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Arunachalam (Chalam) Narayanan, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Analytics in the department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences. He earned a PhD in Operations Management and MS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. He also earned a BE in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy in India. Prior to his appointment at University of North Texas, he was a faculty member in the Industrial Distribution Program in College of Engineering at Texas A&M University (tenured in 2012) and a faculty member in the Bauer College of Business at University of Houston. He has consulted with several firms including Schlumberger, Gulf States Toyota, Lyondell Basell, Lufkin, Brenntag, Wilson (now NOV), HEB, Baker Hughes and non-profits like Salvation Army and Capital Area Food Bank. His dissertation was recognized by DSI and CSCMP in 2007 and has published in journals including POMS, JOM, DSJ, EJOR, Omega, IJPE, IJPR among others. He has also created of a popular version of online beergame, which will soon be available in the UNT servers. (Currently the game is hosted at

Academic Interests: 

•    Decision Analysis with focus on Supply chain inventory planning and forecasting 
•    Behavioral Operations Management 
•    Supply chain network design 
•    Health care supply chain systems 
•    Supply chain risk and disaster recovery
•    Humanitarian operations