Sameer Kumar

Full Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management

skumar@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4350

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 331L
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Minnesota
M.S., Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, University of Minnesota
M.S., Computer Science, University of Nebraska
B.S., Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry, University of Delhi
M.S., Mathematics, University of Delhi

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As CenturyLink Endowed Chair in Global Communications and Technology Management at the Opus College of Business, Dr. Sameer Kumar's energy is focused on providing research leadership and a strong commitment to teaching and service. At the University of St. Thomas, he is the recipient of the "John Ireland Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Teacher/Scholar 2013". He is an affiliate faculty and graduate faculty member in the Institute for Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota. He has published over 200 archival journal articles and seven books in health care systems applications, supply chain systems modeling, systems engineering, system dynamics, humanitarian logistics, environmental-friendly supply chains, risk management, knowledge management, outsourcing, production and service cost economics, and decision support systems.

Dr. Kumar has received research grants from NSF, the state of Wisconsin, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He received the 2000 Star of Excellence Quality Award from Medtronic Corporation for a successful design of an assembly line using PROMODEL Simulation Software. He is the recipient of OMEGA Journal Best Reviewer Award for 2013. He has also received the 2010 Goodeve Medal for the best paper published in the Journal of the Operational Research Society in 2009. Dr. Kumar is active on 10 academic journal editorial boards, associate editor of Decision Sciences journal, regional editor for Americas of Supply Chain Management journal, associate editor of IEEE Engineering Management Review and advisor of a book series "Supply Chain Management, Operations and Systems Engineering" for the publishing firm Taylor and Francis.

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
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OPMT 350 - 01 Supply Chain Management - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 SCH 421
Description of course Supply Chain Management : CRN: 42841
This course will develop a basic understanding of supply chain management both within and beyond organizational boundaries. It will provide the conceptual and analytical framework for the materials management function of business including purchasing, inventory management (MRP), capacity planning, scheduling, and manufacturing planning and control systems; as well as a broader supply chain view. Offered fall semester Prerequisites: OPMT 310 or DSCI 310 or DSCI 301

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J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
OPMT 750 - 201 Supply Chain Management - - W - - - - 1730 - 2030 SCH 301
Description of course Supply Chain Management : CRN: 22121
This course will identify the key principles and current practices in the logistics management of products and services to consumers, institutions and industry. Theoretical, analytical and application models will be presented and discussed as tools in developing supply chain strategies that offer appropriate service levels with optimal efficiency. Contemporary readings, quest speakers, case studies and simulation activities may be included in the course structure. Prerequisite: Standard core courses including MKTG 600 and DSCI 610 or OPMT 610

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Professor and CenturyLink Endowed Chair in Global Communications and Technology Management, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Mpls (2002 - present)
  • Professor of Engineering and Technology Management, University of St. Thomas - School of Engineering, St. Paul / Mpls (1997 - 2002)
  • Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Stout - Department of Industrial Management, Menomonie (1994 - 1997)
  • Technical Advisor and Senior Specialist, Minneapolis Star Tribune Newspaper, Minneapolis (1990 - 1994)
  • Systems Manager, Thermo King Corporation, Minneapolis (1982 - 1990)
  • Project and Systems Analyst, Toro Corporation, Minneapolis (1981 - 1982)
  • Systems Analyst, Dayton Hudson Corporation, Minneapolis (1980 - 1981)
  • Systems Analyst, State Trading Corporation, New Delhi (1976 - 1978)
  • Technical Analyst, Department of Agriculture, Government of India, New Delhi (1974 - 1976)

Professional Memberships
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Association of Facilities Engineers (AFE)
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
  • Academy Health
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSME)
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professional

Professional Service
  • Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal,
  • DSI - Decision Sciences Institute, Editor
  • Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management,
  • INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences,
  • International Journal of Production Research, Reviewer
  • Supply Chain Management: An International Journal,
  • International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management,
  • Technovation,
  • Industrial Management and Data Systems, Reviewer
  • Strategic Outsourcing: an International Journal,
  • International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalization,
  • Supply Chain Management, Reviewer
  • International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Reviewer
  • Transportation Journal, Reviewer

