Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management; Professor, Technology and Operations
Ravi Anupindi is the David B. Hermelin Professor of Business Administration & Professor of Operations Management. He is also is the 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 in India. 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.