Professor Iyer is the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at Purdue University. He is the Department Head and Senior Associate Dean at the Krannert School of the Management. He is also currently the Director of DCMME (Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises) and GSCMI (Global Supply Chain Management Initiative) at the Krannert. He was the faculty director of PurdueNExT, an online learning initiative at Purdue University focused on research-related certificate courses and operated within the Provost’s office, from 2012-2016.
His teaching and research interests are operations and supply chain management. Professor Iyer’s research currently focuses on analysis of supply chains including the modeling of spare parts supply chains, auto industry supply chains, logistics systems in the grocery industry, contracts and inventory management in the fashion industry and analysis of the impact of competitors on operational management models and the role of supply contracts.
His published works have appeared in Operations Research, Management Science, M&SOM Journal, EJOR, OR Letters, Networks etc. He is also the author of four books dealing with supply chains. He has been Department Editor of Management Science and Associate Editor of Operations Research, on the editorial boards of Operations Research Letters, IIE Transactions, the ECR Journal and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, the POMS Board and member of INFORMS. He was president-elect of the MSOM Society of INFORMS in 2001-02 and served as president for the year 2002-03. Prior to joining the Krannert faculty in 1996, Professor Iyer taught at the University of Chicago.
Ananth Iyer has a PhD from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, an MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Syracuse University and a B Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay.