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Name: 
Subrata Mitra
Position: 
Professor
Academic Group: 
Operations Management
Phone No.: 
+91-33-24678300-06, Ext. 2063
Contact Details: 
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), Diamond Harbour Road, Joka, Kolkata - 700104
Email (@iimcal.ac.in): 
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Academics

Academic Background: 
2006 Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Decision Sciences Department, School of Business, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA 2002 Fellow (Ph.D.) of IIMC, Kolkata, India 1996 Master of Production Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India 1990 Bachelor of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Courses Taught: 
Production and Inventory Control (PGP & FP) Sustainable Supply Chain Management (PGP) Strategic Services Management (PGP, PGDBM & PGPEX) Production Management (PGP & PGDBM) Management Game (PGP & PGDBM) Project Management (PGP & FP) Operations Research (PGP) Simulation (FP & PGPEX)
Awards: 
Highly Commended Paper Award from the Emerald Literati Network for the paper titled "The Mediating Effect of Logistics Integration on Supply Chain Performance: A Multi-Country Study" published in The International Journal of Logistics Management, 2015 Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer Fellowship at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA, February – May 2011 Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship at the School of Business, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA, January - August 2006 Best Doctoral Student's Paper award, 4th Annual Operations Management Conference, IIT Madras, India, 22-24 December 2000 Gold medal for standing First Class First in Master of Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 1996 National Merit Scholar, Board of Secondary Education, India, 1984

Experience

Consulting Interests: 
“Rationalization of Coal Movement from Source to Power Stations” for NTPC Ltd. (with Prof. Balram Avittathur) “Study of the Impact of Government Investments in National Highways on the Operational Efficiency of Freight Transportation by Road in India” for Transport Corporation of India (TCI) “Express Industry - Impact and Bottleneck Assessment” for Express Industry Council of India (EICI)/ICRIER
Work Experience: 
IIM Calcutta, Professor, Since Jun 2009 IIM Calcutta, Associate Professor, Apr 2007 - May 2009 IIM Calcutta, Assistant Professor, Jun 2003 - Mar 2007 IIM Calcutta, Assistant Professor (Full-time Visiting), Apr 2001 - May 2003 Duncans Industries Ltd., Summer Trainee, May 1997 - Jun 1997 PCS Industries Ltd., Senior Engineer, Sep 1992 - Aug 1994 Coal India Ltd., Executive Trainee, Feb 1992 - Sep 1992 Uptron India Ltd., Service Engineer, Jun 1990 - Jan 1992
Current Projects: 
Drivers of Sustainability, Sustainable Business Practices and their Impact on Firm Performance: An Exploratory Study of Indian Manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises
Past Projects: 
Extensions to Newsvendor Problems with Variable Salvage Prices (2016-2018) Remanufacturing in India – A Case Study on Caterpillar India Pvt. Ltd. (2014-2016) A Study of Sustainability Initiatives and Sustainable Supply Chain Management Practices in Indian Firms (2010-2013) Stochastic and Dynamic Vehicle Routing Problems with Backhauling (2010-2012) 2008 Survey of Indian Logistics Service Providers (2008 - 2009) A Study of Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers in India (July, 2004 - June, 2005)

Research

Journal Publications: 
Chakraborty K., Mukherjee, K., Mondal, S. and S. Mitra (2021), "A Systematic Literature Review and Bibliometric Analysis based on Pricing Related Decisions in Remanufacturing", Accepted for publication in Journal of Cleaner Production. Mitra, S. and B. Avittathur (2018), "Application of Linear Programming in Optimizing the Procurement and Movement of Coal for an Indian Coal-Fired Power Generating Company", Decision, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 207-224. Mitra, S. (2018), "Newsvendor Problem with Clearance Pricing", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 268, Issue 1, pp. 193-202. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (2018), "Single-period Newsvendor Problem under Random End-of-Season Demand", Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 69, No. 7, pp. 1046-1060. Mitra, S. (2016), "Optimal Pricing and Core Acquisition Strategy for a Hybrid Manufacturing/Remanufacturing System", International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 54, No. 5, pp. 1285-1302. Mitra, S. (2016), "Models to Explore Remanufacturing as a Competitive Strategy under Duopoly", Omega, Vol. 59, pp. 215-227. Mateen, A., A. K. Chatterjee and S. Mitra (2015), "VMI for Single-Vendor Multi-Retailer Supply Chains under Stochastic Demand", Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 79, pp. 95-102. Mitra, S. (2014), "A Framework for Research on Green Supply Chain Management", Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 34-51. Alam, A., P. K. Bagchi, B. Kim, S. Mitra and F. Seabra (2014), "The Mediating Effect of Logistics Integration on Supply Chain Performance: A Multi-Country Study", International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 553-580. Mitra, S. and P. P. Datta (2014), "Adoption of Green Supply Chain Management Practices and their Impact on Performance: An Exploratory Study of Indian Manufacturing Firms", International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 52, No. 7, pp. 2085-2107. Viswanathan, K., A. K. Sen