Dr. S. Viswanathan (Vish) is a Professor of Operations Management at the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University,
Singapore, where he has been a faculty member since 1992. He also serves as the Director of the Centre for Business Sustainability. He has assisted the school and university previously
in varied service roles, including Associate Dean (Research), Head of the Academic Division of IT and Operations Management (ITOM), Director of PhD Programme,
Programme Director of MBA (Technology & Operations Specialisation), Programme Director of MDP@Nanyang, Chairman of the
IT Resources Group and as Cluster Director of the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).
Vish was a member of the team responsible for the curriculum design and redesign
of the full-time MBA into a one-year MBA program. As Head of ITOM, he was involved in
developing the initial curriculum for the MSc(Technology Management) segment of the
Renaissance Engineering Programme. He was the founding Programme Director of the NTU-Waseda
double MBA program and was involved in developing the curriculum for the NTU-Waseda double
MBA and the MBA (Technology & Operations) curriculum. He was also involved in developing the
curriculum for the Management Development Program @ NTU, as its Founding Programme Director. As Director/Associate Dean, he has overseen the PhD programme in the school for 9 years.
Vish obtained a Ph.D. in Operations Research with minor in
Operations Management from Case Western Reserve University in 1992, MBA
(Gold Medallist) from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 1986, and
B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Vish's teaching interests are in Corporate Sustainability, Sustainable Operations, Operations Management,
Inventory Theory, Supply Chain & Logistics Management and Optimization.
His research interests are in Inventory Management, Sustainable Operations & Supply Chains,
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, Production & Operations Management,
Journal of Operations Management
and other top journals such as
International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of
Operational Research, Naval Research Logistics, IIE Transactions, Operations Research Letters,
Journal of the Operational Research Society, International Journal of Production Economics,
Integrated Manufacturing Systems, International Journal of Technology &
Management, International Journal of Logistics,
of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.
He is very
active as a Senior Editor, Editorial Board Member, Guest Editor, or Associate Editor in
several top journals such as
Decision Sciences, Production & Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management,
International Journal of Production Research
. He has made several appearances in
Whos who in the World, Whos Who in Asia, Whos Who in Finance and
Industry and Whos Who in Science and Engineering lists. He was awarded
the prestigious Nanyang Award for Research Excellence in
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, S. Viswanathan. (2015). A new two-bin policy
for inventory systems with differentiated demand classes.
Production and Operations Management, 24(5), 840-850.
S. Axsater and S. Viswanathan. (2012). On the value of customer
information for an independent supplier in a continuous review inventory
European Journal of Operational Research, 221,
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.