Saravanan Kuppusamy

Saravanan Kuppusamy

Assistant Professor of Management

BS, Coimbatore Institute of Technology; MS, West Virginia University; PhD, University of Cincinnati

Faculty Office Building  128

(203) 582-7905

MG 211Operations Management   -   Fall 2016
MG 211Operations Management   -   Spring 2017
MG 342Supply Chain Analytics   -   Fall 2016
MG 642Logistics Management   -   Spring 2017


I am an Assistant Professor of Management at the School of Business and Engineering, Quinnipiac University. I hold a PhD in Operations Management from the University of Cincinnati (UC). Prior to PhD, I was employed for several years in the industry verticals such as logistics, construction/agricultural equipment manufacturing, and consumer packaged goods. My research interests span the areas of sustainable operations, supply chain, inventory management and transportation. At UC, I taught introductory courses on business analytics to undergraduate students. My teaching interests include: operations management, business analytics, logistics and supply chain management.

Curriculum Vitae

All Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

1. Bollapragada, R., Kuppusamy. S., Rao, U. Component Procurement in Uncertain Supply and Demand Environment. International Journal of Production Research, 2015, 53(3), 969-982

2. McKendall Jr., A.R., Shan, J., Kuppusamy. S. Simulated Annealing Heuristics for Dynamic Facility Layout Problem. Computers & Operations Research, 2006, 33(8), 2431-2444.

Courses Taught


  • Operations Management (MG 211)
  • Supply Chain Analytics (MG 342)
  • Business Analytics (University of Cincinnati)

  • Transportation Management (Old MG 642)
  • Logistics Management (MG 642)

Work Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant and Instructor, Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (September 2008 to May 2013)
  • Strategic Supply Chain Modeler, PepsiCo Inc., Chicago, IL (August 2006 to June 2008)
  • Lead Logistics Engineer, Schneider Logistics, Green Bay, WI (April 2005 to July 2006)
  • Logistics Engineer, Schneider Logistics, Green Bay, WI (November 2001 to March 2005)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (August 1999 to June 2001)
  • Sales Engineer, Sanmar Engineering Corporation, Chennai, India (September 1997 to July 1999)