Ram's Research

Books
  1. Sustainable Supply Chains: Models, Methods, and Policy Implications, Springer, New York, 2012 (with Tonya Boone and Vaidy Jayaraman; 244 pages). 
  2. New Directions in Supply-Chain Management: Technology, Strategy and Implementation, AMACOM Press, May 2002 (Co-edited with Tonya Boone, William & Mary; 387 pages).  Buy from Amazon
  3. Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management, Kluwer Academic Publications, December 1998 (Co-edited with Sridhar Tayur, Carnegie Mellon; and Mike Magazine, Cincinnati; 885 pages). Buy from Amazon
Forthcoming or Published Papers
  1. “Free Shipping Policies of Online Retailers,” in International Journal of Production Economics (with T. Boone). In Press
  2. “The View Across the Supply Chain,” The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, Issue 27, Fall 2012, 16-18.
  3. “Editorial: Sustainable Supply Chains,” in Sustainable Supply Chains: Models, Methods, and Policy Implications, Boone, Jayaraman, and Ganeshan, editors, Springer, New York, 2012, 1-8 (with Tonya Boone and Vaidy Jayaraman). (50%)
  4. “By the Numbers: Visual Chronicle GHG Emissions,” in Sustainable Supply Chains: Models, Methods, and Policy Implications, Boone, Jayaraman, and Ganeshan, editors, Springer, New York, 2012, 9-28 (with Tonya Boone). (50%)
  5. “A Primer on E-waste,” in Sustainable Supply Chains: Models, Methods, and Policy Implications, Boone, Jayaraman, and Ganeshan, editors, Springer, New York, 2012, 107-128  (with Tonya Boone). (50%)
  6. “Carbon Footprinting: A Supply Chain Approach,” in Sustainable Supply Chains: Models, Methods, and Policy Implications, Boone, Jayaraman, and Ganeshan, editors, Springer, New York, 2012, 175-192  (with Tonya Boone and Vaidy Jayaraman). (33%)
  7. “Foundation Principles for Supply Chain Partners,” International Journal of Applied Forecasting, 24, Winter 2012, 40-41.
  8. "Insights on Predicting the Productivity of Project Managers in Service Operations," Forthcoming in Learning Curves: Theory, Models, and Applications, M. Y. Jaber editor, Taylor and Francis Press (with T. Boone and R. Hicks).
  9. "Forecasting Project Cost of Architectural and Engineering Projects." International Journal of Applied Forecasting (T. Boone and R. Hicks).
  10. "Optimal Procurement Portfolios when using B2Bs: A Model and Analysis,"  International Journal of Production Economics (with P. Aggarwal and T. Boone). (pdf)
  11. "Learning and Depreciation in Professional Services," Management Science, 2008, 54, 7, 1231-1236 (with T. Boone and R. Hicks).  (pdf)
  12. "Knowledge Acquisition and Transfer among Engineers: Effect of Network Structure," Managerial Decision Economics, 2008, 29, 5, 459-468 (with T. Boone).  (pdf)
  13. "The Value of Information Sharing in the Retail Supply Chain: Two Case Studies," Foresight: International Journal of Applied Forecasting, Issue 9, Spring 2008 (with T. Boone).  (pdf)
  14. "EBusiness and Supply Chain Management: New Frontiers," Journal of Operations Management, 2007, 25, 6, 1195-1198 (with T. Boone). (pdf)
  15. "Risk Management Tools in B2Bs: An Exploratory Study," International Journal of Production Economics, 2007, 108, 1, 2-7 (with P. Aggrawal).  (pdf)
  16. "Centralizing Retailing: How much Supply Chain Costs is it Worth?," International Journal of Production Economics, 2007, 108, 2, 341-348. (with L. Ring and J. Strong).  (pdf)
  17. "Web-enabling Your Supply Chain: A Case Study," In New Directions in Supply-Chain Management: Technology, Strategy, and Implementation, T. Boone and R. Ganeshan, editors, AMACOM Press, May 2002, 73-90 (with Reeja Marath).  (pdf)
  18. "B2B Exchanges and Supply Chain Management: Can they Co-Exist?," In New Directions in Supply-Chain Management: Technology, Strategy, and Implementation, T. Boone and R. Ganeshan, editors, AMACOM Press, May 2002, 24-38 (with Katherine Gehman). (pdf)
  19. "The Impact of Information Sharing Initiatives on Supply Chain Performance: An Exploratory Simulation Study," In Supply Chain Management - Applications and Algorithms, J. Geunes, P. M. Pardalos, and H. E. Romeijn, editors, Kluwer, February 2002, 363-381 (with T. Boone and A. J. Stenger).   (pdf)
  20. "The Impact of Imperfect Processes on Production Run Times," Decision Sciences, 2001, 31, 4, 773-787 (with Y. Guo, T. Boone, and J. K. Ord).  (pdf)
  21. "The Effect of IT on Learning in Professional Services," Journal of Operations Management, 2001, 19, 4, 485-495 (with T. Boone).  (pdf)
  22. "Viewpoint: Are More Suppliers Better: Generalizing the Guo and Ganeshan Procedure," Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2001, 52, 1, 122-123. (pdf)
  23. "Production Economics and Process Quality: A Taguchi Perspective," International Journal of Production Economics, 2001, 71, 343-350 (with T. Boone and S. Kulkarni).  (pdf)
