Godwin Tennyson

Operations Management & Decision Sciences

Ph.D (IIT Madras), M. Tech (NIT Calicut)

+91 431 250 5013

godwin@iimtrichy.ac.in

Dr. Godwin Tennyson has a mix of academia and industry experience of more than 20 years, and has been associated with IIM Tiruchirappalli since its inception as the founding faculty member of Operations Management and Decision Sciences area. He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and Industrial Engineer. He started his career as part-time teaching assistant at NIT Calicut and then as part-time research assistant at IIT Madras while pursuing his masters and doctoral degrees respectively. Dr. Godwin obtained his doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and had then worked in corporate sector for nearly 5 years as business analytics and operations research consultant in Kantar Millward Brown Analytics (formerly Marketing and Planning Systems) and Blue Yonder (formerly JDA Software) before joining IIM Tiruchirappalli. 

Dr. Godwin is a Professor in Operations Management and Decision Sciences area at IIM Tiruchirappalli and has taught across all masters and doctoral programmes offered by the institute. His teaching interest includes Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management, Productivity Management, Process Reengineering, Pricing Decisions, Revenue Management, Simulation Modeling, Network Flow Modeling, and Quantitative Methods. He uses hybrid pedagogical approaches that includes classroom lectures, case discussions, simulation games, hands on data modeling and classroom experimentation. He is also actively involved in executive education where his andragogy includes role play and activity based learning, and has been programme director for several programmes.

Dr. Godwin is actively involved in research with more than 50 presentations, publications and articles in several reputed peer-reviewed international journals, international conferences, edited books, etc. He was awarded 'Best Paper' thrice in international conferences presentations. He had served as session chair at several international conferences and was the Conference Chair of 11th Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute International Conference, which was the largest international management conference in India with more than 500 presentations and author representations from 18 countries.

Dr. Godwin had held several administrative responsibilities at IIM Tiruchirappalli since its inception. He had been the founding Chairperson of Placement and External Relations, Chairperson of Operations Management and Decision Sciences Area, Chairperson of International Relations, Chairperson of Post Graduate Programme in Management, and part of several committees. He was a member of Board of Governors and Finance Committee of IIM Tiruchirappalli. He is currently the Dean (Administration) and member of Building and Works Committee. He is also the First Appellate Authority of Rights to Information Cell. He had been part of or headed several adhoc committees of the institute over the years. Dr. Godwin had also been Director (in-charge) of the institute for several months.

Dr. Godwin serves as external examiner for doctoral candidates, external member of doctoral committees, member of board of studies, and academic auditor for various institutions and universities. He also serves as reviewer of papers for various international journals and subject expert for external committees.

Journal Articles

Godwin. T | Year – 2022

Obtaining Quality Business School Examination Timetable under Heterogeneous Elective Selections through Surrogacy, Opsearch. (accepted for publication)

Godwin. T | Year – 2017
An Empirical Analysis of Delhi - Mumbai Sector Flight Fares. International Journal of Business Analytics (IJBAN), Volume 4 (60-78), doi: 10.4018/IJBAN.2017100104

Godwin. T, Sajeev. K, & George. A. C. | Year – 2016
Finding Time-Robust Fuel Efficient Paths for a Call-Taxi in a Stochastic City Road Network. Journal of Advanced Transportation, Volume 50 (1156-1180), doi: 10.1002/atr.1395

Godwin. T, Gopalan. R., & Narendran. T. T. | Year – 2015
Estimating order delivery times and fleet capacity in freight rail networks: part I - simulation modelling. International Journal of Operational Research, Volume 24 (329-355), doi: 10.1504/IJOR.2015.072232

Godwin. T., Gopalan. R., & Narendran. T. T. | Year – 2015
Estimating order delivery times and fleet capacity in freight rail networks: part II - analytic approximation. International Journal of Operational Research, Volume 24 (369-398), doi: 10.1504/IJOR.2015.072722

Godwin. T ., Gopalan. R., & Narendran. T. T. | Year – 2013
Factors influencing the design of a linear rail network for a dedicated freight corridor. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Volume 14 (73-92), doi: 10.1504/IJLSM.2013.051021

Godwin. T , Gopalan. R, & Narendran. T. T | Year – 2008
Tactical Locomotive Fleet Sizing for Freight Train Operation, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Vol. 44, pp. 440-454.

