Assistant Professor, Operations Management
Kumaravel is a Ph.D in the area of Operations Management & Decision Sciences from the Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli. His doctoral research is located in the field of behavioral operations management, particularly, in examining the role of heuristics and biases, in supply chain coordination and management. He has been a consistent performer with outstanding academic record and leadership capabilities. He is a recipient of the Director’s Merit Award for scholastic excellence in the first year of coursework at IIM Trichy. He received his bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from SSN College of Engineering with a merit scholarship and a gold medal. He has about 3 years of industry experience as a software professional, with Ford Motor Company. He has presented at leading international conferences such as Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Conference, European Conference on Operational Research (EURO) Conference and Society of Operations Management (SOM) Conference. He has served as a teaching assistant and tutor for the post-graduate courses at IIM Trichy. He was a core organizer of the Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Conference (2017). He is an ASQ Certified Quality Process Analyst and a Six Sigma Green Belt.