A Fall Before Rising

Jai Jaikumar


RAMCHANDRAN (“JAI”) JAIKUMAR, an expert in manufacturing sciences, won widespread recognition in 1976 with the development of the world’s first multiplant, online production control and distribution system. He received his undergraduate education at the Indian Institute of Technology and held advanced degrees from the University of Oklahoma in engineering and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in decision sciences. He joined the business school faculty in 1980. While at Harvard, he developed close relationships with his M.B.A. students, who took comfort from the serenity he brought to the ...

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