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Prof. Saurabh Chandra has done his FPM from IIM Lucknow. His doctoral thesis dealt with maritime logistics planning on the topic ‘Multi-product Inventory Maritime Routing with optional cargoes; an application to the outbound Automotive Logistics industry’. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marine engineering from MERI Kolkata.

Before joining the doctoral programme at IIM Lucknow, he has worked with Mitsui OSK Lines as an Assistant Marine Engineer and as Chief Engineer with Ocean Sparkle Ltd. and COMACOE ltd.

He has presented his work in various international and national conferences like IAME, IFORS, SOM, JDA OPTSUM, etc. His research paper based on his doctoral thesis was selected amongst 20 scholars worldwide for the EURO Summer Institute on Maritime Logistics held in Bremen, Germany in June 2012.

His current research interests include maritime logistics and mathematical optimization, analyzing supply chain policies and performance of Indian retail firms through financial data, and automotive logistics in India. His teaching interests include Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, Service Operations Management and Business Statistics.

Journal Publications

Chandra, S., Christiansen, M., & Fagerholt, K. (2016). Combined Fleet Deployment and Inventory Management in roll- on/roll-off shipping. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (Forthcoming).

Chandra, S., Ghosh, D., & Srivastava, S.K. (2016). Outbound logistics management practices in the automotive industry: an emerging economy perspective. Decision, pp.1-21.

Chandra, S., Fagerholt, K., & Christiansen, M. (2015). Maritime Fleet Deployment in ro-ro Shipping under Inventory Constraints.Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 189, 362-375.

Chandra, S., Srivastava R., & Agarwal Y. (2013). Multi-product maritime inventory routing with optional cargoes: an application to outbound automotive logistics, Journal of Advances in Management Research. 10 (2), 206-229.

Publications in Conference Proceedings

Chandra, S., Srivastava, R., & Agarwal Y. (2012). A combined planning approach to maritime inventory routing problem with optional cargoes. Paper published in the proceedings of the XVIth Annual Conference of the Society of Operations Management, held at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India from Dec. 21-23.

Chandra, S., Srivastava, R., & Agarwal Y. (2011). Maritime inventory routing problem with spot cargoes: A Hybrid Constraint programming and Mathematical programming based solution approach. Paper published in the proceedings of XVth Annual Conference of the Society of Operations Management, held at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India from Dec. 16-18.

Chandra, S. & Srivastava, R. (2009). Chemibulk Carriers; an Integrated Maritime Logistics approach to increase Flexibility and Profitability. Paper published in the proceedings of the XIIIth Annual Conference of the Society of Operations Management, held at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India from Dec. 20-22.

Refereed Conference Presentations

Chandra, S., Srivastava, R., & Agarwal Y. (2012). Multi-commodity inventory maritime routing problem with spot cargoes: An application to outbound maritime automotive logistics. Paper accepted amongst 20 scholars worldwide for the EURO summer institute on maritime logistics, Bremen, Germany.

Chandra, S., Srivastava, R., & Agarwal Y. (2011). Maritime Routing Problem with Spot cargoes: Automotive Maritime Logistics application. Paper presented at the 19th Triennial conference of International Federation of Operations Research Societies (IFORS), held at Melbourne convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia from July 11-14.

Other Publications:

Srivastava, S & Chandra, S. (2013). A roadmap for internal reforms and other actions required to enhance exports in logistics services from India. Concept paper published in the compendium of Services Conclave, Nov. 12-13, 2013, organized by SEPC under Min. of Commerce & Industry India. (Download Paper)

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