Dr. Herman Tang
Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Tang is a professor at Eastern Michigan University (EMU). Before joining EMU, he was a lead engineering specialist at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). At FCA for about 16.5 years, Dr. Tang worked on manufacturing system development and launch support for five vehicle programs, and led the specialist team to evaluate, analyze, and help improve the manufacturing system performance and capability of other two new vehicle programs.
Dr. Tang's technical expertise is in the areas of assembly system development, process planning, tooling development management, lean manufacturing, dimensional quality control, welding, launch support, and project management. Dr. Tang completed his doctorate study at the University of Michigan in 1999 and earned an MBA degree in industrial management from Baker College. Dr. Tang is an active member of SAE, ASME, SME, AWS, and ASQ, having authored two books published by SAE recently and serving associate editor and reviewer for several scholarly journals.