Quantitative Methods and Operations Management Area


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  • PhD (IIT Roorkee) in Supply Chain Management
  • M.Tech (ISM, Dhanbad) in Industrial Engineering and Management (Gold Medal)
  • B.Tech (OUAT (now BPUT), Bhubaneswar) in Mechanical Engineering


Project Management

Supply Chain Management

Service Operations Management

Operations research

Quality Management

Operations Management

Green Business (research course)

Other Professional Appointments

Associate Professor IIM Kozhikode (2012-till date)

Assistant Professor IIM Kozhikode (2009-2012)

Visiting Assistant prof. IIM Kozhikode (2007-2009)

Scientist at Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from 2005-2007

Conferences, Seminars & Talks

Shailly C., Pati, R.K.,Padhi, SS., 'From Sustenance (Nutraceutical Industry) to sustainability (UNSDG-2030): An Exploratory Network Analysis', International conclave on Globalizing Indian Thoughts (GIT) 2020, Jan 16-18, 2020

Nawazish, M., Pati, R.K., 'Improving Municipal Solid Waste Management in Industry 4.0 Age - A Stakeholder Perspective, International conclave on Globalizing Indian Thoughts (GIT) 2020, Jan 16-18

Nawazish, M., Pati, R.K., 'The Industry 4.0 role in sustainable supply chain - A literature review', International Conference on Operations Research and Decision Sciences 2019 (ICORDS), Dec 28-30, 2019

Pati, R.K., 'Enhancing Sustainability using proper SWM practices - A Step towards Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA)', National Seminar on Vision 3E, Bhubaneswar, India, Dec 13-14, 2019

Pati, R.K., Rajeev A., Padhi, 'Analysis of Triple Bottom Line Performance in Indian Fertilizer Supply Chain: A System Dynamics Approach', POMS 2018 Annual conference, Houston, U.S.A., 4 - 7 May 2018

Pati, R.K, Padhi, S.S., 'Can Pharmaceutical Industries Help Healthcare Sector to Attain Sustainability in Developing Economies', World Congress on Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences, 3-5 May, Madrid, Spain, 2017

Pati, R.K., 'Sustainability in Healthcare for Nations Overall Growth: In developing and Underdeveloped countries', 6th World Nursing and Health Care Conference, OMICS International, London UK, 15-17 August, 2016.

Pati, R.K., 'Future of Shipping Industry Logistics Sector in the Global and Competitive Environment-Role of Kerala', Conference and Exposition 'Logistics Conclave: Logistics Kerala-Emerging Opportunities Trends and Technologies', 1-2 August, Kochi, 2016.

"Pati, R.K., Padalkar, M., 'Review of Methodologies and Models in Supply Chain Sustainability Literature', POMS India Chapter Conference, Mumbai, July 29-30, 2016"

"Pati, R.K., Rajeev, A., Padhi, S.S,. 'A Systematic Review of Sustainability Research in Chemical Supply Chains', POMS India Chapter Conference, Mumbai, July 29-30, 2016"

Pati, R.K., Rajeev A., Sidhartha S. Padhi, 'Sustainable and Green Supply Chain Management: Literature Review', Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference, Sitges, Spain, 1 - 4 Nov 2015

Pati, R.K., Kumar V., Jain N., 'Positives, Negatives and Future of AADHAAR A Project Management Perspective, ', PMI India Research & Academic Conference 2015, Mumbai, India, 13 - 15 Feb 2015

Pati, R.K., Narayanamurthy, G, Anand, G.,'Green Practices and Performance Measures: A Literature Review', National Conference and Workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing for Brighter Future, Malviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT)), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, January 2-4, 2015.

Narayana, S., Pati, R.K., 'Improving Sustainability in the Indian Pharmaceuticals Industry through Reverse Logistics: A Conceptual Study' POMS International conference, Singapore July 21-23, 2014

Pati, R., Jans, R., Tyagi, R.K, 'Green Logistics Network Design: A critical review', POMS Denver, USA, May3-6, 2013 (

Arun, E., Narayana, S.A., Pati, R.K., 'Analysing Reverse Logistics in the Indian Pharmaceuticals Industry: A Systems Approach', ANZAM,Perth Australia, December 5-7, 2012

Narayana, S., Pati, R.K., 'Reverse logistics in the Indian pharmaceutical industry: A case study', XVI Annual International Conference of The Society of Operations Management, IIT Delhi, December 21-23, 2012.

