Gajanand M. S.

Operations Management & Decision Sciences

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 Analytics for Managers, Business Decision Modelling, 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). 

Journal Articles

Abhishek Vashishth, Ayon Chakraborty, Sirish Kumar Gouda, and M. S. Gajanand | Year – 2021

Integrated management systems maturity: Drivers and benefits in Indian SMEs
Journal: Journal of Cleaner Production (2021), 293, 126243 

C. Gayathri, V. Kamala, M.S. Gajanand and S. Yamini | Year – 2021

Analysis of operational and financial performance of ports: an integrated fuzzy DEMATEL-TOPSIS approach
Journal: Benchmarking: An International Journal (2021)

S. Yamini and M.S. Gajanand | Year – 2021

Inventory decision-making biases: A review and suggestions for future research 
Journal: Benchmarking: An International Journal (2021)

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

Comparison of platoon formations using a departure time coordination heuristic
Journal: International Journal of Operational Research (2020)

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

Platooning for sustainable freight transportation: an adoptable practice in the near future?
Journal: Transport Reviews (2020), 40(5), 581-606

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

Trends and topics in IJENM from 2006 to 2020: A statistical history using topic modelling
Journal: International Journal of Enterprise Network Management (2020)

Binay Dash, M.S. Gajanand 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 M.S. Gajanand | 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 M.S. Gajanand | 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

M.S. Gajanand 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

Books

Chakraborty, A., Gouda, S.K., & Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2018

Sustainable Operations in India 
Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Edited Book Chapters

Rajarajan, V.V., & Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2021

Staff allocation for projects in IT service industries: A simulation-based approach.
Book title: Emerging Frontiers in Operations and Supply Chain Management: Theory and Applications, Springer (Accepted for publication)

Sundarakamatchi, S., & Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2021

Recommendation Engine for Stock Market Trading.
Book title: Computational Management: Applications of Computational Intelligence in Business Management, Springer Germany

Chakraborty, A., Gouda, S.K., & Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2018

Introduction: Sustainable Operations in India.
Book title: Sustainable Operations in India, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2018

Routing of vehicles to minimize fuel consumption: A generic mathematical model.                        
Book title: Sustainable Operations in India, Springer Singapore 

Ganesh, K., & Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2018

Indian logistics industry: Towards creating a sustainable integrated logistics network.
Book title: Sustainable Operations in India, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Teaching Interests
  • Operations Research 
  • Introduction to Decision Science 
  • Decision Analytics for Managers
  • Business Decision Modelling
  • Simulation-Based Analytics
  • Operations Management
  • Optimization and Heuristics
Programme Director:
Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Supply Chain Management (PGCSCM Batch 01)
Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Business Analytics and Applications (PGCBAA Batch 01)
Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Manufacturing Management and Analytics (PGCMMA Batch 01)

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.

Conference Presentations

Sundarakamatchi, S., & Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2020

Recommendation Engine for Stock Market Trading 
Conference: International Conference on Computational Management, Interscience Institute of Management and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India, December 2020

Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2019

Impact of hard and soft time window restrictions on fuel consumption 
Conference: 10th POMS-HK International Conference, City university of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, January 2019

Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2019

Mathematical model for assigning elective courses to limited time slots 
Conference: 10th POMS-HK International Conference, City university of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, January 2019

Sivanandham, S., & Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2018

A comparison of platoon formation under different route configurations 
Conference: XXII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, IIM Kozhikode, India, December 2018

Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2017

An iterative solution approach to reduce fuel consumption for practical vehicle routing 
Conference: 11th ISDSI International Conference, IIM Tiruchirappalli, India, December 2017

Sivanandham, S., & Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2017

Departure coordinated unlimited platooning problem 
Conference: 11th ISDSI International Conference, IIM Tiruchirappalli, India, December 2017

Srivatsa Srinivas, S., & Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2017

Using an incentive scheme to influence driver’s route choice behaviour 
Conference: XXI Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, Ahmedabad University, India, December 2017

Vashishth, A., Chakraborty, A., Gouda, S.K., & Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2017

Integrated Management System Implementation in Service SMEs 
Conference: 11th ISDSI International Conference, IIM Tiruchirappalli, India, December 2017

Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2016

An approach for modelling the fuel consumed by a vehicle on a route with non-uniform attributes 
Conference: SPJIMR-POMS India Chapter Conference, S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, India, July 2016

Srivatsa Srinivas, S., & Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2016

Impact of driver behaviour in the context of vehicle routing problems 
Conference: XX Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, IIITM Gwalior, India, December 2016

Gajanand, M. S. & Narendran, T. T. | Year – 2015

Effect of Time Windows on Green Vehicle Routing 
Conference: 26th Annual International Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society, Washington D.C., USA, May 2015

Kumaravel, S., & Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2015

Smart cities in India: A multi-criteria decision approach for spatial planning decisions 
Conference: XIX Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, IIM Calcutta, India, December 2015

Vashishth, Abhishek, & Gajanand, M. S. | Year – 2015

Optimization techniques for the Tourist Trip Design Problem: A Meta-Analysis 
Conference: XIX Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, IIM Calcutta, India, December 2015

Gajanand, M. S. & Narendran, T. T. | Year – 2014

A group-based Genetic Algorithm to minimize the fuel consumption in distribution planning 
Conference: Second International Conference on Advances in Industrial Engineering Applications, Anna University, Chennai, India, January 2014 (Received best paper award)

Gajanand, M. S. & Narendran, T. T. | Year – 2014

Routing a heterogeneous fleet of vehicles: A solution approach for the objective of minimizing fuel consumption 
Conference: XVIII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India, December 2014

Gajanand, M. S. & Narendran, T. T. | Year – 2013

Green distribution planning considering alternative routes: a mathematical model  
Conference: 26th EURO - INFORMS Joint International Conference, Rome, Italy, July 1-4, 2013

Gajanand, M. S. & Narendran, T. T. | Year – 2013

Selection and scheduling of vehicle-routes with barred time windows: a mathematical model 
Conference: XVII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, IIT Madras, Chennai, India, December 2013

·  Member - International Accreditation & Ranking committee - April 2018 to Present
·  Member - Executive Education & Consulting committee - July 2020 to Present
·  Member - Campus Relocation Task Force - November 2017 to March 2018
·  Member - Admissions committee - April 2016 to December 2018
·  Coordinator - Accreditation committee - April 2015 to March 2018 

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