Srinivas (Sri) Talluri

Srinivas  (Sri) Talluri
  • Hoagland-Metzler Professor in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • Established through gifts from Richard and Barbara Metzler, and Dr. and Mrs. John H. Hoagland
  • Department of Supply Chain Management


Sri Talluri is a professor of operations and supply chain management at Michigan State University. His research interests are in the areas of supply chain risk, strategic sourcing and buyer-supplier relationships, technology management, and performance evaluation.

He earned a BS in mechanical engineering in India in 1989, an MS in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering and a PhD in production and operations management from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1992 and 1996, respectively. He has more than 20 years of teaching experience and has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of supply chain management, operations management, operations research/management science, and statistics.

He has more than 85 journal publications and more than 8,000 citations of his work, with an h-index of 44. In research articles published in 2013 and 2015, Talluri was ranked as the #17 researcher worldwide in terms of the impact of his work in the domain of data envelopment analysis and a top 1% researcher worldwide in the area of operations management, in terms of publications in elite journals. He has delivered invited presentations at various countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His research is funded by companies and organizations such as Dow Chemical, Lear Corporation, CIBER, McNeil Healthcare, and Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS). His consulting experience includes a variety of companies in the area of supply chain optimization, which include SAP, Chrysler, ArcBest, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, and Dash Optimization.