The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business Administration Ph.D., Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems – Successfully defended dissertation in July 2007. GPA: 3.77 Major field of study: Supply Chain and Operations Management, Supporting field of study: Industrial Engineering
M.S. in Business Administration with specialization in Business Logistics, Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business Administration – December 2001
Post Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing Management, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, India – 1996
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Indo-German Training Centre, India – 1996
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune, India – June 1994
Professional & 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
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
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.
“Inventory policies for systems with updated supplier delivery information” at the 2009 POMS Conference in Orlando, May 1-4, 2009
“Inventory decision making under order crossover” at the 2006 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, November 5-8, 2006
“Optimal inventory decision making for systems with two supply modes” at the 2006 DSI Annual Meeting in San Antonio, November 18-21, 2006
“Optimal and approximate policies for inventory systems with multiple supply options” at the 2008 POMS Conference in La Jolla, May 9-12, 2008
Supply Chain and Operations Management, Logistics Planning and Execution
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
In Refereed Journals:
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
Hood, B., Novack, R., Srinivasan, M. and D. Thomas, “Warehouse and Demand Fulfillment Operations,” – an e-Textbook for an undergraduate course in Warehouse Operations.
"Inventory decision making policies for systems with two supply modes". (Targeted for submission to The Journal of Business Logistics)
"Congestion Tolls for Urban Transportation: A review and the way forward".
Other Research Projects (in progress):
"Studying the operational impact of the 100% container inspection rule: A simulation study"
"Supply Chain Vulnerability: The case of product recalls in the US consumer market"
”The implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on third party logistics providers” (with Akilesh Chandra, Department of Accounting, The University of Akron)
”An empirical study of RFID adoption” (with Bindiganavale Vijayaraman and Barbara Osyk, Department of Management, The University of Akron).
"The role of knowledge management capability in the supply chain and its effect on firm performance" (with Debmalya Mukherjee, Department of Management, The University of Akron).
"Supply Chain Risk Management: A study of risk factors, mitigation strategies and its effects on supply chain performance" (with Debmalya Mukherjee, Department of Management, The University of Akron).
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