Niranjan Kulkarni, PhD

Sr. Director Consulting Services

Boston, MA

He holds a doctorate and master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from Binghamton University. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Niranjan has over 20 years of experience in business process and data modeling, operations and process simulations, process improvements, layout optimizations and supply chain management. He has worked with the pharmaceutical, biotech, food, chemical, semiconductor, electronics assembly and packaging, manufacturing and financial industries.

Kulkarni is a frequent speaker at industry events, such as the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, INTERPHEX and Tradeline. He is also an active speaker and contributor to academic research societies, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. He has served as the co-chair of ISPE’s Supply Chain, Operations and Packaging Excellence (SCOPE) Community of Practice, ISPE’s Annual Meeting Chair/Committee Member, and regional vice president of IISE’s South Central Region. 

Kulkarni has authored over 30 peer-reviewed papers published in research journals, conference proceedings and industry periodicals. He is the co-author of the ISPE’s Good Practice Guide on Operations Management (published in 2016), Autologous Guidance Document (published in 2019) and Allogeneic Guidance Document (to be published in 2024), and he co-authored a book chapter in the prestigious Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Kulkarni is also on the editorial review board of the International Marketing and Management Research.

“I strive to help clients reduce costs by addressing their operational, process, supply chain and organizational constraints and inefficiencies. Our work extends beyond clients' profitability; it helps nurture socioeconomic growth. I believe in driving toward perfection, by adopting a continuous improvement path.”

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