Dr. Ray joined the Operations Management area of the Desautels Faculty of Management in 2001, after finishing his Phd from the University of Waterloo (1998-2001). Dr. Ray holds a bachelor degree in Production Engineering, and a master's degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. In addition, he worked for about five years in India in supply management (for ITC Limited, one of the largest corporations in India) and as a project management consultant for the petrochemical sector.
Dr. Ray's research interest can broadly be categorized as supply chain management. He is specifically interested in studying supply chain risk management, contracting/coordination/competition issues in supply chains, time-based competition, issues related to used goods markets, capacity and inventory management and dynamic pricing. Most of his research is at the interface of operations and marketing. His research has been accepted/published in such reputed journals like Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM), Marketing Science, Production and Operations Management (POMS), IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, European Journal of Operational Research and International Journal of Production Economics. He has also presented his research in a number of international conferences. In addition, Dr. Ray presently holds/held a number of grants from the government of Canada (NSERC and SSHRC) and government of Quebec (FQRSC and FRSQ). He has been awarded the prestigious Desautels Faculty Scholar award for his research achievements. Moreover, he/his students have received a number of research awards.
Dr. Ray's teaching interests are also related to operations and supply chain management. He teaches the core operations management course at the undergraduate level as well as an operations strategy course and a technology/process implementation course at the graduate level.Moreover, Dr. Ray is presently the director of the PhD program at the Desautels Faculty of Management and the co-director of the Master in Manufacturing Management program. The latter program is a full-time graduate program jointly offered by the faculties of management and engineering, and is the only program of its kind in Canada.
Dr. Ray is an active member of INFORMS, GERAD (Groupe d'études et de recherche en analyse des décisions / Group for Research in Decision Analysis) and IIE. He was until recently the Councilor for CORS National Committee. In addition, he is the guest editor for a special issue of International Journal of Production Economics, Associate Editor for Journal of Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal and Operations and Supply Chain Management Journal, and an editorial board member of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.