Debasish Mallick

Associate Professor, DSCI / Ops Supply Chain Mgmt

dnmallick@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4144

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Schulze Hall 428
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ph.D., Management, University of Texas
M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Arkansas
B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

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Debasish N. Mallick teaches technology and operations management. Prior to joining the University of St. Thomas in 2006, he worked in industry and taught at the University of Arkansas, University of Texas, Virginia Commonwealth University, Boston College and the University of Minnesota. He also directed the New Product Design & Business Development Program at the University of Minnesota.

Mallick's research focuses on collaboration, innovation and learning in new product development and technology management. His work has appeared in the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Design Management Journal, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Encyclopedia of Production and Manufacturing Management, Intelligent Design and Manufacturing, and in proceedings of national conferences.

Mallick has consulted with more than 20 companies and serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals. He is an active member of Production & Operations Management Society, Decision Sciences Institute, Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, Engineering Management Society, and Product Development & Management Association.

He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the University of Arkansas Sam Walton College of Business, IBM Design Leadership Fellowship from the Corporate Design Foundation, McKnight Economic and Business Research Fellowship and Learning Excellence Initiative Grant at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, Instructional Innovation Award from the Decision Sciences Institute, and was nominated for the university-wide Distinguished Teaching Award at Boston College.

He received his B. Tech. (with honors in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, his M.B.A. from the University of Arkansas and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
OPMT 310 - 07 Operations Management - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 232
Description of course Operations Management : CRN: 42836
Operations management focuses on planning, coordination and control of activities involved in the transformation of resources into goods and services. This course will examine the concepts and techniques utilized in the mangement of manufacturing and service operations. This course will focus on the strategic use of the tactical tools of operations mangement. Topics covered include the management of process, technology, production, six-sigma quality, inventory, suply chain, workforce, business process improvement and lean management in operating systems. After completing this course, students will have a great appreciation for the strategic power of the operations function and greater knowledge of how effective operations mangement can enable an organization to attain a sustainable competitive advantage. Prerequisites: Junior standing; STAT 220; and MATH 101 or higher; concurrent or previous enrollment in MGMT 305 reccommended

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OPMT 310 - 08 Operations Management - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 MCH 232
Description of course Operations Management : CRN: 42831
Operations management focuses on planning, coordination and control of activities involved in the transformation of resources into goods and services. This course will examine the concepts and techniques utilized in the mangement of manufacturing and service operations. This course will focus on the strategic use of the tactical tools of operations mangement. Topics covered include the management of process, technology, production, six-sigma quality, inventory, suply chain, workforce, business process improvement and lean management in operating systems. After completing this course, students will have a great appreciation for the strategic power of the operations function and greater knowledge of how effective operations mangement can enable an organization to attain a sustainable competitive advantage. Prerequisites: Junior standing; STAT 220; and MATH 101 or higher; concurrent or previous enrollment in MGMT 305 reccommended

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J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
OPMT 610 - 111 Operations Management - T - R - - - 1515 - 1645 SCH 120
Description of course Operations Management : CRN: 22112
This course regards the student as a consumer of operations management results rather than a producer of the results. The operations function is examined from the general manager's perspective. The role of the operations function in goods-producing companies as well as in service organizations is examined. The course discusses the decision for which the operations manager is accountable. How those decisions are made and the various tools and methods used to make the decisions also will be addressed. You should not expect to become proficient in using these tools; rather you should expect to understand why the tool is appropriate to the decision. Prerequisite: OPMT 600

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OPMT 610 - 112 Operations Management - T - R - - - 1330 - 1500 SCH 120
Description of course Operations Management : CRN: 22113
This course regards the student as a consumer of operations management results rather than a producer of the results. The operations function is examined from the general manager's perspective. The role of the operations function in goods-producing companies as well as in service organizations is examined. The course discusses the decision for which the operations manager is accountable. How those decisions are made and the various tools and methods used to make the decisions also will be addressed. You should not expect to become proficient in using these tools; rather you should expect to understand why the tool is appropriate to the decision. Prerequisite: OPMT 600

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Minneapolis (2006 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (2000 - 2006)
  • Assistant Professor, Boston College - Wallace E. Carroll School of Management, Boston (1993 - 2000)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University - School of Business, Richmond (1992 - 1993)
  • Assistant Instructor, University of Texas - Austin - College of Business Administration, Austin (1990 - 1992)
  • Research Assistant, University of Texas - Austin, Austin (1990 - 1990)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas - Austin - College of Business Administration, Austin (1987 - 1989)
  • Research Assistant, University of Texas - Austin, Austin (1987 - 1988)
  • Software Consultant, Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin (1988 - 1988)
  • Research Assistant, Mullins Library, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville (1987 - 1987)
  • Graduate Instructor, University of Arkansas - School of Business Administration, Fayetteville (1986 - 1987)
  • Research Assistant, Johnson Associates, Fayetteville (1986 - 1986)
  • Research Assistant, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Fayetteville (1985 - 1986)
  • In-charge, Mechanical Services Division, Makers Development Services Pvt. Ltd. India, Baghdad (1981 - 1985)
  • Assistant Engineer, Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company, (1980 - 1981)
  • Summer Trainee Engineer, Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd., Hyderabad (1979 - 1979)
  • Summer Trainee Engineer, Alwyn Metal Works, Hyderabad (1978 - 1978)
  • Summer Trainee Engineer, Praga Tools Ltd., Hyderabad (1977 - 1977)

