The scope of effective value chain management has vaulted well beyond mere efficiency.

Advances in technology have enabled new possibilities, but increasing complexity and greater scrutiny regarding the sustainability and legitimacy of processes present new challenges.

The Center for Value Chain Innovation provides thought leadership, industry engagement, and education regarding innovation and excellence in value chains to address these critical, complex business and societal issues.

Executive Committee

Hyun-Soo Ahn

  • Jack D. Sparks-Whirlpool Corporation Research Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor of Technology and Operations
Hyun-soo Ahn is a Professor of Operations and Management Science at the Michigan Business School. He joined Michigan in 2003 from the department of...

Joe Arvai

  • Max McGraw Professor of Sustainable Enterprise
  • Director, Erb Institute
Joe Árvai is the Max McGraw Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, and the Director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at...

Damian Beil

  • Professor of Technology and Operations
  • Ford Motor Company Co-Director of the Joel D. Tauber Institute for Global Operations
Damian Beil teaches the MBA operations management core and an elective on strategic sourcing and Co-Directs the...

Paul Clyde

  • President, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan
  • Tom Lantos Professor of Business Administration
  • Movses and Maija Kaldjian Collegiate Lecturer of Business Economics and Public Policy
Paul Clyde is President of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, the Tom Lantos Professor of Business Administration, the...

Wally Hopp

  • C.K. Prahalad Distinguished University Professor of Business and Engineering
  • Associate Dean for Part-Time MBA
  • Professor of Technology and Operations
  • Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
Wallace J. Hopp's research focuses on the design, control and management of operations systems, with emphasis on manufacturing and supply chain...

Roman Kapuscinski

  • John Psarouthakis Research Professor of Manufacturing Management
  • Professor of Technology and Operations
  • Chair of Technology and Operations
Roman's research focuses on supply chain management and intersection of operational aspects with marketing and finance. This includes topics such as...

Ravi Anupindi, Faculty Director

  • Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management
  • Professor of Technology & Operations
  • Faculty Director, Center for Value Chain Innovation
Ravi Anupindi is Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business;...

Phil Brabbs, Managing Director

Phil Brabbs

Managing Director, Center for Value Chain Innovation

Phil Brabbs is returning to UM after starting here on campus as an engineering undergraduate (IOE) and a student-athlete (football). Since graduating, Phil spent time at Accenture, as a consultant, and Thomson Reuters, as a Product Manager. The last 10 years, Phil co-founded two successful tech start-ups, the most recent company (Torrent Consulting) was recognized by INC as one of the fastest growing companies in the country in their annual publication. In 2017, Phil was named EY Regional Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year. Most recently, he has taught Digital Product Design at UM before joining Ross. Phil desires to make a positive impact on faculty, students and industry by finding ways to innovate business through new technologies. On a personal note, Phil is a cancer survivor, an obvious Michigan Football supporter and enjoys mentoring students.

M.S. Krishnan

  • Associate Dean for Executive Programs
  • Accenture Professor of Computer Information Systems
  • Professor of Technology & Operations
Dr. M. S. Krishnan (“Krishnan”) is the Associate Dean, Executive Education and Executive-MBA, Accenture Professor of Computer Information...

Bill Lovejoy

  • Associate Dean for Specialty Programs
  • Raymond T. J. Perring Family Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor of Technology and Operations
  • Professor of Art, School of Art and Design
Professor William S. Lovejoy is the Raymond T. Perring Family Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Technology and Operations in the...