Dr. K.S.Thyagaraj

Assistant Professor

Department of Management Studies

Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad-826004

e-mail: ksthyagaraj@gmail.com; thyagaraj@iitism.ac.in





Operations Research, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management

 Courses taught:




Supply Chain Management & Logistics, Project Management, Management Information System

Executive MBA

Supply Chain Management & Logistics, Operations Management, Management Information System


Productivity & Quality Management, Supply Chain Management & Logistics


Decision Science, Industrial Engineering and Management

(A)  Education




National Institute of Technology Karnataka

(Formerly, Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Mangalore University)

B.E Mechanical


Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Ph.D. Industrial & Management Engineering

2004 - 2011




(B) Academic Experience




Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad

Management Studies

July 2012-present

Kirlosker Institute of Advanced Management Studies


June 2011-July 2012



(C) Industrial Experience



Mahindra & Mahindra, Automotive Sector, R&D

Aug 2000 - June 2001

Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd.

March 2003-March 2004



Selected Publications


Thyagaraj S. Kuthambalayan, Peeyush Mehta, & Kripa Shanker. (2014). Integrating operations and marketing decisions using delayed differentiation of products and guaranteed delivery time under stochastic demand. European Journal of Operational Research, 237 (2), 617-627.


Thyagaraj S. Kuthambalayan, Peeyush Mehta, & Kripa Shanker. (2015). Managing Product Variety with Advance Selling and Capacity Restrictions. International Journal of Production Economics, 170, 287-296.


Samir Gokarn,Thyagaraj S. Kuthambalayan (2017). Analysis of Challenges Inhibiting the Reduction of Waste in Food Supply Chain. Journal of Cleaner Production, 168C, 595-604.


Samir Gokarn,Thyagaraj S. Kuthambalayan (2019). Creating sustainable fresh produce supply chains by managing uncertainties. Journal of Cleaner Production, 207, 908-919.


Thyagaraj S. Kuthambalayan, Samiran Bera. (2018). A review of the literature on mixed make-to-stock/make-to-order production systems: Major findings and directions for future research. International Journal of Services and Operations Management Accepted.



Other Publications: 03(01-SSCI, 02-ESCI) in ABDC + 02



Book Chapter: 01 (Scopus)


R&D Projects (Completed as Principal Investigator)


UGC Project(No. UGC(90)/2013-2014/338/MS) "Testing theory in process  industry transformation system using case studies" under Industrial Engineering with a funding of Rs. 9,15,800  


IIT (ISM) funded Project (FRS(69)/2013-2014/MS)  "An analysis of combined Assemble-to-Forecast and Assemble-to-Order production system with component commonality and guaranteed delivery time" with a funding of Rs.2.5 Lakhs

 (F) Ph.D Guided: 3

 (G) Presentation is International Conferences: 13

 (H) Presentation is National Seminars: 3

(I) Administrative Responsibility:


Warden, Sapphire Hostel (1/1/2015 - 25/05/2018)


Warden, Amber Hostel (1/6/2014 - 31/12/2014)


Co-ordination M.Tech. Industrial Engg. & Management program (2012-present).


Treasurer of National Seminar held in Dec, 2013.