Sunder Kekre

Vasantrao Dempo Professor
Professor of Operations Management




POS - Posner Hall - Room 385C


Operations Management


University of Rochester - Ph D - 1984
University of Rochester - MS - 1983
Xavier University - BA - 1977
Indian Institute of Technology - BA - 1972


Sunder Kekre is the Vasantrao Dempo Chair Professor of Operations Management. His expertise is in manufacturing and operations systems, with research interests in areas such as new product development structures and time to market, strategic costing of product designs, lean innovation and emerging global supply chains. Some of his recent work examines issues such as knowledge sharing in Enterprise networks, managing performance in large scale healthcare networks of Emergency Departments, and business analytics for customer service and innovation in coordinated demand and supply chains. Dr. Kekre has consulted and conducted field studies in Fortune 500 and other large organizations, including Bosch, Caterpillar, Chrysler, General Motors, H. J. Heinz Company and IBM. He is an author of several academic papers that have appeared in leading Journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Accounting Review, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Production Economics, and Journal of Manufacturing Systems. He received a Bachelor’s of Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and a Master’s of Science and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.


  • Business analytics assists transitioning traditional medicine to telemedicine at Virtual Radiologic

    (author(s): Ersin Korpeoglu, Zachary Kurtz, Fatma Kılınç-Karzan, Sunder Kekre, Pat Basu) Interfaces 44(4), 2014; 393 - 410

  • Optimal Energy Procurement in Spot and Forward Markets

    (author(s): Nicola Secomandi, Sunder Kekre) Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 16(2), 2014; 270-282

  • Strategic Analysis of Technology and Capacity Investment in the Liquefied Natural Gas Industry

    (author(s): Erkut Sonmez, Sunder Kekre, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Nicola Secomandi) European Journal of Operational Research 226(1), 2013; 100-114

  • A Large US Retailer Selects Transportation Carriers under Diesel Price Uncertainty

    (author(s): Sunder Kekre, J. Turner, B. Peterson, S.H. Cho, A. Wolf) Interfaces

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  • Channel Motivations in Emerging Market: An Empirical Analysis

    (author(s): Sunder Kekre, J. Ni, L. Debo, B. Sun)

  • Emerging Markets: Drivers of Growth and Cash Conversion

    (author(s): Sunder Kekre, A. Chaube, L. Debo, B. Sun)

  • Imitative Competition: Implications for Strategic Sourcing and Technology Transfer

    (author(s): Sunder Kekre, J. Sun, J. Xie, L. Debo)

  • Marketing Green Products Subject to Scarce Resources

    (author(s): Sunder Kekre, J. Sun, L. Debo)

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  • Committee Member, TEPPER MBA EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS (2009 - 2010)
  • Chairperson, TEPPER EXECUTIVE EDUCATION ADVISORY (2008 - 2009)
  • Chairperson, TEPPER EMBA-QATAR (2007 - 2008)
  • Committee Member, TEPPER BSBA EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS (2006 - 2007)
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  • Equitable Resources (January 2006 -)
  • Caterpillar (January 2002 -)
  • Chrysler (January 2002 -)
  • General Chemicals (January 2002 -)
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  • Committee Member, ATK/CMU Big Data Conference 2014, organizing Committee (June 2013 - February 2014)


  • Operations Management (45760)
    2016 Mini 2 Section: A, B, C
    2015 Mini 2 Section: A, B, C
    2014 Mini 2 Section: A, B
    2013 Mini 2 Section: A
    2013 Mini 3 Section: A, B, C
  • Strategic Management of the Enterprise (45991)
    2016 Mini 2 Section: E
    2013 Section: E
    2012 Section: E
  • Strategic Management Of The Enterprise (45991)
    2015 Section: E
  • Supply Chain Management (45862)
    2015 Mini 5 Section: M
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Sunder Kekre