Karthikram (Ram) Natarajan has worked on supply chain problems in the high tech, food processing and manufacturing industries. He has a keen technical interest in applying the programming language R to these problems for advanced statistical analysis.
Ram has tackled problems relating to operations improvement, demand-supply matching, demand forecasting, production planning and promotion planning. In particular, Ram has developed forecasting models for the consumer goods industry and used them to evaluate the ROI of promotions. Earlier in his career, Ram applied his chemical engineering expertise in the clean tech industry, having worked on photovoltaic system design, flue gas emission reduction, and waste-to-energy conversion.
Ram has a B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and an M.Eng in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley.