Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management William E. Leonhard Chair in Management
Kumar Rajaram’s research is focused on improving operations in the health care industry, nonprofit sector and process manufacturing sector, including food processing, pharmaceuticals and the petrochemical industry. He has developed analytical models of complicated systems with a strong emphasis on practical implementation. His Robust Process Control focuses on the design and control of processes in operational environments and has resulted in four-fold increases in productivity in several types of industrial processes at companies worldwide.
Measuring the utility of increased care and testing, inputs that aren’t always immediately available
A model for staffing O.R.s incorporates the costs of worker dissatisfaction and idle time
Managing production with the declining potency of a catalyst
A model outperformed simpler statistical approaches in predicting which patients would encounter trouble
Collective action, rather than each brand working alone, appears more effective and costs less
After management does its best, new analytical approaches take effectiveness up another notch