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Associate Professor
Quantitative Methods and Operations Management

0495 2809436 / +91-9645769715
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Post Doctorate (D-MTEC) ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Ph.D ( Industrial and Systems Engineering), IIT Kharagpur

M.Tech (Scientific Computing)

B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering)
Research Areas
Procurement, Auction, and E-Procurement in Government

Supply Chain Risk Management

Operations Strategy

Business Analytics


Recent Consulting / Other Assignments
Performance Analysis of Kerala CM Call Center, Government of Kerala

Evaluation of CPSEs, Department of Public Enterprises, Government of India

Risk Management Plan of Kochi Metro Rail Ltd.


Current Projects
Small Grant Research Project/IIMK/2015/82.R1

Evaluating the Government Call Center: A three phased approach Anindita Paul & Sidhartha S. Padhi IIMK/WPS/211/ITS/2016/23

Academic Positions
Associate Professor (Since 2017 June)

Assistant Professor (IIM Kozhikode)

Post Doctorate (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Sr. Lecturer (MDI gurgaon)

Visiting Faculty (IIM Raipur)

Visiting Faculty (IIM Amritsar)


Other Professional Appointments
Reviewer for: European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier publication, USA; Journal of Purchasing and Supply management, Elsevier publication, USA; Automation in Construction, Elsevier publication, USA; Journal of Tourism Management, Elsevier publication, USA; International Journal of Hospitality Management, Elsevier publication, USA; International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Emerald publication, UK; Journal of Management Modelling, Emerald publication, UK; Management Decisions, Emerald publication, UK; Business Process Management Journal, Emerald publication, UK; Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Springer; International Journal of Production Research, Taylor and Frances, UK; International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier publication, USA; Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier publication, USA; Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier publication, USA;

Associate Editor of IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review, Sage Publication.

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Information Technology Project Management (IJITPM), IGI-Global publication USA

Editorial Board Member of Public Administration Research (PAR) Journal, Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE) Canada


Corporate / Public Sector Leadership
SWC Chairperson (Since 2017)

IRB (Member)

Post doctorate fellowship from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland

Won best paper award in fifth international conference on electronic governance (ICEG-2007), December 15-17, 2007, University of Hyderabad, India

The article entitled “Bio-immune systems analogy for effective managerial decision making in conflicting environment” was selected by the Journal of Advances in Management Research as a Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence for the year 2012 by Emerald Publication, UK.

MHRD fellowship for Doctoral research

Selected for FONDECYT 2011 postdoctorado fellowship (in Collaboration with University of Chile, Santiago)

Rated 14th among the Top 25 Hottest Articles (July to September 2012) in Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Elsevier, USA: http://top25.sciencedirect.com/subject/decision-sciences/8/journal/journal-of-purchasing-and-supply-management/14784092/archive/40/


Significant Publications
Narayana, Sushmita A., Pati, R. K., Padhi, Sidhartha S., (2018): Market Dynamics and Reverse Logistics for Sustainability in the Indian Pharmaceuticals Industry, Journal of cleaner production, In press

Padhi, Sidhartha S., Kumar, R., Sarkar, A., (2018): Supplier Selection of an Indian Heavy Locomotive Manufacturer: An Integrated Approach using Taguchi Loss Function, TOPSIS, and AHP, IIMB Management Review (Forthcoming)

Padhi, Sidhartha S., (2018): Operations Management Text and Cases, STAREDU Solutions, Glendale, CA 91203, USA, ISBN: 978-93-86765-56-7

Padhi, Sidhartha S., Pati, Rupesh K., Rajeev A., (2018): Framework for Selecting Sustainable Supply Chain Processes and Industries Using an Integrated Approach, Journal of cleaner production, Vol. 184, pp. 969-984

Jena, S. K., Sarmah S. P., Padhi, Sidhartha. S., (2018) Impact of government incentive on price competition of closed-loop supply chain systems, INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research, 56 (2), 192-224.

Rajnish K., Sidhartha S. Padhi, Ashutosh Sarkar, (2018) Optimal Number of Suppliers to Mitigate Supply Disruption: A case of Indian Locomotive Manufacturer, International Journal of Systems and Logistics Management, 31 (1), 132-149

Chaturvedi, P., Sarkar, A., Majumdar, G. C., Sarmah, S. P., Padhi, S. S., (2018) Milk Procurement of a Private Dairy Firm: An Economic Analysis, International Journal of Operational Research, 33 (1), 101-126.

