Dr. Ravi Srinivasan


Associate Professor of Operations Management


Sellinger Hall 306

Research Areas

Innovation management; Big Data/Analytics for Operations/SCM; Supply chain disruptions and risk management; IT-SCM Linkages


Dr. Ravi Srinivasan is an Associate Professor of Operations Management at Loyola University Maryland. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Operations and Sourcing Management. His research has been published in Journal of Operations Management; Production and Operations Management; Decision Sciences; International Journal of Production Research and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He teaches Operations management and Global Supply Chain Management in both undergraduate and MBA programs. Prior to coming to Loyola, he taught at Michigan State University.

In addition to his research and teaching activities, Dr. Srinivasan has served as a reviewer for journals such as Production and Operations Management Journal; Journal of Operations Management; Decision Sciences Journal; International Journal of Operations and Production Management; International Journal of Production Economics; International Journal of Production Research; IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management; Intelligent Decision Technologies: An International Journal; Survey of ORMS. He has been quoted many times in Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Business Journal.

Prior to starting his Ph.D., Ravi had close to 9 years of industry experience implementing supply chain processes and IT in firms belonging to auto/industrial, appliance and high-tech sectors. He has managed global teams located in the US and India. His work at various clients resulted in significant inventory cost reductions, distribution cost reductions, increased customer service levels, improved forecasting accuracy and increase in sales.

Representative Publications 

Srinivasan, R., Kumar, M. and Narayanan, S., (2020). Human resource management in an industry 4.0 Era: A supply chain management perspective.

Azadegan, A., Srinivasan, R., Blome, C., & Tajeddini, K. (2019). Learning from near-miss events: An organizational learning perspective on supply chain disruption response. International Journal of Production Economics, 216, 215-226.

Srinivasan, R., Narayanan, S., & Narasimhan, R. (2018). An Investigation of Justice, Conflict, and Moderating Effects of Supplier Autonomy and Cultural Distance in Buyer–Supplier Relationships. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management,65(1), 6-20.

Srinivasan R., & Narayanan S., Narasimhan, R., Managing conflict in outsourcing relationships: An investigation of antecedents and performance consequences, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 6-20, Feb. 2018.

Srinivasan R., and Swink, M., An investigation of visibility and flexibility as complements to supply chain analytics, Production and Operations Management (2017)

Srinivasan R. and Swink M., Leveraging supply chain integration through the use of information systems and planning comprehensiveness: An organizational information processing theory perspective, Decision Sciences, 2015, 46(5), 823 - 861

Narasimhan R., Narayanan S. and Srinivasan R., An Investigation of Justice in supply chain relationships and their performance impact, Journal of Operations Management, 2013, 31, 236 - 247

Narasimhan, R., Narayanan S., & Srinivasan R., Explicating the mediating role of integrative supply management practices in strategic outsourcing: A case study analysis, International Journal of Production Research, 2009, 1 – 26

Ben-Arieh, D. and Srinivasan R., Information Analysis in a Distributed, Dynamic Group Technology Method, International Journal of Production Economics, 1-3 (60-61) (1999) pp. 427-432  

Academic Degrees 

Ph.D. in Operations and Sourcing Management, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Master of Science in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

Awards, Honors and Grants

Sellinger School of Business STAR award for Teaching - 2016

Summer research grant, Sellinger School of Business and Management – 2015, 2016, 2018

Outstanding Reviewer of the Year 2015 – Decision Sciences Institute

Dissertation Completion Fellowship - 2011

Summer research fellowships – 2008, 2009

Patent for "Method and apparatus for zoom control with a scroll bar" at IBM

Professional Memberships 

Decision Sciences Institute

Production and Operations Management Society