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Saravanan Kuppusamy

Assistant Professor of Management

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

School of Business



Phone Number

(203) 582-7905

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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.

Research Interests

Curriculum Vitae

All Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

1. Kuppusamy. S., Magazine, M.J., Rao, U. Electric vehicle adoption decisions in a fleet environment. European Journal of Operational Research, 2017, 262(1), 123-135

2. Camm, J.D., Magazine, M.J., Kuppusamy. S., Martin, K. The demand weighted vehicle routing problem. European Journal of Operational Research, 2017, 262(1), 151-162

3. Bollapragada, R., Kuppusamy. S., Rao, U. Component Procurement in Uncertain Supply and Demand Environment. International Journal of Production Research, 2015, 53(3), 969-98

4. 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

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management, School of Business, Quinnipiac University (August 2014 to present)
  • 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)