Full Professor of Operations Management and Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Marco Taisch is full professor at the Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches the courses of Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems and Industrial Technologies.


He has been the director of the Executive MBA and the full time International MBA of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. He is one of the member of the Strategic Advisory Board of VTT.


The team of Manufacturing Management and Engineering that he is leading counts around 30 researchers working in the field of operations and supply chain management, with a particular focus on design and management of manufacturing systems, Sustainable and Energy Efficient Manufacturing and Industrial Services, Product Lifecycle Management. The team took part in more than 20 international funded projects.


He has published four books and more than 115 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He chairs since 2007 the IFIP Working Group 5.7 on Advances in Production Management Systems.

He is in the editorial board of Production Planning & Control, and the Int. Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing & Renewable Energy.Currently he is member of the Industrial Research Advisory Group (IRAG) of EFFRA, the European Factory of the Future Research Association.


Prof. Marco Taisch is Scientific Chairman of  World Manufacturing Forum 2016.