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Dr. Chandiran

Associate Dean-Part Time & Diploma Programs Associate Professor & Chair, Centre for Logistics & Supply Chain Management

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

EXPERIENCE IN YEARS TEACHING/PRACTICE/INDUSTRY/RESEARCH : 20 years of teaching / 04 years of industry / 07 years of research

P.Chandiran is the Associate Professor of Operations Management and Supply Chain Management at Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, India. He has about 20 years of experience in teaching, consultancy and research and has published research articles in both international and national journals in the area of Operations and Supply Chain Management. He heads the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management as Chairperson and co-ordinates the One Year Executive Diploma Program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He has worked in the Telecom industry for about three and half years after pursuing an MBA at the Department of Management Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University. He has completed his Ph.D. in the area of reverse supply chain from Anna University.

He runs a program series called Thought Leadership Program every alternative month and the last meet was on GST and its impact on Logistics sector. The Centre also involved in research and consulting. It also publishes a newsletter called ‘Logistically Thinking’, which is being circulated among Industry.

He is involved in international collaboration with ALTIS,  Catholic University at Milan, Italy in terms of research and teaching. He is part of MBA (Social Entrepreneurship) program launched in African nations of Kenya and Ghana. He went to Nairobi and Accra to handle Operations Management courses for this program.

Apart from regular academics, he is involved in curriculum revision for Full time PGDM and One year programs, admission process and other general administration works.

Dr.P.Chandiran has a B.E in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Kongu Engineering College, Bharathiyar University, an MBA specialising in Marketing & Production from Department of Management Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University and a Ph.D in the area of  Reverse Supply Chain Management from Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Anna University.

PROJECTS COMPLETED: 

  • Truck Drivers shortage problem in Logistics Sector-A systems dynamic study
  • Cashew Processing supply chain, development project Research under CARE
  • Preparation of District Human Development Report for Chennai District
  • Direct Port Delivery and its impact on stakeholders at Chennai Port
  • 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

  • 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
  • Part of the team which prepared District Human Development Report for Chennai District.
  • Completed a study on Amma Unavagam-A supply chain perspective.
  • Received -2011 Emerald IAM Indian Management Research Fund Award
  • Best Faculty in Operations Management  2011–B-School Excellent Award

Current Project: RNTBCI funded Project for Building Enterprise capabilities of Tier 1/Tier 2 suppliers of Automotive Sector, under Centre for Logistics and SCM anchored by Dr.Ramasubramaniam.

Organisation: Renault Nissan Technology Business Centre India Pvt. Ltd

Amount: Rs.50,23,000

INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE

Courses in Operations were handled for International students of MBA (Social Entrepreneurship)  at Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi in collaboration with ALTIS, Milan, Italy and courses in 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:

  1. Incentive Modelling in Reverse Supply Chain Network of Indian Automotive Battery Industry: A System Dynamics Approach, (2015), IIMS Journal of Management Science, Vol.6, No.1, pp. 24-41
  2. Integration of on-board diagnostics with system dynamics to study road transport pollution, M Gunaselvi, P Chandiran, R Suryaprakasa Rao, R K., Dilli Babu, (2016) International Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol.6 (6), 1006-1026
  3. Optimization of Inventory for Two Level Multiple Retailers-Single Manufacturer Reverse Supply Chain, (2014) Operations and Supply Chain Management 7 (1), 32-37
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. ‘Reverse Supply Chain Management- Issues and Challenges’- The ICFAI Journal of Operations Management, August 2005
  7. E-SCM Practices in Indian Industries-‘E-Business’, September 2005
  8. ‘Product Life Cycle and Promotion Strategies in Cellular Telecom Industry’ –Indian Journal of Marketing, Vol.XXXV, No.11, November 2005
  9. “Supply Chain Drivers and Auto-component industry”- The ICFAI Journal of Supply Chain Management,V0l.II, No. 4, December 2005

Papers presented in International and national conferences

  1. “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)
  2. “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)
  3. Direct Port Delivery: Strategies and Challenges for implementation – An Indian Perspective- POMS 2018 annual conference at Houston on 5th May 2018

Reviewer for Journal       

1. Annals of Operations Research, 2. OSCM, 3. IJLSCM

Previous Employment: 11 years with Velammal College of Management and Computer studies, Chennai

Areas of Teaching

Supply Chain Risk Management, Supply chain management, Inventory Management, Pricing and Revenue Optimization, Operations Management, Logistics Management

Current Research:

Incentive Modeling, Inventory models for Reverse Supply Chains, Supply Chain Risk Modeling, and Waste Recycling Management, Supply chain Network design, GST and Supply Chain Network Modeling, Systems dynamic modeling in Supply chains, Pricing optimization, Inventory system modeling and optimization

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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