Niranjan 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, heavy machinery manufacturing and finance industries.
Dr. Kulkarni is the co-chair of ISPE's Operations Management Community of Practice and is an active speaker and contributor to academic research societies including, IEEE, IISE and INFORMS. He has also served as the Track Director for the End-to-End Supply Chain Management Track at two ISPE Annual Meetings, and will serve as the Education Committee co-chair for the 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting. He is the elected Regional Vice President of IISE South Chapter.
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.