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Dr Nachiappan Subramanian

Post:Reader in Operations & Logistics Management and Supply Chains (Business and Management)
Location:JUBILEE BUILDING JUB-303
Email:N.Subramanian@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:2982
UK:01273 872982
International:+44 1273 872982

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Biography

Dr Nachiappan (Nachi) Subramanian has 20 years of experience including 18 years in academia and 2 years in a consulting company. He conducted his post-doctoral research at University of Nottingham, United Kingdom under BOYSCAST fellowship program and received Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship Award. He obtained career award and young scientist fellowship award from Indian government agencies to augment his research on supply chain modelling. In the past, he led a few textile and software consultancy projects based at India and Japan. On the teaching front, Nachi is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK, he has written several book chapters and cases among them his case titled “Supply chain optimization at Madurai Aavin Milk Dairy” has been reported as the second largest selling Harvard cases in India. His writing on emerging topics has received several hits including his media article on delivery drones published by China Daily and LSE Business Review blog on Social media and successful retail operations in the hyper-customisation era.  Nachi has a versatile teaching experience in several countries including UK, China, India and Australia. In addition, Nachi has a rich executive education experience either taught or convened modules in Victoria & Albert Museum Master Class and China High Speed Rail international talent development programme.

He is an ambitious researcher with a focus on novel research topics such as humanitarian operations management, sustainability, risk and innovation, co-creation, ambi-supply networks and performance measurement. Till date, to his credit he has published more than 80 refereed research papers in leading operations and supply chain management journals. He guest edited several special issues and involved in projects such as sustainable business model development, cold chain network optimisation, eco-innovation in emerging economies and ambiguous threats in supply networks. In his previous assignments, he contributed at various levels to successfully secure and complete eight research grants. Nachi has supervised several undergraduate students’ dissertations, fifty five post graduate dissertations and ten PhD student thesis.

 

Role

Reader in Operations and Logistics Management & Supply Chains.

Deputy Subject Group Lead - Operations & Technology Management.

Course Convenor - MSc Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK.

Community and Business

Nachi's media article on delivery drones published by China Daily received many hits. 

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2014/06/10/7869285.htm

His recent research article published in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management has reached wider audience and is trending as a popular article.

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/IJOPM-03-2015-0153