Dr. Cyril Foropon is a Full Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management within the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy and the Director of DBA Programs in China at Montpellier Business School (MBS). He holds a PhD in Management from HEC Paris. His research interests are in the fields of quality management and humanitarian supply chain management. He is particularly interested in the implementation of Lean management within both service and manufacturing organizations, quality management practices within ISO 9000 candidate organizations, process management within humanitarian non-governmental organizations, and the use of metaphors in operations management theory building. His articles are published in IJPE, IJPR, IJOPM, AOR, JCP, MD, IJIM, IJLM, amongst other leading academic journals.
Moreover, Black Belt Lean Management Six Sigma Certified (Centrale Supélec) and expert in case method teaching (Harvard Business School), Professor Foropon has more than 15 years of teaching experience in front of a large variety of audiences (undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, Master, MSc, DBA, and executive education), from Canada to France or China.
Recently, he has developed a CGE-accredited Master of Science (MSc) in Lean Operations Management with a view to prepare all MSc students to face challenges, to solve problems, and to embrace opportunities within all types of companies in order to transform these firms into world-class and highly successful companies.
Furthermore, Cyril is the Director of DBA Programs in China offered successfully in the fast-emerging cities of Zhengzhou, Shenzhen and Xiamen.