Professor Ananth teaches in the Operations Management area. An alumnus of Bharathiyar University, Tamil Nadu, Professor Ananth holds an MBA degree (with a specialization in Operations Management), and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. A technologist with close to 20 years of experience in the textile manufacturing industry and academics, Professor Ananth is an accomplished textile processing professional with expertise in garment and fabric manufacturing operations, lean operations, planning, merchandising, procurement and logistics. He has held various positions in industry. A certified Systems Auditor, Professor Ananth consults for several organizations in system design and ERP implementation. His research interest is in the Operations Area.