Manoj K. Malhotra

 

Manoj K. Malhotra
 
Manoj K. Malhotra is the Jeff B. Bates Professor in the Moore School of Business, and has served as the Chairman of the Management Science Department at the University of South Carolina (USC), Columbia since 2000.  He is also the founding Director of the Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management (GSCPM), which was established at the Moore School of Business in 2005.  He earned an engineering undergraduate degree from The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India in 1983, and a Ph.D. in operations management from The Ohio State University in 1990. He is a Fellow of the American Production and Inventory Management Society (CFPIM), and a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).  He has conducted seminars and consulted with firms such as Cummins, John Deere, Metso Paper, Palmetto Health Richland, Phelps Dodge, Sonoco, UCB Chemicals, Verizon, Wal-Mart, and Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels Division, among others.
 
Apart from teaching operations management, supply chain management, and global business issues at USC, Manoj has also taught at the Terry School of Business, University of Georgia; Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien in Austria; and the Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University, Australia. His research has thematically focused on the deployment of flexible resources in manufacturing and service firms, and on the interface between operations and supply chain management and other functional areas of business.  His work on these and related issues has been published in refereed journals such as Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, IIE Transactions, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Operations Management, OMEGA, and Production and Operations Management Journal.  He is a recipient of the Decision Sciences Institute’s Outstanding Achievement Award for the Best Application Paper in 1990, and the Stan Hardy Award in 2002 for the best paper published in the field of Operations Management.  His co-authored study on inter-organizational systems and buyer-supplier dyads was selected as a finalist for the Decision Sciences Best Paper Award for 2005 based on relevance of the paper to the advancement of decision making in the academic community, managerial significance and the potential impact on practicing managers, level of intellectual stimulation, and for its interdisciplinary focus.  The same paper also received the Stan Hardy Award in 2006 for the best paper published in the field of Operations Management.  More recently, his co-authored study on the evolution of manufacturing planning systems in organizations won the 2007 runner-up award for the best paper published in the Journal of Operations Management.  In 2007, Manoj also won the USC Educational Foundation Award for the Professional Schools, which include the disciplines in the following schools and colleges: Moore School of Business, Education, Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM), Law, (University) Libraries, Mass Communications and Information Studies. This award is the University's most prestigious annual prize for innovative research, scholarship, and creative achievement. Emphasis is placed on the impact that the research has had on the discipline, with a focus on creativity in research rather than on quantity of production.
 
Manoj has won several teaching awards, including the Michael J. Mungo Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2006 from the University of South Carolina and Alfred G. Smith Jr. Excellence in Teaching Award in 1995 from the Moore School of Business.  He was voted by the students as an Outstanding Professor in the International MBA program by the classes of 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, and 2008; and as the Outstanding Professor in the IMBA-Vienna program by the classes of 1998 and 2004.  He was designated as one of the first “Master Teachers” in the Moore School of Business in 1998, and has been listed in "Who's Who among America's Teachers" in 1996 and 2000.  As part of his pedagogical endeavors, Manoj has co-authored one of the leading textbooks in the field of operations management.
 
Along with serving on several college-wide committees over the course of years such as the Committee for Teaching Excellence and the Student Academic Responsibility Committee, Manoj was actively involved in a substantive revision of the graduate program at Moore School. He has also played a key leadership role in launching the Technology Commercialization and Innovation Management initiative at the college level, and along with the Management Science department faculty, is currently spearheading the growth and development of the Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management (GSCPM) at the Moore School of Business.  At the university level, he has served on the Faculty Senate, the Provost’s Committee on Informatics and Information Systems Professions, and the Provost’s Committee for Dean Evaluation.

Manoj is an associate editor of Decision Sciences and Journal of Operations Management, current senior editor and past area editor of POMS Journal (2000-2003), and an editorial review board member of Journal of Managerial Decision-Making.  He is an active referee for several other journals in the field, and served as the co-editor for special focus issues of Decision Sciences (1999) and Journal of Operations Management (2002). He was the Program Chair for the 36th International Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) in San Francisco in 2005, and has also served as an associate program chair for the POMS national meeting.  He has been involved in the Mid-Carolina chapter of APICS as its past President, executive board member, and an instructor of professional level CPIM certification courses.  He is a founding member and serves on the board of Shingo Prize for Lean Excellence in the State of South Carolina.

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