Industrial engineering's Ravindran pens new supply chain textbook

December 17, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A. Ravi Ravindran, professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, has co-authored a new textbook titled "Supply Chain Engineering: Models and Applications."

The book was written in collaboration with Donald P. Warsing Jr., associate professor of operations and supply chain management in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. 

Using state-of-the-art models, concepts and solution methods, the book provides an understanding of how companies plan, source, make and deliver products to create and maintain a global competitive advantage. Bridging theory and practice, the text addresses strategic issues as well as modeling and analytics critical for effective tactical decision making. Quantitative problems and discussion questions are provided in each chapter.

Ravindran teaches courses in the area of operations research at the undergraduate level and courses in multi-criteria decision making and supply chain engineering at the graduate level. He is the recipient of 11 teaching awards in industrial engineering. His research interests include supply chain modeling, portfolio optimization/financial engineering, goal programming, interactive methods for multiple criteria optimization, applications of mathematical programming to health planning, quality control, transportation networks, hazardous waste disposal and system reliability. He is also the chairman of the Enterprise Integration Consortium, an education and research group that focuses on issues related to enterprise integration technologies and applications, supply chain management and enterprise resource planning systems.

"Supply Chain Engineering: Models and Applications" is part of the Operations Research Series by CRC Press, edited by Ravindran. The book is intended for senior-level undergraduates, first-year graduate students and technical professionals. It will be used as the primary textbook for industrial engineering courses in operations research in supply chain and service systems engineering. 

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Last Updated December 18, 2012