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Professor of Operations Management
Associate Dean (Research)
Nanyang Business School
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore 639798.

Office: S3-01B-53, South Spine S3
Telephone: +65-6790-4798
Fax: +65-6792-2313
email: vish@pmail.ntu.edu.sg
Home Page: https://personal.ntu.edu.sg/asviswa


·        PhD (Operations Research), Case Western Reserve, 1992

·        MS (Management Science) Case Western Reserve, 1990

·        Post Graduate Diploma in Management, IIM Calcutta, 1986

·        B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) IIT, Madras 1984

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Dr. S. Viswanathan (Vish) is Professor of Operations Management at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he has been a faculty member since 1992. He serves concurrently as Associate Dean (Research). He has also assisted the school previously in varied service roles, including Head of the Academic Division of IT and Operations Management, Director of PhD Programme, Programme Director of MBA (Technology & Operations Specialisation), Programme Director of MDP@Nanyang, and Chairman of IT Resources Group.

Vish’s teaching interests are in Operations Management, Corporate Sustainability, Sustainable Operations, Inventory Theory, Supply Chain & Logistics Management and Optimization. His research interests are in Inventory Management, Sustainable Operations, Policies for regulating carbon emissions, Reverse Logistics & Remanufacturing, Transportation Scheduling & Timetabling, and Supply Chain & Service Operations.

His research has been published in Financial Times and Business Week ranked top tier Business journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, and Production & Operations Management, and other top journals such as Naval Research Logistics, IIE Transactions, International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Operations Research Letters, Journal of the Operational Research Society, International Journal of Production Economics, Integrated Manufacturing Systems, International Journal of Technology and Management, International Journal of Logistics, and International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.

He is very active as a Senior Editor, Editorial Board Member, or Associate Editor in top journals such as Decision Sciences, Production & Operations Management, and International Journal of Production Research. He has made several appearances in Who’s who in the World, Who’s Who in Asia, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering lists. He was awarded the prestigious Nanyang Award for Research Excellence in 2010.

Selected Publications

·      N. Bryan, M. Srinivasan, and S. Viswanathan (2016), Managing Supply Systems with Partial Information on Shipment Locations,” Accepted and Forthcoming, International Journal of Production Research.

·      S. Ghosh, R. Piplani, and S. Viswanathan (2015) “A new two-bin policy for inventory systems with differentiated demand classes,” Production and Operations Management, 24, 840-850.

·      S. Axsater, and S. Viswanathan (2012), “On the value of customer information for an independent supplier in a continuous review inventory system,” European Journal of Operational Research, 221, 340-347.

·      M. M. Srinivasan and S. Viswanathan, (2010), “Optimal WIP Inventory Levels for High-Variety Low-Volume Manufacturing Systems,IIE Transactions, 42, 379-391.

·      Viswanathan, (2007), “An Algorithm for determining the best lower bound for the Stochastic Joint Replenishment Problem,” Operations Research, 55, 992-996.

·     H. Widiarta, S. Viswanathan, and R. Piplani, (2007), “On the Effectiveness of Top-Down Approach for Forecasting Autoregressive Demands,” Naval Research Logistics, 54, 176-188.

·      S. Viswanathan and R. Piplani, (2001), “Coordinating Supply Chain Inventories Through Common Replenishment Epochs,” European Journal of Operational Research, 129, 277-286.

·      S. Viswanathan, (1997), “Periodic Review (s, S) Policies for Joint Replenishment Inventory Systems”, Management Science, 43, 1447-1454.

·       S. Viswanathan and K. Mathur, (1997), “Integrating Routing and Inventory Decisions in One Warehouse Multi-Retailer Multi-Product Distribution Systems”, Management Science, 43, 294-312.