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Overview

Michele Cano is Head of the Division of Engineering. She is a mechanical and manufacturing engineer specialising in quality engineering with over 20 years’ experience within multidisciplinary environments. Her research interests include lean manufacturing, quality and project management.  As founder and programme leader for the MScs in Quality and Project Management, her specialist areas of teaching include compliance and quality systems as well as lean manufacturing and lean six sigma.  Michele has delivered academic and training programmes in quality and lean manufacturing world-wide including, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Russia. She is a reviewer for The TQM Journal, the Journal of Cleaner Production and the International Journal for Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, and sits on the scientific committees for three international conferences in the field of Quality. She is currently an external examiner for The University of Portsmouth.

 

Michele's work with industry is in the areas of quality management, lean manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma and project management and includes delivering training, consultancy and Knowledge transfer to organisations including Aggreko and Diageo.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Expertise in Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement; Project Management including Benefits Management Realisation and Quality Management and Systems.

Lean in higher education.

Special interest in Programme and Project Management of Change projects.

Desired research direction

Linking Programme and Project Management with Continuous improvement approaches for sustainability.

Target collaborative companies

International manufacturing and engineering companies.

National and International Universities with interests in lean manufacturing, quality and programme and project management.

External positions

Visiting Professor, University of Angers

9 Mar 201522 Mar 2015

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Research Output

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    Are current SERVQUAL dimensions applicable for measuring service quality within the Scottish emergency services?

    Bruce, D., Cano, M. & Viza, E., 30 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 22nd Excellence in Services International Conference: Perotis College, Thessaloniki (Greece), 29 and 30 August 2019. Italy, p. 57-73 17 p.

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    Factorial structure for independent coffee shops and cafes’ success factors: a UK study

    Douglas, J., Douglas, A., Cano, M. & Moyes, D., 30 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 22nd Excellence in Service International Conference: Perotis College, Thessaloniki (Greece), 29 and 30 August 2019. Italy, p. 219-235 17 p.

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    Can portfolio, programme and project management be effective in lean management implementation?

    Cano, M., Garnett, J. & Kourouklis, A., 2018, Excellence in Services: 21st International Conference. Le CNAM, p. 113-124 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Activities

    ILIS, University of Lille 2

    Michele Cano-Kourouklis (Visiting lecturer)

    24 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    The TQM Journal (Journal)

    Michele Cano-Kourouklis (Peer reviewer)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Journal of Cleaner Production (Journal)

    Michele Cano-Kourouklis (Peer reviewer)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Member of the Research Advisory Board for the Future of Work

    Michele Cano-Kourouklis (Member)

    1 Jun 20191 Dec 2020

    Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

    External Examiner, University of Portsmouth

    Michele Cano-Kourouklis (Examiner)

    1 Jan 201931 Jan 2023

    Activity: Examination

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