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Sridhar Tayur

Sridhar Tayur

Sridhar Tayur, professor of management at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, a longtime member of INFORMS and an INFORMS Fellow, participated in a recent organ summit in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the White House, the summit was organized to answer President Obama’s call to action to reduce the waiting list for organ transplants. The event highlighted the role of science, technology and innovation in organ donation and transplantation.

Tayur has published many scholarly publications in journals, including Operations Research, Management Science, Mathematics of Operations Research, Transportation Science and Interfaces. He is co-editor of the widely referenced book, “Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management,” and served on the editorial boards of Operations Research and Management Science.

Tayur founded the software company SmartOps Corporation and served as its CEO for 12 years (since acquired by SAP). In addition, he has been recognized for his entrepreneurship through an Ernst & Young finalist award, as well as by the Carnegie Science Center Award for innovation in information technology.

A. Ravi Ravindran

A. Ravi Ravindran

A. Ravi Ravindran, a world-renowned expert on operations research, is the editor of a new book that provides guidance for decision-makers in the supply chain. “Multiple Criteria Decision Making in Supply Chain Management” (Operations Research Series), published by CRC Press, LLC, provides a comprehensive overview of multi-criteria optimization models and methods that can be used in supply chain decision-making.

The book features contributions from internationally known authors, researchers, educators and practitioners that address the complex issue of maximizing profit and customer responsiveness while minimizing supply chain risk.
Ravindran, a professor in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State University and a longtime member of INFORMS, has nearly 50 years of experience in academia – including nearly 30 years at Penn State – and seven books published on various operations research-related topics and methods.

The focus of the book is on the design and operation of the supply chain system. This method involves connecting many production and distribution systems – often across wide geographic distances – in such a way that the businesses involved can ultimately satisfy the consumer demand as efficiently as possible. The result leads to maximum financial returns to all of the businesses involved in the supply chain.

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