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Efficient and effective Operations/Supply Chain Management forms the key functional area in defining an organization's success in today's competitive global environment. This Symposium Proceedings focuses on the role of Analytics in Operations /Supply Chain Management, particularly in the context of multi criteria decision making. It highlights emerging concepts and potential applications in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics fields. The 46 articles presented in the proceedings are from over 100 contributors from academics and industry. These 46 articles are classified into 6 groups based on the main theme of the respective studies. These groups are: (1) Analytics for Operations Strategy; (2) Analytics for Performance Analysis; (3) Analytics for Resource Planning/Allocation; (4) Analytics for Sequencing and Scheduling; (5) Analytics for Product/Process Management; and (6) Supply Chain Analytics.
Part I - Analytics for Operations StrategyPart II - Analytics for Performance EvaluationPart III - Analytics for Resource Planning/AllocationPart IV - Analytics for Sequencing and SchedulingPart V - Analytics in Product/Process ManagementPart VI - Supply Chain Analytics.
Muthu Mathirajan :- Dr. Muthu Mathirajan is Chief Research Scientist at the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He received M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from Madurai Kamaraj University and Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University. He also received M.Sc. (engineering) degree in Applied Operations Research and Ph.D. in Operations Management from IISc. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Singapore–Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was a visiting consultant at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. His Ph.D. thesis was adjudged the best thesis and was awarded the prestigious M.N. Gopalan Award of 2002 at the annual convention of the ORSI. His research interests are in the areas of Mathematical Modeling and Heuristic Optimizations for Production Planning and Scheduling, Personnel Scheduling, Routing and Scheduling in Logistics, Container Terminal Logistics, Distribution in Supply Chain Management and Research Methods. He has published over 55 research articles in both international and national journals, edited books and also presented over 50 research papers both at international and national conferences. He is the co-author of two books and a monograph.Arunachalam Ravindran :- Dr. Arunachalam Ravindran is a Professor and former Department Head of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Formerly, he was a faculty member in School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University for 13 years (1969-82) and at University of Oklahoma for 15 years (1982-97). He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with honors from India. His graduate degrees are from University of California, Berkeley, where he received an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Dr. Ravindran’s area of specialization is Operations Research with research interests in Multiple Criteria Decision-Making, Financial Engineering, Healthcare Delivery Systems and Supply Chain Optimization. He has published six books and over 100 journal articles in operations research. His latest book on Supply Chain Engineering has won the Book-of-the-Year Award in 2013 from the Institute of Industrial Engineers.Chandrasekharan Rajendran :- Dr. Chandrasekharan Rajendran obtained his B.E. (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Madras, M.E. in Industrial Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management from IIT Madras. He joined the Faculty of IIT Madras in 1987, and is serving there as a Professor since the year 2000. His areas of interest include Operations and Supply Chain Management, Sequencing and Scheduling, and Total Quality Management. He has more than 140 publications in journals of international repute. He is a recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship of Germany. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Passau, Germany. He has been ranked within the top 30 researchers in the world in terms of the number of publications in the area of operations management during the period 1985-2010 that appeared in the top 11 international journals in operations management. He has also been ranked as the top researcher among those in the management schools in India.Parasuram Balasubramanian :- Dr. Parasuram Balasubramanian has been a Consultant, Group Leader, CIO, CEO and Profit Centre Head in Information Technology industry in his career spanning four decades. He has played a noteworthy role in establishing analytics practice in India and India as a premier offshore service destination. He was instrumental in introducing high quality standards for software delivery services and in building up the skill sets of thousands of employees. He has worked in India, Jamaica and USA. Over the years, he has sustained considerable interest in academics and executive training. He has been a guest faculty and invited speaker in numerous colleges, executive training programs and industry fora. He has written chapters in Handbook of Operations Research [CRC press], Handbook of Automation [Elsevier Publishers] and in Cultural Factors in Systems Design: Decision Making and Action [CRC Press]. He has Engineering and Management degrees from IIT Madras; and a Doctorate from School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University in 1977 specializing in Operations Research. He has been recognized as an Outstanding Industrial Engineering Alumnus by Purdue University in March 2001; Fellow at Infosys Technologies Limited in 2002 and was made a Honorary Fellow of the Indian Institute of Materials Management in 2005.Sowmyanarayanan Sadagopan :- Prof Sowmyanarayanan Sadagopan obtained his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Purdue University in 1979 (Professor A. Ravindran was his Thesis Adviser). He has taught at IIT Kanpur and IIM Bangalore for 20 years before assuming charge as Director of IIIT Bangalore in 1999. His main contributions in the past 20 years have been in the area of computer applications in industry and government sectors, and technology and policy for higher education in India.
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