Zanger, I., Padhi, Sidhartha S., Wagner, S. M., (2018) Linking Social Systems Failure of Marriages and Firms: A Short Note, Journal of Innovation & Knowledge, 3 (1), 40-43.

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

Rajeev, A., Pati, R. K., Padhi, Sidhartha S., K. Govindan, (2017) Evolution of sustainability in supply chain management: A literature review, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 162, PP. 299-314.

Padhi, Sidhartha S., Wagner, S. M., Mohapatra, P. K. J., (2016): Design of auction parameters to reduce the effect of collusion, Decision Sciences, Vol. 47 (6), pp. 1016-1047.

Murthy, C., Padhi, Sidhartha S., Gupta, N., (2016): An Empirical Investigation of the Antecedents of Value Co-creation in B2B IT Services Outsourcing, Business Process Management Journal, Vol. 22 Iss: 3, pp.484 - 506.

Padhi, Sidhartha S., Pan Theo, G-R., Das, D., (2015) Strategic Revenue Management of Real Estate Projects under Uncertainty: A case Study on Real Estate Projects in India, Journal of Multi criteria decision analysis, Vol. 22, PP. 213-229.

Padhi, Sidhartha S., Pan Theo Grosse-Ruyken (2015), Improving Logistics in India, Industrial Engineer, IIE USA

Padhi, Sidhartha S., Mizgier K. J., (2014) The KISS of better models, Industrial Engineer, IIE USA, Vol. 46, No. 12, December, 41- 45.

Padhi, Sidhartha S., Jena, S. K., Zenger, I., Kapil, K., (2014) Evolving Readiness Index for Overhauling the Retailing sectors through RPR Implementation, Business Process Management Journal, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 844-864.

Wagner, S. M., Padhi, S. S., Zanger, I., (2014) A Real Option-Based Supply Chain Project Evaluation and Scheduling Method, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 52, No. 12, pp. 3725-3743.

Padhi, Sidhartha S. (2014): Moving towards biomimicry: A framework to blend nature and probability distributions, International Journal of Innovation and Learning, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 28-40.

Wagner, S. M., Padhi, S. S., Bode, C., (2013): The Procurement Process – Refining Inputs for Kraljic Matrix Yields Objective Purchasing Portfolios and Strategies, Industrial Engineer, Vol. 45, No. 2, February, pp. 34-39.

Padhi, Sidhartha S., Wagner, S. M., Niranjan, T. T., Aggarwal, V. (2013): A Simulation-Based Methodology to Analyse Production Line Disruptions, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 51, No. 6, March, pp. 1885-1897.

Sarkar, A., Mohapatra, P. K. J., Chaudhary, A. , Agrawal, A., Mandal, A., Padhi, Sidhartha S. (2012): Single or Multiple Sourcing: A Method for Determining the Optimal Size of the Supply Base, Technology Operation Management, Vol. 3, No. 1-2, December, pp. 17-31.

Padhi, Sidhartha S., Aggarwal, V., Wagner, S. M. (2012): Positioning of commodities using the Kraljic portfolio matrix, Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, Vol. 18, No. 1, March, pp. 1-8.

Jena, S. K., Padhi, Sidhartha. S., (2011) Identification of bottlenecks to improve equipment availability: a case study, International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp.

Padhi, S. S., Vrat, P., (2011) Bio-immune Systems Analogy for Effective Managerial Decision-Making in Conflicting Environment, Journal of advances in management research, Vol. 8, Iss. 2, pp. 236—245. (Winner of the Highly Commended paper by Emerald Publication)

Padhi, Sidhartha. S. and Aggarwal, V. (2011): Competitive revenue management for fixing quota and price of hotel commodities under uncertainty, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 725-734

Padhi, Sidhartha S. and Mohapatra, Pratap K. J. (2011): Detection of collusion in government procurement auctions, Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, Vol. 17, No. 4, December, pp. 207-221.

Padhi, S. S., Mohapatra, P. K. J., (2011): Information technology readiness index for adoption of e-procurement, Electronic Government an International Journal, Vol. 8, iss. 1, pp. 20-39.