and S. Mitra (2014), "Application of Graph Search and Genetic Algorithms for the Single Machine Scheduling Problem with Sequence-Dependent Setup Times and Quadratic Penalty Function of Completion Times", Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 67, pp. 10-19. Mitra, S. (2013), "Periodic Review Policy for a Two-Echelon Closed-Loop Inventory System with Correlations between Demands and Returns", OPSEARCH, Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 604-615. Mitra, S. (2013), "Comparing Static and Dynamic Policies for Vehicle Routing Problems with Backhauling and Dynamic Customer Demands", International Journal of Applied Logistics, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 1-17. Mitra, S. (2012), "Inventory Management in a Two-Echelon Closed-Loop Supply Chain with Correlated Demands and Returns", Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 870-879. Mitra, S. (2011), "Public-Private Partnerships and Electronic Toll Collection - Means to Improve the Operational Efficiency of Freight Transportation by Road in India", Productivity, Vol. 52, No. 2&3, pp. 118-125. Mitra, S. (2011), "The 2008 Survey of Indian Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers: Comparisons with the 2004 Survey of Indian 3PLs and 2006 Survey of North American 3PLs", International Journal of Applied Logistics, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 57-74. Mitra, S., A. Mukherjee, P. Pal and S. Dutta (2010), "Foreign Direct Investment in the Indian Express Delivery Sector: Experiences of UPS, FedEx, DHL and TNT", Productivity, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 224-236. Pal, P., A. Mukherjee and S. Mitra (2010), "The New Indian Postal Bill: Issues and Way Forward", Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. XLV, No. 49, pp. 18-22. Mitra, S., P. Pal, A. Mukherjee and S. Dutta (2010), "Exploring Relationships between Key Success Factors and Performance Metrics for Indian Express Delivery Service Providers", Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 72-84. Mitra, S. (2009), "Analysis of a Two-echelon Inventory System with Returns", Omega, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 106-115. Mitra, S. (2008), "A Parallel Clustering Technique for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Split Deliveries and Pickups", Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 59, pp. 1532-1546. Mitra, S. and P. Bagchi (2008), "Key Success Factors, Performance Metrics and Globalization Issues in the Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Industry: A Survey of North American Service Providers", Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 42-56. Mitra, S. (2008), "Dynamics and Prospects of the Indian Logistics Industry", Productivity, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 425-430. Mitra, S. (2007), "Revenue Management for Remanufactured Products", Omega, Vol. 35, No. 5, pp. 553-562. Mitra, S. (2006), "A Survey of Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers in India", IIMB Management Review, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 159-174. Mitra, S. and D. Bose (2005), "Supply Chain Issues in the Indian Poultry-Meat Industry: the Case of a Vertically-Integrated Farm", Productivity, Vol. 46, No. 2-3, pp. 339-345. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (2005), "An Efficient Lot-sizing Heuristic for a Periodic-review Inventory System Under Non-stationary Stochastic Demand", OPSEARCH, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 168-177. Mitra, S. (2005), "An Algorithm for the Generalized Vehicle Routing Problem with Backhauling", Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 153-169. Mitra, S. (2004), "Critical Chain Project Management: Fundamentals and a Critical Analysis", Productivity, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 54-60. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (2004), "Echelon Stock Based Continuous Review (R,Q) Policy for Fast Moving Items", Omega, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 161-166. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (2004), "Inventory Management in Distribution Systems - Case of an Indian FMCG Company", Asia Pacific Management Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 1-22. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (2004), "Leveraging Information in Multi-echelon Inventory Systems", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 152, No. 1, pp. 263-280. Mitra, S. (2003), "Supply Chain Management in the New Millennium", Management & Change, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 159-169. Mitra, S. and B. K. Sinha (2003), "Concurrent Engineering in New Automobile Design", Productivity, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 36-42. Mitra, S. (2003), "Key Issues and A Framework for Managing Global Supply Chains", Paradigm, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 75-90. Mitra, S., A. Ralli, V. Somasekhar and J. Cherian (2003), "Electronic Retailing: Indian Scenario", Paradigm, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 60-68. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (2002), "Service Level Relationships in Multi-stage Systems under the Base Stock Policy", OPSEARCH, Vol. 39, No. 3 & 4, pp. 230-242. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (2001), "On Capacitated Multi-item Inventory Problems", OPSEARCH, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 319-331. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (1997), "Changing Scenario in Manufacturing", Decision, Vol. 24, No. 1-4, pp. 21-32.
