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V Sri Sridharan


Office: 409C Wilbur O. & Ann Powers Hall
Phone: 864-656-2624
Fax: 864-656-2015


 Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Operations Management
    The University of Iowa 1987
  • Diploma Statistics & Operations Research
    Indian Statistical Institute 1978
  • B.E. Mechanical Engineering
    Madurai University 1975

Courses Taught

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management
  • International Business
  • Business Statistics
  • Decision Models


Dr. V 'Sri' Sridharan, who holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. Sri is, currently, a professor of management. He served as Chair of the Department of Management at Clemson University from 2007 to 2019. Since August 2000, he is also a professor at the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Lisbon, Portugal. During 2006 he was a visiting Professor at the Ecole de Management in Lyon, France and during 1991 he was a Visiting Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology, in The Netherlands. Sri has taught graduate and executive courses also in Operations & Supply Chain Management in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the U.A.E. Since 2001, he has been regularly teaching the Supply Chain Management course in the Executive MBA program at the Zayed University in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Dr. Sridharan has research interests in the area of operations and supply chain management. He has published over one hundred refereed papers in leading scientific journals, scholarly monographs and reference books, and conference proceedings. Sri has supervised doctoral dissertations of twelve Ph.D. students. His research has generated more than $575,000 in research grant from various organizations, including the National Science Foundation, SIEMENS, Taylor Manufacturing Systems and McDonnell Douglas Aerospace. Sri serves as an Associate Editor of the Decision Sciences Journal. Previously he has served as the editor of POM CHRONICLE during 1995-2001 and the editor of the OMA Newsletter during 1992-1994. He has served also on the editorial review boards of the Production and Operations Management journal and the Journal of Operations Management. Dr. Sridharan received the 2002 Clemson University Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research and the 1997 Provost Award for Scholarly Achievement. In 1997, and again in 2004, he was awarded the Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence. Sri has consulted for AT&T Bell Labs, Taylor Manufacturing Systems, NCR Computers, AHP Havermann and Partner GmBH, International Institute for Business Studies, Data Systems Technology, and the Ministry of Higher Education, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Integration, Supply Chain Risk Management, Supply Chain Complexity, Supply Chain Analytics, Revenue / Capacity Management, Operations Scheduling, Inventory Management

Research Publications

  • Sridharan, V. and X. Li, “Improving Delivery Reliability By A New Due-Date Setting Rule,” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 186, pp. 1201-1211 (2008).
  • Hales, D., S. Chakravarty, and V. Sridharan, "Testing Benford's Law to Improving Supply Chain Decision-Making: A Field Experiment" International Journal of Production Economics. 2010.
  • Li, X., Sridharan, V., Kanet, J. J., and Y. Zhang, “Job Due-Date Assignment with Earliness and Tardiness Penalties and Stochastic Arrival and Service Times,” International Journal of Advanced Operations Management. 2010.
  • Radhakrishnan, A., Sridharan, V., and Davis, J. "Mapping the Critical Links between Supply Chain Evaluation System and Supply Chain Integration Sustainability: An Empirical Study," International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 44-65, Jan. - Mar., 2011.
  • Radhakrishnan, A., Sridharan, V., Davis, J., and Moore, D., "Applying Confirmatory Factor Analysis Multi-Trait Multi-Method Approach in Supply Chain Management Research," International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011
  • Riley, J., Miller, J., and Sridharan, V. "Incorporating the predictability of consequences into a disruption management framework." International Journal of Business Analytics, 2015.
  • Barut, M., Yildirim, M. and Sridharan, V., “Efficacy of capacity rationing heuristics in make to order environment,” International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, 2015.
  • Riley, J., Klein, R., Miller, J., and Sridharan, V., “How internal integration, information sharing, and training affect supply chain risk management capabilities,” International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. Vol. 46 No. 10, 2016.
  • Radhakrishnan, A., David, D., Sridharan, V., Davis, J., “Re-Examining Supply Chain Integration: A Resource Dependency Theory Perspective,” International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2016.
  • Radhakrishnan, A., Davis, J.S., Sridharan, V., Moore, D., and David, D., “The impact of inter-organizational information systems-enabled external integration on capabilities of buyer–supplier dyads,” European Management Journal, October 2017.
  • Ojha, D., Sahin, F., Shockley, J. and Sridharan, V. “Is There a Performance Tradeoff in Managing Order Fulfillment and the Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chains? The Role of Information Sharing and Information Type,” International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 208, February 2019, Pages 529-543.
  • Riley, J., Klein, R., Miller, J. and Sridharan, V. “Mitigating Manifest Supply Chain Disruptions,” Forthecoming in The TQM Journal. 2019.
  • Sukran N. Atadeniz and Sri V. Sridharan (2019): “Effectiveness of nervousness
  • reduction policies when capacity is constrained,” International Journal of Production Research, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2019.1643513.
  • Sukran Nilvana Atadeniz, Yavuz Acar, V Sridharan, “A review of supply chain integration constructs and a framework for future research,” Forthcoming in Int. J. of Applied Decision Sciences, 2020.
  • Ojha, D., Patel, P, V Sridharan, (2020), “Dynamic Strategic Planning and Firm Competitive Performance: A conceptualization and an Empirical Test,” International Journal of Production Economics,
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