Vishal Bansal

Vishal Bansal


Assistant Professor
Academic Group: Operations Management


Phone No.: +91-33-7121-2019
Email ID.:


Contact Details:

M-207, NAB, IIM Calcutta



Academic Background:

  • Ph.D. (Production & Quantitative Methods) - Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (2021)
  • M.Tech. (Industrial & Management Engineering) - Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2015)
  • B.Tech. (Computer Science & Engineering) - Uttar Pradesh Technical University (2012)

Courses Taught:

  • Doctoral: Production & Inventory Control 
  • MBA Core: Risk Management, Production & Operations Management 
  • MBA Elective: Logistics & Supply Chain Management 
  • MBA-Ex Core: Managerial Problem Solving


  • Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) Award (2019-20) for Thesis Proposal, IIM Ahmedabad, India 
  • Best IISE Annual Conference Paper Award (2019) in the Facilities Design and Planning Track, IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019, Orlando, Florida, USA 
  • Best SOM Annual Conference Paper Award (2018) - Third prize, XXII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, IIM Kozhikode, India 
  • Chaudhary-Padmanabhan-Pant Award (2017-18) for scholastic performance in the first year of the doctoral program, IIM Ahmedabad, India


Work Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, OM Group, IIM Calcutta, Apr 2022 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, IME Department, IIT Kanpur, Jan 2022 - Apr 2022
  • Research Associate, IIM Ahmedabad, Oct 2021 - Dec 2021
  • Solution Integration Consultant, FICO, Jun 2015 - Jun 2016


Journal Publications:

  1. Raj, G., Roy, D., de Koster, R., & Bansal, V. (2024). Stochastic modeling of integrated order fulfillment processes with delivery time promise: Order picking, batching, and last-mile delivery. European Journal of Operational Research. URL (ABDC-A*)
  2. Bansal, V., Bisi, A., Roy, D., & Venkateshan, P. (2024). Integrated inventory replenishment and online demand allocation decisions for an omnichannel retailer with ship-from-store strategy. European Journal of Operational Research. URL (ABDC-A*)
  3. Bansal, V., Jayaswal, S. & Sinha, A. (2023). Capacitated multiple allocation hub location problems under the risk of interdiction: model formulations and solution approaches. Annals of Operations Research, 1-39. URL (ABDC-A) 
  4. Bansal, V., Kumar, D. P., Roy, D., & Subramanian S. C. (2022). Performance evaluation and optimization of design parameters for electric vehicle-sharing platforms by considering vehicle dynamics. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 166, 102869. URL (ABDC-A*) 
  5. Bansal V., & Roy, D. (2021). Stochastic modeling of multi-line orders in integrated storage-order picking system. Naval Research Logistics, 68(6), 810-836. URL (ABS-3)
  6.  Bansal V., Roy, D., & Pazour, J. (2021). Performance analysis of batching decisions in waveless order release environments for e-commerce stock-to-picker order fulfillment. International Transactions in Operational Research, 28(4), 1787-1820. URL (ABDC-B)
  7.  Mishra, S. S., & Bansal, V. (2017). Role of source-destination proximity in international inbound tourist arrival: empirical evidences from India. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 22(5), 540-553. URL (ABDC-A)



  1. Integrated inventory replenishment and online demand allocation decisions for an omnichannel retailer with ship-from-store strategy    
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2023, Phoenix, USA
    • POMS India International Conference 2022, IIM Kozhikode, India
  2. Modeling strategic and operational policy decisions for EV-sharing platforms  
    •  7th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight, 2020, Virtual
  3. Stochastic model for integrated storage-order picking system with multi-line orders     
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2020, Virtual
    • 52nd Annual Convention of ORSI & International Conference 2019, IIM Ahmedabad, India
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2019, Seattle, USA
  4. Design and analysis of batching policies for e-commerce order fulfillment
    • SOM International Conference 2018, IIM Kozhikode, India
    • COSMAR 2018, IISc Bengaluru, India

Research Interests:

  • Applications: Automated warehouses, Vehicle-sharing platforms, Omnichannel retailing 
  • Methods: Stochastic processes, Queuing theory, Simulation, Optimization

Books/Book Chapters:

  1. Bansal, V., & Roy, D. (2019). Stochastic Model for Integrated Storage-Order Picking System with Multi-Line Orders. IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). [ISBN: 978-1-7138-1409-2]. URL
  2. Bansal, V., & Roy, D. (2018). Design and analysis of batching policies for e-commerce order fulfillment, The 18th Consortium of Students in Management Research (COSMAR’18), Excel India Publishers. [ISBN: 978-93-88237-25-3]. URL
  3. Roy, D., & Bansal, V. (2018). An integrated network modeling framework for analysis of multi-line order pick systems, 15th IMHRC Proceedings, The Progress in Material Handling Research at Digital Commons@Georgia Southern. URL