Sridhar Seshadri

Sridhar Seshadri

Professor of Business Administration and Alan J. and D. Baltz Endowed Professor and Area Chair, Information Systems/Operations Mangement

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319 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-1197

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Management Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1993
  • Postgrad Diploma, Management, Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, 1980
  • Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering (w/distinction), Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, 1978

Positions Held

  • Alan J. and Joyce D. Baltz Endowed Professor, Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2018 to present
  • Area Chair, Information Systems/Operations Management, Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2018 to present
  • Professor of Business Administration, Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2018 to present

Recent Publications

  • Janakiraman, G., & Seshadri, S. (2017). Value of costless returns in dual sourcing inventory systems. Production and Operations Management, 26 (2), 203-210.
  • Park, S., Lai, G., & Seshadri, S. (2016). Inventory Sharing in the Presence of Commodity Markets. Production and Operations Management, 25 (7), 1245-1260.
  • Chhatre, A., Devalkar, S., & Seshadri, S. (2016). Crop diversification and risk management in Indian agriculture. Decision, 43 (2), 167-179.
  • Osadchiy, N., Gaur, V., & Seshadri, S. (2016). Systematic Risk in Supply Chain Networks. Management Science, 62 (6), 1755-1777.

Other Publications

Article

  • Park, S., Cachon, G., Lai, G., & Seshadri, S. (2015). Supply Chain Design and Carbon Penalty: Monopoly vs. Monopolistic Competition. Production and Operations Management, 24 (9), 1494-1508.
  • Janakiraman, G., Seshadri, S., & Sheopori, A. (2015). Analysis of Tailored Base-Surge Policies in Dual Sourcing Inventory. Management Science, 61 (7), 1547-1561.
  • Chen, W., Lai, Q., & Seshadri, S. (2015). Inventory-Based Dynamic Pricing with Costly Price Adjustment. Production and Operations Management, 24 (5), 732-749.
  • Muthuraman, K., Seshadri, S., & Qi, W. (2015). Inventory Management with Stochastic Lead times. Mathematics of Operations Research, 40 (2), 302-327.
  • Giloni, A., Hurvich, C., & Seshadri, S. (2014). Forecasting and information sharing in supply chains under ARMA demand. IIE Transactions, 46 (1), 35-54.
  • Seshadri, S., & Qi, W. (2014). Production and Inventory Planning under Decreasing Absolute Risk Aversion: A Unified Approach for Sensitivity Analysis. Risk and Decision Analysis, 5 (1), 63-73.
  • Gaur, V., Osadchiy, N., & Seshadri, S. (2013). Sales Forecasting with Financial Indicators and Experts' Input. Production and Operations Management, 22 (5), 1056-1076.
  • Honhon, D., & Seshadri, S. (2013). Fixed vs. Random Proportions Demand Models for the Assortment Planning Problem Under Stockout-Based Substitution. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 15 (3), 378-386.
  • Popescu, D., & Seshadri, S. (2013). Demand Uncertainty and Excess Supply in Commodity Contracting. Management Science, 59 (9), 2135-2152.
  • Janakiraman, G., Park, S., Seshadri, S., & Qi, W. (2013). New results for the newsvendor and multi-period stochastic inventory problems. Operations Research Letters, 41 373-376.
  • Saranga, H., Iyer, A., & Seshadri, S. (2013). Effect of Quality Management Systems and Total Quality Management on Productivity Before and After: Empirical Evidence from the Indian Auto Component Industry. Production and Operations Management, 22 (2), 283-301.
  • Chen, W., Feng, Q., & Seshadri, S. (2012). Sourcing from Suppliers with Random Yield for Price-Dependent Demand. Annals of Operations Research, 208 (1), 557-579.
  • Honhon, D., Gaur, V., & Seshadri, S. (2012). A Multi-Supplier Sourcing Problem with a Preference Ordering of Suppliers. Production and Operations Management, 21 (6), 1028-1041.
  • Gaur, V., Subrahmaniam, M., & Seshadri, S. (2011). Securitization and Real Investment in Incomplete Markets. Management Science, 57 (12), 2180-2196.
  • Jain, A., Sohoni, M., & Seshadri, S. (2011). Differential Pricing for Information Sharing under Competition. Production and Operations Management, 20 (2), 235-252.
  • Janakiraman, G., & Seshadri, S. (2011). Parametric Concavity in Stochastic Dynamic Programs. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 61 (1), 98-102.
