Professor of Management
Office: Krannert 541
Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1987
M.S., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Syracuse University, 1983
B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, India Institute of Technology (Bombay), 1982
Ananth Iyer is Professor of operations management at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He is the President of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, the largest society within INFORMS. . Professor Iyer received his PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech, his Masters from Syracuse University and his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay. He was named a University Faculty Scholar at Purdue University in 1999. Prior to his current position, Professor Iyer was on the faculty at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. Professor Iyer chaired the committee to define the ecommerce option at the Krannert School. His research interests are in the area of logistics and supply chain management including understanding the effects of information sharing, incentives, contractual agreements etc in improving the performance of logistics systems. He has served as associate editor of Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management and IIE Transactions. He has over 20 publications in Operations Research, Management Science, Networks, European Journal of Operations Research, Information Processing Letters, Discrete Applied Mathematics, etc. He has over 35 presentations in National and International Conferences as well as in various universities around the world. He has taught in executive programs in the U.S, China, Germany, Hungary, Spain and Argentina. He has worked as a consultant to food brokerage companies, catalog companies, cable television companies and transportation companies. He has also done pro bono work for the Chicago Public School System and the department of Streets and Sanitation in the city of Chicago.