Matthias Holweg

Visiting Scholar

  • Management

Matthias Holweg

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Matthias is the American Standard Companies Professor of Operations Management at Saïd Business School and an Ordinary Student at Christ Church, University of Oxford.

At Oxford Saïd, he oversees the Technology and Operations Management and Leading Digital Transformation course offerings and directs the Oxford Artificial Intelligence Programme. He also serves as a member of the School Board.

He is widely known for his research into the evolution and adaption of Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodologies as they are being applied in manufacturing, service and public sector contexts. Together with John Bicheno, he is also co-author of 'The Lean Toolbox', a practitioner guide to lean transformation that is available in five languages has sold more than 120,000 copies across six editions.

His current work focuses on the role that digital technologies can play in supporting process improvement, and how processes can be reengineered in the light of these novel digital capabilities. In his latest work, he has co-developed an ethics-based audit protocol of artificial intelligence systems to meet the upcoming regulatory mandates for conformity assessment of such systems.

Prior to joining Oxford, he was on the faculty of the University of Cambridge and a Sloan Industry Center Fellow at MIT’s Engineering Systems Division.