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Operations and Supply Chain faculty

As a prospective student here is what you need to know: Krannert is a school made up of professors who are leaders in their respective fields. Whether in research for publication or consulting for industry, our team works together to create an exceptional educational experience that readies you for employment. Below is a brief biography of one of our faculty members.

Suresh ChandSuresh Chand
Professor and Louis A. Weil Jr. Chair of Management

Ph.D., Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon
M.S., Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon U
M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Texas
M. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute
B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute

Professor Chand teaches operations management. His current research interests include application of Operations Management principles in improving health-care delivery processes, supply chain models to match supply with demand with multiple orders, and investigating characteristics of batch sizes in presence of learning and forgetting.

His publishing credits include “Improving Patient Flow at an Outpatient Clinic: Study of Sources of Variability and Improvement Factors,” Health-care Management Science (2009); “Batch sizing under learning and forgetting: Steady state characteristics for the constant demand case,” Operations Research Letters (2008), and “Managing Inventory over a Short Season: Models with Two Procurement Opportunities,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (2009).

Professor Chand has been with Krannert since 1979. He has taught a variety of Operations Management courses at Krannert ranging from core courses for undergraduate as well as MBA students (both regular and executive), to electives for undergraduate and MBA students on topics such as Factory Physics, Technology Management, Supply Chain Management, and Service Operations Management. He also teaches doctoral seminars.

He is currently senior editor for Production and Operations Management. He served as Associate Editor for Management Science (1986-2008). He was area editor for Production and Operations Management (1988-2003). He was also senior editor for Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (1999-2003). In 2005, he was the general chair for the annual international conference of the Production and Operations Management Society.