Ravi Anupindi

Ravi Anupindi

  • Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management
  • Professor of Technology & Operations
Education
  • PhD Carnegie Mellon University 1993
  • MS Carnegie Mellon University 1989
  • ME Indian Institute Of Science 1984
  • BE Birla Institute Of Technology & Science 1982

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 615-8621
Fax
(734) 936-0279
Email
Room
R5418
Research

Ravi Anupindi is Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business; founding Faculty Director of the Center for Value Chain Innovation; co-Director of the Technology and Business Innovation Forum at Ross and Chair of (UM) President’s Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights. He is a Research Fellow at the William Davidson Institute and faculty associate with the Erb Institute and GlobalREACH. He was the (founding) Faculty Director for the Master of Supply Chain Management Program from 2008-2015. He was also 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 areas include supply chain management, strategic sourcing, supply chain risk, lean operations, supply chain sustainability, value chains for economic development and health care delivery in low and middle income countries. His current work includes decision models for commodity operations, supply chain risk management, emerging markets supply chains, resource allocation for malaria interventions, and a study of models of TB treatment and health market innovations. 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 is a member of Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Production and Operations Management Soceity (POMS), Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Supply Chain Thought Leaders (SCTL) group, and Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council (SCRLC). He was a member of the advisory board and executive committee for the People That Deliver Initiative for Global Health from 2012-2015. He now serves on the board the William Davidson Institute.

 

Executive Leadership

Professor Ravi Anupindi joined the faculty of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2002. Prior to that he has taught at the Stern School of Business, New York University and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. Professor Anupindi received a Ph.D. in Management of Manufacturing and Automation from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993, an M.E. in Automation from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and a B.E.(Hons.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India in 1982.

Professor Anupindi teaches the Operations Management (core) and an elective in Supply Chain Management. He has taught in executive education programs at Ross School of Business, Stern School of Business, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and the Carnegie Bosch Institute.

Professor Anupindi's main research area is supply chain management with specific focus on supply contracts, decentralized distribution systems with E-Business applications, and retail operations. His work has appeared in leading academic journals.   He is on the Advisory Board of the Center for Supply Chain Management at the Management Development Institute, Gurgoan, India. He is a Senior Editor for the Journal of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, an Associate Editor of Operations Research, Management Science, IIE Transactions: Scheduling and Logistics, and Naval Research Logistics

Costing the supply chain for delivery of ACT and RDTs in the public sector in Benin and Kenya

Authors
R. Shretta, B. Johnson, S. Smith, S. Doubmia, D. de Sanvigny, R. Anupindi, and P. Yadav
Published Date
2015

Source

Malaria Journal
Volume: 
14
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
14
Authors
Ravi Anupindi
Published Date
2015

Source

Medical Device Developments
Authors
M. Pai, P. Yadav, and R. Anupindi
Published Date
04/2014

Source

The Lancet
Volume: 
2
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
e189-e190

Using the base-of-the-pyramid perspective to catalyze interdependence-based collaborations

Authors
T. London and Ravi Anupindi
Published Date
07/2012

Source

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Volume: 
109
Issue: 
31
Pages: 
12338-12343

Integrated Optimization of Procurement, Processing, and Trade of Commodities

Authors
S. Devalkar, Ravi Anupindi, and A. Sinha
Published Date
11/2011

Source

Operations Research
Volume: 
59
Issue: 
6
Pages: 
1369-1381

Creating Mutual Value: Lessons from Ventures Serving Base of the Pyramid Producers

Authors
T. London, R. Anupindi and S. Sheth
Published Date
06/2010

Source

Journal of Business Research
Volume: 
63
Issue: 
6

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