Daniel L. Shunk, Ph.D.

Daniel L. Shunk, Ph.D.

Industrial Engineering Professor
Arizona State University

Dr. Shunk has over 30 years of experience in industrial engineering and has been recognized in the semiconductor, electronics, and automotive communities for his innovative approaches to product development and productivity improvement.  A professor of industrial engineering at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, he is pursuing research into global new product development, model-based enterprises, and the global supply chain.  His latest book is Integrated Process Design and Development.

For the past three years, Dr. Shunk has been working with major electronics companies as the principal investigator on a $1.5M DARPA project developing a strategy and achieving a reduction of their times and costs by 20% to 80%.  The publication of the lessons learned from this research won the Best Paper award from the Agility and Global Competition Journal.  Dr. Shunk has traveled to Europe, Latin America, and Asia to present his global product development and supply chain integration methodologies to semiconductor, electronics, and automotive audiences.

Dr. Shunk is the former director of the Center for Intelligent Machines (CIM) Systems Research Center, which in 1990 won the Society of Manufacturing Engineers LEAD Award as the best CIM research center in the world.  He was cofounder of the US Air Force Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing (ICAM) program, where he launched such industry standards as IDEF and IGES.  Previous positions include manager of industrial engineering at Rockwell, manager of manufacturing systems at International Harvester, and vice president and general manager of the Integrated Systems Division of GCA Corporation.

Dr. Shunk helped Motorola conceive Motorola University and has served on their faculty since 1984.  He is on the editorial board of the Agility and Global Competition Journal and the International Journal of Flexible Automation and Integrated Manufacturing.  He is an active member of the International Federation of Information Processors (IFIP) Committee 5.3 on CIM and is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).  He has served as a consultant to the United States Army, Motorola, Digital Equipment Corporation, SUN Microsystems, Transcript Communications, Level One Communications, Intel, Oracle, and Avnet.

Awards won by Dr. Shunk include the 1996 SME International Award for Education, the 1991 I&MSE Faculty of the Year award, the 1989 SME Region VII Educator of the Year award, and the 1982 SME Outstanding Young Engineer award.  He has served on the board of advisors of CASA of the SME, the board of directors of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, and the Manufacturing Studies board of the National Research Council.  In addition, he participated in the creation of the Next Generation Manufacturing Project.


Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, Indiana
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, Indiana
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, Indiana