IFMR GSB has eminent faculty in operations are who have experience in industry and have excellent academic credentials. This area offers courses on quantitative techniques for management decisions, Operations Management, Supply chain Management, Revenue Optimization and Pricing, Business Process Mapping, Operations Strategy, Logistics Management, Ecom and Supply chain integration and Supply chain Finance and so on. Some of the
courses are core wherein all are given foundations of Operations Management and tools and techniques required in different industries- both in manufacturing and service sectors. Elective courses are designed considering contemporary business conditions and need to orient participants towards effective functioning in an operations role. On successful learning of these courses, one can be with service business operations as we are not limiting to manufacturing set up alone.
A practitioner of performance / process management, Prof Suresh Venkatraman comes with first-hand experience in establishing new facilities, running delivery organizations, and implementing 5S, Kanban, BSC, CMMI, ISO 9000, TOC, TQM and TS 16949.
A doctoral scholar from IIM Bangalore, his doctoral dissertation on the ‘Adoption of ISO 9000’, earned him the Citibank Award for Excellence in Research. Prof Suresh also has more than 20 years of industry experience across roles in Business Planning, Operations, Projects, PMO, SBU head, and, Supply Chain in the Auto, BPO, Construction, Engineering, and FMCG sector. Most of his industry experience was with the top business groups of South India – Murugappa, TVS and Rane. His stint at Rane NSK exposed him to Japanese Management practices. He has been trained by NSK at their plant in Thailand.
At IFMR, Prof Suresh has taught Probability & Statistics, Operations Research, Supply Chain Management, and Contemporary Practices in Operations for PGDM students. He has also handled courses on Lean Management and Business Modelling for VIT BS – Vellore and Chennai campus.
Prof Suresh has been teaching full time at IFMR since 2014, handling core courses in Quantitative Sciences, Operations Management, and electives on Business Process Management. He has designed and developed an elective course titled ‘Operations & Technology’ in the Insurance space. His research and consultancy interests are in the areas of Process Migration, Process Performance and Productivity.
An alumnus of IFMR, Chennai, Chandrasekaran has a PhD in Economics and Financial Management from University of Madras. He is also a certified Supply Chain Management Professional of APICS – American Association of Operations Management, USA. Chandrasekaran has been part of a leadership team setting up Centres of Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Backed by over twenty-five years of experience with corporates, Chandrasekaran has worked in Information Technology, Venture Capital, and Knowledge Processing sectors. Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Human Resources, Leadership Development and Investor Relationship management are his areas of expertise. His consulting, research, corporate training and teaching experience extends across Supply Chain Management, Operations Strategy, Logistics Infrastructure and Management, Service Operations, Strategy and Analytics.
Chandrasekaran is also an independent director, mentor and management consultant with several leading companies and start-ups. He also serves as a research guide to scholars pursuing PhD degree in management in the area of Strategy and Supply Chain Management.
Vijaya C Subramanian has a PhD in Operations Research from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station and a MS from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Formerly a faculty member at the Madras School of Economics and a Research Associate at the HEC School of Business, Paris, her research interests are in the areas of Quantitative methods, Analytics, Supply chain, Healthcare, Food safety and security.
She has also led Product Development at Aggrigator, a Stanford incubated B2B Agri e-commerce start up and worked at the United Nations, New York in the area of Humanitarian Logistics.
She consults on Healthcare projects to support policy making with organizations such as the Foundation for Medical Research. She has published in the European Journal of Operational Research and IEEE.
Dr. T.V. Subramanian, has several years of industry and consulting experience in the domains of production, material planning, and operations. He is a postgraduate in Statistics, and holds a diploma in Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research from Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. He obtained his doctoral degree from IIM Ahmedabad. He is an Honorary Fellow Member of Indian Institute of Materials Management. He has handled more than 50 major consultancy assignments for large private and public sector organizations in the areas of inventory management, materials planning, PPC, TQM, Distribution Management, Information systems strategy and Operations Research.