Charles H Fine is the founding 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 30 years at MIT Sloan, Professor Fine has taught MBA and Executive Education courses in 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 (2011-14), and was a founding co-director of MIT’s Tata Center for Technology and Design (2012) and its Communications Futures Program (2002). He previously served as co-director of MIT’s International Motor Vehicle Program (1993-1998).
Professor Fine’s recent research focuses on the development of principles for entrepreneurial companies to build operations strategies and capabilities consistent with their business objectives. His previous work addressed strategic supply chain design principles for fast-clockspeed manufacturing and service industries.
Professor Fine has an AB in Mathematics and Management Science from Duke University, and an MS in Operations Research and a PhD in Business Administration (Decision Sciences) from Stanford University. He is the author of Clockspeed: Winning Industry Control in the Age of Temporary Advantage, Perseus Books, 1998. His work, on quality management, flexible manufacturing, supply chain management, and operations strategy, has also appeared in a variety of leading publications. Professor Fine has consulted and taught widely in industry, with clients including Accenture, 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.