Tepper School of Business Professor Sridhar Tayur won the 2007 Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence in Information Technology. Tayur is the Ford Distinguished Research Chair and Professor of Operations Management and Manufacturing.
Presented by WQED Multimedia, the Information Technology award recognizes the development and commercialization of an information technology-based solution resulting in significant business impact. Tayur is the founder of SmartOps® Corporation, a leading provider of Enterprise-Class Inventory Optimization software and other supply chain consulting services. Clients include GSK, Cardinal Health, HP, Kellogg’s, Unilever, ConAgra Foods, Smucker’s, Shaw’s Supermarkets, Bayer, Monsanto, Rohm and Haas, Honeywell, Sun Chemical, John Deere and Caterpillar.
Tayur and other 2007 winners will be honored at a dinner May 2, at the Pittsburgh Carnegie Music Hall, adjacent to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Click here for more information from the Carnegie Science Center on the awards and the dinner.
Tayur received his Ph.D. in engineering from Cornell University. His research has been published in numerous publications including Management Science, Operations Research, and Transportation Science. Beyond this, he co-edited the book, Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management.
When not teaching or working on research, Tayur consults with several firms including Microsoft, McKinsey & Co., GE and Intel. These projects have been reported in top business journals such as Fortune. He has also won the Industrial Management Teaching award, the George Leland Bach teaching award, and has been named “Top Professor” in MBA programs in surveys by Business Week.The Carnegie Science Center established the Awards for Excellence program to recognize and promote outstanding science and technology achievements in western Pennsylvania. Proceeds from the Awards for Excellence help fund Science Center exhibit and educational programs with the goal of cultivating scientific curiosity in young people and broadening their perspective about career opportunities in the fields of science and technology.