Dr. M. Can Arslan
Advisor / Consultant, Author, Executive, Professor, Speaker
Dr. M. Can Arslan has an extensive experience both in academia & in business. He is,
... the trusted advisor to senior executives & the boards globally, and the founding partner of “M. Can Arslan & Company” – a revolutionary management consultancy helping leaders make trusted decisions & run fit businesses,
... the author of the book “Slimf it: Management Reinvented. Essentials Compiled.” & some highly-cited scientific articles,
… an award winning researcher, practitioner & professor of Industrial Engineering, Operations Research & Management, the founding director of “MCA Management School”, and the designer, instructor & chair of the novel “Executive Master’s in Management” program courses,
… the engineer & inventor of “FITNESS Score ™”, and architect of “xPS” system,
… the designer & speaker of several special business seminars & keynote speeches; namely “MCA p u b l i ca t i o n s”,
… an experienced international business executive, and the co-founder & Chief of Development (CoD) of “minicore analytics”,
… the composer of various songs, and the owner of “MUZICA\\WORKS” – a compilation of his music & art works,
… the co-founder of “discover.KIBYRA” – a culture, history & tourism portal on Kibyra Ancient City,
… & the co-founder of “core” - a social & environmental responsibilities foundation.
See below to learn more about him & the cornerstones of his portfolio.
Dr. Arslan took several leadership positions in local Fortune 500 companies & Global 500 corporations where he led strategic projects / programs & assumed internal consulting engagements on almost each continent across the globe.
During those appointments, he has primarily worked on setting the right strategy on a global scale towards the future of those businesses. His agenda almost always involves topics like process development, R&D, innovation, technology, strategy, transformation, change, next, agility, capability, lean, excellence, optimization, modeling, and analytics.
Some examples of his work during his corporate affiliations include establishment of award-winning R&D, innovation & PMO functions, organizational restructuring of supply chain & operations units, deployment of planning tools / systems across European countries, and radical process development / improvement studies based on optimization, operations research / management science & advanced analytics.
He serves as an advisor to senior executives & boards from multinational organizations in diverse industries as well as various start-ups. The scientific, innovative & practical managerial framework & consulting services he offers help manufacturing & service businesses from around the globe achieve sustainable growth, productivity, profitability & competitiveness, or simply "fitness".
During his academic studies at globally recognized colleges & business schools, on the other hand, he also taught engineering & management courses at undergraduate, graduate & MBA levels.
He authored some highly-cited international scientific publications pioneer in the field of industrial engineering, operations research & management, and has given several seminars & talks at businesses as well as academic conferences including YAEM, IIE, EURO & INFORMS. He also serves as a reviewer for respected academic journals in engineering & management, and is a member of the Operational Research Society, Turkey (ORST).
He has received numerous academic honors & awards from Sabanci Foundation, Vehbi Koc Foundation, and The Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). He is a graduate of Izmir High School of Science (Izmir Fen Lisesi) (2002), and holds a BS degree in Manufacturing Systems / Industrial Engineering from Sabanci University (2007), and a PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Management from Koc University (2011).
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About MCA Management School
Based on a novel & actionable management theory, MCA Management School is an online academy providing executive education to support the development of present & future leaders in global business. Currently, it offers its flagship “Executive Master’s in Management (ExecMM)” program launched in 2019. The school has a broad international network of top-notch executives, businesses & academics.