Ravi Anupindi


David B. Hermelin Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Technology & Operations; Chair, President’s Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights

University of Michigan

Ravi Anupindi is David B. Hermelin Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Technology & Operations Management at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. He is also is the co-director of the Technology and Business Innovation Forum at Ross and chair of (U-M) 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 InstituteMichigan GlobalREACH, and the Center for Positive Organizations

He was the founding faculty director for the Ross Master of Supply Chain Management program and ran it from 2008-2015. He was a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University (Fall 2010) and at 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).

At the Ross school he has taught the Operations Management (core) and Strategic Sourcing (elective). Currently teaches Global Supply Chain Management and Innovations in Global Health Delivery. He was the director of the Leadership in Plant Operations program for executives. He also teaches in several executive education programs; he has done custom programs for Dell, GE Energy, Schlumberger, USG Corporation, and Wilson Sporting Goods.

He has also worked with several companies on supply chain issues including sourcing, visibility, and traceability issues in supply chain and new product launch processes. His consulting and speaking engagements include Federal Mogul, Cummins, Inc., ABInBev, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Hallmark Greetings, Dell, Intel, Target Corp., Wal-Mart, K-Mart, and several others. He was on the advisory board of Duron Energy Private Limited.

His main research areas include supply chain management, strategic sourcing, supply chain risk, lean operations, supply chain sustainability, and health care delivery in low and middle income countries. His work has appeared in several leading academic journals including Management Science, Operations Research, Journal of MSOM, Marketing Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of leading journals. He is the co-author of a textbook, Managing Business Process Flows (3rd Edition), Prentice Hall, 2011.

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. Under a USAID grant, he has assisted University of Johannesburg, South Africa develop a graduate degree program in Supply Chain Management.

Anupindi 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, and Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council (SCRLC). He serves on the boards of People that Deliver Initiative and the William Davidson Institute.