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P.CHANDIRAN

Associate Professor - Operations & Supply Chain Management & Chairperson - Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

QUALFICATION & SPECIALIZATION : B.E., M.B.A., Ph.D. (Anna University)n Logistics & Supply Chain Management

EXPERIENCE IN YEARS TEACHING/PRACTICE/INDUSTRY/RESEARCH : 19 years of teaching / 04 years of industry / 07 years of research

Email : chandiran@liba.edu

Operations Management 90%
Logistics & Supply Chain Management 60%
Distribution Management 70%
Inventory Management 80%

Dr. Chandiran is the Chairperson of the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He has over 19 years of experience in teaching, consultancy and research and has published research articles in both international and national journals in the area of Supply Chain Management. He has completed research projects funded by AICTE, ALTIS and CII. He teaches Operations and Supply Chain Management and undertakes research in the Centre for Retail and Supply Chain Management.

Projects completed:

Cashew Processing supply chain, development project Research under CARE
Preparation of District Human Development Report for Chennai District
Completed a funded research project titled ‘Reverse Supply Chain Network Design in the battery industry” sponsored by AICTE, Govt. of India, in 2007.Completed a joint research project on Waste Recycling Supply Chain in Bangalore in Collaboration with ALTIS, Italy.Industry consultancy projects in the area of Supply Chain completed with corporates like MRF, IFF Completed a study on Amma Unavagam-A supply chain perspective.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Received -2011 Emerald IAM Indian Management Research Fund Award
Best Faculty in Operations Management 2011-B-School Excellent Award
Current Research: Incentive Modeling, Inventory models for Reverse Supply Chains, Supply Chain Risk Modeling, Waste Recycling Management, Supply chain Network design, Commodity research

INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
Courses in Operations were taught for International students of MBA (Social Entrepreneurship) at Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi in collaboration with ALTIS, Milan, Italy.Similar course as above also delivered at Catholic Institute of Business and Technology, Accra, Ghana.

Published Papers

International Publications:

  • Optimization of Inventory for Two Level Multiple Retailers-Single Manufacturer Reverse Supply Chain, (2014) Operations and Supply Chain Management 7 (1), 32-37
  • Design of Reverse and Forward Supply Chain Network: a case study, (2008) International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 574-595

Chapters in Books

  • Case study: Waste to Wealth-A Distant Dream?: Challenges in the Waste disposal Supply Chain in Bangalore, India , Case 26 prepared by M. Ramasubramaniam and P. Chandiran
  • The Supply Chain Management Casebook: Comprehensive Coverage and Best Practices in SCM, Chuck Munson (ed.), FT Press: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2013 edited by Chuck Munson, Ph.D.
  • Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management-Bozarth and Handfield, International 3rd Edition -Contributions by P.Chandiran, International edition, Pearson, 2013

Papers published in Other Indian Publications:

  • Supply Chain Analytics-IIMM Materials Management Review, August 2013
  • Extended producer’s responsibility, Reverse supply chain and Inventory management-A perspective, May 2012, IIMM Materials management Review
  • Taking Supply online, Machinist 360, November 2011
  • Enabling supply chain efficiencies through Collaboration, IIMM Materials management Review, Vol.7, Issue 10, August 2011
  • An Exploratory Study on Reverse Supply Chain in Paper Recycling Industry-The ICFAI Journal of Supply Chain Management,Vol.1, No.3, June 2004, pp. 49-58
  • Reverse Supply Chain Management- Issues and Challenges’- The ICFAI Journal of Operations Management, August 2005
  • E-SCM Practices in Indian Industries-‘E-Business’, September 2005
  • Product Life Cycle and Promotion Strategies in Cellular Telecom Industry’ -Indian Journal of Marketing, Vol.XXXV, No.11, November 2005
  • Supply Chain Drivers and Auto-component industry”- The ICFAI Journal of Supply Chain Management,V0l.II, No. 4, December 2005
  • The Return Journey-Designing Reverse Logistics Networks”-Indian Supply Chain Analytical Network (ISCAN-2005), Publication of the CII Institute of Logistics, Chennai, 2005 CII, Vol.1, 2005

Chapters in Books

  • Case study: Waste to Wealth-A Distant Dream?: Challenges in the Waste disposal Supply Chain in Bangalore, India , Case 26 prepared by M. Ramasubramaniam and P. Chandiran
  • The Supply Chain Management Casebook: Comprehensive Coverage and Best Practices in SCM, Chuck Munson (ed.), FT Press: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2013 edited by Chuck Munson, Ph.D.
  • Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management-Bozarth and Handfield, International 3rd Edition -Contributions by P.Chandiran, International edition, Pearson, 2013

Papers presented in International and national conferences

  • “Solid waste recovery supply chain networks – Structure and Operations” at the 2012 POMS Annual Conference. April 20 to April 23, 2012, at the Chicago Marriot Downtown Magnificient Mile, Chicago, U.S.A. (P.Chandiran and M.Ramasubramaniam, LIBA)
  • “Managing a Supply Chain with Joint Replenishment, Channel Coordination, Deteriorating items, Exponential Demand” at the 2012 POMS Annual Conference. April 20 to April 23, 2012, at the Chicago Marriot Downtown Magnificient Mile, Chicago, U.S.A. (P.Chandiran and M.Ramasubramaniam, LIBA)

His areas of interest in research are Reverse Supply Chain Management, Systems Dynamics, Operations Management and Simulation.
Primary Research Interests

  • Operations Management
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Distribution Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Simulation
  • Systems Dynamics

Additional Interests

  • Commodities research
  • Revenue Optimization
  • Model building

Industries Associated With

  • Flavours and Fragrances
  • Automobile
  • Paper
  • Waste recycling
  • Commodities trading

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