Publications
  • Jain, V., Kumar, A., Kumar, S., & Chandra, C. (forthcoming). Weight restrictions in data envelopment analysis: A comprehensive genetic algorithm based approach for incorporating value judgments. Expert Systems with Applications, (42)(3), pp. 1503-1512
  • Kumar, S., Yang, M., & Strike, D. (forthcoming). Assessing effect of global inventory planning with enterprise-wide information for a large manufacturer. Journal of Manufacturing Systems,
  • Kundu, A., Jain, V., Kumar, S., & Chandra, C. (forthcoming). A journey from normative to behavioral operations in supply chain management: A review using latent semantic analysis. Expert Systems with Applications, (42)(2), pp. 796-809
  • Panchal, G. B., Jain, V., & Kumar, S. (forthcoming). Multidimensional utility analysis in a two-tier supply chain. Journal of Manufacturing Systems,
  • Abraham, J. P., Kumar, S., Bickmore, B. R., & Fasullo, J. T. (2014). Issues related to the use of one-dimensional ocean-diffusion models for determining climate sensitivity. Earth Science and Climatic Change, (5)(8),
  • Jain, V., Panchal, G. B., & Kumar, S. (2014). Universal supplier selection via multi-dimensional auction mechanisms for two-way competition in oligopoly market of supply chain. Omega - The International Journal of Management Science, (47), pp. 127-137
  • Katsaliaki, K., Mustafee, N., & Kumar, S. (2014). A game-based approach towards facilitating decision making for perishable products: An example of blood supply chain. Expert Systems with Applications, (41)(9), pp. 4043-4059
  • Kumar, A., Jain, V., & Kumar, S. (2014). A comprehensive environment friendly approach for supplier selection. Omega - The International Journal of Management Science, (42)(1), pp. 109-123
  • Kumar, S. (2014). A knowledge based reliability engineering approach to manage product safety and recall. Expert Systems with Applications, (41)(11), pp. 5323-5339
  • Kumar, S., & Havey, T. (2014). Before and after disaster strikes: A relief supply chain decision support framework. International Journal of Production Economics, (145)(2), pp. 613-629
  • Kumar, S., Clemens, A. C., & Keller, E. W. (2014). Supplier management in a manufacturing environment - a strategically focused performance score card. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, (63)(1), pp. 127-138
  • Kumar, S., Himes, K. J., & Kritzer, C. P. (2014). Risk assessment and operational approaches to managing risk in global supply chains. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, (25)(6), pp. 873-890
  • Soni, U., Jain, V., & Kumar, S. (2014). Measuring supply chain resilience using a deterministic modeling approach. Computers and Industrial Engineering, (74), pp. 11-25
  • Kumar, S. (2013). Is your supply chain business operation a good fit for online reverse auctions?. Transportation Journal, (52)(1), pp. 121-133
  • Kumar, S., & Bergstrom, T. C. (2013). African manufacturing firms' need for innovation to achieve competitiveness. Information Knowledge Systems Management Journal, (12), pp. 53-73
  • Kumar, S., & Blair, J. T. (2013). U.S. healthcare fix - leveraging the lessons from the food supply chain. Technology and Health Care Journal, (21)(2), pp. 125-141
  • Kumar, S., & Nottestad, D. A. (2013). Supply chain analysis methodology - leverage optimization and simulation software. OR Insight, (26)(2), pp. 87-119
  • Kumar, S., Boice, B., & Shepherd, M. (2013). Risk assessment and operational approaches to manage risk in global supply chains. Transportation Journal, (52)(3), pp. 391-411
  • Kumar, S., Choe, D., & Venkataramani, S. (2013). Achieving customer service excellence using lean pull replenishment. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, (62)(1), pp. 85-109
  • Kumar, S., Spence, W., & Swartzer, P. (2013). Lessons for strategic organizational growth - performance challenges for U.S. automakers. Human Systems Management Journal, (31), pp. 203-218
  • Chandra, C., & Kumar, S. (2012). Leveraging product design and development in manufacturing using technology function deployment approach. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, (25)(7), pp. 578-593
  • Kumar, S. (2012). Planning for avian flu disruptions - A DMAIC case study. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, (25)(3), pp. 197-215
  • Kumar, S., & Chandra, C. (2012). U.S., Japan and EU auto industries' closed loop supply chains: A system dynamics study. Information Knowledge Systems Management Journal, (11), pp. 225-254
  • Kumar, S., & Harrison, G. (2012). Expect the unexpected supply chain disruption and opportunity for U.S. companies - A business case. Transportation Journal, (51)(1), pp. 118-136
  • Kumar, S., & Stowell, E. (2012). Moving from volatility to value: Analyzing and managing financial and economic risk. Cost Management, (26)(2), pp. 24-38
  • Kumar, S., Breuing, R., & Chahal, R. (2012). Globalization of health care delivery in the United States through medical tourism. Journal of Health Communication, (17)(2), pp. 177-198
  • Kumar, S., Eidem, J., & Noriega Perdomo, D. (2012). Clash of the e-commerce titans: A new paradigm for consumer purchase process improvement. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, (61)(7), pp. 805-830
  • Kumar, S., Teichman, S., & Timpernagel, T. (2012). A green supply chain is a requirement for profitability. International Journal of Production Research, (50)(5), pp. 1278-1297
  • Southard, P. B., Chandra, C., & Kumar, S. (2012). RFID in healthcare: A Six Sigma DMAIC and simulation case study. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, (25)(4), pp. 291-321
