MANUFATURING IN THE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS
Nelson Fraiman ’71
Professor of Professional Practice, Decision, Risk, and Operations, and Director, W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness
Nelson Fraiman ’71 joined the Columbia Business School faculty in 1995. He teaches the core Operations Management course and the elective Technology and Operations Strategy. He is also the faculty director of Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America, a program for Latin American entrepreneurs who aim to be successful across borders.
Professor Fraiman’s current research centers on entrepreneurship and process improvement. He has written cases on operational excellence at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and the supply-chain strategies of Zara and Mango. He has also conducted executive education programs in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East.
Previously, Professor Fraiman spent 17 years in industry and consulting. His last job was with International Paper, where he served as chief technology officer for eight manufacturing divisions.