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Amar Sapra

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Production & Operations Management
Chairperson, Master of Business Administration (MBA), One-year fulltime residential programme for Experienced Professionals (EPGP)
IIMB Chair of Excellence

Professor Sapra completed his PhD in Supply Chain Management at Cornell University and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering at IIT Roorkee. Prior to joining IIMB, he taught at the University of Florida and Cornell University in the US.

His research interests include Supply Chain Management, Pricing and Inventory Management. His research has appeared in top-tier journals such as Operations Research and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. He has also co-authored a book entitled, Principles of Inventory Management: When You Are Down to Four, Order More (published by Springer in 2010). He has been a “Young Faculty Research Chair” at IIMB.

Recent Publications:

  • Goyal, A., Sapra, A.  Managing Replenishment and Clearance of Perishables: LIFO Issuing Policy and Age-Sensitive Demand.  Production and Operations Management. Forthcoming.
  • Alptekinoğlu, A., Bhandari, A. S., and Sapra, A. Demand management using responsive pricing and product variety to counter supply chain disruptions. European Journal of Operational Research, 314(3), 867-881, 2024.
  • Sapra, A. and S. Kumar. Optimal Joint Assortment for an Omni-Channel Retailer. Information Systems Research. Forthcoming.
  • Sapra, A. and P. Jackson. Integration of Long‐ and Short‐Term Contracts in a Market for Capacity. Production and Operations Management, 31 (7), 2022.
  • Chen, L. M. and A. Sapra. Inventory Renewal for a Perishable Product: Economies of Scale and Age‐Dependent Demand. Naval Research Logistics (NRL), 68(3), 2021.
  • Sapra, A. Dual Sourcing in a Serial System. Production and Operations Management, 26(12), 2017.
  • Onal, M., E. Romeijn, A. Sapra, and W. Heuvel. The Economic Lot-Sizing Problem with Perishable Items and Consumption Order Preference. European Journal of Operational Research, 244(3), 2015.
  • Sapra, A. and P. Jackson. A Continuous Time Analog to the Martingale Model of Forecast Evolution. IIE Transactions, 46(1), 2014.
  • Chen, L.-M. and A. Sapra. Joint Inventory and Pricing Decisions for Perishable Products with Two-period Lifetime. Naval Research Logistics, 60(5), 2013.
  • Sapra, A., and P. Jackson. On the Equilibrium Behavior of a Supply Chain Market for Capacity. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 15(1), 2013.
  • Muckstadt, J. and A. Sapra. Principles of Inventory Management: When You are Down to Four, Order More. Reference and textbook for Masters and PhD Students, Springer, 2010.
  • Sapra, A., V. A. Truong, and R. Q. Zhang. How Much Demand Should be Fulfilled? Operations Research, 58(3), 2010.


  • Honorable Mention for Best Published Paper in Scheduling and Logistics Track in IIE Transactions (Journal) during 2013-14 for "A Continuous Time Analog to the Martingale Model of Forecast Evolution."
  • Dean's recognition for excellence in teaching, College of Engineering, University of Florida, Spring 2008, Fall 2008.
  • One of two finalists, Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2006.
  • First Prize, MSOM Student Paper Competition, 2003.
  • Silver Medal for second rank overall in the class, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, 1999.

  • Independent director, Future Supply Chain Solutions Ltd (2017-present)
  • Referee for Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, Management Science, Journal of Global Optimization, Mathematics of Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, Discrete Optimization, and IIE Transactions
  • Member of editorial review board of Production and Operations Management, 2007-present
  • Track Chair (Operations Management), PAN-IIM Conference, 2018
  • Member of advisory board, City Link Portal Private Ltd, 2017-18
  • Associate Editor, IIMB Management Review (2009-14) and Naval Research Logistics (ad hoc)
  • Institutional service
    • Chair, Production and Operations Management area (2019-21) and Supply Chain Management Centre (2015-19)
    • Area FPM Coordinator, Production and Operations Management area (2015-17) and Quantitative Methods area (2012-14)
  • Committee membership
    • Faculty development and evaluation committee (2022-present)
    • Programme committees: PGP (2018-21), PGPEM (2014-16) and UG course and curriculum at UF
    • Ad hoc committees on journal classification (2022), PGP review (2021), norms governing academic activities (2016), and faculty performance evaluation (2014).

  • PhD in Operations Research, Cornell University, USA
  • BE in Mechanical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India