  • Chaudhuri, A., Koudal, P., & Seshadri, S. (2010). Productivity and capital investments: An empirical study of three manufacturing industries in India. IIMB Management Review, 2 (3), 65-79.
  • Honhon, D., Gaur, V., & Seshadri, S. (2010). Assortment Planning and Inventory Decisions Under Stockout-Based Substitution. Operations Research, 58 (5), 1364-1379.
  • Sheopuri, A., Janakiraman, G., & Seshadri, S. (2010). New Policies for the Stochastic Inventory Control Problem with Two Supply Sources. Operations Research, 58 (3), 2010.
  • Armony, M., Plambeck, E., & Seshadri, S. (2009). Sensitivity of Optimal Capacity to Customer Impatience in an Unobservable M/M/S Queue (Why You Shouldn't Shout at the DMV). Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 11 (1), 19-32.
  • Giloni, A., Seshadri, S., & Tucci, C. (2008). Neo-Rawlsian Fringes: A new approach to market segmentation and new product development. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 25 (5), 491-507.
  • Balakrishnan, K., Mohan, U., & Seshadri, S. (2008). Outsourcing of front-end business processes: Quality, information, and customer contact. Journal of Operations Management, 26 (2), 288-302.
  • Chao, X., Seshadri, S., & Pinedo, M. (2008). Optimal capacity in a coordinated supply chain. Naval Research Logistics, 55 (2), 130-141.
  • Chen, Y., Seshadri, S., & Zemel, E. (2008). Sourcing Through Auctions and Audits. Production and Operations Management, 17 (2), 1-18.
  • Pekoz, E., Ross, S., & Seshadri, S. (2008). How nearly do arriving customers see time-average behavior? Journal of Applied Probability, 45 (4), 963-971.
  • Balakrishnan, K., Iyer, A., Seshadri, S., & Sheopuri, A. (2007). Indian Auto Supply Chain at the cross-roads. Interfaces, 55 (5), 866-875.
  • Chen, Y., & Seshadri, S. (2007). Product Development and Pricing Strategy for Information Goods Under Heterogeneous Outside Opportunities. Information Systems Research, 18 (2), 150-172.
  • Haksoz, C., & Seshadri, S. (2007). Supply Chain Operations in the Presence of Spot Market: A Review with Discussion. Journal of Operational Research Society, 58 (11), 1412-1429.
  • Honhon, D., & Seshadri, S. (2007). Admission control with incomplete information to a finite buffer. Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, 21 (1), 19-46.
  • Janakiram, G., Seshadri, S., & Shanthikumar, J. (2007). A Comparison of the Optimal Costs of Two Canonical Inventory Systems. Operations Research, 55 (5), 866-875.
  • Lippman, S., Ross, S., & Seshadri, S. (2007). A Weakest Link Marked Stopping Problem. Journal of Applied Probability, 44 (4), 843-851.
  • Chen, Y., & Seshadri, S. (2006). Supply Chain Structure and Demand Risk. International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 42 (8), 1291-1299.
  • Giloni, A., Seshadri, S., & Simonoff, J. (2006). Robust Analysis of Variance: Process Design and Quality Improvement. International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 1 (3),
  • Gaur, V., & Seshadri, S. (2005). Hedging Inventory Risk Through Market Instruments. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 7 (2), 103-120.
  • Gaur, V., Giloni, A., & Seshadri, S. (2005). Information Sharing in a Supply Chain Under ARMA Demand. Management Science, 51 (6), 961-969.
  • Seshadri, S., & Subrahmanyam, M. (2005). Introduction to the Special Issue of Risk Management in Operations. Production and Operations Management, 14 1-4.
  • Agrawal, V., Chao, X., & Seshadri, S. (2004). Dynamic Balancing of Inventories in Supply Chains. European Journal of Operational Research, 159 296-317.
  • Hakzos, C., & Seshadri, S. (2004). Monotone forecasts. Operations Research, 52 478-486.
  • Giloni, A., Kamesam, P., & Seshadri, S. (2003). Service System Design for the Property and Casualty Insurance Industry. Production and Operations Management, 12 (1), 62-78.
  • Seshadri, S., & Shapira, Z. (2003). The Flow of Ideas and Timing of Evaluation as Determinants of Knowledge Creation. Industrial and Corporate Change, 12 (5), 1099-1124.
  • Swaminathan, J., & Seshadri, S. (2003). A Component wise Index of Service Measurement in Multi-Component Systems. Naval Research Logistics, 50 (2), 184-194.
  • Gautam, N., & Seshadri, S. (2002). Performance Analysis for E-Business: Impact of Long Range Dependence. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 2 (3), 233-253.
  • Ross, S., & Seshadri, S. (2002). Hitting time in an Erlang loss system. Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, 16 (2), 167-184.