  • Chandra, C., Kumar, S., & Ghildayal, N. S. (2011). Hospital cost structure in the U.S.A: What's behind the costs?. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, (24)(4), pp. 314-328
  • Kumar, S. (2011). Managing risks in a relief supply chain in the wake of an adverse event. OR Insight, (24)(2), pp. 131-157
  • Kumar, S. (2011). Modeling hospital surgical delivery process design using system simulation: Optimizing patient flow and bed capacity as an illustration. Technology and Health Care Journal, (19)(1), pp. 1-20
  • Kumar, S. (2011). Modeling patient flow operation of a U.S. urban county hospital - a case study. Technology and Health Care Journal, (19)(4), pp. 247-260
  • Kumar, S., & Bauer, K. (2011). The business case for implementing electronic health records in primary care settings in the United States. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, (10)(2), pp. 119-131
  • Kumar, S., & Haider, J. D. (2011). Utilizing contract theory to reduce double marginalization for pre-recorded music products within the retail supply Chain - A case study. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, (10)(4), pp. 382-391
  • Kumar, S., & Kwong, A. M. (2011). Six Sigma tools in integrating internal operations of a retail pharmacy - a case study. Technology and Health Care Journal, (19)(2), pp. 115-133
  • Kumar, S., & McKewan, G. (2011). Practical insights on expanding the role of nurse practitioners in the U.S. for health care during and post hospitalization. Home Health Care Management and Practice, (23)(5), pp. 356-362
  • Kumar, S., & McKewan, G. W. (2011). A Six Sigma DMAIC quality study expanded nurse practitioner's role in health care during and post hospitalization within the U.S.. Home Health Care Management and Practice, (23)(4), pp. 271-282
  • Kumar, S., & Nigmatullin, A. (2011). A system dynamics analysis of food supply chains- case study with non-perishable products. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, (19)(10), pp. 2151-2168
  • Kumar, S., & Nigmatullin, A. (2011). Exploring the impact of management of chronic illnesses through prevention on the U.S. healthcare delivery system - a system dynamics approach. Information Knowledge Systems Management Journal, (9), pp. 1-26
  • Kumar, S., & Prevost, J. (2011). An ounce of prevention: Revenue and cost economics of partnering with health and wellness services. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, (10)(5), pp. 401-423
  • Kumar, S., & Schmitz, S. (2011). Managing recalls in consumer products supply chain - root cause analysis and measures to mitigate risks. International Journal of Production Research, (49)(1), pp. 235-253
  • Kumar, S., & Sosnoski, M. (2011). Decision framework for the analysis and selection of appropriate transfer pricing for a global SME manufacturing operation - a business case. International Journal of Production Research, (49)(18), pp. 5431-5448
  • Kumar, S., & Thomas, K. (2011). Development of a hospital based menu driven clinician coding tool to implement quality reimbursement process in the U.S.. Technology and Health Care Journal, (19)(6), pp. 423-434
  • Kumar, S., Ghildayal, N. S., & Shah, R. N. (2011). Examining quality and efficiency of the U.S. healthcare system. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, (24)(5), pp. 366-388
  • Kumar, S., Hong, Q. S., & Haggerty, L. N. (2011). A global supplier selection process for food packaging. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, (22)(2), pp. 241-260
  • Kumar, S., Kadow, B. B., & Lamkin, M. K. (2011). Challenges with the introduction of radio frequency identification systems into a manufacturer's supply chain - a pilot study. Enterprise Information Systems Journal, (5)(2), pp. 235-253
  • Kumar, S., McCreary, M., & Nottestad, D. (2011). Quantifying supply chain trade-offs using Six Sigma, simulation, and designed experiments to develop a flexible distribution network. Quality Engineering, (23)(2), pp. 180-203
  • Southard, P. B., Kumar, S., & Southard, C. A. (2011). A modified Delphi methodology to conduct a failure modes effects analysis: A patient-centric effort in a clinical medical laboratory. Quality Management in Health Care Journal, (20)(2), pp. 131-151
  • Kumar, S. (2010). Logistics routing flexibility and lower freight costs through use of incoterms. Transportation Journal, (49)(3), pp. 48-56
  • Kumar, S., & Aldrich, K. (2010). Overcoming barriers to electronic medical records (EMR) implementation in the U.S. healthcare system: A comparative study. Health Informatics Journal, (16)(4), pp. 306-318
  • Kumar, S., & Bauer, K. F. (2010). Exploring the use of lean thinking and six sigma in public housing authorities. Quality Management Journal, (17)(1), pp. 29-46
  • Kumar, S., & Chandra, C. (2010). Supply chain disruption by avian flu pandemic for U.S. companies - A case study. Transportation Journal, (49)(4), pp. 61-73
  • Kumar, S., & Thomas, K. M. (2010). Using DMAIC Six Sigma and evidence-based medicine to streamline diagnosis in chest pain. Quality Management in Health Care Journal, (19)(2), pp. 107-116
  • Kumar, S., Anselmo, M. J., & Berndt, K. J. (2010). Transforming the retail industry: Potential and challenges with RFID technology. Transportation Journal, (48)(4), pp. 61-71
  • Kumar, S., Deivasigamani, A. J., & Omer, W. W. (2010). Knowledge for sale - the benefits and effects of off-shoring knowledge based jobs in engineering, design and R and D. Knowledge Management Research and Practice, (8)(4), pp. 361-368
