Gurumurthi Ravishankar

Teaching Assistant Professor, MS Supply Chain Faculty Director Leeds School of Business

G. 'Ravi’ Ravishankar is a faculty member at the Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Operations Division at the Leeds School of Business. He is a veteran of supply chain, lean transformation, implementing product innovation strategies and technology transfer from national laboratories.

His career has spanned a wide range of operating roles from president, CFO to engineering manager and director of innovation. He has worked in four continents on lean manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, product development, factory start-up, and business strategy. His industry experience includes, semiconductors, machinery, medical devices, food and beverage, chemicals, consulting and not-for-profit organizations.

He is passionate about education and teaching students how to apply theory to everyday challenges in business.

Ravi has advanced degrees in materials and chemical engineering from MIT and University of Cincinnati respectively. He also has an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, holds 8 patents and is a speaker on a variety of operations management topics.

MBA, Operations Management
MS, Materials Science & Engineering
MS, Chemical Engineering
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image-2023-10-12T082025.554 Implementing Product Innovation Strategies
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