Narayana, S.A., Pati, R.K., 'Progress of Managerial Research in the Pharmaceuticals Industry: Implications for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain', NOFOMA, June 10-11, 2010, 777-792.

Sukla M., Pati, R.K., Jharkaria, S., 'Green Supply Chain Management: Literature Review', NOFOMA, June 10-11, 2010, 925-934.

Koteswararao, M., Nagarajan, T., Ram, S.K., Pati, R.K., 'Redesigning Distribution Network using Integer Non-Linear Programming', SOM conference, IIT madras, Dec 20-22, 2009

Pati, R.K; Vrat, P., 'Optimal Blending Model for Paper Manufacturing With Competing Input Materials', POMS 18th Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., Ma 4-7, 2007

Pati, R.K; Vrat, P.; Kumar, P., 'Strategy to Encourage Wastepaper Recycling - A Linear Programming Approach', 1st International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Bali, 2005

Pati, R.K; Vrat, P.; Kumar, P., 'Recovery Analysis of Reverse Supply Chain in a Paper Industry', Annals of DAAAM 2004 & Proceedings of the 15th International DAAAM symposium, Vienna, Austria. pp. 337-338

Pati, R.K; Vrat, P.; Kumar, P. (2003), 'Application of Supply Chain Management to Indian Paper Sector', XIII National ISME Conference, IIT Roorkee. (Best Paper Award)

Academic Positions

Associate Professor

Chairperson- Post Graduate Program (PGP) - 2015-2017

Admissions Chairperson (IIM Kozhikode from 2010-12)

Chairperson Quantitative Methods and Operations Management 2013-2015

Member of various committees like PGP Executive, Kochi Campus EPGP executive, management development programme; Reasearch, Conference & Publication committee etc.

Significant Publications

Govindan, K. Rajeev, A, Padhi, S.S., Pati, R.K, 2020. Supply chain sustainability and performance of firms: A meta-analysis of the literature, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Volume 137, 101923

Chaurasia, S., Padhi, S.S., Jensen, J., Gavirneni, S., 2021. Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals-2030 through the Nutraceutical Industry: A Review of Managerial Research and the Role of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, (Article in Press)

Lupu C., Padhi, S.S, Pati, R.K., Stoleriu, O.M., 2020, Tourist choice of heritage sites in Romania: a conjoint choice model of site attributes and variety seeking behavior, Journal of Heritage Tourism, DOI: 10.1080/1743873X.2020.1818763

Vishnubhotla, A.K., Pashi, S.S, 2020, Can Projects on Blockchain Reduce Risks in Supply Chain Management? An Oil Company Case Study, IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review, DOI: 10.1177/2277975220913370

Gopalakrishnan, N., Pati, R.K. Sengupta, T., Gupta, V., Anand, G., Venkatesh, M. ,2020, 'Assessment of Systemic Greenness: A Case Study of Tyre Manufacturing Unit', Production Planning and Control, Volume 31, 11-12, 1035-1060

Rajeev A, Pati, R.K., Padhi, S. S., 2019, 'Sustainable Supply Chain in the Chemical Industry: Evolution, Opportunities, and Challenges of Managerial Research', Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 2019, Volume 149, Pages 275-291

Narayana, S.A., Pati, R.K.,Padhi, S.S, 2019, 'Market dynamics and reverse logistics for sustainability in the Indian Pharmaceuticals industry, Journal of Cleaner Production, 208, 968-987

Padhi, S.S., Pati, R.K., Rajeev, A., 2018, 'Framework for Selecting Sustainable Supply Chain Processes and Industries Using an Integrated Approach', Journal of Cleaner Production, 184, 969-984.

Pati, R.K., 2018, 'When and How Can the Product Return Make Business Sense to Achieve Swatchh Bharat Mission Objective', Domain-The Journal of Management Research, 9/10 (1), 28-29.

Padhi, S.S., Pati, R.K, 2017, 'Quantifying Potential Tourist Behavior in Choice of Destination using Google Trends', Tourism Management Perspectives, 24, 34-47.

Rajeev A., Pati, R.K., Padhi, S.S., Kannan. G., 2017, 'Evolution of Sustainability in Supply Chain Management: A Literature Review, Journal of Cleaner Production, 162, 299-314.

Pati, R.K., Kumar, V., Jain, N., 2015, 'Analysis of Aadhaar: A Project Management Perspective', IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review , 4(2), 124-135.

