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Subramanian, Ravi

Ravi Subramanian

Associate Professor of Operations Management
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Academic Area(s):
Functional Area(s):
Environmental Legislation in Supply Chains
Closed-Loop Supply Chain Management
Market Value and Effectiveness of Corporate Sustainability Efforts
Healthcare Operations
PhD, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
MS (Industrial and Operations Engineering), University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Master of Management, IIT Mumbai (India)
BE (Mechanical Engineering), BITS Pilani (India)

Ravi Subramanian is an Associate Professor of Operations Management at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. He served as Faculty Director of Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary Denning Technology and Management Program from 2013 to 2016.

Ravi's research interests are at the intersections of operations/supply chain decisions and environmental sustainability, with recent interests in healthcare operations and social sustainability. His research in sustainability interfaces operations/supply chain management with public policy, strategy, marketing, and industrial ecology, and spans three categories: (1) environmental legislation in supply chains; (2) closed-loop supply chain management; and (3) market value and effectiveness of corporate sustainability efforts. Ravi’s research has been published in Journal of Industrial Ecology, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and has been cited in Bloomberg Business Week, Forbes, Reuters, and Yahoo Finance, among others.

Ravi received the inaugural Paul Kleindorfer Award in Sustainability in 2012, which recognizes “young scholars who have distinguished themselves through the breadth and innovativeness of their scholarly work on questions related to sustainable operations and the social and environmental impact of business.” Ravi served as a Department Editor for the Sustainable Operations Department of Production and Operations Management from 2015 to 2018 and received the inaugural Best Department Editor Award in 2018. He currently serves as Senior Editor for the department.

Ravi’s teaching interests are in data analytics, and in core operations/supply chain management concepts and their interrelationships with economic, environmental, and social sustainability. He currently teaches core data analytics and operations management courses in the evening and executive MBA programs, and an elective course on business sustainability and shared value at the undergraduate level. He also conducts sessions on demand-driven supply chain planning in supply chain leadership programs for Coca-Cola, Clorox, and Georgia-Pacific. Ravi received the Scheller College of Business’ inaugural James F. Frazier Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009, was voted Outstanding Core Professor of the Year in 2012 by the full-time MBA students, and received the Brady Family Award for Faculty Teaching Excellence in 2014.

Ravi has prior business experience in operations strategy, manufacturing planning, and ERP implementation. He has also engaged in collaborative NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)-funded work with UrjaNet – a Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) startup offering energy information solutions. UrjaNet was selected for NSF’s Innovation Accelerator program in 2011.

Ravi holds a PhD in Operations and Management Science (Ross School of Business) and an MS in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, a Master of Management degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai (India), and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from BITS Pilani (India).