Professional Memberships
  • Product Development and Management Association
  • Production and Operations Management Society
  • Engineering Management Society
  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science,
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Professional Service
  • European Journal of Innovation Management, Editor
  • International Journal of Applied Management Science,
  • International Journal of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management,
  • Aravali Institute of Management International Advisory Council,
  • Decision Sciences Institute, Reviewer
  • INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences,
  • POMS - Production and Operations Management Society,
  • Aravali Institute of Management,
  • PDMA - Product Development Management Association, Reviewer

Public Service
  • Bengali Association of Minnesota, Board Member

Major Works
  • Adman, S., Mallick, D. N., & Schroeder, R. G. (2013). New product development (NPD): Impact of project characteristics and development practices on performance. Journal of Product Innovation Management, (30)(2), pp. 331-348
  • Mallick, D. N., Ritzman, L. P., & Sinha, K. K. (2013). Evaluating product-centric continuous improvements: Impact on competitive capabilities and business performance. Journal of Product Innovation Management, (30)(S1), pp. 188-202
  • Heim, G. R., Mallick, D. N., & Peng, X. (2012). Collaborative product development: The effect of project complexity of the use of information technology tools and new product development practices. Production and Operations Management,
  • Heim, G. R., Mallick, D. N., & Peng, X. (2012). Antecedents and consequences of new product development practices and software tools: An exploratory study. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, (59)(3), pp. 428-442
  • Ahmad, S. R., Schroeder, D. N., & Mallick, D. N. (2010). The relationship among modularity, functional coordination, and mass customization: Implications for competitiveness. European Journal of Innovation Management, (13)(1), pp. 46-61
  • Luo, C., Mallick, D. N., & Schroeder, R. G. (2010). Collaborative Product Development (CPD): Exploring the Role of Internal Coordination Capability (ICC) in Supplier Involvement. European Journal of Innovation Management, (13)(2), pp. 244-266.
  • Mallick, D. N., & Schroeder, R. (2005). An integrated framework for measuring new product development performance in high-technology industry. Production and Operations Management, (14)(2), pp. 142-148
  • Mallick, D. N. (2004). An experiential approach to preparing students for leadership in managing technology. Decision Line, (35)(4),
  • Mallick, D. N., Cardozo, R. N., Durfee, W. K., Ardichvili, A., Adams, C., & Erdman, A. G. (2002). Experiential education in new product design and business development. Journal of Product Innovation Management, (19)(1), pp. 4-17
  • Chaudhury, A. D., Mallick, D. N., & Rao, H. R. (2001). Web channels in e-commerce. Communications of the ACM, (44)(1), pp. 99-104
  • Mallick, D. N., & Mukhopadhyay, K. (2001). Local design vs. global design: A strategic business choice. European Journal of Operational Research, (131)(2), pp. 389-399
  • Mallick, D. N. (2000). The design strategy framework. Design Management Journal, (11)(3), pp. 66-73
  • Mallick, D. N., & Chaudhury, A. (2000). Technology management education in MBA programs A comparative study of knowledge and skills requirements. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, (17)(2), pp. 153-173
  • Safizadeh, M. H., Ritzman, L. P., & Mallick, D. N. (2000). Revisiting alternative theoretical paradigms in manufacturing strategy. Production and Operations Management, (9)(2), pp. 111-127

Research Interests
  • Business Education
  • E-Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship Strategy
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations
  • Quality Management
  • New Product Development
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

Awards and Honors
  • Decision Sciences Institute Dissertation Award, 2008
  • University of St. Thomas, 2007
  • University of Minnesota, 2005
  • Carlson School of Management, 2004
  • Carlson School of Management, 2003
  • Decision Sciences Institute, 2003
  • Alpha Iota Delta, 2003
  • Carlson School of Management, 2004