  • Kumar, S., Hudson, B., & Lowry, J. (2010). Consumer purchase process improvements in e-tailing operations. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, (59)(4), pp. 388-403
  • Kumar, S., Livermont, G., & McKewan, G. (2010). Stage implementation of RFID in hospitals. Technology and Health Care Journal, (18)(1), pp. 31-46
  • Kumar, S., Polejewski, S. A., & Ressler, T. H. (2010). Leading cost accounting students on a journey from naive analysis to realistic analysis. Human Systems Management Journal, (29)(1), pp. 11-26
  • Kumar, S., Zampogna, P., & Nansen, J. (2010). A closed loop outsourcing decision model for developing effective manufacturing strategy. International Journal of Production Research, (48)(7), pp. 1873-1900
  • Meade, D., Kumar, S., & White, B. (2010). Analyzing the impact of the implementation of lean manufacturing strategies on profitability. Journal of Operational Research Society, (61)(5), pp. 858-871
  • Kumar, S. (2009). Specialty hospitals emulating focused factories-a case study. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, (21)(1), pp. 94-109
  • Kumar, S., & Nottestad, D. A. (2009). Flexible capacity design for the Focus Factory - a case study. International Journal of Production Research, (47)(5), pp. 1269-1286
  • Kumar, S., & Sosinski, K. (2009). Service delivery of care to children who have had strokes: Review of the initial diagnosis and ongoing treatments.. Journal of Pediatric Neurology, (7)(3), pp. 231-250
  • Kumar, S., & Sosnoski, M. (2009). The effects of China's economic growth on domestic and international supply chains: Assessing the risks. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal of Supply Chain, (10)(2), pp. 10-24
  • Kumar, S., & Sosnoski, M. (2009). Using DMAIC Six Sigma to systematically improve shop floor production quality and costs. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, (58)(3), pp. 254-273
  • Kumar, S., & Wellbrook, J. (2009). Improved new product development through enhanced design architecture for engineer-to-order companies. International Journal of Production Research, (47)(15), pp. 4235-4254
  • Kumar, S., & Wilson, J. (2009). A manufacturing decision framework for minimizing inventory costs of a configurable off-shored product using postponement. International Journal of Production Research, (47)(1), pp. 143-162
  • Kumar, S., Dieveney, E., & Dieveney, A. (2009). Reverse logistic process control measures for the pharmaceutical industry supply chain. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, (58)(2), pp. 188-204
  • Kumar, S., Henseler, A., & Haukaas, D. (2009). HIPAA's effect on U.S. healthcare. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, (22)(2), pp. 183-197
  • Kumar, S., Holden, N., & Igo, L. (2009). A decision modeling framework to analyze offshore outsourcing changes for U.S. manufacturers. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, (8)(5), pp. 424-437
  • Kumar, S., Honkanen, E., & Chad, K. C. (2009). Developing global health diplomacy supply chain - a viable option for the U.S. to curb extremism. Journal of Health Communication, (14)(7), pp. 1-16
  • Kumar, S., Johnson, K. L., & Lai, S. T. (2009). Performance improvement possibilities within the U.S. airline industry.. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, (58)(7), pp. 694-717
  • Kumar, S., Kwong, A., & Misra, C. (2009). Risk mitigation in offshoring of business operations. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, (20)(4), pp. 442-459
  • Kumar, S., Lybeck, E., & McCalla, M. C. (2009). Operational impact of employee wellness programs - a business case study. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, (58)(6), pp. 581-597
  • Kumar, S., Niedan-Olsen, K., & Peterson, L. (2009). Educating the supply chain logistics for humanitarian efforts in Africa - A case study. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, (58)(5), pp. 480-500
  • Kumar, S., Nottestad, D. A., & Murphy, E. E. (2009). Effects of product postponement on the distribution network: a case study. Journal of the Operational Research Society, (60)(4), pp. 471-480
  • Kumar, S., Phillips, A., & Rupp, J. (2009). Using Six Sigma DMAIC to design a high-quality summer lodge operation. Journal of Retail and Leisure Property, (8)(3), pp. 173-191
  • Kumar, S., Ressler, T. H., & Ahrens, M. E. (2009). Decision support model based on risk-return tradeoff for examining viability of a business venture. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, (8)(1), pp. 81-95
  • Kumar, S., Swanson, E., & Tran, T. (2009). RFID in the healthcare supply chain: Usage and application. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, (22)(1), pp. 67-81
  • Kumar, S. (2008). Study of banking sector design from risk perspective to minimize social costs. International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, (9)(1/2), pp. 52-60
  • Kumar, S. (2008). Inventory logistics cost analysis model for the proposed EU intermodal loading unit. Information Knowledge Systems Management Journal, (7)(3), pp. 335-355
  • Kumar, S. (2008). A study of supermarket industry and it's growing logistic capability. International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, (36)(3), pp. 192-211
  • Kumar, S., & Arbi, A. S. (2008). Outsourcing strategies for apparel manufacture: A case study. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, (19)(1), pp. 73-91
  • Kumar, S., & Bergstrom, T. (2008). An exploratory study of the relations between the U.S. manufacturers and their local distributors in developing markets. Information Knowledge Systems Management Journal, (7)(3), pp. 301-334
