Naren Agrawal is the Benjamin and Mae Swig Professor of supply chain management and analytics in the Department of Information Systems & Analytics, and has served on the faculty since 1992. He served as the Associate Dean of Faculty from 2010-2015 and Chairman of the Operations Management & Information Systems Department from 2008-2010. He was a visiting professor at The Wharton School in 1999, 2000 and 2010, and at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, in 2004, 2006 and 2016. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Institute of Technology, B.H.U., India, where he received the Prince of Wales Gold Medal; M.S. in Management Science from the University of Texas at Dallas; and an M.A. and Ph. D. in Operations and Information Management from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Naren’s expertise is in the areas of supply chain management and service operations. He has published his research in journals such as Harvard Business Review, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Interfaces, Naval Research Logistics, European Journal of Operational Research, IIE Transactions, and Journal of Retailing. He is a co-editor of a book titled Retail Supply Chain Management (now in its 2nd edition), and has contributed chapters in a number of books. He serves on the editorial review board of Production and Operations Management, and has been an Associate Editor for MSOM and Management Science. He received the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship in 2020.
Naren teaches courses in supply chain management, operations management, computer-based decision models, and service operations in MBA and executive MBA programs. He has conducted numerous management development seminars internationally and consulted with companies in the retail and high-technology industries, including AAFES, Adaptec, Arrow Electronics, Barco, Cepheid, Facebook, The Gap, Hewlett Packard, IBM, KLA-Tencor, Nutanix, ONGC (India), Oracle, Overstock.com, Pemex (Mexico), Schlumberger and Silicon Image.
Naren has received a number of teaching awards, including the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence every year since 1996, and was voted Professor of the Year by the Executive MBA cohort at Santa Clara University in 2018. He also received the MBA Core Curriculum Teaching Award at The Wharton School.
Naren is a trustee and Co-Vice Chairman of Give2Asia, a non-profit organization that promotes and facilitates philanthropy to Asia.
Updated August 2021