Nitin R. Joglekar


Nitin R. Joglekar is on the faculty at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. His interests span digital transformation of products & supply chains, market design, public policy and sustainability realms. He serves as a fellow at BU’s Digital Business Institute.


Recent consulting and research projects have focused on advanced manufacturing & digitalization of products and supply chains (within biopharma, energy transition, multimodal 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 serves as an NSF expert panelist on advanced manufacturing. He is a member of World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council, wherein he focuses on digitalization and 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 has offered online Digital Product Management (DPMT) courses through He also teaches fostering innovative mindset in Questrom’s Online MBA program. He has won 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 is currently a department editor for “Digital Platforms, Innovations, and Transformations (DPIT),” at the Production & Operations Management Journal. He has been an editor for IEEE Transactions and  Management Science. 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 Projects (Working papers or updates available on request):

Theme 1 - Digital Transformation of Products & Supply Chains - Information Infrastructure Growth, AI & Analytics Interventions, and Market Design at Established Firms & Startups


o   Multimodal Logistics with AI Based Distributed Control Platforms (with Brad Lee, Geoffrey Parker &  Naoum Tsolakis)

o   Digital Transformation of Supply Chains - Configurations Traps and Double Loop Learning  Mechanisms (with Harri Lorentz & Jag Srai)

o   Generative Design of Platform Features for Developing Human Centered Solutions - Early Stage Work.


Theme 2 - Industry Studies and Public Policies for Supply Chain Configuration, Resilience & Sustainability Scenarios; Real-Time Control (via Towers)

o   Pharmaceutical Production: Real Time Control of Continuous Drug Manufacturing – Initial Paper - Developing Process Knowhow Across Structurally Dissimilar Networks (with Jag Srai, Tomas Harrington & Sriram Narayanan)

o   Retail: Integrated Inventory and Labor Management under Negative Demand Shock (with Fehmi Tanrisever)

o   Food Industry: Supply Chain Resilience - Wither or Thrive by Working Faster and Harder? (with Mukesh Kumar & Naoum Tsolakis)

o   Energy Industry: Platform for Energy Community Startup (Translational Research)



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