Recent Publications


Buyback Pricing of Durable Goods in Dual Distribution Channels, to appear MSOM.

Excess Procurement Strategies by a Dominant Buyer when Supply is Constrained, NRL, 2019.

Customer Learning in Call Centers from Previous Waiting Experiences OR, 2018.

Big Data Analytics for Rapid, Impact, Sustained and Efficient (RISE) Humanitarian Supply Chains, POM, 2018.

 Are Strategic Customers Bad for a Supply Chain?, MSOM, 2018.

Multi-Treatment Inventory Allocation in Humanitarian Health Settings under Funding Constraints, POM, 2017.

Impact of Take Back Regulation on the Remanufacturing Industry, POM, 2017.


Current Research

Responsible Operations

Healthcare Operations

Technology and Value Chain Innovation


Current Teaching


Value Chain Innovation (MBA)
Global Supply Chain Strategy (MBA)

Operations Management (PhD)


Doctoral Students



Herbie Huang

Anand Bhatia


Former (Initial Placements)
Hans Sebastian Heese, Indiana (2004)

Wei Huang (STOR), SAS (2005)

Almula Camdereli, Georgetown  (2006)

Sriram Narayanan, Michigan State (2007)

Muge Yayla-Kullu, RPI (2008)

Olga Perdikaki, Texas A&M (2009)

Gokce Esenduran, Ohio State (2010)

Yen-Ting Lin, U. San Diego (2011)

Vidya Mani, Penn State (2011)

Karthik Natarajan, Minnesota (2014)

Maggie Zhang, Clemson (2018)

Naga Sethuraman, U. Kansas


                        Curriculum Vita  

                        Google Scholar

Jayashankar (Jay) M. Swaminathan, GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Global Operations at the  Kenan-Flagler Business School and Professor of Statistics and Operations Research (by courtesy) at the  University of North Carolina  at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining Kenan-Flagler  he was an assistant professor at  Walter A. Haas School of Business,  University of California, Berkeley.

Professor Swaminathan is an expert in productivity and innovation in business operations. He has published over 100 articles on these topics. He is an elected Fellow of INFORMS and POMS. His research has been recognized with awards including the CAREER Award given by the National Science Foundation, the George E. Nicholson Prize, George B. Dantzig Award  and  Daniel H.Wagner Prize given by INFORMS. He has served as principal investigator on grants from  NSF and CIBER as well as for the Obama-Singh 21st century knowledge initiative award.


He has been recognized with the Weatherspoon Distinguished Teaching Award as well as the Schwabacher Fellowship. He has also been recognized for his outstanding leadership and dedicated service to Kenan-Flagler with the Roy Holsten Award. He is one of the youngest Distinguished Professors in the history of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


A sought after speaker, he has interacted  with many organizations around productivity and innovation in their operations  including AGCO, Agilent, CEMEX, IBM, McKinsey, Nokia,  Railinc, Samsung, UNICEF and US Navy.





Ph.D., GSIA, Carnegie Mellon University

MS, GSIA, Carnegie Mellon University

B.Tech, Computer Science, IIT Delhi



Paperback Indian Economic Superpower : Fiction or Future? Book Video Overview


Practice Oriented Publications


“Case Study: 1800’s response to a downturn”, Financial Times, 2014

When Supply Chains Save Lives”,  Supply Chain Management Review, 2013.

“Case Study: Getting Food to Disaster Victims”, Financial Times, 2010.

“Looking Long Term on the Passage to Chindia”, Financial Times, 2009.

“Is India Labeled as Slumdog Superpower” Triangle Business Journal, 2009.

”India on Brakes”, Smart Manager,2009.


Professional Leadership



Department Editor: Management Science and POM Journal

Co-Editor (Special Issue): MSOM Journal



Senior Associate Dean, Associate Dean of Global EMBA, Area Chair of Operations, Director of UNC Global Business: UNC Kenan-Flagler

Chairman: OneMBA Consortium

Fellow: UNC Academic Leadership Program

President: College of Supply Chain Management, POMS

Vice President: INFORMS, MSOM Society

Associate Editor: Management Science, Operations Research, IIE, NRL, OR Letters