SRIRAM NARAYANAN – BIO Sriram Narayanan is the Kesseler Family Endowed Faculty Fellow of Supply Chain Management at the Broad College of Business, Michigan State University (MSU) in the Supply Chain Management Department. He earned his doctoral degree in Operations, Technology, and Innovation Management at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Sriram's primary research interests are in innovation, organizational productivity, sustainability, and inclusion in supply chains. In his research he attempts to blend practice and theories, and many of his academic papers are directly drawn from industry environments. His research is cross disciplinary. He has published more than 30 articles, majority of which are in top-tier journals including Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Retailing, Decision Sciences Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, among others. He is a regular contributor to the Supply Chain Management Review, a leading Supply Chain Management Practice outlet. In recent times, much of his research has focused on community engagement and inclusion and better understanding how supply chain ideas can be applied to facilitate inclusion.
He has won multiple awards for teaching, research, community engagement, and service including the John D. and Dorotha, J. Withrow Endowed Emerging Research Scholar Award; Community-Engaged Partnership Award at Michigan State University, the Lilly Fellowship (MSU) - a select university wide fellowship, and Broad Integrative Fellowship (MSU). He holds editorial positions in several top-tier supply chain management journals. He holds/has held editorial positions in several top-tier journals including Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Journal, Production and Operations Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management and Decision Sciences Journal, Service Science, IEEE Transactions of Engineering Management and Journal of Business Logistics. He has also co-edited two special issues – one for the Journal of Operations Management on Innovation in Supply Networks, and another for the Journal of Business Logistics on Extended Supply Chains. He has won outstanding reviewer awards from the Journal of Operations Management and the Decision Sciences Journal, and outstanding senior editor award from the Production and Operations Management Journal. His research has been featured or cited in Strategy & Business, NPR Marketplace, and other leading popular press articles.
He has served in several leadership roles in professional community of Supply Chain Management. More specifically he has served on the board of the Decision Sciences Institute as a Vice President of Professional Development. He is currently serving as an elected Vice President of Publications for the Production and Operations Management Society. He served as a co-program chair for the Production and Operations Management Society Annual conference, served as research chair for the Decision Sciences Annual Conference in November 2020. He is serving as the General Chair of the Decision Sciences Conference in 2021. He has served as a track chair across numerous national and international conferences.
He has taught project management, agile product development, technology and innovation management, and service supply chains, with a focus on solution development and scaling in digital environments. In addition, he has also taught several doctoral seminars within the Broad College.
Prior to doctoral studies he worked in the industry in procurement and project leadership roles. Specifically, he worked as a procurement executive in Maruti Suzuki and as a project leader for HCL
Technologies Limited, primarily working with Cisco Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering and an MBA from the University of Delhi.
He takes avid interest in, and pursues systematic learning in Vedanta philosophy, classical Carnatic music (percussion), blogs and engages in writing poetry on Vedanta-based philosophical thought.