Osmo Kauppila

Osmo Kauppila

D.Sc. (Tech.)

University Lecturer


Director of the Industrial Engineering and Management degree programme and University Lecturer in Process and Quality Management. Visiting associate professor and adjunct professor of Quality Technology and Logistics in the Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. My research and teaching interest include Quality Management, Supply Chain Management, Lean Six Sigma, Operations Research and Data Science. Data driven decision making in general is a topic dear to my heart. FIDE Master of chess and a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.


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Selected publications

  • Kauppila, Osmo (2016) Integrated quality evaluation in higher education. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series C, Technica 568. Oulu. Artikkeliväitöskirja. 84. [Original]
  • Kauppila, Osmo; Mursula, Anu; Harkonen, Janne; Kujala, Jaakko (2015) Evaluating University-Industry Collaboration: the European Foundation of Quality Management excellence model evaluation of university–industry collaboration. - Tertiary education and management 21 (3), 229-244 . [Original]
  • Pargar, Farzad; Kauppila, Osmo; Kujala, Jaakko (2017) Integrated scheduling of preventive maintenance and renewal projects for multi-unit systems with grouping and balancing. - Computers and Industrial Engineering 110, 43-58 . [Original]
  • Känsälä, Klaus; Rantala, Seppo; Kauppila, Osmo; Leviäkangas, Pekka (2018) Acceleration sensor technology for rail track asset condition monitoring. - Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Management, procurement and law 171 (1), 32-40 . [Original]
  • Pargar, Farzad; Zandieh, Mostafa; Kauppila, Osmo; Kujala, Jaakko (2018) The Effect of Worker Learning on Scheduling Jobs in a Hybrid Flow Shop: A Bi-Objective Approach. - Journal of systems science and systems engineering 27 (3), 265-291 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Song Fu, Osmo Kauppila, Matti Mottonen (2011) Measurement system escape and overkill rate analysis. - International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 57 (9-12), 1079-1086 . [Original]
  • Lindman, Åsa; Ranängen, Helena; Kauppila, Osmo (2020) Guiding corporate social responsibility practice for social license to operate: A Nordic mining perspective. - The Extractive Industries and Society 7 (3), 892-907 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Kauppila, Osmo; Välikangas, Kaisu; Majava, Jukka (2020) Improving supply chain transparency between a manufacturer and suppliers: a triadic case study. - Management and production engineering review 11 (3), 84-91 . [Original]
  • Kauppila, Osmo; Jounila, Henri; Reiman, Arto (2020) Networking for sustainable supplier development: evidence from a Finnish industrial cluster. - International journal of occupational and environmental safety 4 (2), 22-36 . [Original] [Self-archived]