  • Kumar, S., & Bisson, J. (2008). Utilizing analytic hierarchy process for improved decision making within supply chains. Human Systems Management Journal, (27)(1), pp. 49-62
  • Kumar, S., & Kopitzke, K. (2008). A practitioner's decision model for the total cost of outsourcing and application to China, Mexico and the USA. Journal of Business Logistics, (29)(2), pp. 107-139
  • Kumar, S., & Maher, M. (2008). Are the temptations of online reverse auctions appropriate for your business?. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, (13)(4), pp. 304-316
  • Kumar, S., & Nunne, W. H. (2008). Measuring technical efficiency of specialty hospitals in the U.S.. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, (7)(2), pp. 139-152
  • Kumar, S., & Putnam, V. (2008). Cradle to cradle: Reverse logistics strategies and opportunities across three industry sectors. International Journal of Production Economics, (115)(2), pp. 305-315
  • Kumar, S., & Steinebach, M. (2008). Eliminating U.S. hospital medical errors. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, (21)(5), pp. 444-471
  • Kumar, S., & Verruso, J. (2008). Risk assessment for the security of inbound containers at U.S. ports: A failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis approach. Transportation Journal, (47)(4), pp. 26-40
  • Kumar, S., DeGroot, R. A., & Choe, D. (2008). Rx for smart hospital purchasing decisions: The impact of package design within U.S. hospital supply chain. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, (38)(8), pp. 601-615
  • Kumar, S., Ghildayal, N., & Ostor, C. (2008). A systems approach in examining optimization opportunities and dynamics of the global steel industry. Information Knowledge Systems Management Journal, (7)(4), pp. 401-427
  • Kumar, S., Jenson, H., & Menge, H. (2008). Analyzing mitigation of container security risks using Six Sigma DMAIC approach in supply chain design. Transportation Journal, (47)(2), pp. 54-66
  • Kumar, S., Medina, J., & Nelson, M. T. (2008). Is the offshore outsourcing landscape for U.S. manufacturers migrating away from China?. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, (14)(5), pp. 342-348
  • Kumar, S., Strandlund, E., & Thomas, D. (2008). Improved service system design using Six Sigma DMAIC for a major U.S. consumer electronics and appliance retailer. International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, (36)(12), pp. 970-994
  • Kumar, S., Wolfe, A. D., & Wolfe, K. A. (2008). Using Six Sigma DMAIC to improve credit initiation process in a financial services operation. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, (57)(8), pp. 659-676
  • Kumar, S. (2007). Connective technology as a strategic tool for building effective supply chain. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, (10)(1), pp. 41-56
  • Kumar, S. (2007). Established software leaders and outsourcing partners-competitors: Comparative study. International Journal of Business Performance Management, (9)(1), pp. 58-75
  • Kumar, S., & Bergstrom, T. (2007). An explorative study of the relationship of export intermediaries and their trading partners. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal of Supply Chain, (8)(1), pp. 12-31
  • Kumar, S., & Chang, C. (2007). Reverse auctions: How much total supply chain cost savings are there? A business simulation model. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, (6)(3), pp. 22-240
  • Kumar, S., & Chang, C. W. (2007). Reverse auctions: How much total supply chain cost savings are there? A conceptual overview. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, (6)(2), pp. 77-85
  • Kumar, S., & Craig, S. (2007). Dell, Inc.'s closed loop supply chain for computer assembly plants. Information Knowledge Systems Management Journal, (6)(3), pp. 197- 214
  • Kumar, S., & Ellingson, J. (2007). Adaptive IP strategies in China: A tactical analysis. Journal of Intellectual Capital, (8)(1), pp. 139-158
  • Kumar, S., & Frederick, J. (2007). Revenue management for a home construction supplier. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, (5)(4), pp. 256-270
  • Kumar, S., & Krob, W. (2007). Phase reviews versus fast product development: A business case. Journal of Engineering Design, (18)(3), pp. 279-291
  • Kumar, S., & Waheed, U. (2007). Foreign market entry and expansion - directions for strategic organizational growth based on a global system perspective. Information Knowledge Systems Management Journal, (6)(3), pp. 177-196
  • Kumar, S., & Yamaoka, T. (2007). System dynamics study of the Japanese automotive industry closed loop supply chain. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, (18)(2), pp. 115-138
  • Kumar, S., Aquino, E. C., & Anderson, E. (2007). Application of a process methodology and a strategic decision model for business process outsourcing. Information Knowledge Systems Management Journal, (6)(4), pp. 323-342
  • Kumar, S., Chandra, C., & Seppanen, M. (2007). Demonstrating supply chain parameter optimization through beer game simulation. Information Knowledge Systems Management Journal, (6)(4), pp. 291-322
  • Kumar, S., DuFresne, C., & Hahler, K. (2007). Managing supply chain risks in US-China. Information Knowledge Systems Management Journal, (6)(4), pp. 343-362
  • Kumar, S., Nottestad, D. A., & Macklin, J. F. (2007). A profit and loss analysis for make to order versus make to stock policy: A supply chain case study. The Engineering Economist, (52)(2), p.141 to 156
  • Kumar, S., Pauly, S., & Budin, E. (2007). Impact of RFID technology on manufacturing and logistics - Challenges and issues. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, (10)(1), pp. 57-70
