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Rajan Suri

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Rajan Suri is Emeritus Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Bachelors degree from Cambridge University (England) and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Rajan founded the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing (with concepts such as POLCA) and served as its director from 1993 to 2007.

Rajan combines his academic credentials with substantial industry experience. He has consulted for leading firms including Alcoa, AT&T, Danfoss, Ford, Hewlett-Packard, Harley-Davidson, IBM, John Deere, National Oilwell Varco, Pratt & Whitney, Rockwell Automation and Trek Bicycle. Consulting assignments in Europe and the Far East, along with projects for the World Bank, have given him an international perspective on manufacturing competitiveness.


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