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FOSTERING THE CENTER’S DEVELOPMENT

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

A CENTER THAT CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING

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Fall Conference - Speakers


Conference Speaker Biographies – Faculty

Dr. Ananth IyerAnanth Iyer

Director – DCMME and GSCMI

Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management

Krannert School of Management

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Professor Iyer was named Purdue University Faculty Scholar in 1999. His teaching and research interests are operations management and logistics. Professor Iyer’s research currently focuses on analysis of the impact of promotions on logistics systems in the grocery industry, and analysis of the impact of competitors on operational management models. Other topics of study include inventory management in the fashion industry, effect of supplier contracts, and use of data sets in operations management model building.

  


Richard CosierRichard Cosier

Dean – Krannert School of Management

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Iowa

M.B.A., Personnel Management and Industrial Relations

B.S., Packaging Technology, Michigan State University

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Richard A. Cosier is Dean and Leeds Professor of Management at the Krannert School. He formerly served as Dean and Fred E. Brown Chair of Business Administration at the University of Oklahoma and Associate Dean for Academics, Professor of Business Administration, and Chairperson of the Department of Management at Indiana University. He also held a faculty appointment at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to his academic career, he was a planning engineer with The Western Electric Co. Dean Cosier joined Purdue in 1999. Krannert is widely recognized as a leading business school. The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report consistently rank Krannert among the world’s elite business programs. At Krannert, during the spring of 2000, Dean Cosier announced a $10 million gift from alumnus Jerry S. Rawls. This completed funding of Rawls Hall, which houses a portion of the Krannert School. While at Oklahoma, he concentrated on curricular improvement and private fund raising. In 1997, Dean Cosier announced an $18 million endowment from Wall Street fund manager Michael F. Price and a matching $12 million from the State of Oklahoma. In recognition of Mr. Price, the College of Business at OU was named the Michael F. Price College of Business. In total, Dean Cosier’s fund raising efforts added more than $130 million to the Krannert and Price College’s endowments and fund raising campaigns.

   


Manohar KalwaniManohar Kalwani

Ph.D., Management Science, Columbia University, 1975

M.S., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 1970

B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of  Technology, Bombay, 1969

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Professor Kalwani is the Marketing Area Coordinator and School of Management Department Head at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. His teaching interests include business marketing, global marketing management, and strategic marketing management.  His current research interests are measurement and management of brand equity, the impact of order of market entry on product performance and firm survival, pharmaceutical marketing, and cross-category store brand purchasing behavior.

   


Vinayak DeshpandeVinayak Deshpande

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Professor Deshpande teaches operations management. His research interests are in the areas of supply chain coordination, service parts management, and contingency logistics systems.

His other topics of study include military applications and inventory models. His current research papers include “A Threshold Rationing Policy for Service Differentiated Demand Classes,” Management Science; “Incentive Compatible Pricing Mechanisms for Service Differentiated Supply Chains,” and “An Empirical Study of Service Differentiation for Weapon System Service Parts.” Professor Deshpande is a member of INFORMS and M&SOM. He is also a member of honor societies Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Pi Mu. He has refereed research papers for journals including Management Science, EJOR, and IIE Transactions. 

  


Zhulei TangZhulei Tang

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Professor Tang joined the Krannert faculty in 2006. Her areas of interest include information systems, electronic commerce, telecommunication and network management, database management, IS strategy, and system analysis and design.

She received a William Larimer Mellon Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon, and a Graduate School Fellowship and Summer Fellowship at Boston College.

  


Conference Speaker Biographies – Industry

Scott BrownScott Brown

Katz, Sapper & Miller Certified Public Accountants

Partner 

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Scott started his career in public accounting in 1987 and joined Katz, Sapper & Miller in 1990.  He was named partner in January 2001  Scott advises clients in a wide variety of accounting, tax and business matters, including those related to mergers and acquisitions and  succession planning.  He is the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Manufacturing and Distribution Services Group, and he serves on various marketing and management committees.

  


Conference Speaker Biographies – Industry: IEDC

Jeb Conrad

Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance

President 

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Conrad served most recently as the executive director of Indianapolis Economic Development, Inc. (IEDI). Under his leadership, IEDI completed over 400 successful projects, resulting in 23,000 new jobs, 52,000 retained jobs and $2.7 billion in private capital investment. While at IEDI, Conrad initiated, developed and maintained relationships with key stakeholders and partners in the Indianapolis area including the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, The Indy Partnership, partner communities, community organizations, site consultants, and professional service companies.


Conference Speaker Biographies – Industry:  MEP

Rich Meyer

Business Growth Services Leader
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center
Purdue University - Technical Assistance Program

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Pam Norman

Executive Director
Indiana INTERNnet