Eli Broad Endowed Professor in Supply Chain Management @ Michigan State University

Dr. Anand Nair is the Eli Broad Endowed Professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. After completing his undergraduate degree in Engineering and MBA degree, he worked as a Manager for Systems Integration in India. Subsequently, Dr. Nair received his Ph.D. degree in Operations & Supply Chain Management from the Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University. After finishing his doctoral studies, Dr. Nair served on the faculties of the University of South Carolina and Auburn University before joining the Department of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University.

Dr. Nair has worked with organizations in manufacturing, healthcare and retail sectors on issues such as inventory management, forecasting, pricing, capacity planning, lean systems, manufacturing planning and control, quality management, contracting, product development, process improvement and technology implementation. His research examines how firms, teams, and individuals learn, adapt, and organize to manage processes, supplies, technology, and innovation, and the associated performance implications.

Dr. Nair’s research articles have been published in leading operations and supply chain management journals. He was selected as the Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair in 2017-2018. He serves on the editorial boards of various journals and is currently serving as a Department Editor for the Journal of Operations Management and an Associate Editor for Decision Sciences.

Dr. Nair teaches operations and supply chain management to MBA, Executive-MBA, undergraduate, and doctoral students. As a part of his teaching, he has incorporated simulation games, case studies, and company sponsored student projects. He is actively involved in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Dr. Nair holds the Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) designation from ASCM’s The Association of Supply Chain Management and has completed the AI and Data Science Methodology certification from IBM. He has served as Decision Sciences Institute’s Vice-President and Secretary as well as a member of its Board of Directors.

He has trained in Hindustani classical vocal music and enjoys singing classical and light Indian music. He is also an avid student of the art of film-making. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family, read, watch movies, cross country run, workout, watch football/soccer games, travel around the world, and experience various cultures by exploring local cuisines.