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Dr Ron Basu

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Dr Ron Basu
 is Director of Performance Excellence Limited and a Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School, England . He is also a Visiting Professor at SKEMA Business School, France. He specialises in Operational Excellence and Supply Chain Management and has research interests in Performance Management and Project Management. Previously he held senior management roles in blue-chip companies like GSK, GlaxoWellcome and Unilever and led global initiatives and projects in Six Sigma, ERP/MRPII, Supply Chain Re-engineering and Total Productive Maintenance. Prior to this he worked as Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney.

He is the co-author of ‘Total Manufacturing Solutions’ , ‘Quality Beyond Six Sigma’, ‘Total Operations Solutions’ and ‘Total Supply Chain Management’ and the author of books with titles Measuring e-Business Performance , ‘Implementing Quality’ , ‘Implementing Six Sigma and Lean’ , ‘FIT SIGMA’ , ‘Managing Project Supply Chains’ and ‘Managing Project Quality’ . He has authored a number of papers in the operational excellence and project management fields. He is a regular presenter of papers in global seminars on Project Management, Six Sigma, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain topics.

After graduating in Manufacturing Engineering from UMIST, Manchester, Ron obtained an MSc in Operational Research from StrathclydeUniversity, Glasgow. He has also completed a PhD at ReadingUniversity. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Business Consultancy, the Association for Project Management, and the Chartered Quality Institute. He is also the winner of APM Project Management Award.

Ron lives with his wife Moira in Gerrards Cross, England and has two children, Bonnie and Robi.  He can be contacted at


Managing Projects in Research and Development (Gower 2015)

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