Global Future Councils Member: TORBJØRN NETLAND

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TORBJØRN NETLAND

Prof. Dr. Torbjørn H. Netland is the Head of Chair of Production and Operations Management (POM) at ETH Zurich. Before taking position at ETH, he was an Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a Senior Researcher at SINTEF Technology and Society in Trondheim, Norway.

He has been a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for International Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, UK, and a Fulbright Visiting Research Fellow at McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA.

His research on productivity improvement is performed in close cooperation with global companies.

It appears in leading peer-reviewed journals.

He is editor of the Routledge Companion to Lean Management, a recent Shingo Research Award recipient.

Being a dedicated research communicator, he blogs at www.better-operations.com and tweets as @tnetland.[1]SEE URL: https://www.weforum.org/people/torbjorn-netland ETH ZURICH PROFILE: RESEARCH AREA: Netland’s research expertise is in the fields of production management, lean production, and process … Continue reading

Chair of Production and Operations Management,
ETH Zurich,
SWITZERLAND

GLOBAL FUTURE COUNCILS SEATED ON:

FELLOW: Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Production


References

1 SEE URL: https://www.weforum.org/people/torbjorn-netland

ETH ZURICH PROFILE:

RESEARCH AREA:
Netland’s research expertise is in the fields of production management, lean production, and process innovation. He is especially interested in methods for productivity improvement in manufacturing industries and the related management of production improvement programs in multinational companies. His research is carried out in cooperation with leading companies and draws on empirical methods such as econometrics, case studies, action research and field experiments.

Under Netland’s leadership, the Chair of Production and Operations Management continues his tradition of conducting innovative and relevant operations management research. The Chair focuses on use of new technologies (digitization, additive manufacturing, and robotics) in production, behavioural operations, and strategic issues such as production footprint strategy.

CURRICULUM VITAE:
Prof. Dr. Torbjørn H. Netland is Assistant Professor and the Head of Chair of Production and Operations Management (POM) at ETH Zurich. Before taking position at ETH, he was an Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a Senior Researcher at SINTEF Technology and Society in Trondheim, Norway. He has been a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for International Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, UK, and a Fulbright Visiting Research Fellow at McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA.
((SEE URL: https://mtec.ethz.ch/people/person-detail.torbjoernnetland.html

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