  • Kumar, S., Ressler, T. H., & Ahrens, M. E. (2007). Educating rational decision-makers about uncertainty using U.S. social security investment economics. Journal of Operational Research Society, (58)(10), pp. 1294-1305
  • Chandra, C., & Kumar, S. (2006). Supply chain design curriculum: Models and methods development. International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, (1)(3), pp. 249-280
  • Hennessey, M. P., & Kumar, S. (2006). Integrated graphical game and simulation type PBL in kinematics. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, (34)(3), pp. 220-232
  • Kumar, S. (2006). A comparative analysis of key information technology players. Technovation, (26)(7), pp. 836-846
  • Kumar, S., & Addie, H. (2006). The hexopater: From birth to market-innovative product development challenges. Journal of Engineering Design, (17)(3), pp. 271-289
  • Kumar, S., & Budin, E. (2006). Prevention and management of product recalls in the processed food industry: A case study based on an exporter's perspective. Technovation, (26)(5-6), pp. 739-750
  • Kumar, S., & Chase, C. P. (2006). Barriers and success factors in the management of international operations: Mexico and China overview. International Journal of Management and Decision Making, (7)(5), pp. 525-537
  • Kumar, S., & Eickhoff, J. (2006). Outsourcing: When and how should it be done?. Information Knowledge Systems Management Journal, (5)(4), pp. 245-259
  • Kumar, S., & Hennessey, M. P. (2006). Generalized multiple economy cost of living ordinary annuities from an interest theory perspective. The Engineering Economist, (51)(1), pp. 53-71
  • Kumar, S., & Kropp, J. (2006). Studying the operational efficiencies of a multi-product supply chain using excel spreadsheet model. Technovation, (26)(10), pp. 1186-1200
  • Kumar, S., & Malegeant, P. (2006). Strategic alliance in a closed-loop supply chain, a case of manufacturer and eco-non-profit organization. Technovation, (26)(10), pp. 1127-1135
  • Kumar, S., & Milnar, L. (2006). Challenges and benefits of international trade in developed and transitional economies and individual companies - a case. International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, (3)(6), pp. 558-578
  • Kumar, S., & Nottestad, D. (2006). Capacity design - an application using discrete event simulation and designed experimentsExperiments. IIE Transactions, (38)(9), pp. 729-736
  • Kumar, S., & Nottestad, D. (2006). Integrated simulation application design for short-term production scheduling. IIE Transactions, (38)(9), pp. 737-748
  • Kumar, S., & Petersen, P. (2006). Impact of E-commerce in Lowering Impact of e-commerce in lowering operational costs and raising customer satisfaction. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, (17)(3), p.283 to 302
  • Kumar, S., & Phrommathed, P. (2006). Improving a manufacturing process by mapping and simulation of critical operations. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, (17)(1), pp. 104-132
  • Kumar, S., & Thondikulam, G. (2006). Knowledge Knowledge management in a collaborative business frameworkss Framework. Information Knowledge Systems Management Journal, (5)(3), pp. 171-187
  • Kumar, S., & Turner, L. (2006). Real world real options: A tool for investment decisions on new business ventures in the AEC and real estate development industries. International Journal of Electronic Finance, (1)(1), pp. 68-93
  • Kumar, S., & Yamaoka, T. (2006). Closed loop supply chains: A study of U.S. and Japanese car industries. Human Systems Management Journal, (25)(1), pp. 51-70
  • Kumar, S., Massie, C., & Dumonceaux, M. (2006). Comparative innovative business strategies of major players in cosmetic industry. Industrial Management and Data Systems, (106)(3), pp. 285-306
  • Meade, D., Kumar, S., & Houshyar, A. (2006). Financial analysis of a theoretical lean manufacturing implementation using hybrid simulation modeling.. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, (25)(2), pp. 137-152
  • Kumar, S. (2005). An exploratory analysis of competing supply chains in the personal computer industry. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, (6)(1), pp. 16-31
  • Kumar, S. (2005). Exploratory analysis of global cosmetic industry - major players, technology and market trends. Technovation, (25)(11), pp. 1263-1272
  • Kumar, S., & Fullenkamp, J. (2005). Analysis of European union environmental directives and producer responsibility requirements. International Journal of Services and Standards, (1)(3), pp. 379-398
  • Kumar, S., & Krob, W. (2005). Supply chain management challenges for aerospace control technologies leader. Technovation, (25)(1), pp. 53-58
  • Kumar, S., & Liu, D. (2005). Impact of globalization on entrepreneurial enterprises in the world markets. International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, (2)(1), pp. 46-64
  • Kumar, S., Jamieson, J., & Sweetman, M. (2005). Software industry in the fastest emerging market: Challenges and opportunities. International Journal of Technology Management, (29)(3/4), pp. 231-262
  • Kumar, S., Ressler, T. H., & Ahrens, M. E. (2005). Systems thinking, a consilience of values and logic. Human Systems Management Journal, (24)(4), pp. 259-274
  • Kumar, S. (2004). Mobile communications: Global trends in 21st century. International Journal of Mobile Communications, (2)(1), pp. 67-86
  • Kumar, S., & Beattie, J. (2004). A comparative study of the state of recent IPO companies - lessons learned. Industrial Management and Data Systems, (104)(1), pp. 5-15
