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Michael Sherwin

Michael Sherwin

Michael Sherwin



BS, Materials Science and Engineering
Penn State University, PA

PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mississippi State University


  • Supply Chain/Logistics
  • Business & Professional Services - Consulting, Engineering, Human Resources
  • Industrial Goods - Metals & Mining


  • English

Travel Preferences

  • International

ASQConnEx Credentials & Certifications

Professional Experience

Dr. Mike Sherwin is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also the Principal Consultant and owner of Next Ridge Technologies, a company that provides custom supply chain, analytics, operations, and quality management solutions to small-and-medium-sized businesses.

Before joining the University of Pittsburgh in 2020, Mike spent nearly 20-years working in the biotechnology, aerospace, defense, energy, plastics, adhesives, electronics, tooling, and high purity metal powder industries. He has held positions in operational excellence, plant management, project management, quality management, regulatory affairs, and process engineering at the Director, Manager, and technical contributor levels of Fortune 500 and start-up organizations.

Mike is a published author, registered Professional Engineer (PA), and certified Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ). He holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering (Penn State University), M.S. in Industrial Engineering (Penn State University), MBA (Carnegie Mellon University), and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Mississippi State University).

Current Courses

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • ASQs Quality 101
  • Quality Concepts
  • Team Basics
  • Continuous Improvement Techniques
  • Lean Foundations
  • Lean 101
  • Lean Problem-Solving Tools
  • Applied Lean
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis FMEA
  • Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • Supplier Quality Professional An Introduction
  • Introduction to Supplier Management
  • Auditing for Improved Supplier Performance
  • Quality/Engineering Tools for Supplier Management

IoE Categories of Excellence

  • Operations
  • Leadership
  • Strategy