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Cipriano Forza

Cipriano Forza, industrial engineer. Achievements include first to managerial research on product configuration; contribution to the development and diffusion of advanced research methods in operations management field; design of models and methods to manage product variety and customization; research in identification of effects, context transferability and implementation paths of world class manufacturing.

Background

  • Forza, Cipriano was born on August 19, 1962 in Montecchio Maggiore, Italy. Son of Gilmo Forza and Clara Parise.

  • Education

    • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Padova, Italy, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Management and Engineering, University Padova, 1993.

    Career

    • Assistant professor University Padova, 1992—1998, associate professor, since 1998. Member faculty European Institute Advanced Studies in Management, Brussels, since 1999. Member engineering faculty council University Padova, since 1998, member board management and engineering course, since 1998, member council management and engineering course, since 1998, member board institute of management and engineering, 1993—1997, director library department management and engineering, since 2000, member technical and science committee of central library engineering faculty, since 2000, coordinator management courses of Bachelor in engineering Vicenza site, 1998—2001.

      Member direction board of Doctor of Philosophy course in management and engineering Universities consortium (Bologna, Padova, Parma, Udine), Padova, since 1998. Reviewer several primary operations management journals. Member science committee international conferences.

      Co-organizer summer school Italian Association Management and Engineering, Brixen, 2000, regional secretary, Milan, since 1995. Head information systems chapter International Project on World Class Manufacturing (Universities Minnesota, Padova, Udine, Wake Forest, Yokohama National, Gakushuin, Kanagwa, Tokyo Keizai, Manheim) and London Business School, Minneapolis, since 1992, head mass customization chapter, since 2001. Board member research group on production Center of Productivity of Veneto, Vicenza, since 2002.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include first to managerial research on product configuration. Contribution to the development and diffusion of advanced research methods in operations management field. Design of models and methods to manage product variety and customization.

      Research in identification of effects, context transferability and implementation paths of world class manufacturing.

    Works

    • Author: Quick Response. La Compressione dei Tempi in progettazione, produzione e distribuzione, - Conservation, Education, Diving, Awareness and Marine-research, International Organization for Standardization 9000 e Qualité Totale. Che cosa cambia con la certificazione della qualité - ETAS LIBRI, Configurazione di prodotto - MacGraw Hill.

      Contributor numerous articles to professional journals. Guest editor Journal Operations Management.

    Membership

    Civil servant local state organization for social and physical health, Thiene, Italy, 1987—1989. Member of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (associate), EurOMA (associate), Association Italiana di Ingegneria Gestionale, Operations Management Association (correspondent), Academy Management (correspondent), Decision Science Institute (associate).

    Connections

    • Married Nicoletta Zoppi, December 7, 1992. Children: Jacopo, Eliana.
    • father: Gilmo Forza
    • mother: Clara Parise
    • spouse: Nicoletta Zoppi
    • children: Jacopo Forza
    • Eliana Forza
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    Born August 19, 1962
    (age 55)
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    • 1988
      University Padova
    • 1993
      University Padova