  24. "The Impact of Inventory and Flow Planning Parameters on Supply Chain Performance: An Exploratory Study," International Journal of Production Economics, 2001, 71, 111-118 (with T. Boone and A. J. Stenger).  (pdf)
  25. "A Note on the (s,Q) Inventory Policy with Gamma Demand," International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 2000, 30, 6, 534-539 (with J. E. Tyworth).  (pdf)
  26. "The Integration in Supply Chain Management: A Framework and a Simulation," In Supply Chain Management: Innovations for Education, M. E. Johnson and D. F. Pyke, editors, POMS Series in Technology and Operations Management 2000, 2, 141-156 (with T. Boone and A. J. Stenger).  (pdf)
  27. "Models and Methods to Support a New Type of Inventory Performance Measure: The ESWSO," Decision Sciences, 2000, 31, 1, 243-258 (with T. Boone).   (pdf)
  28. "Managing Supply Chain Inventories: A Multiple Supplier, One Warehouse, Multiple Retailer Model," International Journal of Production Economics, 1999, 59, 341-354 (This paper was awarded the best student paper in the student paper competition held by the International Society of Inventory Research for 1995-96).  (pdf)
  29. "Dual Sourced Supply Chains: The Discount Supplier Option," Transportation Research, 1999, Part E, 35, 11-23 (with Y. Guo and J. E. Tyworth).  (pdf)
  30. "A Taxonomic Review of Supply Chain Management," In Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management, S. Tayur, R. Ganeshan, and M. Magazine, editors,  Kluwer Academic Press, 1998, 839-879 (with P. Stephens, E. Jack, and M. Magazine).  (pdf)
  31. "Validation in Simulation: Various Positions in the Philosophy of Science," Management Science, 1998, 44, 8, 1087-1099 (with G. B. Kleindorfer, and L. O'Neill).  (pdf)
  32. "Inventory Control Under Stochastic Demand and Lead-time Conditions," Journal of Business Logistics, Spring, 1996, 17, 1, 291-304 (with J. E. Tyworth and Y. Guo).  (pdf)
  33. "Are More Suppliers Better?," Journal of the Operational Research Society, 1995, 46, 7, 892-895 (with Y. Guo).  (pdf)
                                                        Work-in-Progress or Submitted
                                                        1. "Linking Operations, IT Investments, and Firm-level Performance: An Examination of Internal Supply chains in Hospitals." Working Paper (with T. Boone, C. Abraham, R. Kohli). (25%) (pdf)
                                                        2. "Using the Quincunx to Teach 6-sigma Ideas." Working Paper (with T. Boone, M. Fry, and A. Raturi). (25%)
                                                        3. "Multiple Sourcing and the Gamma Distribution." Working Paper (with T. Boone and Y. Guo) (33%)
                                                        4. "The Impact of Information Sharing Initiatives on Supply chain Performance: A Simulation Study." Working Paper (with T. Boone & A. J. Stenger). (33%) (pdf)
                                                        5. "Dynamics of Knowledge Transfer in Professional Service Organizations" Research in Progress. (with T. Boone and R. Hicks) (33%)
                                                        6. "Do Professional Services Learn from Outsourcing Projects?" Research in Progress (with T. Boone and R. Hicks) (33%)
                                                        Other Scholarly Work

                                                        Publications in Refereed Proceedings

                                                        1. "Centralizing Retailing: How much Supply Chain Costs is it Worth?: A Case Study," Proceedings of the International Seminar on Production Economics, 2004, 139-153. (with L. Ring and J. Strong). (pdf)
                                                        2. "The Impact of Technology on the Learning Curve of Service Organizations," Proceedings of the 1998 MSOM Conference, Seattle, WA. (pdf)
                                                        3. "The Philosophy of Science and Validation in Simulation," Proceedings of the 1993 Winter Simulation Conference, G.W. Evans, M Mollaghasemi, E. C. Russell, W. E. Biles eds., 50-57.

                                                        Selected Publications in Business Periodicals

                                                        1. "Four Steps to Effective Supply Chain Management," Inbound Logistics, February 1999, page 16. (pdf)
                                                        2. "Plugging in the Supply Chain," @Markets magazine, September 2000, 19-22.  (pdf)
                                                        3. "An Introduction to Supply Chain Management," Online publication in World-Wide-Web for OR & MS (WORMS), 1995 (with T. P. Harrison). In 2001, Lycos listed this as one of the five most accessed web pages in supply chain management. (pdf)