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BIOGRAPHY


Richard Schonberger, Ph.D.
Independent Researcher/Author/Speaker, University of Nebraska, Bellevue, WA, USA

Richard Schonberger, Ph.D., is an independent researcher, author, and frequent presenter at public and private-company events. He is author of 15 trade and text books, including Japanese Manufacturing Techniques (Free Press, 1982)—the first book in English detailing lean management principles and methodologies; and World Class Manufacturing (Free Press, 1986). His latest is Best Practices in Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement: A Deeper Look (Wiley, 2008). His 200-plus articles have appeared in a wide range of academic and practitioner periodicals (e.g., Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Lean Management Journal, Management Accounting Quarterly, Quality Progress, Journal of Quality Management, Cost Management, Interfaces). Following early years as a practicing industrial engineer, Richard joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska, becoming George Cook (chaired) Professor in operations management and information systems; and later affiliate professor in management science, University of Washington.

Richard’s honors include: 2016 Certificate of Merit in the IMA’s annual Lybrand Awards manuscript competition; 1995 Academy of the Shingo Prize; 1990 British Institution of Production Engineers’ International Award in Manufacturing Management; and 1998 IIE Production and Inventory Control Award. In addition, Schonberger was listed in Quality Digest (1995) as one of 24 “New Gurus: Next Leaders of the Quality Revolution. He is on the editorial boards of several business/academic journals, and currently is director of the “Global Leanness Studies” and the “World Class by Principles” international benchmarking project.

Proposal Submission Deadline:
October 11, 2019

Acceptance notification date:
November 11, 2019

Early Registration Deadline:
February 11, 2020

Please make sure to review and prepare the material needed before you start the on-line Proposal Submission Form. Click here to see Proposal Submission Guidelines.

Who May Submit: This online form may be used by a principal speaker, co-speaker, contact person, or a committee member submitting on behalf of a speaker.

Multiple Proposals: You may submit multiple proposals.

Conference Registration Fee:
The conference registration fee is waived for the principal speaker of accepted proposals. Speakers are responsible for their travel expenses and arrangements. Co-speakers will receive a 30% discount for the conference that they are presenting at.

Length of Presentations: Technical sessions are typically 35 minutes. There will be a limited number of "double" sessions, 70 minutes, at the end of each day.

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