  • Kumar, S., & Benusa, J. (2004). Economic justification of a data acquisition system: A case study. Journal of Cost Engineering, (46)(1), pp. 31-37
  • Kumar, S., & Harms, R. (2004). Improving business processes for increased operational efficiency - a case study. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, (15)(7), pp. 662-674
  • Kumar, S., & Ostor, C. (2004). CPG food and beverage market dynamics and supporting supply chain systems. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal of Supply Chain, (5)(1),
  • Kumar, S., & Ricker, J. L. (2004). General electric: A model of corporate citizenship and business evolution. International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, (2)(4), pp. 354-369
  • Kumar, S., & Schubin, A. (2004). Systems analysis and modeling of supply, demand, and transmission of electric power in Minnesota. Energy Sources: Journal of Extraction, Conversion, and the Environment, (26)(3), pp. 249-266
  • Kumar, S., & Seppanen, M. (2004). Software tools for teaching business processes design and improvement. Journal of the Academy of Business Education, (5), pp. 15-36
  • Kumar, S., & Snavely, T. (2004). Outsourcing and strategic alliances for product development: A case of Banta digital group. Technovation, (24)(12), pp. 1001-1010
  • Kumar, S., & Strehlow, R. (2004). Business process redesign as a tool for organizational development. Technovation, (24)(11), pp. 853-861
  • Kumar, S., & Terpstra, D. (2004). The post mortem of a complex product development - lessons learned. Technovation, (24)(10), pp. 805-818
  • Kumar, S., Bergstrom, T., & Rowell-Reichert, C. A. (2004). Exploring operational and logistical challenges in the department stores industry. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal of Supply Chain, (5)(2), pp. 42-57
  • Kumar, S., Jamieson, J., & Sweetman, M. (2004). Corporate finance in China- challenges and opportunities. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, (6)(4), pp. 351-366
  • Chandra, C., & Kumar, S. (2003). Enhancing manufacturing operations effectiveness through knowledge based design. Journal of Integrated Manufacturing Systems, (14)(3), pp. 278-292
  • Kumar, S. (2003). Managing human capital supply chain in the internet era. Industrial Management and Data Systems, (103)(4), pp. 227-237
  • Kumar, S., & Bennett, K. (2003). Global operations and logistics trends in the household and personal care products market. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal of Supply Chain, (4)(2), pp. 10-20
  • Kumar, S., & Blohowiak, M. (2003). Managing constraints in the foodservice supply chain. Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective, (7), pp. 89-98
  • Kumar, S., & Bragg, R. (2003). Maintaining working relationships with suppliers to meet customer demands. Industrial Engineer, (35)(6), pp. 39-44
  • Kumar, S., & Bragg, R. (2003). Managing supplier relationships. Quality Progress, (36)(9), pp. 24-30
  • Kumar, S., & DCamp, J. B. (2003). Establishing the PACE for competitive product development. International Journal of New Product Development and Innovation Management, (5)(2), pp. 109-119
  • Kumar, S., & Fredrick, B. (2003). Customer satisfaction: Extending the value of supply chains. International Journal of Customer Relationship Management, (6)(1), pp. 11-40
  • Kumar, S., & Gronseth, M. (2003). The seagate story. QC Focus,
  • Kumar, S., & Kvalheim, J. (2003). Economics of equipment acquisition - A case study. Journal of Cost Engineering, (45)(10), pp. 26-29
  • Kumar, S., & McCaffrey, T. (2003). Engineering economics at a hard disk drive manufacturer. Technovation, (23)(9), pp. 749-755
  • Kumar, S., & Meade, D. (2003). Has MRP run its course? A review of contemporary developments in planning systems. Industrial Management and Data Systems, (102)(8), pp. 442-452
  • Kumar, S., & Stokkeland, J. (2003). Evolution of GPS technology and its subsequent use in commercial markets. International Journal of Mobile Communications, (1)(1/2), pp. 180-193
  • Kumar, S., & Wellbrock, J. (2003). The challenges of new product introduction in a contract manufacturing environment. Journal of Quality, Institute of Quality Assurance,
  • Kumar, S., & Zahn, C. (2003). Mobile communications: evolution and impact on business operations. Technovation, (23)(6), pp. 515-520
  • Chandra, C., Kumar, S., & Smirnov, A. V. (2002). E-management of supply chains: General models taxonomy. Journal of Human Systems Management, (21)(2), pp. 95-113
  • Kumar, S. (2002). We're still learning from Henry Ford. Journal of Facilities Engineering,
  • Kumar, S., & Chandra, C. (2002). Managing multi-item single supplier inventory system with random demands. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, (32)(3), pp. 188-202
  • Kumar, S., & Chandra, C. (2002). Providing support to product design group for achieving variety control. Journal of Engineering Design, (12)(4), pp. 373-387
  • Kumar, S., & Gronseth, M. (2002). SIX SIGMA, a success story at seagate. Quality World, Journal of Institute of Quality Assurance, (28)(11), pp. 46-48
  • Kumar, S., & Krenner, N. (2002). Review of the semiconductor industry and technology roadmap. Journal of Science Education and Technology, (11)(3), pp. 229-236
  • Kumar, S., & Moore, K. (2002). The evolution of global positioning. Journal of Science Education and Technology, (11)(1), pp. 59-80
  • Kumar, S., & Wegleitner, D. (2002). Supply chain integration challenges for a storage technology leader. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, (3)(1),

