Manoj K. Malhotra, is the John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor in the Department of Operations Management at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). From 2017-2022, he served as the Dean of the Weatherhead School of Management. He is a member of the Leadership Cleveland class of 2019. Previously, he served as the Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Jeff B. Bates Professor, and Chairman of the Management Science Department at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina (USC), Columbia. He founded and directed the Centre for Global Supply Chain and Process Management at USC from 2005-2017, which garnered significant industry support and made an economic impact of over $200 million to partner firms. He earned an engineering undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India, and a PhD in operations management from The Ohio State University. He is a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). Manoj has conducted seminars and consulted with firms such as BMW, Carolina Healthcare Systems, Continental, Cummins Turbo Technologies, Delta Air Lines, John Deere, Metso Paper, Palmetto Health, Sonoco, Verizon, Walmart, and Westinghouse-Toshiba, among others.
Apart from USC, Manoj has taught operations and supply chain management at the University of Georgia; Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien in Austria; and the Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University, Australia. His research has thematically focused on the deployment of flexible resources in manufacturing and service firms, operations and supply chain strategy, healthcare operations, and on the interface between operations management and other functional areas of business. His work on these and related issues has been published in the leading refereed journals of the field, such as Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Interfaces, Journal of Operations Management, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management. Manoj has been recognized for his pedagogical and scholarly contributions through several teaching and discipline-wide research awards. He was the recipient of the Michael J. Mungo Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2006, the Carolina Trustee Professor Award in 2014, and the Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award in 2014 from the University of South Carolina. He has been the program chair for international conferences at both the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). He was the president of POMS in 2017, and continues to serve as a senior editor for that journal.
Initially Appointed: 2017
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