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M. Johnny Rungtusanatham

Professor of Management Sciences

Areas of expertise

Process Analysis
Quality Improvement
Mass Customization
Buyer-Supplier Relationship
Operations Strategy


PhD, University of Minnesota 
BSA, Birmingham-Southern College


M. Johnny Rungtusanatham is professor of Management Sciences at Fisher. Prior to joining Fisher College of Business in 2011, Rungtusanatham held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Arizona State University, and the University of Minnesota. While at Arizona State University, he founded and directed the W. P. Carey MBA – Online Program.

He conducts research on the implementation and effectiveness of quality management, the development of a mass customization capability and the design of robust supply chains through buyer-supplier structural and relational dynamics.

Rungtusanatham has received numerous awards in research, teaching and professional service. His research recently received a 2011 Citation of Excellence from Emerald Management Reviews. He was also a finalist for the 2008 Chan K. Hahn Best Paper Award from the Operations Management Division of the Academy of Management and for the 2005 Journal of Operations Management Best Paper Award. He was the recipient of the 2007 Annual Faculty Research Award from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

In teaching, Rungtusanatham was selected in 2000 to be the first recipient of the John Teets Outstanding Graduate Professor Award from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and, in the same year, he received the distinction of Foreign Professor of High Qualification from the Università di Padova, Italy. His 2010 co-authored textbook with McGraw-Hill, “Operations Management: Contemporary Concepts and Cases,” has been adopted in undergraduate and graduate courses globally.

He has conducted research with, consulted with, and provided executive training for Arizona Public Services, CHS Inc., Chevron Corporation, Deere & Company,, E-Source, Honeywell, Intel, LG Electronics, Medtronics, ON Semiconductor, Phelps Dodge, Seaquist Closures, United Technologies, and Zytec.

Contact Information

636 Fisher Hall
Fisher College of Business
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-0680