Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Prof Anupam Agrawal graduated from IIT Kanpur, India (1992) and did his MBA from IIM Calcutta, India (1994). He holds a PhD in Technology and Operations Management from INSEAD, France (2008). In a career spanning over a decade in the industry, he has worked in various areas of Supply Chain management, specifically procurement, supplier development and new product development, with ITW Signode Inc, Procter & Gamble and Tata Motors. His empirical research with firms such as Tata Motors, Tata Daewoo, BMW, and Knorr Bremse focused on procurement, sourcing of modular components and learning between buyers and suppliers. His research has informed the practice of supply chain at these firms. Currently he is advising the Government of India on streamlining the public distribution system and improving the efficacy of the Mid-Day Meal scheme, an oil firm on reducing their pump failures, and startups such as Technosys and eduNirvana on their strategic positioning. His current research has two streams. The first stream focuses on how buyers and suppliers can work together, how supply chains learn, and how this learning can depreciate. In this stream he has published in academic journals such as Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, California Management Review, and European Journal of Operational Research.The second stream looks at how firms can benefit from better raw materials sourcing and new manufacturing techniques for producing these raw materials, inlcuding Nanomachining. In this stream he has published in academic journals such as Wear, Computational Materials Science, and the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. In his personal life, Prof Agrawal is actively involved with the education of underprivileged children, specifically with Laxmi Ashram, an organization in Kausani hills in India, that works for the education of underprivileged girls.
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1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL, 61820