Books and Chapters
  • Kumar, S. (2007). Connective technologies in the supply chain. Boca Raton, Florida Boca Raton, Florida: Auerbach Publications, Taylor and Francis Group
  • Kumar, S., & Meade, D. (2007). Financial models and tools for managing lean manufacturing. Boca Raton, Florida Boca Raton, Florida: Auerbach Publications, Taylor and Francis Group
  • Kumar, S., & Zander, M. (2007). Supply chain cost control using activity based management. Boca Raton, Florida Boca Raton, Florida: Auerbach Publications, Taylor and Francis Group
  • Kumar, S. (2005). Parts management models and applications, a supply chain system integration perspective. New York New York: Springer
  • Kumar, S., & Krob, W. A. (2005). Managing product life cycle management in a supply chain context: A prescription based on empirical approach. New York New York: Springer
  • Kumar, S., & Phrommathed, P. (2005). New product development: An empirical study of the effects of innovation strategy, organization learning and market conditions. New York New York: Springer
  • Seppanen, M., Kumar, S., & Chandra, C. (2005). Process analysis and improvement: Tools and techniques. New York New York: McGraw Hill-Irwin
  • Chandra, C., Kumar, S., & Smirnov, A. (2004). Value Creation From e-Business Models. In Wendy Currie (Ed.), A framework of integrated models for supply chain e-management. Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier
  • Kumar, S., & Blohowiak, M. (2004). Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Management. Managing constraints in the foodservice supply chain (pp. 87-101). Macmillan

Research Interests
  • Modeling and Optimization of Global Supply Chains
  • Healthcare Systems and Health Services Research
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainability and Environment
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Information Technology Applications
  • Decision Analysis
  • and Production and Service Cost Economies

Awards and Honors
  • John Ireland Presidential Award for Teacher / Scholar, University of St. Thomas, 2013
  • Medtronic Customer-Focus Quality Star of Excellence award, 2011
  • Goodeve Medal, JORS - Journal of the OR Society, 2010
  • Special President Award, Thermo King Corporation, 1996
  • Cowles Media Company President's Award, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1994
  • CenturyLink Endowed Chair in Global Communications and Technology Management, 2002

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