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Iyer, Ananth
Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management;
Iyer, Ananth
Office: RAWL 4001
Phone: (765) 49-44514
E-mail: aiyer@purdue.edu
Publications: Click here to view publications

Professional Bio:

Professor Iyer is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management and the Director of DCMME (Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises)and GSCMI (the Global Supply Chain Management Initiative) at the Krannert School of Management. Previously, he was Purdue University Faculty Scholar from 1999-2004. His teaching and research interests are operations and supply chain management. Professor Iyer’s research currently focuses on analysis of supply chains including the impact of promotions on logistics systems in the grocery industry, and analysis of the impact of competitors on operational management models and the role of supply contracts. His other topics of study include inventory management in the fashion industry, effect of supplier contracts, and use of empirical data sets in operations management model building. His published works (with co-authors listed in the publications list)include "An Approach to Identifying Beneficial Collaboration Securely in Decentralized Logistics Systems, MandSOM (to appear),"Efficient Supply Chain Management at the US Coast Guard using Part Age Dependent Supply Replenishment Policies", Operations Research, 2006, 'A Principal Agent Model for Product Specification and Production", Management Science, 2005,"The Logistics Impact of a Mixture of Order Streams in a Manufacturer-Retailer System", Management Science, 2003,“The Supply Chain Impact of Smart Customers in a Promotional Environment” with Huchzermeier and Freiheit, MandSOM, 2002; “Inventory Cost Impact of Managing Lead Times using Priority Queues based on Demand Uncertainty,” Naval Research Logistics, 2002; “A Logistics Model in a Promotion Sensitive Grocery Environment” with J. Ye, Networks, 2001; “Assessing the Value of Information Sharing in a Promotional Environment” with J. Ye, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 2000; “Quick Response in Manufacturer Retailer Channels” with Mark Bergen, Management Science, 1997; “Backup Agreements in Fashion Buying - The Value of Upstream Flexibility” with G. Eppen, Management Science, 1997; and “Separating Logistics Flows in the Chicago School System” with D. Elsenstein, Operations Research, Vol. 44, No. 2, 1996. He was the FMC Scholar in 1990-91. He is a Department Editor of Management Science, Associate Editor of Operations Research, on the editorial boards of Operations Research Letters ,IIE Transactions, the ECR Journal and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management editorial board, and member of INFORMS. He was president-elect of the MSOM Society of INFORMS in 2001-02 and served as president for the year 2002-03. Prior to joining the Krannert faculty in 1996, Professor Iyer taught at the University of Chicago. He has been affiliated with the Production and Distribution Research Center at Georgia Tech, and a consultant to Daymon Associates, Sara Lee, Turner Broadcasting and others. He served his Chicago community as a pro bono consultant to the Chicago School System and the Chicago Streets and Sanitation Department.

He blogs about  Global Supply Chain Management at http://aviyer2010.wordpress.com/author/aviyer2010/