  • Seshadri, S., Lopomo, G., & Agrawal, V. (2002). Web Based Capacity Allocation Strategies for Customers with Heterogeneous Preferences. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 2 (4), 359-384.
  • Gelenbe, E., Srinivasan, V., Seshadri, S., & Gautam, N. (2001). Optimal Policies for ATM Cell Scheduling and Rejection. Telecommunication Systems, 18 (4),
  • Giloni, A., & Seshadri, S. (2001). Optimal Configurations of General Jobshops. Queueing Systems, 39 (2-3), 137-155.
  • Seshadri, S., & Shapira, Z. (2001). Managerial allocation of time and effort: The Effects of Interruptions. Management Science, 47 (5), 647-662.
  • Agrawal, V., & Seshadri, S. (2000). Distribution Free Bounds for Service Constrained (Q, r) Inventory Systems. Naval Research Logistics, 47 (8), 635-656.
  • Agrawal, V., & Seshadri, S. (2000). Impact of Uncertainty and Risk Aversion on Price and Order Quantity in the Newsvendor Problem. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2 (4), 410-423.
  • Agrawal, V., & Seshadri, S. (2000). Risk intermediation in supply chains. IIE Transactions, 32 (9), 819-831.
  • Moses, M., & Seshadri, S. (2000). Policy Mechanisms for Supply Chain Coordination. IIE Transactions, 32 (3), 245-262.
  • Moses, M., & Seshadri, S. (2000). Using Modeling Software for Operations Improvement. International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, 6 (3), 203-227.
  • Chatterjee, A., Gudmundsson, D., Nurani, R., Seshadri, S., & Shanthikumar, J. (1999). Fabless-Foundry Partnerships: Models and Analysis of Coordination Issues. IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, 12 (1), 44-52.
  • Pinedo, M., & Seshadri, S. (1999). Optimal Allocation of Resources in a Job Shop Environment. IIE Transactions on Operations Engineering, 31 (3), 195-206.
  • Ross, S., & Seshadri, S. (1999). A Hitting Time Problem in an M/G/1 Queue. Journal of Applied Probability, 36 (3), 934-940.
  • Glassey, C., Seshadri, S., & Shanthikumar, J. (1998). Using Information about Machine Failures to Control Flow lines. ZOR, Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 45 (3), 455-481.
  • Seshadri, S., & Pinedo, M. (1998). Bounds on the Mean Delay in Multiclass Queueing Networks under Shortfall Based Priority Rules. Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, 45 (3), 329-350.
  • Seshadri, S., Khanna, A., Harche, F., & Wyle, R. (1998). A Method for Strategic Asset-Liability Management with an Application to the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. Operations Research, 47 (3), 345-360.
  • Nurani, R., Seshadri, S., & Shanthikumar, J. (1997). Optimal Control of a Single Stage Production System Subject to Random Process Shifts. Operations Research, 45 (5), 713-724.
  • Seshadri, S., & Shanthikumar, J. (1997). Allocation of Chips to Wafers in a Production Problem of Semiconductor Kits. Operations Research, 45 (2), 315-321.
  • Glassey, C., Seshadri, S., & Shanthikumar, J. (1996). Linear Control Rules for Production Control of Semiconductor Fabs. IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, 9 (4), 536-549.
  • Rotem, D., & Seshadri, S. (1996). The two-headed disk: Stochastic dominance of the greedy policy. Information Processing Letters, 57 (5), 273-277.
  • Seshadri, S. (1996). A Sample Path Analysis of the Delay in the M/G/C System. Journal of Applied Probability, 33 (1), 256-266.
  • Seshadri, S., & Srinivasan, V. (1996). Design of effective buffer control policies for ATM networks. Performance Evaluation, 26 (2), 95-114.
  • Harche, F., & Seshadri, S. (1995). An LPT-Bound for a Parallel Multiprocessor Scheduling Problem. Journal of Mathematical Analysis & Applications, 196 (1), 181-195.
  • Segev, A., Seshadri, S., & Rotem, D. (1994). Optimal Arrangements of Cartridges in Carousel Type Mass Storage Systems. The Computer Journal, 37 (10), 873-887.
  • Glassey, C., & Seshadri, S. (1993). Transient Flows in Queueing Systems via Closure Approximations. Queueing Systems, 14 (1-2), 177-201.
  • Hochbaum, D., & Seshadri, S. (1993). The Empirical Performance of a Polynomial Algorithm for Constrained Nonlinear Optimization. Annals of Operations Research, 43 (4), 229-248.
  • Seshadri, S. (1988). Determination of Aggregate Preventive Maintenance Programs Using Production Schedules. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 14 (2), 193-200.
  • Seshadri, S. (1985). New Approach for Computing Order Quantities within Reorder Levels. TCE,.