Godwin. T , Gopalan. R, & Narendran. T. T | Year – 2007
A Heuristic for Routing and Scheduling Freight Trains in a Passenger Rail Network, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management. Vol.3, pp. 101 -133.

Godwin. T , Gopalan. R, & Narendran. T. T | Year – 2007
Freight Train Routing and Scheduling in a Passenger Rail Network: Computational Complexity and the Stepwise Dispatching Heuristic, Asia Pacific Journal of Operational research, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 499-533.

Godwin. T , Gopalan. R, & Narendran. T. T | Year – 2006
Locomotive Assignment and Freight Train Scheduling using Genetic Algorithm, International Transactions in Operational Research. Vol.13, pp. 299-332.

Conference/Seminar Proceedings

Godwin. T | Year – 2015

Analysis of Impact of E-Commerce on Supply Chain and Logistics Decisions. Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Production and Industrial Engineering.

Godwin. T | Year – 2015

Finding Robust Quickest Path for Call-Taxis in a City Road Network. Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, pp. 180-184. (Available in IEEE Xplore Digital Library)

Godwin. T | Year – 2015

Modeling Driver Lane Selection Decisions in a Toll Plaza. Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, pp. 671-674. (Available in IEEE Xplore Digital Library)

Godwin. T | Year – 2013

Intelligent Selection of a Server Among Parallel Identical Servers. Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference. (Available in ACM Digital Library)

Godwin. T, Gopalan. R, & Narendran. T. T. | Year – 2004

Freight Trains Pathing Logistics Along a Fixed Path Route on a Passenger Railroad. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Edited Book Chapters

Godwin. T | Year – 2020

An Empirical Analysis of Delhi - Mumbai Sector Flight Fares. Research Anthology on Reliability and Safety in Aviation Systems, Spacecraft, and Air Transport. IGI Global, pp. 1477-1495

Godwin. T & Narendran. T. T | Year – 2007

A Mathematical Formulation for the Design of a Linear Rail Network, Management Science and Practice, Allied Publishers Private Limited, New Delhi, pp. 73-80.

Post Graduate Programmes:
1. Revenue and Profit Mining
2. Supply Chain and Logistics Management
3. Business Process Improvement using Simulation
4. Operations Research for Managers
5. Business Statistics

Doctoral Programmes
1. Operations Management
2. Network Flow Modeling


MDP Offered:
1. Toolkit for Revenue Mining

MDP Sessions Handled:
1. Effective Delegation and Supervision
2. Transition into Academic Management
3. Workplace Management: Delegation and Team Building

LDP Modules Handled
1. Logistics and Distribution Planning

Consultancy Projects
1. CII Project on coming up with Tiruchirappalli District Development Plan
2. BOAT-SR Project on Business Process Reengineering
3. UKIERI Project on Developing Training Modules for SMEs

Conference Presentations

Godwin. T | Year – 2021

A Framework for Applying Demand Forecasting Approaches Post COVID-19. POMS 31st Online Annual Conference, April 30 - May 5.

Godwin. T | Year – 2021

Reinventing Revenue Management post COVID-19 through New Avenues. POMS 31st Online Annual Conference, April 30 - May 5.

Godwin. T | Year – 2021

Supply Chain Evolution and Revolution to Handle Post COVID-19 Era. POMS 31st Online Annual Conference, April 30 - May 5.

Godwin. T | Year – 2019

Data Envelopment Analysis for Rating of Smart Phones. POMS 30th Annual Conference, Seattle, May 3-6.

Godwin. T | Year – 2019

Modeling Customized Pricing based on Multiple Attributes. POMS 30th Annual Conference, Seattle, May 3-6.

Godwin. T | Year – 2019

Simulation Modeling of Real-Time Scheduling of Building Elevator System. ”, POMS 30th Annual Conference, Seattle, May 3-6.

Godwin. T | Year – 2018

Comparison of Passenger Automobiles using Data Envelopment Analysis. XXII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, India, December 20-22.

Godwin. T | Year – 2018

E-Commerce Tactics for Product Delivery Chain. 12th ISDSI International Conference, India, Dec 27-30.

Godwin. T | Year – 2018

Inbound Transportation Logistics Analysis of FMCG Products in Tiruchirappalli. 12th ISDSI International Conference, India, Dec 27-30.

Godwin. T | Year – 2018

Two Class Capacity Allocation: Spot Demand Management. XXII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, India, December 20-22.

