Mahesh Srinivasan, Ph.D.

Mahesh Srinivasan, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Department of Management
Office: CBA 365
Phone: (330) 972-5440
Email: maheshs@uakron.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Smeal College of Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management with supporting field of study in Industrial Engineering, Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Pennsylvania State University, (December 2007)
  • M.S., Smeal College of Business Administration - Logistics, Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Pennsylvania State University, (December 2001)
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Manufacturing Management, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, India, (1996)
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Business Management, Indo-German Training Centre, India, (1996)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune, India, (June 1994)

Professional & Academic Experience

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor – Department of Management, The University of Akron, from 2013
  • Assistant Professor – Department of Management, The University of Akron, from August 2007 to July 2013
  • Instructor and Graduate Assistant - Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Smeal College of Business Administration, The Pennsylvania State University - January 2002 to July 2007
  • Research Assistant, Center for Supply Chain Research, Penn State University, Jan. 2001 – Dec. 2001

Professional Experience

  • KSB PUMPS Ltd., a German MNC involved in the design, manufacture and marketing of engineered pumping systems
    September 1994 – December 1999
    • Served in various Logistics and Supply Chain Management roles and lead a team of 7 engineers. Main responsibilities included contract tendering, management of dealer network, customer order management & customer service, vendor management, and new product development.
    • Was a part of the new product development team and was responsible for introducing new product lines to the market. Met the revenue and profitability targets for new product introductions in the first year itself.
    • Developed and independently managed largest OEM customers of the company.
    • Successfully completed Value Engineering projects involving Product Re-engineering, new Product Development and Facilities Layout.

Teaching Interests

  • Supply Chain and Operations Management, Logistics Planning and Execution

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Event Management
  • Stochastic Modeling and Optimization of Inventory systems
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Performance Metrics
  • Harnessing Information from RFID systems
  • Design and Optimization of Warehouse Operations

Research

Refereed Journals

  • Mahesh Srinivasan and Akhilesh Chandra, “Assessing the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on the Logistics Industry: An Exploratory Study,” Transportation Journal, Winter 2014, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 44 – 78.
  • Mahesh Srinivasan and Asoke Dey, “Linking ERP and e-Business to a Framework of an Integrated e-Supply Chain,” in Handbook of Strategic e-Business Management, Progress in IS; Editor: Francisco J. Martinez, Springer Books, 2014, pp. 281 – 305.
  • Srinivasan, Mahesh and Prashant Srivastava, “The Role of the Salesperson in Building Trust and Collaboration in Supply Chain Relationships,” under review at Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, 13 (2), 22-39.
  • Barb Osyk, B. Vijayraman, Mahesh Srinivasan and Asoke Dey, “RFID Adoption and Implementation in Warehousing” Management Research Review, 35(10), 904-926.

  • Asoke Dey, Paul LaGuardia and Mahesh Srinivasan, “Sustainable Logistics Operations: A Research Agenda”, Management Research Review (forthcoming), Accepted for publication - April 2011.

  • Srinivasan, Mahesh, Debmalya Mukherjee and Ajai Gaur, “Buyer-Supplier Partnership Quality and Mahesh Srinivasan 2 Performance: Moderating Role of Risks, and Environmental Uncertainty,” European Management Journal (forthcoming), 29 (2011), 260-271.
  • Srinivasan, Mahesh, “E-Business and ERP: A Conceptual Framework Toward the Business Transformation to an Integrated E-Supply Chain,” International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 1-19, Oct-Dec 2010.
  • Srinivasan, Mahesh, Robert Novack and Douglas Thomas, “Optimal and Approximate Policies for Inventory System with Order Crossover,” Journal of Business Logistics (forthcoming), Accepted for publication - April 2009.
  • Srinivasan, M. and D. Thomas, "Return on Investment for a Warehouse Management System," Supply Chain Practice Journal, Volume 4(2), 2002.

Other Publications:

  • Hood, B., Novack, R., Srinivasan, M. and D. Thomas, “Warehouse and Demand Fulfillment Operations,” – an e-Textbook for an undergraduate course in Warehouse Operations.

Funded Research Projects and Grants

  • University of Akron, College of Business Administration – Graduate Programs Professional Course Development Grant – “Current Issues in International Trade”, Summer 2012
  • University of Akron, College of Business Administration – Fisher Institute for Professional Selling Research Grant – “The role of the salesperson in building trust and collaboration in supply chain relationships,” Summer 2010
  • University of Akron, College of Business Administration – Centre for Information Technology and e-Business (CITE) Research Grant – “A study of Information Technology adoption within the logistics and supply chain framework,” Summer 2010
  • University of Akron, College of Business Administration – Graduate Programs Professional Course Development Grant – “Managerial Business Analytics”, Summer 2010
  • Evaluation of ROI for Warehouse Management Systems – funded by EXE Systems. The project involved a case study concerning a major grocery retailer in Mexico. We studied and evaluated the benefits of implementing a warehouse management system in the retailer’s warehouse operations. Key performance metrics were measured and related back to the Strategic Profit Model

Awards

  • John J. Coyle Scholarship awarded by the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Penn State University
  • Outstanding Student Award at Loyola High School
  • Nominated for the 2005 CSCMP Doctoral Symposium
  • Nominated for the 2005 DSI Doctoral Consortium
  • Nominated for the 2006 INFORMS Annual Doctoral Colloquium