Conferences: 
Conference proceedings: Mitra, S. (2010), "A comparative Study of North American and Indian Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers", International Conference on Industrial and Logistics Technology (ICILT), Singapore, 26-28 February. Mitra, S. and B. K. Sinha (2002), "Application of Concurrent Engineering in New Automobile Design", Proceedings of the Eighth International Workshop on Project Management and Scheduling, Valencia, Spain, 3-5 April, pp. 270-273. Mitra, S. and B. K. Sinha (2001), "Concurrent Engineering in Design and Development of Automobiles", Proceedings of the International ORSI Conference, Calcutta, 27-29 December, pp. 163-165. Mitra, S. (2001), "Key Issues and a Framework for Managing Global Supply Chains", Proceedings of the International Conference on Globalization and Markets, Management Development Institute, 20-22 December. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (2000), "Placement of Safety Stocks in MRP Systems", Proceedings of the 4th Operations Management Conference, IIT Madras, 22-24 December, pp. 50-56. Conference/Seminar presentations: Mitra, S. (2018), "Newsvendor Problem under an Endogenous End-of-Season Demand", presented at the 20th International Symposium on Inventories (ISIR 2018) held in Budapest, Hungary, 20-24 August. Mitra, S. and B. Avittathur (2017), "Application of Linear Programming in Optimizing the Procurement and Movement of Coal for an Indian Coal-Fired Power Generating Company", presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting held in Houston, Texas, USA, 22-25 October. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (2017), "Single-period Newsvendor Problem under Random End-of-Season Demand", presented at the 21st Conference of the International Federation of the Operational Research Societies (IFORS) held in Quebec City, Canada, 17-21 July. Mitra, S. (2015), "Remanufacturing as a Competitive Strategy", presented at the International Conference on Operations Research held in Vienna, Austria, 1-4 September. Mitra, S. (2014), "Optimal Pricing and Core Acquisition Strategy for a Hybrid Manufacturing/ Remanufacturing System", presented at the International Conference on Operations Research held in Aachen, Germany, 2-5 September. Mitra, S. (2013), "Static vs. Dynamic Policies for Vehicle Routing Problems with Backhauling and Dynamic Customer Demands", presented at the International Conference on Operations Research held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 3-6 September. Mitra, S. (2011), "Inventory Management in Sustainable Supply Chains", invited talk at the School of Business, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA. Mitra, S. (2009), "Express Industry – The Way Forward", presented at a national seminar on "Facilitating Trade and Global Competitiveness: Express Delivery Sector in India" organized by ICRIER in New Delhi, India, 26 August. Mitra, S. (2009), "Indian Logistics Industry: Key Issues and Challenges", presented at a national seminar organized by Drive India Enterprise Solutions Ltd. (DIESL) in Kolkata, India, 24 July. Mitra, S. (2008), "An Overview of the Indian Logistics Industry", presented at the Joint Workshop among IIMC, IIT Delhi and Waseda University held at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan,4-6 August. Mitra, S. (2008), "Logistics Industry: Global and Indian Perspectives", presented at the Business & Economics Society International (B&ESI) Conference held in Lugano, Switzerland, 15-19 July. Mitra, S. and D. Bose (2008), "Supply Chain Issues in the Indian Poultry-Meat Industry: the Case of a Vertically-Integrated Farm", presented at the Eighth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 22-25 May. Mitra, S. (2007), "Outsourcing of Logistics", invited talk at the Regional Seminar on Intermodal Logistics organized by Asian Institute of Transport Development, New Delhi, India. Mitra, S. (2006), "An Algorithm for the Generalized Vehicle Routing Problem with Backhauling", invited talk