Kamlesh Mathur, PhD

Professor and Chair
Operations Department
Weatherhead School of Management
Faculty Director of the MEM program
Case School of Engineering
Weatherhead School of Management

Kamlesh Mathur, PhD, understands supply chain logistics, or the movement of goods from raw materials to finished products, and the crucial role it plays in business operations. His research focuses on the distribution aspects of the supply chain, providing management tools in two key areas. In the first, Mathur’s studies look at how efficient routing and scheduling of delivery vehicles used to distribute products can result in substantial savings for companies. His second topic considers the question of where to locate claim and service centers for the greatest efficiency and effectiveness.

Dr. Mathur’s research has appeared in numerous journals including Transportation Science, Computers and Operations Research, and European Journal of Operations Research. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science and sits on the editorial review board for the Journal of Business Logistics.

Dr. Mathur received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University. Since his appointment to the faculty at Weatherhead School of Management, he has taught such courses as Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis, Computer Simulation, and Supply Chain Logistics.

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

Recent Courses

  • Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis
  • Foundations of Probability and Statistics
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Capstone Project in Business Analytics
  • Computer Simulation
  • Operations Analytics: Stochastic
  • Predictive Modeling

Professional Memberships

Institute for Operations Research and management Science. 1980 - Present

External Appointments

Editorial Review Board Member
, Journal of Business Logistics


Selected Publications

Venkateshan, P., Mathur, K., Ballou, R. (2017). "A Two-echelon joint continuous-discrete location model." European Journal of Operational Research, 262(3) 1028-39.

Venkateshan, P., Mathur, K. (2015). "A Heuristic for the Multisource Weber Problem with Service Level Constraints." Transportation Science, 49(3), 472-83.

Venkateshan, P., Mathur, K. (2011). "An Efficient Column-Generation-Based Algorithm for Solving a Pickup-and-Delivery Problem." Computers & Operations Research, 38(12) 1647-55.

Venkateshan, P., Mathur, K., Ballou, R. (2010). "Locating and Staffing Service Centers Under Service Level." European Journal of Operations Research, 201(1) 55-70.


Doctor of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science
Wayne State University
Master of Technology
Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur, India
Bachelor of Engineering
Engineering College - Jodhpur, India