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Ravi Anupindi

Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management; University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business

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.  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.

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SkySpecs: A New Horizon for Wind Energy
SkySpecs is a company that helps the wind energy industry optimize performance of wind farms to improve productivity and efficiency and minimize downtime. It has developed a proprietary drone system…
Publication Date: 07/15/2021 Product ID: 1-816-287
Eye in the Sky: A Study of the Commercial Drone Ecosystem
With military drones on one end of the spectrum and consumer drones on the other, a sector is evolving in the middle as drones are increasingly adopted for commercial use.…
Publication Date: 06/17/2021 Product ID: 4-585-136
Michigan Dining: 20% Local by 2025
This case study highlights the opportunities and economic, environmental, and social value generated by one of the nation’s largest college dining operations, the University of Michigan’s MDining. The case describes the…
Publication Date: 01/23/2019 Product ID: 3-589-225
Dell: Upcycling Ocean Plastics Through Supply Chain Innovation
This case focuses on Dell’s efforts to develop an open-source, scalable, and cost-effective supply chain capable of delivering ocean plastics waste to its production facilities, and potentially to those of…
Publication Date: 06/18/2018 Product ID: 7-949-121
The FDA and the Pharmaceutical Drug Approval Process
This conceptual note provides an overview of the drug approval process in the United States. It examines the historical underpinnings and regulatory history that led to the creation of the…
Publication Date: 09/28/2017 Product ID: 7-101-063
Bilateral and Multilateral Organizations and Agreements
This conceptual note defines bilateral and multilateral organizations and discusses how each play important roles in global health and international development. The note also analyzes how the conceptual and structural…
Publication Date: 09/28/2017 Product ID: 6-548-356
Delivering Health Care in Rural India: ITC-CARE experience
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…
Publication Date: 06/02/2015 Product ID: 1-429-319
PT Kizone: Adidas Battles Allegations of Shirking Responsibility to Workers (A)
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…
Publication Date: 10/31/2014 Product ID: 1-429-306
PT Kizone: Adidas Battles Allegations of Shirking Responsibility to Workers (B)
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…
Publication Date: 10/31/2014 Product ID: 1-429-403
Voluntary Producer Responsibility: Carton Packaging Recycling in U.S.
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…
Publication Date: 03/15/2014 Product ID: 1-429-338

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