Presentations
  • "New product development (NPD): Impact of NPD tools and techniques on performance" DSI - Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, November 19, 2014
  • "Impact of NPD practices and tools on internal and external collaboration and performance" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Atlanta, Georgia, May 12, 2014
  • "An optimal control theory based model for learning in new product development (NPD)." OCB Faculty Research Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2014
  • "New product development (NPD): Impact manufacturing interface" INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 09, 2013
  • "Collabaorative product development (CPD): Exploring contingencies in supplier and customer involvement" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Denver, Colorado, May 01, 2013
  • "Collaborative product development (CDP): Impact on internal coordination capability (ICC) on supplier and customer involvement" OCB Faculty Research Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2013
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Impact of internal integration on supplier and customer involvement" DSI - Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, California, November 01, 2012
  • "A contingency approach to managing new product development" Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management - Indian Institute of Management, Powai, Mumbai, January 01, 2012
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Exploring contingencies in customer involvement" Decison Sciences Institute, Boston, MA, November 01, 2011
  • "New product development (NPD): Exploring industry and country effect on practices and performance" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Reno, NV, May 01, 2011
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Exploring contingencies in supplier involvement" Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, CA, November 01, 2010
  • "Information technology use in new product development: The effect of project contingencies" Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, CA, November 01, 2010
  • "Exploring contingencies in supplier and customer involvement" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Vancouver, Canada, May 01, 2010
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Exploring the effects of customer and supplier involvement on NPD performance" Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 01, 2009
  • "Antecedents and consequences of popular new product development" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Orlando, Florida, May 01, 2009
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Exploring contingencies in supplier and customer involvement" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Orlando, Florida, May 01, 2009
  • "A contingency approach to managing new product development (NPD)" Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, November 01, 2008
  • "How information technology supports new product development: Examining IT infrastructure and product design tools" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, LaJolla, CA, May 01, 2008
  • "The role of internal coordination capability in collaborative product development (CPD): A resource base view perspective" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, La Jolla, California, May 01, 2008
  • "Design strategy framework: Contingencies in new product development" Decision Sciences Institute, Phoenix, AZ, November 01, 2007
  • "Industry collaboration: The key to enhancing student learning" Decison Sciences Institue, November 01, 2007
  • "An experiential approach to preparing students for leadership in managing technology and innovation" Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, July 01, 2007
  • "New product development (NPD) tools: Contingencies and performance" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Dallas, TX, May 01, 2007
  • "Teaching management of technology" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Dallas, Texas, January 01, 2007
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Exploring the moderating effects of functional integration capability on customer and supplier involvement'" Decision Sciences Institute, San Antonia, TX, November 01, 2006
  • "Inter-firm collaborative product development (CPD): An integrated theoretical framework" PDMA - Product Development Management Association, Atlanta, Georgia, October 01, 2006
  • "An experiential approach to preparing students for leadership in managing technology and innovation" Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpu, India, July 01, 2006
  • "An experiential approach to preparing students for leadership in managing technology and innovation" Olin School of Business, St. Louis, Mo, December 01, 2005
  • "Collaborative development (CPD): Exploring the effects of customer and supplier involvement on new product development (NPD) Performance" Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, CA, November 01, 2005
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Exploring the effects of customer and supplier involvement on new product development (NPD) Performance." Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, California, November 01, 2005
  • "A learning model for managing engineering changes" PDMA - Product Development Management Association, San Diego, California, October 01, 2005
  • "A contingency approach to managing new product development" POMS -Production and Operations Management Society, Chicago, IL, April 01, 2005
  • "Effectively using in-class games and exercise" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Boston, MA, April 01, 2005
  • "'Quality vs. Speed: An Exploratory Study of the NPD Practices'" Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, MA, November 01, 2004
  • "'New Product Design and Business Development: A University Industry Partnership for Preparing Students for Leadership in Managing Technology'" Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, MA, November 01, 2004
  • "'Preparing Students for Leadership in Technology Management at University of Minnesota" INFORMS, Denver, CO, August 01, 2004
  • "New Product Desin & Business Development: - A University Industry Partnership for Leadership in Technology Management" TIE Minnesota Chapter, Minneapolis, MN, June 01, 2004
  • "Engineering Change Orders (ECOs): Impact on Competitive Capabilities and Firm Performance" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Cancun, Mexico, April 01, 2004
  • "An Experiential Approach to Preparing Students for Leadership in Managing Technology" Decision Sciences Institute, Washington, District of Columbia, January 01, 2004
  • "Enhancing an MBA Curriculum Using Outside Business Ideas" Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, January 01, 2004
  • "A Learning Model for Managing New Product Development & Introduction" Decision Sciences Institute, Washington, District of Columbia, November 01, 2003
  • "The Role of Knowledge Redundancy in Collaborative Product Development (CPD): A Multiple-Case Study" INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia, October 01, 2003
  • "A Learning Model for New Product Introduction" INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia, October 01, 2003
  • "Learning by Doing" OMS Department Seminar on Teaching Excellence & Best Teaching Practices Round Table, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 01, 2003
  • "April 2003 Presented: A Learning Model for Managing New Product Development & Introduction" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Sasvannah, Georgia, January 01, 2003
  • "An Integrated Framework for Measuring Product Development Performance" Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, California, November 01, 2002
  • "New Product Design & Business Development" Department of Biosystems and Agriculture, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 01, 2002
  • "New Product Design & Business Development to the Dept of Biosystems & Agriculture at UofM" U of M, Minneapolis, MN, November 01, 2002
  • "New Product Development Teaching & Training" PDMA - Product Development Management Association, Orlando, Florida, October 01, 2002
  • "November 2002 Presented: An Integrated Framework for Measuring Product Development Performance" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, San Diego, California, January 01, 2002
  • "November 2002 Presented: New Product Design & Business Development" Department of Biosystems and Agriculture, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2002