Dr. Ravi Srinivasan


Assistant Professor of Operations Management


Sellinger Hall 301

Research Areas

Strategic outsourcing; Risk management; Structural & Infrastructural impacts on operations; IT-SCM LinkagesBiography

Dr. Ravi Srinivasan is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Loyola University Maryland. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Operations and Sourcing Management. His primary research areas include buyer-supplier relationships with an emphasis on management of outsourcing relationships. In addition, he also examines the impacts of structural and infrastructural decisions on supply chain performance. Ravi's teaching interests are in the areas of operations management and supply chain management. He taught at Michigan State University for a couple of years before joining Loyola.

Prior to starting his Ph.D., Ravi had close to 9 years of industry experience implementing supply chain related IT and business processes 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.

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

Representative Publications

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

Awards and Honors

Dissertation Completion Fellowship ($4500) - 2011
Summer research fellowships ($4000 each year) - 2009 & 2008
Patent for "Method and apparatus for zoom control with a scroll bar" at IBM

Professional Memberships

Decision Sciences Institute
Production and Operations Management Society
Project Management Institute
International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

Current Projects

Srinivasan R. and Swink M., How does supply chain integration influence operational performance? The roles of planning comprehensiveness and supply chain management systems

Srinivasan R., and Narasimhan R., Governance mechanisms as gestalts in strategic outsourcing engagements: Are transactional and relational governance mechanisms complements or substitutes?