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Dr. Bob Emiliani has been a progressive management practitioner and researcher for 30 years. He worked in industry for 15 years and had management responsibility in engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain management. Bob was part of a team responsible for implementing TPS principles and practices in both manufacturing and supply chains at Pratt & Whitney. Subsequently, he was full-time professor for 23 years. He now holds the honorary title of Professor Emeritus. Bob was the first academic to establish a research agenda focused on Lean leadership, resulting in numerous publications and varied leadership development workshops. Bob is a prolific, versatile, and award-winning writer whose publications span engineering, business, social sciences, and humanities. He has authored 28 books and dozens of research papers across six different disciplines (leadership, management, management history, supply chain management, higher education, and materials engineering). His work widely recognized and he is praised for being a unique voice and a creative thinker.
Toyota Management System
Strategy Failure Analysis
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Hobbies and Interests
In his his teens and 20s, Bob was a photographer and later a bicycle frame builder. In his 30s, 40s, and 50s, Bob was visual artist (painting) and musician (bass guitar). Current interests include cooking, reading, exercising, and enjoying the carefree life of a retiree.
Dr. Emiliani earned a Ph.D. in Engineering from Brown University, an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (double major in Applied Mathematics) from the University of Miami.