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Subodha Kumar is the Paul R. Anderson Distinguished Chair Professor of Statistics, Operations, and Data Science and the Founding Director of the Center for Business Analytics and Disruptive Technologies at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. He has a secondary appointment in Information Systems. He also serves as the Concentration Director for Ph.D. Program in Operations and Supply Chain Management. He is a board member for many organizations. China’s Ministry of Education has awarded him a Changjiang Scholars Chair Professorship. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Indian School of Business (ISB). He has served on the University of Washington and Texas A&M University faculty. He has been the keynote speaker and track/cluster chair at leading conferences. He was elected to become a Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Fellow in 2019. He has received numerous other research and teaching awards. He has published more than 200 papers in reputed journals and refereed conferences. He was ranked #1 worldwide for publishing in Information Systems Research. In addition, he has authored two books, book chapters, Harvard Business School cases, and Ivey Business School cases. He also holds a robotics patent. He is routinely cited in different media outlets, including NBC, CBS, Fox, Business Week, and New York Post. He is the Deputy Editor of Production and Operations Management Journal and the Founding Executive Editor of Management and Business Review (MBR). He also serves on other editorial boards. He was the conference chair for POMS Annual Conference 2018 and Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Annual Conference 2018 and has co-chaired several other conferences. More details are available at:

Sriram Narayanan is the Kesseler Family Faculty Fellow in Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University, Department of Supply Chain Management East Lansing, MI, United States.He earned his doctoral degree in Operations, Technology, and Innovation Management at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Sriram’s primary research interests are in innovation, organizational productivity, sustainability, and inclusion in supply chains. In his research he attempts to blend practice and theories, and many of his academic papers are directly drawn from industry environments. He has published more than 30 articles, majority of which are in top-tier journals including Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Retailing, Decision Sciences Journal, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, among others. In recent times, much of his research has focused on community engagement and inclusion and better understanding how supply chain ideas can be applied to facilitate inclusion.

He has won multiple awards for teaching, research, community engagement, and service including the John D. and Dorotha, J. Withrow Endowed Emerging Research Scholar Award; Community-Engaged Partnership Award at Michigan State University, the Lilly Fellowship (MSU) – a select university wide fellowship, and Broad Integrative Fellowship (MSU). He holds editorial positions in several top-tier supply chain management journals. He holds/has held editorial positions in several top-tier journals including Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Journal, Production and Operations Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management and Decision Sciences Journal, Service Science, IEEE Transactions of Engineering Management and Journal of Business Logistics.

He has also co-edited two special issues, one for the Journal of Operations Management on Innovation in Supply Networks, and another for the Journal of Business Logistics on Extended Supply Chains. He has won outstanding reviewer awards from the Journal of Operations Management and the Decision Sciences Journal, and outstanding senior editor award from the Production and Operations Management Journal. His research has been featured or cited in Strategy & Business, NPR Marketplace, and other leading popular press articles. He has served in several leadership roles in professional community of Supply Chain Management. More specifically he has served on the board of the Decision Sciences Institute as a Vice President of Professional Development. He is currently serving as an elected Vice President of Publications for the Production and Operations Management Society.

The conference will be held from 17th – 19th March 2023. The doctoral colloquium and pre-conference workshop will be held on 17th March. The detailed schedule of the sessions will be uploaded soon.

Presenters will get 10-12 minutes for the presentation with 5-8 minutes for questions and discussion. The session chair will moderate the presentations. Presenters should carry their respective presentations in a pen drive/hard disk.

This conference is planned as an offline conference. All the keynote speakers, track chairs, academicians, and delegates will be physically present at the conference. Hence, to maximize your exposure and to build your network, we encourage participants to attend the conference offline at TAPMI, Manipal, India. However, if you are not in a position to visit TAPMI, but are interested in presenting your work, please write to We may consider select participants for presenting in the online mode.