Kumaravel. S & Godwin. T | Year – 2018

Coordination in Three-Echelon Supply Chain with a Loss-Averse Retailer using Buyback Contracts. XXII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, India, December 20-22.

Godwin. T | Year – 2017

A Mean-Variance Portfolio Optimization Model for Spot Demand Seat Allocation. POMS 28th Annual Conference, Seattle, May 5-8.

Godwin. T | Year – 2017

A Simulation Model to Analyze the Impact of Virtual Responsiveness in an E-Commerce Supply Chain. 19th International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Operations Research, Dubai, March 11-12.

Godwin. T | Year – 2017

B-School Examination Timetabling under Heterogeneous Elective Selections. POMS 28th Annual Conference, Seattle, May 5-8.

Godwin. T | Year – 2017

Machine Cell Design of Parts with Operations Sequence and Demand Distribution. POMS 28th Annual Conference, Seattle, May 5-8.

Godwin. T | Year – 2017

Petri Net Modeling and Simulation of a Call-Taxi System. 19th International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Operations Research, Dubai, March 11-12. (Awarded Best Presentation)

Godwin. T | Year – 2017

Queue Selection Decision under Additional Information. 11th ISDSI International Conference, India, Dec 27-30, 2017.

Godwin. T | Year – 2017

Spot Demand Seat Allocation for Inter-City Bus Services.  11th ISDSI International Conference, India, Dec 27-30, 2017.

Kamran. R & Godwin. T | Year – 2017

A New Formulation for the Traveling Salesman Problem. 11th ISDSI International Conference, India, Dec 27-30.

Godwin. T | Year – 2016

Optimizing Traffic Signal Durations at a City Road Intersection. 21st International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, Hong Kong, December 10-12.

Godwin. T | Year – 2015

A Student Centric Scheduling of B-School Elective Exams. XIX Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, India, December 11-13.

Godwin. T | Year – 2015

Intra-City Travel of Call-Taxis: Finding the Economical Time Robust Path. XIX Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, India, December 11-13.

Godwin. T | Year – 2015

Analysis of Impact of E-Commerce on Supply Chain and Logistics Decisions. International Conference on Advances in Production and Industrial Engineering, India, February 20-21. (Invited Paper)

Godwin. T & Madhusudanan Pillai. V | Year – 2015

A 0-1 Integer Linear Programming Formulation for Machine Cells under Sequence of Operation. XIX Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, India, December 11-13.

Godwin. T | Year – 2013

Intelligent Selection of a Server Among Parallel Identical Servers. 2013 Winter Simulation Conference, Washington DC, December 8-11.

Godwin. T | Year – 2013

Simulation Modeling of a Toll Plaza Operation. XVII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, India, December 20-22.

Godwin. T, Gopalan. R & Narendran. T. T | Year – 2010

A Tactical Planning Model for Estimating Order Flow Times in Freight Rail Networks. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, USA, November 7-10.

Godwin. T & Narendran. T. T | Year – 2007

A Mathematical Formulation for the Design of a Linear Rail Network. Second National Conference on Management Science and Practice, India, March 9-11.

Godwin. T, Gopalan. R & Narendran. T. T | Year – 2005

A Petri Net based Simulation Model for Strategic Planning of Freight Train Operations. The First International Conference in Transportation Logistics, Singapore, July 27-29.

Godwin. T, Gopalan. R & Narendran. T. T | Year – 2005

Tactical Planning of Freight Train Operation. IX Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, India, December 16-18.

Godwin. T, Gopalan. R & Narendran. T. T | Year – 2004

Freight Trains Pathing Logistics Along a Fixed Path Route on a Passenger Railroad. The Second International Conference on Logistics and Supply Chain Management, India, August 3-5.

Godwin. T, Gopalan. R & Narendran. T. T | Year – 2004

Multi-Objective Locomotive Assignment for Freight Trains with Scheduling in a Passenger Rail Network. VIII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, India, December 17-20. (Awarded Best Presentation)

Godwin. T, Gopalan. R & Narendran. T. T | Year – 2003

Pacing Freight Trains on a Passenger Railroad. VII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, India, December 19-21. (Awarded Best Presentation)

Godwin. T & Madhusudhanan Pillai. V | Year – 2002

Design of Cellular Manufacturing System for Probabilistic Product Mix using Genetic Algorithm. VI Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, India, December 20-22.


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