Udatta Palekar

Udatta Palekar

Associate Professor of Business Administration

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Contact

4027 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-1665

palekar@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., IE, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1986
  • M.S., IE, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1985
  • B.E., Production Engineering, Bombay University, 1982

Positions Held

  • Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2005 to present
  • Director, Supply Chain Management Program, University of Illinois, 2005 to present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, 1993-2005
  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, 1987-1993
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, 1986-1987

Recent Publications

  • Palekar, U., J. Karlof (Ed.) Forthcoming (2005). Application of column generation techniques to retail assortment planning. Interger Programming: Theory and Practice CRC Operations Research Series.
  • Simoes, D., Caixeta-Filho, J., & Palekar, U. (2018). Fertilizer distribution flows and Logistics costs in Brazil: changes and benefits arising from investments in port terminals. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 21 407-422.
  • Langer, A., Totoni, E., Palekar, U., & Kale, L. (2017). Energy-optimal Configuration Selection for Manycore Chips with Variation. International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 31 (5), 451-466.

Other Publications

Article

  • Lee, J., Palekar, U., & Qualls, W. (2011). Supply Chain Efficiency and Security: Coordination for Collaborative Investment in Technology. European Journal of Operational Research, 210 (3), 568-578.
  • Tang, D., & Palekar, U. (2011). Scheduling large-scale micro/nano biochemical testing: Exact and heuristic algorithms. Computers & Operations Research, 38 942-943.
  • Xiao, Y., Palekar, U., & Liu, Y. (2011). Shades of Gray: The Impact of Gray Markets on Authorized Distribution Channels. Quantitative Marketing and Economics, 9 (2), 155-178.
  • Tang, D., & Palekar, U. (2010). An integrated planning approach for a nanodeposition manufacturing process. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 51 561-573.
  • Palekar, U. (2008). On Estimating the Distribution of Optimal Traveling Salesman Tour Lengths using Heuristics. European Journal of Operational Research, 186 (1), 111-119.
  • Palekar, U. (2008). Retail replenishment models with display-space elastic demand. European Journal of Operational Research, 186 (2), 586-607.
  • Palekar, U. (2005). Aggregate production planning for continuous reconfigurable manufacturing process. Computers & Operations Research, 32 1213-1236.
  • Kim, K., Chhajed, D., & Palekar, U. (2002). A Comparative Study of the Performance of Push and Pull Systems in the Presence of Emergency Orders. International Journal of Production Research, 40 (7), 1627-1646.
  • Chhajed, D., & Palekar, U. (1997). Dominant Graphs for Rectilinear Network Design in the Presence of Barriers. IIE Transactions, 28 (4), 255-263.

Chapter in a Book

  • Palekar, U., R. Meller et al. (Ed.) (2004). Joint load building and vehicle routing problem. Progress in Material Handling Research:2004 Charlotte, NC: The Material Handling Institute.

Conference Proceeding

  • Palekar, U., Daruka, G., & Singh, M. (2016). Optimal Product Line Pricing for Two Customer Segments with an Extension to Multi-Segment Case. Proceedings of the ICORES.
  • Langer, A., Venkatraman, R., Palekar, U., & Kale, L. (2013). Parallel Branch-and-Bound for Two-stage Stochastic Integer Optimzation. International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC.

Presentation

  • Palekar, U. (2010). Large Scale Supply Chain Optimization Modeling. Xerox Knowledge Forum.
  • Palekar, U. (2009). Emerging Trends in Supply Chain Management. Caterpillar Distinguished Speaker Series.
  • Xiao, Y., Palekar, U., & Liu, Y. (2008). Beneficial and Detrimental Effects of Parallel Importation in Distribution Channel. Marketing Science Conference.
  • Lee, J., Palekar, U., & Qualls, W. (2007). Supply Chain Coordination for Collaborative Technology Adoption. Marketing Science Conference.
  • Lee, J., Palekar, U., & Qualls, W. (2007). Supply Chain Coordination for Collaborative Technology Adoption. Marketing Science Conference.
  • Shi, H., Liu, Y., & Palekar, U. (2007). Strategic Secondary Market Creation and Reactionary New Product Introduction for Durable Goods. Marketing Science Conference.

Working Paper

  • Bushey, E., Palekar, U., & Yuan, H. (2012). The Effects of Information Diffusion on Dynamic Pricing Decisions.

Teaching Interests

Supply Chain Management, Optimization, Marketing Models

Research Interests

Supply Chain Modeling, Manaufacturing Planning, Optimization, Pricing, Distribution Channels

Courses

  • Modeling the Supply Chain (BADM 336) Course introduces students to supply chain modeling. It covers optimization and simulation modeling, value stream mapping, and the SCOR model for representation of supply chains. Models for strategic and tactical decision-making in supply chain design and operations will be considered. Presents examples of supply chain modeling in practice and integration of supply chain models with other business functions.
  • Practicum in Supply Chain Mgt (BADM 337) This is the capstone course for the Supply Chain Management major. Students are required to work in teams to solve real-world supply chain management problems using the tools and techniques learned from their other classes. Students are required to present their progress and final reports to both the faculty and company sponsors. Also covers some basic elements of project management and a large case study.
  • Process Management (BADM 567) Introductory course in decision-making problems in production; includes the theoretical foundations for production management as well as the applications of decision-making techniques to production problems in the firm; and considers production processes, plant layout, maintenance, scheduling, quality control, and production control in particular.
  • BUS Brazil Coffee Supply Chain (BUS 199) Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Contact

4027 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-1665

palekar@illinois.edu