Gajanand M. S.

Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques

Ph.D (IIT Madras), B.E. (College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University Chennai)

+91 431 250 5002

gajanand@iimtrichy.ac.in

Dr. Gajanand holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai and a Ph.D. from the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He worked for Ernst and Young Global Shared Services, Bangalore before joining the Ph.D. programme.

At IIM Tiruchirappalli, he teaches students at the Master's and Doctoral level, including working Executives at the Chennai Campus. He offers courses on Operations Research (Management Science), Operations Management, Decision Analysis for Managers, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Simulation-Based Analytics and Optimization & Heuristics. Dr. Gajanand has also taught in various Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programmes. He believes in the concept of "learning-by-doing" and adopts the same through his experiential learning pedagogy.

His research interest is in the field of Distribution planning and Green logistics, and has various publications in reputed International Journals and leading International Conferences. He is one among the editors of the book titled “Sustainable Operations in India”. He is in the Doctoral Committee of Ph.D. research scholars in various reputed institutes. He is also a Lifetime Member of the Operational Research Society of India (ORSI) and the Society of Operations Management (SOM). 

S. Sivanandham and Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2020

Platooning for sustainable freight transportation: an adoptable practice in the near future?
Journal: Transport Reviews (2020), 1-26

Binay Dash, Gajanand, M. S. and T.T. Narendran | Year – 2018
A model for planning the product portfolio and launch timings under resource constraints

Journal: International Journal of Production Research (2018), 56(15), 5081-5103

S. Srivatsa Srinivas and Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2017
Vehicle routing problem and driver behaviour: a review and framework for analysis

Journal: Transport Reviews (2017), 37 (5), 590-611

Binay Dash, T.T. Narendran and Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2016
A model for new product introduction under resource constraints and product interdependence

Journal: International Journal of Operational Research (2016), 26(4), 473-508

Gajanand, M. S. and T.T. Narendran | Year – 2013
Green route-planning to reduce the Environmental Impact of Distribution

Journal: International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications (2013), 16(5), 410-432

Teaching Interests
  • Operations Research (Management Science)
  • Decision Analysis for Managers
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Simulation-Based Analytics
  • Operations Management
  • Optimization and Heuristics
Dr. Gajanand has taught in various Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programmes. 
He believes in the concept of "learning-by-doing" and adopts this in his experiential learning pedagogy.
Book Chapters
Sl. No.Chapter TitleBook Title
1 Routing of Vehicles to Minimize Fuel Consumption: A Generic Mathematical Model Sustainable Operations in India. Managing the Asian Century (2018), 159-174, Springer, Singapore
2 Indian Logistics Industry: Towards Creating a Sustainable Integrated Logistics Network
Co-author: K. Ganesh
Sustainable Operations in India. Managing the Asian Century (2018), 159-174, Springer, Singapore
3 Introduction: Sustainable Operations in India
Co-authors: S.K. Gouda, A. Chakraborty
Sustainable Operations in India. Managing the Asian Century (2018), 159-174, Springer, Singapore


Edited Books
  1. “Sustainable Operations in India” | 2018 | Managing the Asian Century book series
Co-editors: S.K. Gouda, A. Chakraborty
Publisher: Springer, Singapore
 

International Conference Presentations/Proceedings
Sl. No.TitleConference
1Impact of hard and soft time window restrictions on fuel consumption10th POMS-HK International Conference (POMS-HK 2019), 
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (January, 2019)
2Mathematical model for assigning elective courses to limited time slots10th POMS-HK International Conference (POMS-HK 2019), 
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (January, 2019)
3A comparison of platoon formation under different route configurations
Co-author(s): S. Sivanandham
XXII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management (SOM 2018), 
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India (December, 2018)
4An iterative solution approach to reduce fuel consumption for practical vehicle routing11th ISDSI International Conference (ISDSI 2017), 
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, India (December, 2017)
5Departure coordinated Unlimited Platooning Problem
Co-author(s): S. Sivanandham
11th ISDSI International Conference (ISDSI 2017), 
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, India (December, 2017)
6Integrated Management System Implementation in Service SMEs
Co-author(s): Abhishek Vashishth, Ayon Chakraborty and Sirish Kumar Gouda
11th ISDSI International Conference (ISDSI 2017), 
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, India (December, 2017)
7Using an incentive scheme to influence driver’s route choice behaviour
Co-author(s): S. Srivatsa Srinivas
XXI Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management (SOM 2017), 
Ahmedabad University, India (December, 2017)
8Impact of driver behaviour in the context of vehicle routing problems
Co-author(s): S. Srivatsa Srinivas
XX Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management (SOM 2016), 
IIITM Gwalior, India (December, 2016)
9An approach for modelling the fuel consumed by a vehicle on a route with non-uniform attributesSPJIMR-POMS India Chapter Conference, 
S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, India (July, 2016)
10Smart cities in India: A multi-criteria decision approach for spatial planning decisions
Co-author(s): S. Kumaravel
XIX Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management (SOM 2015), 
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India (December, 2015)
11Optimization techniques for the Tourist Trip Design Problem: A Meta-Analysis
Co-author(s): Abhishek Vashishth
XIX Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management (SOM 2015), 
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India (December, 2015)
12Effect of Time Windows on Green Vehicle Routing
Co-author(s): T.T. Narendran
26th Annual International Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS 2015), 
Washington D.C., USA (May, 2015)
13Routing a heterogeneous fleet of vehicles: A solution approach for the objective of minimizing fuel consumption
Co-author(s): T.T. Narendran
XVIII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management (SOM 2014), 
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India (December 2014)
14A group-based Genetic Algorithm to minimize the fuel consumption in distribution planning
Co-author(s): T.T. Narendran
Second International Conference on Advances in Industrial Engineering Applications (ICAIEA 2014), 
Anna University, Chennai, India (January 2014)
[Received best paper award]
15Selection and scheduling of vehicle-routes with barred time windows: a mathematical model
Co-author(s): T.T. Narendran
XVII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management (SOM 2013), 
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India (December 2013)
16Green distribution planning considering alternative routes: a mathematical model
Co-author(s): T.T. Narendran
26th EURO - INFORMS Joint International Conference, 
Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy (July 2013)



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