M.S. & Ph.D Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA
M.E. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (INDIA)
B.E. (Hons.) Birla Insitute of Technology & Science, Pilani (INDIA)
Ravi Anupindi David B. Hermelin Professor of Business Administration & Professor of Operations Management. He is the Program Director for the Master of Supply Chain Management Program . He was a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University (Fall 2010) and the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India (Winter 2011). Prior to joining the University of Michigan in 2002, he taught at the Stern School of Business, New York University (2000-2002) and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University (1993-2000).
His main research & teaching interests include supply chain management, strategic sourcing, supply chain risk, lean operations, supply chain sustainability, value chains for economic development, and health care delivery. His work has appeared in several leading journals including Management Science, Operations Research, Journal of MSOM, Marketing Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. His current projects include decision models for commodity operations, supply chain risk management maturity framework, voluntary producer responsibility for sustainability, distribution in emerging markets and study of health market innovations in India / Africa.
At the Ross school he has taught the Operations Management (core) and an elective class in Strategic Sourcing. He currently teaches elective courses in Global Supply Chain Management and Innovations in Global Healthcare Delivery. He is the co-author of a textbook, Managing Business Process Flows (3rd Edition) , Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011. He was the director of the Leadership in Plant Operations program for executives. He also teaches in several executive education programs including custom programs in the areas of lean operations, global supply chain management, and strategic sourcing.
Ravi serves on the editorial boards of Operations Research , POMS , and Journal of M&SOM. Ravi is a member of Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Supply Chain Thought Leaders (SCTL) group, Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council (SCRLC), and the Global Health Supply Chain Consortium (GHSCC). He is a member of the advisory board for the People That Deliver Initiative for Global Health. At the University of Michigan, he is vice-chair of the President's Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights.