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Nallan C. Suresh

Department Chair
UB Distinguished Professor
Operations Management and Strategy Department


PhD, University of Cincinnati
MBA, McMaster University (Canada)
B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology


Dr. Suresh's work is primarily in the field of manufacturing and operations management. He has published widely in academic and professional journals, and he has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences. Dr. Suresh has served in industry as a systems analyst specializing in manufacturing information systems applications, and he continues to act as consultant to several manufacturing organizations.

Selected Publications

Suresh, N. C. and J. R. Meredith. "Coping with the Loss of Pooling Synergy in Cellular Manufacturing Systems." Management Science, 40, 4, (April 1994): pp. 466-483.

Suresh, N. C. "A Generalized Multimachine Replacement Model for Flexible Automation Investments." IIE Transactions 24, 2, (May 1992): pp. 131-143.

Dr. Suresh has also published numerous articles in publications including: International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operations Research, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Decision Sciences, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Inventory Management, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Operations Management Review, and SME Technical Papers.

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Contact Information

Nallan C. Suresh
UB Distinguished Professor & Chair
Operations Management and Strategy
School of Management
University at Buffalo
326F Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4000

Tel: 716-645-3279

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