Narayanan, S. A.; Pati, R.K., Vrat, P., 2014, 'Managerial Research on the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain - A Critical Review and Some Insights', Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management ( Formerly known as European Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management), vol. 20, 18-40

Sushmita A. Narayana, Arun A. Elias, Pati, R.K., 2014, 'Reverse Logistics in a Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: A Systemic Analysis', Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 379-398

Pati, R.K., 2014, 'Modelling Bullwhip Effect in a Closed Loop Supply Chain with ARMA Demand', IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 149-164

Narayanan, S.A, Pati, R.K., Vrat, P, 2012, 'Managerial Research in the Pharmaceutical Industry: A Literature Review', International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing,6(4), 351 - 375

Gandhi, P.J., Murthy, Z.V.P., Pati, R.K., 2012, 'Optimization of Process Parameters by Taguchi Robust Design Method for the Development of Nano-crystals of Sirolimus Using Sonication Based Crystallization', Crystal Research and Technology, Vol. 47, No. 1, 53-72

Pati, R.K; Vrat, P.; Kumar, P., 2011, 'Quantifying Bullwhip Effect in a Closed Loop Supply Chain', OPSEARCH, Vol. 47, No. 4, 231-254.

Pati, R.K; Vrat, P., 2010, 'Economic Paper Blending Optimization Model with Competing Materials', Management of Environmental Quality An International Journal, Vol. 21, No. 5, 602-617.

Pati, R.K., 2010, 'Systems Engineering Approach to Reusable Launch Vehicle', International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 5, No. 7, 1121-1135.

Pati, R.K; Vrat, P.; Kumar, P., 2009, 'Decision Making Model for Economical Wastepaper Collection', Productivity, Vol. 49, No. 4, 265-271.

Pati, R.K; Vrat, P.; Kumar, P., 2008, 'A MILP Model for Design of Paper Recycling Network', International Journal of Ecology and Development, Vol. 9, No. W08, 69-86.

Pati, R.K; Vrat, P.; Kumar, P., 2008, 'A Multi-Objective Optimization Model for Paper Recycling System', OMEGA-International Journal of Management Sciences, Vol. 36, 405-417.

Pati, R.K; Vrat, P.; Kumar, P., 2007, 'Three-Win Strategy with Optimization Approach for Recycled Paper Manufacturer', International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, Vol.1, No. 2/3, 269-290.

Pati, R.K; Vrat, P.; Kumar, P., 2006, 'Economic Analysis of Paper Recycling vis-à-vis Wood as Raw Material', International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 103, 489-508.

Pati, R.K; Vrat, P.; Kumar, P., 2006, 'Integrated Chain Analysis of Recycled Vis-À-Vis Wood Pulp Paper Industry - An Indian Manufacturer Viewpoint', International Journal of Value Chain Management, Vol. 1, No. 1, 44-63.

Pati, R.K; Vrat, P.; Kumar, P., 2004, 'Cost Optimization Model in Recycled Waste Reverse Logistics System', International Journal of Business Performance Management, Vol. 6, No.3/4, 245-261.

Pati, R.K; Vrat, P.; Kumar, P., 2003, 'Reverse Logistics Model in the paper Industry', Productivity, Vol. 44, No. 3, 443-451.

Economic Manufacturing of Paper By Blending Competing Materials , Working Paper, 2009

Measuring Demand Amplification in a Closed Loop Supply Chain , Working Paper, 2010

Quantifying Bullwhip Effect In A Closed Loop Supply Chain Under Autoregressive Moving Average Market Demand , Working Paper, 2008


The research paper Narayanan, S. A.; Pati, R.K., Vrat, P., 2014, "Managerial Research on the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain - A Critical Review and Some Insight, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management ( Formerly known as European Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management), vol. 20, 18-40 is considered as the third Hottest paper most downloaded of the Journal in 2014

Received Indo Shastri Partnership Development Seed Grant (2012-13) for conducting research with Prof. Raf Jans (HEC Montreal, Canada) on Designing Green Supply Chain: Lessons from Pharmaceutical Sectors in India and Canada

The research paper on "A multi-objective optimization model for paper recycling system”, OMEGA, Vol. 36, 2008, 405-417, had the 10th rank in the TOP 25 HOTTEST ARTICLES in Decicion Sciences Area during the Oct-Dec, 2007 period.

Awarded Emerald/IAM Indian Management Research Fund Award 2010 (supporting the dissemination of knowledge for social good in India) by perusing the research on "Reverse Logistics in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry” (along with Ms. Sushmita A. Narayana)

Gold Medal Winner in M.Tech at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad

Research Areas

Sustainable Supply Chain

Project Management

Digital Strategy and Transformation

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