Name Card

Anand Kumar
Assistant Professor
Academic Group: 
Operations Management
Phone No.: 
+91-33-24678300 Extn. No. 2053
Contact Details: 
M-211, New Academic Block (NAB) Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Diamond Harbour Road Joka, Kolkata 700104 Direct: +91-33-71212053
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Academic Background: 
Ph.D. (Operations Management) - Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (2022) M.B.A. (Operations Management, Finance) - Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (2018) B.Tech. (Engineering Physics (Major), Electronics and Communication Engineering (Minor)) - Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (2015)
Institute Merit Rank 4 (2018) in MBA program, IIM Lucknow Central Bank of India Scholarship (2018) for scholastic performance in MBA program, IIM Lucknow Institute Silver Medalist (2015), IIT Guwahati Institute Merit Scholarship (2011-15) for top position in the merit list, IIT Guwahati


Work Experience: 
Assistant Professor, OM Group, IIM Calcutta, July 2022 - Present Associate Consultant, Arete Advisors LLP, June 2018 - May 2019 Technical Associate, Axtria India Pvt Ltd, July 2015 - Jun 2016


Journal Publications: 
Kumar, A., Priya, B., & Srivastava, S. K. (2021). “Response to the COVID-19: Understanding implications of government lockdown policies”. Journal of policy modeling, 43(1), 76-94. URL: (ABS-2, ABDC-A) Kumar, A., Singh, G., & Vaidya, O. S. (2020). “A Comparative Evaluation of Public Road Transportation Systems in India Using Multicriteria Decision-Making Techniques”. Journal of Advanced Transportation, 2020. URL: (ABDC-A)
“Do Flash Sales Make Products More Desirable To Customers?”, at the 32nd Annual POMS Conference held online, April 2022 “Can sourcing strategy be a signal of supply chain partners’ behavioral orientation?”, at the 20th European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Doctoral Seminar, Berlin, Germany, 1-2 July, 2021 “Sourcing strategy in post-pandemic supply chains: Impact of behavioral changes”, at the 28th European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference, Berlin, Germany, 5-7 July, 2021 “Supply chain partners’ behaviour: Choosing the right partner and sourcing strategy”, at the 24th Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management (SOM) held at XLRI-Jamshedpur, Jamshedpur, India, December, 2020 “Impact Of Nationalization And Behavioral Changes On Sourcing Decisions”, at the 32nd Annual POMS Conference held online, April 2022 (Accepted) “Supply Chain Resilience Through Options Contract”, at the 32nd Annual POMS Conference held online, April 2022 (Accepted) “Impact of behavioral factors on the success of supply chain nationalization”, at the 31st European Conference on Operational Research (EURO) Conference, Athens, Greece, July, 2021 (Accepted) “Establishing product quality in the market through artificial scarcity”, at the 22nd Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), Seoul, Korea, August, 2021 (Accepted)
Research Interests: 
Game Theory, Signaling Theory, Mathematical Modeling, Optimization, Logistics Network Design, Supply Chain Management, System Dynamics