at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, USA. Mitra, S. (2006), "A Survey of the Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers in India", Seminar Series, School of Business, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA. Mitra, S. (2004),"A Survey of the Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers in India", Eighth Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management (SOM), NITIE, Mumbai, 17-20 December. Mitra, S. (2004), "Pricing Strategies for Recovered Products with Different Quality Levels", Fifth International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management (ICOQM-V), Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, 25-27 October. Mitra, S. and B. K. Sinha (2002), "Application of Concurrent Engineering in New Automobile Design", Eighth International Workshop on Project Management and Scheduling, Valencia, Spain, 3-5 April. Mitra, S. and B. K. Sinha (2001), "Concurrent Engineering in Design and Development of Automobiles", International ORSI Conference, Calcutta, 27-29 December. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (2000), "Placement of Safety Stocks in MRP Systems", 4th Operations Management Conference, IIT Madras, 22-24 December. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (2000), "Managing Relationships in Supply Chains of the 21st Century", International Conference on Customer Relationship Management, Management Development Institute, 24-25 November. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (2000), "Service Level Relationships in Production Systems under Base Stock Policy", INFORMS Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 5-8 November. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (2000), "Safety Stocks in Supply Chains", 3rd Operations Management workshop, IIM Lucknow, 1-3 January.
Articles/Cases: 
Mitra, S. (2016), "When Old can be Green and Gold", The Hindu Business Line, June 24. Mitra, S., I. Bose and D. Dutta (2015), "Growing the Remanufacturing Business at Caterpillar India", IIMC Case Research Centre (IIMCCRC), Case # IIMC-CRC-2015-1 (November 2015). Mitra, S. (2012), "A Note on Sustainable Supply Chain Management", Opsworld (Pan-IIM Operations Magazine), Vol. 2, pp. 24-26. Mitra, S. (2010), "TCI-IIMC Study of Road Freight Transportation", SCMC Digest (Newsletter of IIMB Supply Chain Management Centre), Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 6-7. Pal, P., S. Mitra and A. Mukherjee (2010), "Nagpur Logistics: Sweet or Sour Orange?", Air Cargo World, Vol. 100, No. 3, pp. 24-26. Mukherjee, A., P. Pal and S. Mitra (2009), "Questions about Nagpur’s Viability Remain", Cruising Heights, Vol. 4, No. 8, pp. 48-50. Mukherjee, A., P. Pal and S. Mitra (2009), "Can Nagpur Deliver the Goods as a Global Hub?", Hindu Business Line, 29 December, p. 7.
Books/Book Chapters: 
Datta, P.P. and S. Mitra (2017), "Sustainable Supply Chain Management: An Empirical Study of a Global Automaker's Indian Operations", In: Sarkar, R. and A. Shaw (Eds.), Essays on Sustainability and Management: Emerging Perspectives, Springer, pp. 77-96. Mukherjee, A., P. Pal, S. Mitra, R. Goswami and S. Dutta (2012), "Facilitating Trade and Global Competitiveness: Express Delivery Services in India", Oxford University Press: New Delhi. Mitra, S. (2008), "Logistics Industry: Global and Indian Perspectives", In: Kantarelis, D. (Ed.), Global Business & Economics Anthology, Business & Economics Society International, pp. 130-138. Mitra, S. (2004), "Managing Environmental Issues in Supply Chains", In: Sahay, B. S. (Ed.), Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Management, Macmillan, pp. 60-68. Mitra, S. and A. K. Chatterjee (2000), "Managing Relationships in Supply Chains of the 21st Century", In: Seth, J. et al. (Eds.), Customer Relationship Management: Emerging Concepts, Tools and Applications, Tata McGraw Hill, pp. 336-345.
Research Interests: 
Sustainable Supply Chain Management Inventory Management in Closed-Loop Supply Chains Vehicle Routing Problems with Backhauling Third-Party Logistics (3PL)