K. Ravi Kumar

Expert on information and operations management, including global operations and outsourcing

Vice dean for international programs, USC Marshall School of Business

Executive director, USC Pacific Rim Education (PRIME) Program

Professor of information and operations management


  • global operations – strategy and tactics
  • aligning global operations and information technology strategies
  • interface between global operations and sales/ marketing
  • supply chain and demand chain management
  • management of service and product quality
  • time-based management
  • environmentally conscious operations
  • outsourcing in the information technology industry – hardware and software
  • operations management in the distribution industry
  • operations management in Pacific Rim companies

Additional Information

  • Senior editor, Production and Operations Management Journal
  • Senior editor, Operations Management Education Review