Book or Monograph

  • Seshadri, S., Haksoz, C., & Iyer, A. (2011). Managing Supply Chains on the Silk Road. CRC Press.
  • Iyer, A., Seshadri, S., & VAsher, R. (2009). Toyota's Supply Chain Management: A Strategic Approach to Toyota's Renowned System. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Seshadri, S., Nayyar, P., Melnick, E., & Pinedo, M. (2000). Creating Value in Financial Services: Strategies, Operations and Technologies. Springer: Dordrecht and New York.
  • Moses, M., Seshadri, S., & Yakirevich, M. (1999). Gaining Competitive Advantage through Business Process Improvement using the HOM Software System. Irwin/McGraw-Hill.

Chapter in a Book

  • Seshadri, S., & Shapira, Z. (2012). Aspects of Grabage Can Processes: Temporal Order and the Role of Expediting. Princeton Conference on Information Systems and Sciences.
  • Haksoz, C., & Seshadri, S. (2010). Integrated production and risk hedging with financial instruments. Handbook of Integrated Risk Management in Global Supply Chains.
  • Chen, Y., & Seshadri, S. (2009). Risk Intermediation in Supply Chains. Managing Supply Chain Risk and Vulnerability: Tools and Methods for Supply Chain Decision Makers.
  • Iyer, A., Koudal, P., Saranga, H., & Seshadri, S. (2009). in Indian economic superpower: fiction or future? Indian Manufacturing – Strategic and Operational Decisions and Business Performance.
  • Seshadri, S., & Popescu, D. (2009). Inventory and e-commerce. Handbook of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.
  • Iyer, A., & Seshadri, S. (2007). Transforming an Indian manufacturing company: The Rane Brake Linings Case. Building Supply Chain Excellence in Emerging Economies.
  • Seshadri, S., Shapira, Z., & Tucci, C. (2003). Venture Capital Investing and the Calcutta Auction. New Venture Investment: Choices and Consequences.
  • Pinedo, M., & Seshadri, S. (2002). Scheduling. McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science of Technology.
  • Seshadri, S., & Shapira, Z. (2002). The role of adaptation and targets in organizational learning. Economics of Change, Choice, and Structure: Essays in the Memory of Richard M. Cyert Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers.
  • Pinedo, M., & Seshadri, S. (2000). Scheduling and Dispatching. Handbook in Industrial Engineering New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Melnick, E., Pinedo, M., Nayyar, P., & Seshadri, S. (1999). Creating Value in Financial Services. Creating Value in Financial Services, Strategies, Operations and Technologies Kluwer Academic Press.
  • Pinedo, M., Seshadri, S., & Shanthikumar, J. (1999). Call Centers in Financial Services: Strategies, Technologies, and Operations. Creating Value in Financial Services, Strategies, Operations and Technologies Kluwer Academic Press.
  • Pinedo, M., & Seshadri, S. (1998). Capacity. The Handbook of Technology Management CRC Press.
  • Rotem, D., Seshadri, S., & Bernardo, L. (1998). Proc. of the 12th International Parallel Processing Symposium. Replication and clustering in heterogeneous disk systems.
  • Seshadri, S., & Srinivasan, V. (1998). Procedures for Estimating and Guaranteeing Delays in High Speed Communication Networks. State of the Art in Performance Modeling and Simulation ( pp. 151-176). .
  • Gelenbe, E., Seshadri, S., & Srinivasan, V. (1995). Single Node and End-to-End Buffer Control in Real Time. Performance Modelling and Evaluation of ATM Networks London: D. Kouvatsos, Chapman and Hall Publishers.

