Whitman to host lecture on offshoring/global supply chain
Whitman to host lecture on offshoring/global supply chain February 16, 2009Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University will host a guest lecture by Srinagesh Gavirneni, assistant professor of operations management in the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, on Friday, Feb. 27. Gavirneni will speak on “Transfer Pricing and Offshoring in Global Supply Chains” at 1 p.m. in Room 525 of the Whitman School building. The lecture is free and open to all SU faculty, staff and students.
Gavirneni will examine the rationale that global companies employ in using offshoring to increase profitability, and the conflicting priorities of headquarters and local offices around these rationales. Gavirneni’s research interests are in the areas of supply chain management, inventory control, production scheduling, simulation and optimization. His papers have appeared in Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Operations Research Letters, IIE Transactions, Interfaces and IEEE Transactions on Reliability. Previously, he was an assistant professor in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Before that he was the chief algorithm design engineer of SmartOps; a software architect at Maxager Technology, Inc.; and a research scientist with Schlumberger. He earned his undergraduate degree from IIT-Madras, a master’s degree from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.
For additional information, contact Amy Mehringer, director of communications, Whitman School of Management, at (315) 443-3834 or email@example.com.