Nitin R. Joglekar


Nitin R. Joglekar is on the faculty at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. His interests span business analytics, design thinking, problem solving, and systems thinking in the digital product management, digital supply chains, engineering & business interface, entrepreneurship, and public policy realms.


Recent consulting and research projects have focused on advanced manufacturing/ design/ logistics services (within biopharma; energy transition; transportation), tele-health, and cloud-based Software/AI-Tools sectors. Prior to his academic career, he has overseen product management and supply chain functions at established firms and founded a venture capital backed software startup. He has served as an NSF expert panelist on advanced manufacturing. He is a member of World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council, wherein he focuses on business model transformations enabled by Industry 4.0 infrastructure. He holds engineering degrees from Indian Institute of Technology, Memorial University (Canada), and MIT and doctoral degree in management science from the MIT Sloan School.


At Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, Professor Joglekar teaches courses related to his research themes at undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. He was the founding director of his schools’ online micro-master’s programs in Digital Leadership and Product Management.  He offers online Digital Product Management (DPMT) courses through He will teach fostering innovative mindset in Questrom’s Online MBA program. He has won several awards, including the Broderick Award for Teaching Excellence and the General Electric Award for Team Learning. He has been a visiting faculty member at MIT Sloan School of Management and at University of Texas, and a visiting fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, and Copenhagen Business School.

He has been an editor for IEEE Transactions,  Management Science, and the Production & Operations Management Journal. His book on complex adaptive systems, The Innovation Butterfly, addresses management of innovation risks and allied analytics opportunities. His book Digital Product Management Thinking (DPMT) advocates integration of analytics, business model, coordination and design thinking.

Current & Recent Projects:

I. Business Analytics Projects within Firms: Digitalization Technologies & Analytics Interventions for Product, Service & Supply Chain Development




·         Leveraging Industry 4.0 Infrastructure: (3DP, AI, AR/VR, Infrastructure as Code, IOT Sensors, Digital Twins & Control Towers, Data Platforms and Lean/Agile etc.) to Transform Operating and Business Models in Manufacturing and Service Firms;  see related 2020 white paper for the World Economic Forum here (with Jag Srai and Geoffrey Parker).

·         Micro-foundations of Digital Transformation Projects:  Routines Aimed at Infrastructure Growth, Local Optimization, and System-Wide Improvements (with Jag Srai and Harri Lorentz).

·         Towards Differentiated Business Models: Supply Chain Reconfigurations as Modalities for Digital Transformations (with Jag Srai and Harri Lorentz)


Recently Completed (or Under Review)


·         Scaled Lean/Agile for Data Products at Swisscom (with Professor Steven Eppinger, Rajaram Srinivasan, Siddharth Bajpai and Nithin Narayanan at MIT, 2018-21); Recent conference papers are here: ICED 2019, DSM 2019, DSM2020 and DSM 2021.

·         Technology Readiness Levels: Shortcomings and Improvement Opportunities (with Alison Olechowski and Steven Eppinger at MIT); see Systems Engineering 2020 paper here.

·         Machine Learning: Activation of COPD Patients with Telehealth Enabled Continuity of Care (with Carrie Queenan and Kellas Cameron); see POM 2019 paper here.

·         Machine Learning & Platform Analytics: Surge Pricing - Spatial Distribution & Biases (with Brad Lee, Marshall Van Alstyne, and Marcus Bellamy); working papers available upon request.

·         Production Scaling of Solar Cleaning Technologies; see IEEE 2019 paper here.



II. Business Analytics across Local and Global Supply Chains: Data-Driven Studies of Industries, Public Policies and Business Disruption Scenarios

Industry Focus: Energy Transitions; Health (Biopharma, Pandemic, Telehealth)




·         Co-Editor – Special Issue of Production & Operations Management devoted to Managing Operations & Supply Chains for Pandemics (with Edward Anderson, Sushil Gupta and Martin Starr)

·         Special Issue of Production & Operations Management: Assessing Long-Term Infrastructure Investments based on Public Policy Scenarios (with Edward Anderson, Geoffrey Parker and Jag Srai)

·         Analytical Study: Retail Capital, Inventory and Labor Management under Short-Term Demand Shock (with Fehmi Tarnisever).


Recently Completed (or Under Review)


·         Just-in-Case Operations: Accelerated and Collaborative Supply Chain Scenario Planning for Disruptions in Regulatory and Societal Contexts (with Shardul Phadnis at MISI); see Sloan Management Review 2020 paper here and POM 2021 paper here.

·         Managing Capital Market Frictions via Cost-reduction Investments (with Fehmi Tanrisever, Sinan Erzurumlu and Moren Levesque); see MSOM 2021 paper here.

·         Competing and Coexisting Policy Regimens within Supply Chain Configurations (with Jag Srai, Naoum Tsolakis and Sandeep Kapur); forthcoming in POM 2021, see working paper here.

·         Health - Digitalization Risks in Biopharma Consortia (with Jag Srai & Tomas Harrington); see SSRN paper here.

·         Health - Ramp-Up of Elective Surgery Capacity for COVID-19 Transitions (with Edward Anderson and Richard Freeman); see SSRN paper here.



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