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Faculty and Staff Profile

V Sri Sridharan


Office: 100 A3 Sirrine 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 and Chair of the Department of Management at Clemson University. 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

Barut, M., Yildirim, M. and Sridharan, V., "Efficacy of capacity rationing heuristics in make to order environment," International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, Forthcoming 2015.

Riley, Jason M, Miller, Janis L., Sridharan, V. 2015. Incorporating the predictability of consequences into a disruption management framework. International Journal of Business Analytics 2(3):20-33.

Riley, Jason, M., Klein, Richard, Miller, Janis L., Sridharan, V. 2016. How Internal Integration, Training, and Information Sharing Affect Supply Chain Risk Management Capabilities. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management 46(10):