Alvair Silveira Torres Jr

alvair@usp.br

Graduated in Technology in Production Processes from Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (1985), Master in Business Administration from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (1990) and doctorate in Organizational Communication from Universidade Metodista de São Paulo (2000). Professor at the University of São Paulo – FEA-USP. Specialist in Lean Management and Lean Production. Author and Co-author of the Books: Integration and Flexibility, Knowledge Management in SMEs, Small Dictionary of Globalized Company Terms. Winner of the INTERCOM 2001 Award for the best doctoral thesis, second place in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Award for Management Innovation in 2002 and the award for best work in the area of Operations and Logistics at the XIX ENANGRAD in 2008. He has experience in the area of Production Engineering, with emphasis on Planning, Design and Control of Production Systems, acting mainly on the following themes: lean production, technological management, strategy, work organization and decision making.