Charles Fine

Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management
Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems
Co-Director, International Motor Vehicle Program

Biography | Selected Publications

“Assessing trade-offs among multiple objectives for humanitarian aid delivery using expert preferences." Erica Gralla, Jarrod Goentzel, and Charles Fine. Production and Operations Management 23(6): 978–989, June 2014

The Evolutionary Path for Corporate Sustainability Based on the Double Helix Model: The Case of GM Korea from 2002-2009 (2012)

Destination Dynamics: Evolution and Governance of Tourist Destinations (2011)

Value network dynamics in 3G-4G wireless communications: a Systems Thinking approach to Strategic Value Assessment (2008)

"Technology Roadmapping: A Tutorial” Marketing in the Unpredictable World (2007)

“Value Chain Design and Three-Dimensional Concurrent Engineering” Business Eco-Systems: Relationships between large and Small Firms (2006)

Are you Modular or Integral? Be Sure your Supply Chain Knows (2005)

Modeling tradeoffs in three-dimensional concurrent engineering (2005)

“RFID: Exploding Edges and Potential for Disruption” RFID and Beyond: Growing Your Business through Real World Awareness (2005)

"Automobiles" Technological Innovation and Economic Performance (2002)

Rapid Response Capability in Value-Chain Design (2002)

"Automotive Industry: Internet-Driven Innovation and Economic Performance" The Economic Payoff from the Internet Revolution (2001)

Clockspeed-based Strategies for Supply Chain Design (2000)

Upstream Volatility in the Supply Chain: The Machine Tool Industry as a Case Study (2000)

Clockspeed-based Strategies for Supply Chain Design (1999)

"Industry Clockspeed and Competency Chain Design" Automation in Automotive Industries (1999)

"Is the Make-Buy Decision Process a Core Competence?" Logistics in the Information Age (1999)

Manufacturing Technology Sourcing Practices in the USA (1999)

"Bundling and Pricing of Modular Machine Tools Under Demand Uncertainty" Optimal Bundling (1998)

"Business Cycles and Productivity in Capital Equipment Supply Chains" Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management (1998)

Clockspeed: Winning Industry Control in the Age of Temporary Advantage. Reading, Massachusetts: Perseus Books, 1998.

Power Diffusion in Automotive Supply Chains (1997)

Time vs. Market Orientation in Product Concept Development: Empirically-based Theory Generation (1997)

Industry Clockspeed and Competency Chain Design: An introductory essay (1996)

The U.S. Automobile Manufacturing Industry, U.S. Department of Commerce (1996)

An Empirical Study of Manufacturing Flexibility in Printed Circuit Board Assembly (1994)

Technology Supply Chains and Business Cyclicality (1994)

"Developments in Manufacturing Technology and Economic Evaluation Models" Logistics of Production and Inventory (1993)

Manufacturing Equipment Development and Sourcing (1993)

Cost Estimation Tools to Support Product Design (1990)

Interdisciplinary Product Design Education (1990)

Optimal Investment in Product-Flexible Manufacturing Capacity (1990)

Seasonal Inventories and the Use of Product-Flexible Manufacturing Technology (1990)

A Tactical Planning Model for Manufacturing Subcomponents of Mainframe Computers (1989)

Dynamic Process Improvement (1989)

Equilibrium Exit in Stochastically Declining Industries (1989)

A Quality Control Model with Learning Effects (1988)

Technology Choice, Product Life Cycles, and Flexible Automation (1988)

"Managing Quality Improvement" Quest for Quality: Managing the Total System (1987)

Quality Improvement and Learning in Productive Systems (1986)

Manufacturing Strategy: A Methodology and an Illustration (1985)


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Research Center(s)

General Expertise
Automotive industry; Business process modeling; Entrepreneurial management; India; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Manufacturing education; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; Operations management; Process control; Production; Productivity; Social entrepreneurship; Supply chain management; Sustainability; Total Quality Management (TQM)