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Manoj Malhotra

Title: Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs; Director, Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management
Jeff B. Bates Professor
Department: Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management, Department of Management Science
Darla Moore School of Business
E-mail: malhotra@moore.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-2712
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 401D
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
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Background

Manoj K. Malhotra is the senior associate dean of Graduate Programs and Jeff B. Bates Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He served previously as the chair of the Management Science Department for over 16 years. He is also the founding director of the Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management, which has been operating since 2005. This center has garnered $4 million in industry support since its inception from firms such as Carolina HealthCare Systems, Coca-Cola Bottling, Delta Air Lines, Ingersoll Rand, Johnson & Johnson, Michelin, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Siemens, Textron and several others. These resources have funded student scholarships, faculty research and functioning of the center. The academic excellence and research reputation of the Department of Management Science in the discipline was significantly enhanced under his leadership. Its undergraduate program in Global Supply Chain and Operations Management was recently ranked seventh nationally and the graduate 15th by the Gartner Group. These programs produce students who receive placements at highly competitive salaries in well-regarded multinational firms and consulting organizations.

Malhotra earned an engineering undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India, in 1983, and a Ph.D. in Operations Management from The Ohio State University in 1990. He is a fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute and a fellow of the American Production and Inventory Management Society. Malhotra has conducted seminars and consulted with firms such as Avaya, BMW, Continental, Cummins Turbo Technologies, John Deere, Metso Paper, Palmetto Health, Sonoco, Prysmian, Verizon, Walmart and Westinghouse-Toshiba, among others.

Apart from teaching operations management, supply chain management and global business issues at USC, Malhotra has also taught at the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia, at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien in Austria and at the Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University in Australia. He is the co-author of a leading textbook in the field, which has been translated into several languages and is used around the globe. Malhotra’s research has thematically focused on the deployment of flexible resources in manufacturing and service firms, operations, and supply chain strategy 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 and Production and Operations Management. Malhotra has been recognized for his pedagogical and scholarly contributions through several teaching and discipline-wide research awards. He is 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 is active in professional organizations such as the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), and has served as the program chair for international conferences at both DSI and POMS. Currently, he is the president of POMS. He also serves on the editorial boards of top-tier journals in the field and is an active contributor to faculty governance activities at the University of South Carolina.

Research

Malhotra’s research has thematically focused on the deployment of flexible resources in manufacturing and service firms, operations, and supply chain strategy and on the interface between operations management and other functional areas of business such as information systems and marketing.

Education

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1990 
  • M.A., Ohio State University, 1988 
  • M.S., Ohio State University, 1984 
  • B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1983