Conference Proceeding

  • Srinivasan, V., Gelenbe, E., & Seshadri, S. (1994). Performance of Optimal Loss Control Policies for ATM Networks. ( pp. 12-17). Princeton Conference on Information Systems and Sciences.

Working Paper

  • Seshadri, S., & Pochiraju, B. Nonnegativity of a Quadratic Form with Applications to Hausman Test and a Quadratic Optimization Problem.
  • Seshadri, S., Qi, W., & Muthuraman, K. Inventory Management with Financing Decisions: Theory and EvidenceOptions.
  • Seshadri, S., Qi, W., Haksoz, C., & Sak, H. Optimization Under Supplier Portfolio Risk Considering Breach of Contract and Market Risks.
  • Seshadri, S., Sebastian, S., & Sriram, S. Scheduling Spots on Television.
  • Seshadri, S., Subrahmaniam, M., & Gaur, V. Optimal Timing of Inventory Decisions with Price Uncertainty.

Honors and Awards

  • James F. Towey Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois Gies College of Business, 2018

Service

  • Department Editor, Operations and Finance Interface, 2018 to present
  • Associate Editor, Revenue Management, 2018 to present
  • Senior Editor in Supply Chain and Stochastics areas, Production and Operations Management, 2004 to present
  • Area Editor, Inventory, Reliability and Control, Operations Research Letters, 2002 to present
  • Associate Editor, Naval Research Logistics, 1996 to present
  • Associate Editor, Management Science, 2006-2008

Research Interests

Stochastic modeling and applications in queueing systems, supply chain management and revenue management

Current Courses

  • Management Decision Models (BADM 374) Introduction to methods of operations research from an executive or managerial viewpoint, emphasizing formulation of business problems in quantitative terms; industrial applications of linear programming, dynamic programming, game theory, probability theory, queuing theory, and inventory theory.
  • Supply Chain Management (BADM 566) Focuses on how to manage flows of products and services from raw material sources to final customers and associate flows of information. Helps students to develop a system view of measuring channel performance, integrating cross-functional activities, and coordinating processes across organizations.
  • Stat for Mgt Decision Making (BADM 572) The application of classical and modern statistics for business decision making. The level of the course assumes some prior knowledge of basic statistics as well as facility with elementary calculus.
  • DataToolKit:DataMod&PredAnalyt (BADM 590) Special topics in the general area of business. Topics are selected by the instructor at the beginning of each term. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated if topics vary; unlimited credit hours for graduate and professional students.
  • OM/IS Proseminar Prep (BADM 590) Special topics in the general area of business. Topics are selected by the instructor at the beginning of each term. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated if topics vary; unlimited credit hours for graduate and professional students.
  • OM/IS Proseminar Prep Course (BADM 590) Special topics in the general area of business. Topics are selected by the instructor at the beginning of each term. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated if topics vary; unlimited credit hours for graduate and professional students.

Contact

319 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-1197

sridhar@illinois.edu

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