Niranjan S. Kulkarni, PhD, is the Director, Operations Improvement with CRB Consulting Engineers, Inc. He holds Ph.D. and Masters’ degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Niranjan has over ten years of experience in business process and data modeling, operations and process simulations, process improvements, layout optimizations and supply chain management. He has worked with pharmaceuticals, biotech, food, chemicals, semiconductor, electronics assembly & packaging, manufacturing and finance industries.
Niranjan is a frequent speaker at industry events such as, ISPE, Interphex, ISERC, and Tradelines. He is the steering committee member of the ISPE's Operations Management Community of Practice. He also is an active speaker and contributor to the academic research societies including, IEEE, IIE, and INFORMS.
Niranjan has authored over 25 peer reviewed papers published in research journals, conference proceedings and industry periodicals. He is the co-author of the ISPE's Operations Management Guidance Document, and has also co-authored a book chapter in the prestigious LNCS series. Dr. Kulkarni is also on the Editorial Review Board of the International Marketing and Management Research Journal.