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Ravi M. Anupindi

Ravi M. Anupindi

Faculty Director, Master of Supply Chain Management Program; David B Hermelin Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Technology and Operations



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).

Raviís main research areas include supply chain management, strategic sourcing, supply chain risk management, lean operations, supply chain sustainability, value chains for economic development and global health care delivery. His current projects include decision models for commodity operations, supply chain risk management maturity framework, voluntary producer responsibility for sustainability, and health care delivery issues in TB, Malaria, and vaccines. His work has appeared in several leading journals including Management Science, Operations Research, Journal of MSOM, Marketing Science, The Lancet, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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.

At the Ross school he has taught MBA level classes in operations management (core), strategic sourcing, global supply chain management, innovations in global healthcare delivery, and doctoral seminar classes in supply chain sustainability and global health supply chains. He teaches in several open and custom executive education programs. He was the director of the Leadership in Plant Operations program for executives. He has worked with several companies on various issues in operations and supply chain, sourcing, supply chain visibility and traceability and new product launch processes. Under a USAID grant, he has assisted University of Johannesburg in South Africa develop a graduate degree program in Supply Chain Management.

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 and executive committee for the People That Deliver Initiative for Global Health. At the University of Michigan, he serves as the Chair of the President's Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Ross School of Business.



Ravi M. Anupindi
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Office Location: R5418

Phone: (734) 615-8621
Fax: (734) 936-0279
E-Mail: anupindi@umich.edu
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