2011-2014), was a founding co-director of MIT’s Tata Center for Technology and Design (2012-2015), and a founding co-director of MIT’s Communications Futures Program (2002-2015). He previously served as co-director of MIT’s International Motor Vehicle Program (1993-1998).
Professor Fine’s recent research focuses on two areas: (1) the development of principles for entrepreneurial organisations to build operations strategies and capabilities consistent with their business objectives, and (2) principles and practices for designing sustainable urban mobility systems. Some of his previous work addressed strategic supply chain design principles for fast-clockspeed manufacturing and service industries, as well as issues in quality management and manufacturing flexibility.
Professor Fine has an AB (1978) in Mathematics and Management Science from Duke University, and an MS (1981) in Operations Research and a PhD (1983) in Business Administration (Decision Sciences), both from Stanford University. He is the author of Clockspeed: Winning Industry Control in the Age of Temporary Advantage (Perseus Books, 1998), and co-author of Faster Smarter Greener: The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility (MIT Press, Fall 2017). In addition, his work on quality management, flexible manufacturing, supply chain management, and operations strategy, has appeared in a variety of leading publications
Professor Fine has consulted and taught widely in industry, with clients including Accenture, Axiata, Agile Software, Alcan, BellSouth, Best Buy, Boeing, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bombardier, Booz-Allen, BP, Caterpillar, Chrysler, Delphi Automotive, Deutsche Bank Alex Brown, Embraer, ESI, Fidelity, Fluor, GE, GM, Goodyear, Gore, HP, Honeywell, Intel, Kodak, Li & Fung, Lockheed-Martin, Lucent, Mercury Computer, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Motorola, 3M, NCR, Nokia, Nokia-Siemens Networks, Nortel, Novartis, Oracle, Polaroid, Porsche, PTC, Research-in-Motion, Rolls-Royce, Schlumberger, Sematech, Sony, Tata, Teradyne, Toyota, TRW, Unilever, Volkswagen, Volvo, Walsin Lihwa.