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Faculty Research Detail - Ram Rachamadugu, Ph.D.

Faculty Detail                      

Name: Ram Rachamadugu, Ph.D.
Office: ST 4020
Phone: 419-530-2929

Biographical Sketch 
Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D, Industrial Administration, 1982
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, MBA, Business Administration, 1972
University of Madras, Madras, India, BE, Mechanical Engineering, 1970

Dr. Ram Rachamadugu is Professor of Information, Operations and Technology Management in the College of Business and Innovation at the University of Toledo, Ohio. He earned his doctoral degree in Industrial Administration at the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. His earlier academic affiliations include the Indian Institute of Management, Banagalore, India, and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His earlier research work appeared in peer reviewed professional journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Journal of Operations Management and others. Ram Rachamadugu is a certified Fellow of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (CFPIM).

Dr. Ram Rachamdugu’s consulting, training and research funding include work with General Electric, Ford Motor Company, Daimler Chrysler, ITT and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His past funded work includes design, planning and scheduling of automotive assembly lines for mass customization, and Flexible Manufacturing Systems. He is actively engaged in the training programs for the professional certification in the Detroit Chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society.

Research Interests
Design, Planning and Control of Mass Customizing Assembly Systems, Production Scheduling, Inventory Management and Performance Measurement in Manufacturing Systems
Current Research in Progress

Policies for Knowledge Refreshing in Databases
A Quick and Easy Way to Evaluate Heuristic Lot Sizing Rules Under Limited Time Price Discounts.
Order Splitting among vendors under dynamic demands
•  Performance Guarantees for the “Rule of 72”
Linkages between Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategies

Selected Publications


• Dawande, M., S. Gavirneni, and R. Rachamadugu (2003),” Scheduling a Two-Stage Flowshop under

Makespan Constraint,” accepted for publication in Mathematical and Computer Modelling (to appear)

• Ramasesh, R., and R. Rachamadugu (2001), “Lot Sizing under Limited Time Price Reductions,” Decision

Sciences, vol. 32, no. 1, p. 125-144.




Last Updated: 11/3/16