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Office: 437
Phone: 206-685-8251

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195

Ram-Mohan Rachamadugu

Senior Lecturer

Professional Certification

Certified Fellow, APICS (CFPIM), Certified Associate Instructor, APICS


PhD Carnegie Mellon University (1982)
MS Carnegie Mellon University (1980)
MBA Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1972)
BE University of Madras (1970)

Academic Expertise

manufacturing management
operations research
supply chain management

Current Research

Supply Chain Management (complexity reduction, impact of emerging technologies), Operations (metrics for schedule stability in mass customization, Joint Cost allocation issues in lot sizing)

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 2016
Professor/Associate Professor, College of Business and Innovation, University of Toledo, Ohio (1991-2016)
Assistant Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1983-1991)
Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India (1974-1978)

Selected Publications

  1. Segment set-based Input Sequencing in Flexible Manufacturing Systems
    Journal Article:He, Y., Rachamadugu, R., Smith, M. L. and K. E. Stecke, (2015). International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 53(17), pp. 5106-5117.
  2. Evaluating Lot Sizing Strategies under Limited-Time Price Incentives: An Efficient Lower Bound
    Journal Article:Ramasesh, R.V., and Rachamadugu, R., (2012). International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 138(1), pp. 177-182.
  3. Policies for Knowledge Refreshing in Databases
    Journal Article:Fang, X., and Rachamadugu, R., (2009). Omega – The International Journal of Management Science, Vol. 39(1), pp. 16-28.
  4. Scheduling a Two-Stage Flowshop under Makespan Constraint
    Journal Article:Dawande, M., Gavirneni, S. and Rachamadugu, R., (2006). Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Vol. 44(1-2), pp. 73-84.
  5. Designing Paced Assembly Lines with Fixed Number of Stations
    Journal Article:Ugurdag, F. H., Rachamadugu, R. and Papachristou, C. A., (1997). European Journal of Operational Research, pp. 488-501.
  6. Scheduling Jobs with Early/Tardy Penalties
    Journal Article:Rachamadugu, R., (1995). Institute of Industrial Engineers Transactions, Vol. 27, pp. 679-682.
  7. Layout Considerations in Assembly Line Design
    Journal Article:Rachamadugu, R.,and Shanthikumar, J.G., (1991). International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 29(4), pp. 755-768.
  8. Sequencing to Minimize Work Overload in Assembly Lines with Product Options
    Journal Article:Yano, C., and Rachamadugu, R., (1991). Management Science, Vol. 37(5), pp. 572-586.
  9. A Note on the Weighted Tardiness Problem
    Journal Article:Rachamadugu, R., (1987). Operations Research, Vol. 35(3), pp. 450-452.

Academic Service

Certified Fellow, APICS (CFPIM) and Certified Associate Instructor, APICS

Current Professional Affiliations

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)