“Inventory Management in Humanitarian Operations: Impact of Amount, Schedule, and Uncertainty in Funding”, to appear Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.
“Estimating the Impact of Understaffing on sales and Profitability in Retail Stores”, to appear Production and Operations Management.
“Multiproduct Quality Competition: Impact of Resource Constraints”, Production and Operations Management, 2013.
“Effect of Traffic on Sales and Conversion Rates of Retail Stores”, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 2012.
”A Matter of Balance: Specialization, Task Variety, and Individual Learning in a Software Maintenance Environment”, Management Science, 2009.
Global Health Operations
Reverse Logistics and Sustainability
Supply Chain Strategy and Execution
Customization and Standardization
Wei Huang, SAS
Almula Camdereli, Georgetown
Sriram Narayanan, Michigan State
Muge Yayla-Kullu, RPI
Olga Perdikaki, Texas A&M
Gokce Esenduran, Ohio State
Yen-Ting Lin, University of San Diego
Vidya Mani, Penn State
Karthik Natarajan, Minnesota
Jayashankar (Jay) M.
Distinguished Professor is Associate Dean for OneMBA
Program and UNC-Tsinghua dual degree EMBA program. He is also the Director of
Business Center at the Kenan-Flagler
Business School, 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 global health operations, supply chain management, sustainable operations, mass customization, retail operations, and innovation in business operations. He has published over 50 articles on these topics. 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 several NSF grants, CIBER grant as well as the Obama-Singh grant.
An award winning teacher he has been recognized with the Weatherspoon Distinguished Teaching Award as well as the Schwabacher Fellowship.
Department Editor: POM Journal
Member: Deloitte Academic Advisory Council
Fellow: UNC Academic Leadership Program
Director: UNC CIBER
Senior Associate Dean: UNC Kenan-Flagler
Area Chair, UNC Kenan-Flagler
Co-Director, UNC-Tsinghua Center
President, College of Supply Chain Management, POMS
Vice President: INFORMS, MSOM Society
Associate Editor: Management Science, Operations Research, IIE, NRL, OR Letters
Ph.D., GSIA, Carnegie Mellon University
MS, GSIA, Carnegie Mellon University
B.Tech, Computer Science, IIT Delhi
Practice Oriented Publications
“Case Study: 1800 Flower.com’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.
Can companies know every supplier, Financial Times, 2013
Why Asia’s elite is signing up for American MBA’s, Fortune, 2013
Breaking out of West is Best Mindset, Forbes, 2013
Manufacturing ready to battle slowdown, Financial Times, 2011
Supply chains: it pays to keep the ear to the ground, Financial Times, 2009
Retail Development in this Economy, NPR Charlotte, 2009
Consumers Spend Less During Economic Crisis, NBC-17, 2008
Why Wilbur likes India, Business Week, 2008
Biggest Scare Factor in Business, WRAL, 2008