Asoo J. Vakharia is the McClatchy Professor and Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management in the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He has a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Asoo is a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute, and the Production & Operations Management Society. He is also the recipient of the DSI Grawoig Distinguished Service Award.
Professor Vakharia’s current research focuses on sustainability, IOT, and 3-D printing. Over and above publishing his research in leading academic journals, he has also served as Editor of the Decision Sciences Journal (2010-2014) and currently is the Department Editor for both the Production and Operations Management Journal and Management and Business Review.
Asoo's teaching interests are primarily in Operations Management and he has taught courses in Planning and Control, Operations Strategy, International Logistics, Transportation and Logistics Systems, and MPC/ERP Systems Integration. He is involved in extensive Executive Teaching in the UFMBA programs, and has taught industry specific Managerial Decision Analysis, Quality Analysis/Statistical Methods, Operations/Financial Analysis, and Supply Chain Analytics.
In addition to his academic experience, Asoo has been an entrepreneur and a management consultant. After joining academia, he has worked with several companies including AT&T Solutions Customer Care, e-Diets.com, Golden Eagle Distributors, Garrett Air Research, Motorola, Sweetheart Cups, Inc., University of Arizona Medical Center, and Vistakon, Inc.