Center for Supply Networks and Analytics

Excellence in research and education in supply chain management and business analytics.

The Center for Supply Networks and Analytics is a newly formed center of excellence dedicated to research and education in the fields of supply chain management and business analytics. The mission of the Center is to be a leading source of knowledge creation and dissemination in supply chain and analytics.

The Center’s research activities and agenda seek to enhance the body of knowledge related to all major facets of supply chain management and business analytics. These activities culminate in insights targeted at both academic and managerial audiences. The Center will become a premier destination for expertise, in particular for the technology-intensive and advanced manufacturing firms that are central to the ambitions of Rensselaer. 

Events

Current seminars:

February 22, 2017 — Tom Ward ’86, Cloud and Cognitive Strategist, Enterprise Services, IBM, and Rahul Nahar, Senior Technical Staff Member, Enterprise Services Analytics, Architecture, and Strategy, IBM. “Supply Chain Risk Insights Powered By Watson."

Past seminars:

November 30, 2016 - Jay Nearnberg ’77 - Supply Chain Consulting Manager, Accenture

October 26, 2016 - Jennifer Pazour, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

September 29, 2016 - M. Hakan Hekimoglu, assistant professor of supply chain management and business analytics at the Rensselaer Lally School of Management

April 20, 2016 - "Frontiers in Supply Chain and Analytics Symposium" - Program and Insert

February 2016 video  - “Developing and Managing Effective Global Supply Chains” with Dan Ostrosky ’90, Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Triumph Group

November 2015 Video  - Lindsey Rappleyea ’13, new product development engineer at W. L. Gore & Associates — “The Impact of New Product Development and Innovation on Supply Chain Management”

October 2015 Video - Jodie Wright ’10, senior associate of the information protection and business resilience practice at KPMG — “Confidence in Chaos: Fortifying Supply Chain Business Continuity Capabilities in an Evolving Risk Landscape”

September 2015 Video - Peter Vanderminden ’78, senior industry analyst, IoT and digital supply chain at Flatiron Strategies — “Integrating Physical and Digital Supply Chains: A Cross-Industry Perspective”

Contact Us

 

Contact the Center for Supply Networks and Analytics at CSNA@rpi.edu or (518) 276-2035.

  • T. Ravichandran, Associate Dean of Research, Irene and Robert ’55 Bozzone Distinguished Professor, Academic Director of M.S. Supply Chain Management Program, Rensselaer Lally School of Management 

 

People

Center for Supply Networks and Analytics

  • T. Ravichandran, Associate Dean of Research, Irene and Robert ’55 Bozzone Distinguished Professor, Academic Director of M.S. Supply Chain Management Program, Rensselaer Lally School of Management 
  • Chanaka Edirisinghe, Kay and Jackson Tai ’72 Chair, Professor of Quantitative Finance, Director of the Center for Financial Studies, Rensselaer Lally School of Management
  • Aparna Gupta, Associate Professor, Director of the M.S. in Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics Program, Rensselaer Lally School of Management
  • M. Hakan Hekimoglu, Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics, Rensselaer Lally School of Management 
  • Jason Kuruzovich, Academic Director of the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor, Rensselaer Lally School of Management
  • Nishtha Langer, Assistant Professor, Business Analytics, Rensselaer Lally School of Management
  • Yingda Lu, Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Lally School of Management
  • Chris McDermott, Associate Professor, Operations Management and Healthcare Management, Rensselaer Lally School of Management
  • Dorit Nevo, Associate Professor, Academic Director of M.S. Business Analytics Program, Rensselaer Lally School of Management
  • Jennifer Pazour, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
  • Thomas C. Sharkey, Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Wei Xie, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

 

Research

The Center works in conjunction with faculty members from various academic areas to conduct research in areas such as:

  • Operations and supply chain strategy
  • Agile supply networks
  • Governance of supply networks
  • Performance optimization through analytics
  • Global sourcing
  • Supply network resilience 
  • Analytics readiness and maturity assessment
  • Social media analytics 

Education

The Center supports the educational Master of Science programs in Business Analytics and in Supply Chain Management at Rensselaer. 

Partners

More information coming soon.