Summer School in Operations and Supply Chain Management Research


There are a very few research oriented programs offered in India that are specific to the needs of Operations and Supply Chain Management research community. Identifying this need, Society of Operations Management (SOM) and Institute of Management Technology have joined hands to conduct a first ever 2 week summer school program with a focus on research methods and advances in Operations & Supply Chain Management.


Program Overview:

  1. Review and discuss different research methodologies in Operations management across different verticals and functional areas.
  2. State-of-the-art literature review and discussion on current research frontiers in the above areas


At the end of the program, the participants will:

  1. Appreciate different research methodologies in the area of operations & supply chain management
  2. Be exposed to the extant literature relevant to the topics of the program
  3. Be able to carry out independent research in the area of their interest &
  4. Network with researchers in Operations.


Duration & Important dates:

  • The duration of workshop is 12 days starting from 14 May to 25 May 2018
  • Last date for submitting application form is 9th April, 2018
  • Notification for selected candidates will be sent on 23rd April, 2018


Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad campus

Who can apply?

  1. Research scholars from Operations Management and allied areas
  2. Faculty members of Operations Management and allied areas
  3. Industry Practitioners who are planning to undertake research in Operations Management

Selection Criteria:

  1. Participants will be required to submit a one page description of their current research work and their latest resume along with the application form.
  2. Selection of the participants will be based on the above two documents
  3. Mere submission of application does not guarantee the acceptance into the program

Program Content:

The following topics will be discussed in this program.

  • Mathematical Building Blocks of OR
  • Fundamentals of Operations Research
  • Classical Optimization
  • Integer Programming
  • Vehicle Routing Problem; Heuristics development
  • Revenue Management
  • Supply Chain Modelling Applications & Tool Demo
  • Fuzzy Optimization
  • Game Theory and applications in OM
  • MILP solutions by nature inspired algorithms: A case of Food Supply Chain another case of Shipping Logistics
  • Multi Criteria Decision Making
  • Stochastic Modeling in OR
  • Innovative pedagogical tools in teaching OM
  • Research in Project Management
  • Behavioral Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Analytics

Resource Persons:

Eminent and accomplished Resource persons in Operations Management have agreed to handle the sessions including:

  • G Srinivasan, Professor, IIT Madras
  • Kalyana C Chejarla, Assistant Professor, IMT, Hyderabad
  • L Ganapathy, Professor, NITIE, Mumbai
  • M K Tiwari, Professor, IIT Kharagpur
  • Mrinalini Shah, Professor, IMT, Ghaziabad
  • Omkar Palsule Desai, Professor, IIM, Indore
  • R K Amit, Associate Professor, IIT Madras
  • Rahul Marathe, Associate Professor, IIT Madras
  • Rahul Pandey & Sridhar Vallala, IGSA Labs
  • Rajiv Kumar Srivastava, Professor, IIM, Lucknow
  • Shantanu S Bagchi, Assistant Professor, IMT, Hyderabad
  • Sourabh Bhattacharya, Professor, IMT, Hyderabad
  • Usha Mohan, Associate Professor, IIT Madras
  • Vinay Kumar Kalakbandi, Assistant Professor, IMT Hyderabad
  • Yogesh Agarwal, Professor, IIM Lucknow

We are in the process of confirming few more resource persons. Keep visiting this page for latest list of resource persons.

Registrations fee for the participants will be:

  • For research scholars – 10,000 INR
  • For Academicians & Industry Practitioners – 25,000 INR

*Fee includes GST, lodging & boarding, city tour, study material etc.

Registration fee online transfer transaction reference number must be mentioned in the application form. Following are the necessary details for online transfer:

Bank Name :  Yes Bank, Somajiguda, Hyderabad
Account No :  000694600000012
IFSC Code : YESB0000006

**Accommodation to the participants will be provided single accommodation at IMT campus hostels.

IMT’s Hyderabad campus is a state of the art and green facility and is located close to Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. IMT Hyderabad’s philosophy of education is built on the belief that the students are responsible adults who come here recognizing the intrinsic rewards of the education they are receiving. IMT Hyderabad has built strong industry connect and goodwill. Practitioners and business leaders play an integral part in course curriculum development and delivery of each and every course being offered. NHRD has recognized the institute as one of the “best emerging B-Schools” in India. ASSOCHAM has also rated IMT Hyderabad as the “best upcoming B-School in South India”.

The Society is dedicated to exploring and understanding issues related to the Production and Operations Management field. The Aims and Objectives of the Society of Operations Management are as follows:

  • To promote activities that help generate, consolidate, and disseminate knowledge in the field of manufacturing and service operations and related areas
  • To organize and promote research, conferences, seminars, and training in manufacturing and service operations and related areas
  • To promote the usage of analytical thinking and practices in manufacturing and service operations found in academia, industry and the government
  • To promote the usage of manufacturing and service operations concepts for improving work standards and performance in public and private sectors
  • To forge a strong link between academics and practitioners in the field of manufacturing and service operations

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