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Ravi Anupindi

David B. Hermelin Professor of Business Administration & Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research & Management

University of Michigan’s
Ross School of Business

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

Found: 12 Products
by Ravi Anupindi
Product Type: Case  Publication Date: 06/2015  Product ID#: 1-429-319  Length: 32pages
This case details the partnership experience of ITC and CARE in providing healthcare in rural India. It looks at how the existing IT and infrastructure of ITC’s e-Choupal was leveraged to provide healthcare for the underserved. Also discussed are the various challenges and difficulties ITC-CARE faced in providing healthcare in a developing country. The case asks the student to consider how ITC should proceed in its partnership and if ITC should continue to pursue the healthcare market.
by Ravi Anupindi
Product Type: Case  Publication Date: 10/2014  Product ID#: 1-429-403  Length: 12pages
This case is a follow-up to the PT Kizone A case. In the case, U-M President Mary Sue Coleman adopts three of the President’s Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights’ recommendations and writes a letter to adidas requesting that the company come into compliance. Still, students at U-M and other universities are requesting that their institutions end their contracts with adidas over the PT Kizone factory labor rights violations.
by Ravi Anupindi
Product Type: Case  Publication Date: 10/2014  Product ID#: 1-429-306  Length: 24pages
This case explores social responsibility in the extended supply chain looking at the three spheres of sustainability — the environmental, social, and economic. It examines whether licensees are responsible for the actions of their suppliers upstream, and if so, what the consequences are.
by Ravi Anupindi
Product Type: Case  Publication Date: 03/2014  Product ID#: 1-429-338  Length: 28pages
This case tackles the issue of recycling of poly-coated beverage cartons in the United States. In 2008, recycling access to the commodity was low, putting the industry at risk of losing market share to other forms of packaging. The protagonist of the case Alan Murray, then CEO of Tetra Pak North America, pulled industry leaders together under the Carton Council of North America (CCNA) to attempt to boost recycling access in communities across the U.S.
by Ravi Anupindi
Product Type: Case  Publication Date: 02/2014  Product ID#: 1-429-339  Length: 28pages
The year was coming to a close, and the founders of Operation ASHA (OpASHA), Sandeep Ahuja, CEO, and Shelly Batra, President, were looking back on their accomplishments — 2012 had been a great year for the non-governmental organization (NGO). OpASHA had won the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for the health care category. Bill Gates tweeted “@MSFTResearch has teamed up with @OperationASHA to fight#TB in India. Better data = better outcomes.” The publicity enhanced OpASHA’s profile, but Ahuj
by Eric Svaan, Ravi Anupindi
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 09/2013  Product ID#: 1-429-245  Length: 8pages
This note introduces business students to the Toyota Production System (TPS) by briefly covering its historical origins, assumptions, principles, key ideas, and rules. The note provides a Japanese-English glossary of some common words used with the TPS, and is a go-to reference for students studying the TPS. Students interested in further reading are directed to the references listed at the end of the note.
by Ravi Anupindi
Product Type: Case  Publication Date: 03/2013  Product ID#: 1-429-284  Length: 16pages
The company’s business continuity plan (BCP) and its Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) capability was developed for cases such as the Tohuku earthquake. James Steele, program director of SCRM, felt confident that his team would be able to get the situation under control. Little did Steele and his team know in those early hours of the crisis that the initial earthquake would trigger a series of events that would cause the largest supply chain disruption in modern history.
by Ravi Anupindi, Colm Fay
Product Type: Case  Publication Date: 02/2013  Product ID#: 1-429-272  Length: 36pages
Abt Associates has implemented a number of changes in supply chain management after the first spray round of the Uganda project, including getting community involvement and tracking of equipment and supplies—all with excellent results. The procurement process for the new sub-Saharan project had come to a close, and Abt Associates had to present a work plan to the client in just four weeks.
by Ravi Anupindi
Product Type: Case  Publication Date: 07/2012  Product ID#: 1-428-881  Length: 32pages
Cisco’s story will expose students to supply chain risk management (SCRM). Cisco’s simulation of a flu outbreak in Asia will leave students with a better understanding of how to utilize SCRM programs.
by Ravi Anupindi
Product Type: Audio/Video  Publication Date: 09/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-193  Length: 0minutes
In this companion to the Cisco case regarding the company’s response to the H1N1 virus threat, Professor Ravi Anupindi discusses Cisco’ supply chain risk management program with Mr. Kevin Harrington, Vice President of Global Operations; Lance Solomon, Senior Manager in Cisco’s risk management group; and John O’Connor, Director of Supply Chain Management and their supply chain risk...
by Ravi Anupindi
Product Type: Case  Publication Date: 11/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-787  Length: 26pages
Boeing originally was scheduled to deliver the Dreamliner to airline customers in mid-2008. However, after five announced delays over two years, the company was forced to postpone the first test flight. One driver for the delay was an industry-wide shortage of aerospace fasteners, the hardware that held the aircraft together. Engineers at Boeing never could have imagined that faste...
by Ravi Anupindi
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 01/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-712  Length: 32pages
This conceptual note is focused on one of the most important aspects of international trade and commerce – maritime transportation. The majority of global trade, in fact more than 90 percent of world trade in terms of tonnage, travels by sea. From raw materials to finished consumer goods, this system is vital to the world economy. This note outlines the key aspects, players, and ch...
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