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Mike Sherwin

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Mike Sherwin



B.S., Materials Science and Engineering
Penn State University
University Park, PA

Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

M.S., Industrial Engineering
Penn State University
University Park, PA


  • Healthcare - Services, Providers, Supplies
  • Industrial Goods - Aerospace & Defense
  • Industrial Goods - Metals & Mining
  • Supply Chain/Logistics


  • English

Travel Preferences

  • International

ASQConnEx Credentials & Certifications

Professional Experience

Dr. Mike Sherwin is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Duquesne University. 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.

Prior to joining Duquesne University, he served as an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering and Assistant Graduate Program Director at the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught and developed courses in the areas of supply chain management, operations, quality, Lean/Six Sigma, and was responsible for the Industrial Engineering Senior Design Capstone Program. Before moving to academia, 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 B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (Penn State University), M.S. in Industrial Engineering (Penn State University), M.B.A. (Carnegie Mellon University), and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Mississippi State University).

Current Courses

  • Corrective and Preventive Action
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Lean Foundations
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • ASQs Quality 101
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Supplier Quality Professional: An Introduction
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

IoE Categories of Excellence

  • Operations
  • Leadership
  • Strategy