Operations Buzz


OperationsBuzz is a resource base that explores a simple question: What does it take to run smart and sustainable business operations? You may not realize it, but Operations is the “heart” of a business.

Business Operations manage suppliers, keep factories humming, and get the product to the customer. Look around you – the products & services you use, the food you eat, the car you drive all are made possible thanks to the good folks at business operations.

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, senior managers, academics, opinion generators give their perspectives on what it takes to succeed in business operations. Articles, visuals, and opinions add to the knowledge base.


About Ram Ganeshan

Ram is the D. Hillsdon Ryan Professor of Operations and Logistics management at the Mason School of Business Administration, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

Ram is a recognized expert and a thought leader in operations and supply chain management. He is a regular contributor to academic and trade journals and is the co-editor of two books: Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management and New Directions in Supply Chain Management: Technology, Strategy, and Implementation. In 2001, he was awarded the Wickham Skinner Award for his research accomplishments by the Production & Operations Management Society.

In addition to his academic appointment, Ram also serves on several corporate advisory boards, helping companies embrace the latest developments business operations.  He has also consulted with a wide variety of firms on supply chain issues.

Ram is also an award-winning educator, and teaches students at all levels, from undergraduates to executives on making operations smart and sustainable. In 2006, he was awarded the Alumni Fellowship award which is given only to the College of William and Mary’s best teachers.

Learn More about Ram: Ram @ Mason

The Blog

Operations Buzz is for everybody curious about business operations. It is about making & moving stuff. It is about making & moving it efficiently, effectively, and sustainably.

Contact Information:

Email: Ram.Ganeshan[at]mason.wm.edu

Twitter: @RamGaneshan