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Manufacturing Management faculty


Our faculty commitment to Manufacturing Management is expressed in the Krannert Global Supply Chain Management Initiative (GSCMI).

GSCMI exists to pursue research, consulting and relationships with manufacturing interests around the world. Our faculty lead students through research projects. They consult with industry and organize manufacturing conferences to share knowledge. Below are a few of the faculty who are involved with GSCMI and committed to manufacturing.

Ananth IyerAnanth Iyer

Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management and Director, Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises and Global Supply Chain Management Initiative
Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Professor Iyer was named a 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.

Tom Brush

Tom Brush

Ph.D., Economics and Business Administration, University of Michigan

Professor Brush teaches courses in strategic management and manufacturing strategy. His research interests in the area of manufacturing strategy include the management of international plant networks, plant location for multinational firms, supplier relationships, and the transfer of capabilities such as flow manufacturing within firms.

George Shanthikumar

J George Shanthikumar

Ph.D.,Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, 1979

Professor Shanthikumar's research interests include Production System Modeling & Analysis, Queueing Theory & Applications, Reliability & Probability Theory, Scheduling & Sequencing, Simulation Methodology, and Stochastic Processes & Modeling.