Ravi Anupindi is the David B. Hermelin Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management and Faculty Director for the Master of Supply Chain Management Program at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. He serves as Chair of the President's Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights at the University of Michigan. 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).
Professor Anupindi’s main research areas include supply chain management, strategic sourcing, supply chain risk management, lean operations, supply chain sustainability, value chains for economic development and global health care delivery.
At the Ross school he has designed and taught MBA level core class in operations management and elective classes in strategic sourcing, global supply chain management, and innovations in global healthcare delivery as well as doctoral classes in supply chain sustainability and global health supply chains. He is the co-author of a textbook, Managing Business Process Flows (3rd Edition), Prentice Hall, 2011.
He has written several case studies on supply chain risk management, sustainability and healthcare delivery. Professor Anupindi teaches in several open and custom executive education programs. Under a USAID grant, he assisted University of Johannesburg in South Africa develop a graduate degree program in Supply Chain Management.
Professor 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, Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council (SCRLC), and the Global Health Supply Chain Consortium (GHSCC). He is the current President of the Supply Chain College of the Production and Operations Management Society. He is a member of the advisory board for the People That Deliver Initiative for Global Health and member of the board of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
He received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, an M.E. from the Indian Institute of Science (India), and a B.E. (Hons) from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (India).