Debasish Mallick

Associate Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management

dnmallick@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4144

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

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

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Debasish N. Mallick, Ph.D., teaches technology and operations management and is an associate professor in the Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management. He earned a B. Tech. (Hons.) in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from the University of Arkansas and a Ph.D. in management from the University of Texas at Austin.

He worked in manufacturing and service sectors in the U.S. and abroad and taught at University of Arkansas, University of Texas, Virginia Commonwealth University, Boston College and the University of Minnesota before joining the University of St. Thomas. His research and teaching interests include new product development, management of technology and innovation, and operations and supply chain management. His work is published 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, European Journal of Innovation Management, IEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Encyclopedia of Production and Manufacturing Management, Intelligent Design and Manufacturing, and in proceedings of national conferences.

Mallick has consulted with over 20 companies and serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals. He is an active member of the Production & Operations Management Society, Decision Sciences Institute, Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, Engineering Management Society, and Product Development & Management Association. His awards and fellowships include: Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the Sam Walton School of Business; IBM Design Leadership Fellowship from the Corporate Design Foundation; McKnight Economic and Business Research Fellowship and a Learning Excellence Initiative Grant at the Carlson School of Management; Instructional Innovation Award from the Decision Sciences Institute; and the Susan E. Heckler Research Excellence Award at the University of St. Thomas.

Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
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Fall 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses
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OPMT 310 - 05 Operations Management M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 234
Description of course Operations Management : CRN: 43054
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
Schedule Details
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J-Term 2016 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Minneapolis (2006 - present)
  • Department Chair, Operations Supply Chain Management, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2015 - 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)
  • Software Consultant, Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin (1988 - 1988)
  • Research Assistant, University of Texas - Austin, Austin (1987 - 1988)
  • Graduate Instructor, University of Arkansas - School of Business Administration, Fayetteville (1986 - 1987)
  • Research Assistant, Mullins Library, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville (1987 - 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
  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Engineering Management Society
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science,
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Product Development and Management Association
  • Production and Operations Management Society

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

Public Service
  • Bengali Association of Minnesota, Board Member

Publications
  • Peng, X., Heim, G. R., & Mallick, D. N. (2014). Collaborative product development: The effect of project complexity on the use of information technology tools and new product development practices. Production and Operations Management, (23)(8), pp. 1421-1438
  • 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. (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. (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. (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

Books and Chapters

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
  • Alpha Iota Delta, Decision Sciences Institute, 2003
  • Carlson School of Management, 2003
  • Carlson School of Management, 2004
  • Decision Sciences Institute Dissertation Award, 2008
  • Instructional Innovation Award, Decision Sciences Institute, 2003
  • McKnight - Business and Economic Research Grant, Carlson School of Management, 2004
  • Susan E. Heckler Research Excellence Award, Opus College of Business, 2014
  • University of Minnesota, 2005
  • University of St. Thomas, 2007

Presentations
  • "Product modularity and NPD performance: Effect of supplier involvement and mass customization capability" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Washington, District of Columbia, May 01, 2015
  • "Impact of development tools on new product development" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Washington, District of Columbia, May 01, 2015
  • "Innovation, collaboration, and learning: Opportunities and challenges in NPD (New Product Development) research" OCB Research Forum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2015
  • "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
  • "Collaborative 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" Decision 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Design strategy framework: Contingencies in new product development" Decision Sciences Institute, Phoenix, AZ, November 01, 2007
  • "Industry collaboration: The key to enhancing student learning" Decision 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
  • "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
  • "Effectively using in-class games and exercise" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Boston, MA, April 01, 2005
  • "A contingency approach to managing new product development" POMS -Production and Operations Management Society, Chicago, IL, 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 Design & 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
  • "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
  • "A Learning Model for Managing New Product Development & Introduction" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Savannah, Georgia, January 01, 2003
  • "An Integrated Framework for Measuring Product Development Performance" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, San Diego, California, November 01, 2002
  • "An Integrated Framework for Measuring Product Development Performance" Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, California, 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