David A. Lopez
David A. LopezAssociate Professor
Manufacturing Technology Management 
ET Building 143 
989-774-3210 



​​Education
  • D.B.A., University of  Southern California Los Angeles, 1976
  • M.S., University of Southern California Los Angeles, 1970
  • B.S., California State University Pomona, 1968
​​Professional Registrations
Registered Industrial Engineer in California (I 3894) P.E.; Certified in Production & Inventory Control (CPIM) APICS
​​Professional Interests
Quality Engineering/Management; Supply Chain Management; Logistics Management; Management of Technology; Manufacturing Technology
​​Teaching Areas
International Engineering Technology (Mexico); Operations Management; Management of Technology; Quality Engineering; Six Sigma Quality
​​Honors and Awards
  • CMU Outstanding Teaching Award (Nominee), 2003
  • CMU College of Science and Technology Outstanding Teaching Award (Nominee), 2002
  • ET Departmental Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, 2001
  • ET Departmental Outstanding Service Award, 2000
  • Office of Minority Affairs Award for Distinguished Service, 1996
​​Selected Publications and Presentations
  • Lopez, Palaniswami, Sprague, Okonkwo, and Odeydele, “Impact of Information Technology & E-Commerce on Supply Chain Management: Survey Evidence from Manufacturing Companies in Michigan,” Journal of E-Business, Volume 4 Number 1-12 pp., June 2004
  • Lopez, Okonkwo, Palaniswami, Sprague, “The Nature & Scope of Supply Chain Relationships: An Empirical Study of Small and medium Size Manufacturing Firms in Michigan,” submitted to Journal of Supply Chain Management, May 2004
  • Lopez, D., “Six Sigma Quality Systems Applied to ISO 9000:2001,” International Conference on Problems of Management Quality Production, in Vladimir, Russia, pp. 329-333, May 2002​