Padhi, S. S., Mohapatra, P. K. J., (2010): Centralized awarding of construction projects: a case of India, International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 275-284.

Padhi, S. S., Mohapatra, P. K. J., (2010): Adoption of e-procurement in government, Electronic Government an International Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 41-59.

Padhi, S. S., Mohapatra, P. K. J., (2009): Centralized bid evaluation for awarding of construction projects considering past performance of contractors: a case of India, Operational Research: An International Journal, Vol. 9, pp. 199-224.

Padhi, S. S., Mohapatra, P. K. J., (2009): Process evaluation of award of work contracts in a government department, International Journal of Electronic Governance, Vol. 2, iss. 2/3, pp. 118-130.

Padhi, Sidhartha S., Mohapatra, P. K. J., (2009): Contractor selection in government procurement auctions: a case study, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 170-186.

Padhi, Sidhartha S., Mohapatra, P. K. J., (2008): A causal model of dwindling bidder size in government procurement auctions – A case study (Critical thinking in e-Governance, J. Bhattacharya (ed), http://www.iceg.net/2008/iceg_publications.html, pp. 215-223).

Padhi, Sidhartha S., Mohapatra, P. K. J., (2006): Winner determination algorithm for multi-attribute e-procurement (Web Engineering and Applications, J. Mishra and P.K.J. Mohapatra (eds), McMillan India Ltd, 2006).


Conferences, Seminars & Talks
Analysis of Triple Bottom Line Performance in Indian Fertilizer Supply Chain: A System Dynamics Approach, POMS 29ᵗʰ ANNUAL CONFERENCE At: Hilton Americas, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Achieving efficiencies in service delivery: evaluation of a government call center, DIGIT, 2017

A systematic review of sustainability research in chemical supply chain, Rajeev A., R. K. Pati, S. S. Padhi, SPJIMR-POMS India chapter conference, Held on 29-30 July, 2016, Mumbai, India

Sustainable and Green Supply Chain Management: Literature Review, Rajeev. A., Rupesh K. Pati, Sidhartha S. Padhi, Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain; 11/2015

Role of Corporate Disclosure Practices on Firms Performance, Accepted in 46th Decision Science Institute (DSI) Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, USA to be held on 21st to 24th November 2015.

A selected review of issues and answers to government procurement, Sidhartha S. Padhi, International seminar on sustaining competitive advantage in service sector (SUCAS-2015) held on 15th and 16th May 2015, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, India

Survival of status: Empirical evidence, Ingmar Zanger, Stephan Wagner, Sidhartha S. Padhi, (POMS 24th Annual Conference held on May 3 to May 6, 2013, Denver, USA)

Performance improvement in parallel manufacturing systems through scenario analysis and optimal design of parameters (POMS 22nd Annual Conference held on April 29 to May 2, 2011, Reno, Nevada, USA)

Contractor selection using combined ANP and DOE approach (International Conference on Supply Chain-2008, held on 8-9th March 2008, Institute of Technology, Banarash Hindu University, Varanashi, India)

A discrete-event simulation model for awarding of works contract in the government – A case study (5th International Conference on E-Goverence-2007, 28-30th December 2007, University of Hyderabad, India). (Won the Best Paper Award of the Conference)

Sourcing of project works in a government department considering the past performance scores of the contractor – A case study (7th International Consortium of Students in Management Research – 2007, 12-13th December 2007, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)

Multi-attribute decision making in procurement auction (4th International Conference on E-Goverence-2006, 15-17th December 2006, IIT Delhi, India).

Data mining in e-based manufacturing to coordinate the supply (International symposium on intelligence based materials and manufacturing, 18-20 August 2005, BIT Mesra, India)

System dynamics model of procurement auction (National Conference on System Dynamics-2006, 25-28th December 2006, BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli).

Mathematical modelling of disaster caused in a mine with light roofs backed by cavities (National Seminar on disaster management: role of meteorology and allied disciplines-2005, 08-09 April 2005, BIT Mesra)

Utilization of resources efficiently and effectively to combat disaster (National Seminar on disaster management: role of meteorology and allied disciplines-2005, 08-09 April 2005, BIT Mesra)

Information the growing organism (National Conference on information resource management in digital environment, INFO GOLD -2004, 01-02 October 2004, BIT Mesra)


Operations Management

Supply Chain Management

Simulation and System Dynamics


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