David Lopez
Associate Professor
School of Engineering & Technology
Manufacturing Technology, Management of Technology
ET Building 143

​Dr. Lopez is a professor at Central Michigan University

Professional Registrations

  • Registered Industrial Engineer in California (I 3894) P.E.
  • Certified in Production & Inventory Control (CPIM) APICS

Honors & 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


  • 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 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


  • 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