Schulich Welcomes New Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Management
Schulich is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Manus (Johnny) Rungtusanatham as its new Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Supply Chain Management. The Canada Research Chairs Program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top centres in research and development and attracts some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.
“As the Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Management, an immediate priority is to continue to publish my research in top journals, and graduate doctoral students who are then placed well in Canada and globally,” said Dr. Rungthusanatham.
As part of Schulich’s new Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) Program, Professor Rungtusanatham brings the deep insights into emerging management practices and issues needed to support Program Director David Johnston’s efforts to build a globally recognized educational program to develop the next generation of supply chain leaders.
Professor Rungtusanatham first visited Schulich in 2007 to give a research seminar. In hindsight, he believes the visit planted a seed in his mind to revisit Schulich as a place to research and work. “Schulich’s impeccable reputation as a top global business school, its strong global alumni base, and its entrepreneurial spirit add to the attraction of working here.”
“Supply chain management is critical to so many industries today,” says Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth. “We are delighted that Johnny Rungtusanatham has joined our growing faculty. He is one of the top researchers in the world in this vitally important field.”