Ananth Krishnamurthy
Ananth KrishnamurthyAssociate Professor of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison

Ananth Krishnamurthy is an Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, both from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India. Prior to joining the UW-Madison faculty in January 2008, Krishnamurthy was an Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Dr. Krishnamurthy serves as Director of the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM), a consortium of 50 companies working with the University on understanding and implementing QRM strategies. His research focuses on topics including production inventory systems, assembly operations, product variety and customization, material handling and warehouse systems, lead time reduction and quick response manufacturing. He is the author of many technical publications, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Flexible Services and Manufacturing and Journal of Applied Mathematical Modeling.

Dr Krishnamurthy is also Director of the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program. This is an interdisciplinary, practice-oriented M.S. degree program housed within the College of Engineering, with strong ties to the Wisconsin School of Business. The program includes courses in manufacturing processes and control, product design and process planning, industrial engineering and systems, and management of technology. Graduates of the program are highly qualified to assist manufacturing firms in implementing practices that will make them more competitive.

Dr. Krishnamurthy has also worked with several industries, including Alcoa, Rockwell Automation, Ingersoll, Johnson Controls, John Deere and Trek Bicycle on research and implementation projects focused on improving their manufacturing operations. He has held many executive training events in the US and abroad and was awarded the Engineering Excellence in Education Award for 2007 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a member of INFORMS, IIE, SME, and APICS.