Niranjan Kulkarni

  PhotoNiranjan S. Kulkarni, PhD, is the Director, Operations Improvement with CRB. He holds a Ph.D. and Masters’ degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Niranjan has over ten years of experience in business process and data modeling, operations and process simulations, process improvements, layout optimizations and supply chain management. He has worked with pharmaceuticals, biotech, food, chemicals, semiconductor, electronics assembly & packaging, manufacturing and finance industries. Dr. Kulkarni is a frequent speaker at industry events and research conferences. He is the steering committee member of ISPE's Operations Management Community of Practice and is an active speaker and contributor to the academic research societies including, IEEE, IISE, and INFORMS. He has also served as the Track Director for End-to-End Supply Chain Management Track at the ISPE Annual Meetings. Niranjan has authored over 25 peer reviewed technical papers published in research journals, conference proceedings and industry periodicals. He is the co-author of the ISPE's Operations Management Guidance Document, and has also co-authored a book chapter in the prestigious LNCS series. Dr. Kulkarni is also on the Editorial Review Board of the International Marketing and Management Research Journal.