University of Southern California


Center Leadership Team

Sampath RajagopalanRaj Rajagopalan 's research covers capacity and technology acquisition, supply chain management, and product variety and its impact on operations performance. He has published in journals such as Management Science, Production and Operations Management, and Operations Research. He served as a Department Editor at IIE Transactions, Senior Editor at Production and Operations Management, and as an Associate Editor at Management Science and Operations Research. Professor Rajagopalan has consulted for Johnson and Johnson, Fidelity Investments, and Hewlett Packard. He has taught courses in operations and supply chain management in the MBA and Executive MBA programs. []

Nick VyasNick Vyas has consulted at multiple Fortune 50 and 100 companies(e.g., Toys R Us/ Sears) as a globally recognized expert in both Lean Six Sigma application and Supply Chain Management. Under his leadership he has single-handedly saved a total of over $110 million dollars through his streamlined project efficiency programs. He has taught Lean Six Sigma, as well as supply chain, courses at Cal Poly Pomona and has served as a returning guest speaker at the University of Southern California over the past decade. []