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Darla Moore School of Business


Jayanth Jayaram

Title: Professor
Moore Research Fellow
Department: Management Science
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-5976
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 401N
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Jayanth Jayaram


Jayanth Jayaram is professor of management science and Moore Research Fellow at the Moore School. Jayaram joined the Moore School in fall 2002. Prior to this, he was an assistant professor of decision sciences in the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon. He obtained his Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University and MBA from Central Michigan University. He has had eight years of work experience in multinational companies and consulting firms prior to his MBA. He is professionally certified as a chartered accountant from India.

Apart from teaching at the Moore School, Jayaram has taught at the University of Oregon, Michigan State University and at the Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore and Calcutta). At the Moore School, he has taught a wide variety of courses in operations management, supply chain management and global sourcing. He has taught at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate levels, as well as in the Faculty Development in International Business Program. Recently, he taught the online version of the undergraduate elective Global Sourcing (MGSC 487).

At the Moore School, Jayaram has played an active role in the inception, development and growth of the Operations and Supply Chain Center, having helped make presentations to prospective company clients (such as Westinghouse, Pfizer, Milliken, Michelin, ENODIS and Ingersoll Rand), visiting prospective clients along with other faculty, participating in client meetings, and scoping out and supervising student projects at the undergraduate and MBA levels. He has successfully managed applied learning projects at the graduate level in companies such as Belk, Target, Ingersoll Rand, Sonoco, Westinghouse Electric, Hubbell Power Systems, Sam’s Club and Rockwell Automation. At the undergraduate level, he has supervised applied learning projects in companies such as Wendy’s, Firehouse Subs, Budweiser of Columbia, Cregger Company, Gold’s Gym, Dick Smith Car Dealership and SCANA.

He is serving as the department’s tenure and promotion coordinator. He has served/is serving on several college-wide committees including Graduate Program Committee, Student Academic Responsibility Committee, Faculty Executive Committee for the Ph.D. program representing the management science department, Library Committee and Task Force for Masters Education. At the university level, he has served as a member of the Faculty Senate, chairperson of the Committee on Scholastic Standards and Petitions, faculty associate to the Office of Academic Integrity and faculty adviser to three student organizations: Association of Supply Chain Students, Delta Sigma Pi and Indian Cultural Exchange. Funded by a campus grant by Target, he helped initiate and develop UofSC’s first supply chain student organization: Association of Supply Chain Students.

To the discipline, Jayaram has made valuable contributions by serving on the editorial boards of all the top journals in operations management and as an external reviewer of research grant applications. He was recently appointed as the department editor of the Journal of Operations Management. He currently serves on (or has served on) the editorial review boards of several operations management journals and is currently an associate editor for the International Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Production Research and the Journal of Supply Chain Management. He has received Best Reviewer awards from two top operations management journals — Decision Sciences (2008) and Journal of Operations Management (2002). He has served as an examiner of research grant applications made to National Science Foundation, Austrian National Science Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and National Science Foundation, Denmark. He has evaluated promotion and tenure applications in other universities as an external examiner. He has also served as a co-editor of a special issue for the Journal of Operations Management, as a proceedings coordinator for annual conferences and on several committees in professional associations such as Decision Science Institute, American Production and Inventory Control Society, and American Society of Quality.


His research interests are in global operations strategy, supply chain management, new product development and strategic purchasing. He has published his research in various journals, including Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Decision Sciences, International Journal of Production Research and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. His research has been well-cited by researchers around the world. His 1998 article in Decision Sciences Journal has been ranked No. 49 in the list of the Top 100 Cited Decision Sciences Articles in the period from 1970 to 2006. His 2005 paper in Decision Sciences Journal was ranked No. 1 in the list of top 20 cited articles, based on ISI citation data collected from journals published in the three years from 2005 to 2008. His research won the JOM Best Paper Finalist Award in 1998 and the Best Interdisciplinary Award of the DSI Conference Proceedings in 2008. His Ph.D. work in the area of supply chain integration mechanisms in new product development projects was awarded the National Association of Purchasing Management Doctoral Dissertation Award. He has been successful in obtaining research grants from Center for International Business Education and Research, Family Owned Business Institute and Institute of Supply Management.


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1998 
  • MBA, Central Michigan University, 1993 
  • B.S., University of Bombay, 1984

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