Anand Nair

Anand  Nair
  • Eli Broad Professor in Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Management


Anand Nair is the Eli Broad Professor in 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.

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’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. He holds the Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) designation from ASCM – The Association of Supply Chain Management and has completed the deep learning specialization from Deeplearning.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.

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