Prof. Saurabh Chandra has done his FPM from IIM Lucknow. His doctoral thesis was in the field of maritime logistics. Before joining the doctoral programme at IIM Lucknow, he has worked with Mitsui OSK Lines as an Assistant Marine Engineer and as Chief Engineer with Ocean Sparkle Ltd. and COMACOE ltd.
He is the co-founding member of the Maritime Logistics Research Group at IIM Indore and does extensive research and consulting on various areas of logistics management. His core strengths are strategic and tactical analysis of planning and scheduling problems in logistics industry using mathematical programming and simulation. Transportation policy analysis is another related area where he is actively pursuing his research interest.
His current research interests include maritime logistics and mathematical optimization, analysing supply chain policies and performance of Indian retail firms through financial data, and automotive logistics in India. His teaching interests include Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, Service Operations Management and Business Statistics.
Dong, B., Christiansen, M., Fagerholt, K., Chandra, S. (2020) “Design of a sustainable maritime multi-modal distribution network: case study from automotive logistics”. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. (Accepted)
Maitra, D., Chandra, S., & Dash, S. R. (2020). “Liner shipping industry and oil price volatility: Dynamic connectedness and portfolio diversification.” Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 138, 101962.
Chandra, S., Marielle Christiansen & Kjetil Fagerholt (2019) Analysing the modal shift from road-based to coastal shipping-based distribution – a case study of outbound automotive logistics in India, Maritime Policy & Management. December 2019.
Chandra, S., Ghosh, D. & Nimje, S. (2018). Roadblocks to sustainable logistics in India’s Auto Industry. Supply Chain Management Review. December, 5.
Chandra, S. & Raithatha, M. (2017). Indian Machine Tools Industry Case for Supply Chain Performance Analysis. Operations Management Education Review. 11.
Dong, B., Bektas, T., Chandra, S., Christiansen, M., Fagerholt, K. ”A New Formulation for the Combined Maritime Fleet Deployment and Inventory Management Problem.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science. vol. 10572 (2017).
Chandra, S., Christiansen, M., & Fagerholt, K. “Combined fleet deployment and inventory management in roll-on/roll-off shipping”. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 92 (2016): 43-55.
Chandra, Saurabh, Debabrata Ghosh, and Samir K. Srivastava. "Outbound logistics management practices in the automotive industry: an emerging economy perspective." Decision (2016): 1-21.
Chandra, Saurabh, Kjetil Fagerholt, and Marielle Christiansen. "Maritime fleet deployment in ro-ro shipping under inventory constraints." Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences 189 (2015): 362-375.
Chandra, S., Srivastava R., & Agarwal Y. “Multi-product maritime inventory routing with optional cargoes: an application to outbound automotive logistics”. Journal of Advances in Management Research. Vol. 10, No. 2 (2013): 206-229
Chandra, S., Agarwal, A., & Choudhari, S. ”Agarwal automobiles: fuel station forecasting and inventory management.” Ivey Publishing (2017). https://www.iveycases.com/
Refereed conference proceedings
Dong, B., Bektaş, T., Chandra, S., Christiansen, M., & Fagerholt, K. (2017, October). A New Formulation for the Combined Maritime Fleet Deployment and Inventory Management Problem. In International Conference on Computational Logistics (pp. 321-335). Springer, Cham.
Chandra, S., Agarwal, A., & Choudhari, S. (2017). Agarwal automobiles: fuel station forecasting and inventory management. Ivey Publishing. https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/
Srivastava, S & Chandra, S. (2013). A roadmap for internal reforms and other actions required to enhance exports in logistics services from India. Concept paper published in the compendium of Services Conclave, Nov. 12-13, 2013, organized by SEPC under Min. of Commerce & Industry India. (Download Paper)