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Subramanian, Ravi

Ravi Subramanian

Steven A. Denning Professor of Technology & Management;
Faculty Director, Denning Technology & Management Program;
Associate Professor of Operations Management;
PhD Coordinator, Operations Management

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

Ravi Subramanian is the Steven A. Denning Professor of Technology and Management and Faculty Director of the Denning Technology and Management Program at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. As Associate Professor of Operations Management, Ravi also serves as the PhD Coordinator for the Operations Management Area.

Ravi's research interests are at the intersections of operations/supply chain decisions and environmental sustainability, with recent interests in human/societal sustainability and healthcare operations. His research interfaces operations/supply chain management with public policy, strategy, marketing, and industrial ecology, and spans three categories: (1) strategic responses to 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’s teaching interests are in core operations/supply chain management concepts and in the relationship between operations/supply chain decisions and economic, environmental, and societal sustainability. He currently teaches core operations /supply chain management courses in the full-time, evening, and executive MBA programs at the College of Business. Ravi received the College of Business’ inaugural James F. Frazier Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009 and was voted Outstanding Core Professor of the Year in 2012 by the full-time MBA students.

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 solutions in the Energy domain. UrjaNet has been selected for NSF’s prestigious Innovation Accelerator program.

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).