The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business Administration Ph.D., Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems - December 2007 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 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
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.
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
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
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