Karthik Natarajan

Assistant Professor
Supply Chain Operations


  • Ph.D. 2013
    Operations University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Humanitarian and non-profit operations
  • Global health supply chains
  • Supply chain management


Karthik Natarajan is an assistant professor of Supply Chain and Operations at the Carlson School of Management. He received his Ph. D. in Operations from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, where he won numerous awards for his research including the outstanding graduating student award and a competitive university-wide fellowship.

Natarajan's research interests are in humanitarian and non-profit operations with a specific focus on global public health.  In a recent work, he studied how different donor funding schedules and uncertainty in donor funding impact the operational performance of humanitarian health supply chains. Natarajan's previous work experience include Honeywell Technology Solutions and Brakes India Limited, and he is currently consulting for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He is an ad hoc reviewer for the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) journal.  


Karthik Natarajan
Room 3-150 CarlSMgmt

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