Amit is working in Operations Management and Quantitative Methods area at IIM Indore. He specializes in large scale optimization and supply chain management. He has worked for seven years in the industry and has rich experience in logistics, information technology, and oil & gas sectors.
Amit has done FPM from IIM Ahmedabad with a specialization in production & quantitative methods. In his doctoral work, he determined the best sequence of opening facilities under server uncertainty and was awarded the IFCI best thesis award at IIM Ahmedabad. He also has a PGDM from IIM Lucknow and a B.Tech in chemical engineering from IIT Kharagpur.
Post-FPM, Amit worked as a functional architect at JDA software (a leading supply chain solutions company) for three years. He designed solutions for complex business problems in transportation and travel & tourism. Two of the solutions developed by him received the “pillar” award at JDA for their innovative capabilities. He has earlier worked in Engineers India Ltd. as a process design engineer. He worked on greenfield as well and revamp jobs for some of the large refineries and petrochemical plants in India, Kuwait, and Algeria.
Chandra, S., Sarkhel, M., & Vatsa, A. K. (2021). Capacitated facility location–allocation problem for wastewater treatment in an industrial cluster. Computers & Operations Research (ABDC A). 132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2021.105338.
Vatsa, A. K., & Jayaswal, S. (2021) Capacitated multi-period maximal covering location problem with server uncertainty. European Journal of Operational Research (ABDC A*). 289(3), 1107-1126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2020.07.061
Vatsa, A. K., & Jayaswal, S. (2016). A new formulation and Benders decomposition for the multi-period maximal covering facility location problem with server uncertainty. European Journal of Operational Research (ABDC A*). 251(2), 404-418. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2015.11.025
Case Studies and Pedagogical Research
Chandra, S., Maheshwari, S., & Vatsa, A.K. (2021 Forthcoming). Managing vehicle scheduling in public transportation- The case of bus rapid transit system in Indore. Ivey publishing.
Chandra, S., & Vatsa, A.K. (2021 Forthcoming). Coastal shipping-based logistics solutions for automobile distribution in India- A case of business sustainability. Informs Transactions on Education.
Working Papers (Not yet published in a journal)
Vatsa, A.K., & Chandra, S. (2020), Generalized Benders Decomposition for Location-Allocation of Wastewater Treatment Plants. SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3564223
Vatsa, A. K., & Ghosh, D. (2014). Tabu Search for Multi-Period Facility Location: Uncapacitated Problem with an Uncertain Number of Servers (No. WP2014-11-03). Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.