Debabrata Das


Associate Professor

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022-2803-5200 (Ext. 6520)

Ph.D (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)

Area & Groups
Analytics & Data Science

  • Ph.D. (Operations Management & Decision Sciences), SJM School of Management, IIT Bombay, India
  • Thesis Title: Modelling and Analysis of Integrated Forward-Reverse Supply Chain Systems (2010-2015)
  • M.Sc. (Mathematics), Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay, India (2006-2008)
  • B.Sc. (Mathematics Hons), Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Calcutta University, India (2003-2006)

  • Optimization Techniques
  • Business Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • System Dynamics Modelling
  • Multi-Objective Optimization
  • Decision Making under Risk and Uncertainty

Journal Publications

  1. Samad, T. A., Ganguly, K. K., & Das, D. (2023). Towards a framework for development of Crowd Logistics: paving the way for sustainable logistics. Computers & Industrial Engineering. (Forthcoming)
  2. Das, D., & Dutta, P. (2022). Product return management through promotional offers: The role of consumers’ loss aversion. International Journal of Production Economics. (Forthcoming)
  3. Debabrata Das, Priyanka Verma, Ajinkya Tanksale (2022). Designing a Closed-Loop Supply Chain for Reusable Packaging Materials: A Risk-averse two-stage Stochastic Programming Model using CVaR. Computers & Industrial Engineering. (Forthcoming)
  4. Ajinkya Tanksale, Debabrata Das, Priyanka Verma, Manoj K. Tiwari (2021). Unpacking the role of primary packaging material in designing green supply chains: An integrated approach. International Journal of Production Economics. (Forthcoming)
  5. Aditya Kumar Sahu, Ramakrushna Padhy, Debabrata Das, Amitosh Gautam (2021). Improving financial and environmental performance through MFCA: A SME case study. Journal of Cleaner Production. (Forthcoming)
  6. Disha Bhanot, Vinish Kathuria, Debabrata Das (2021). Can Institutional Innovations in Agri-marketing Channels alleviate Distress Selling? Evidence from India. World Development. (Forthcoming)
  7. Debabrata Das and Pankaj Dutta. (2019). Maximizing profit and responsiveness of a closed-loop supply chain in presence of product exchange offer. Journal of Statistics and Management Systems 22 (3), 495-534.
  8. Pankaj Dutta, Debabrata Das, Frank Schultmann and Magnus Fröhling. (2016). Design and Planning of a Closed-Loop Supply Chain with Three Way Recovery and Buy-Back Offer. Journal of Cleaner Production, 135, 604-619.
  9. Debabrata Das and Pankaj Dutta. (2016). Performance Analysis of a Closed-Loop Supply Chain with Incentive-dependent Demand and Return, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 86(1), 621-639.
  10. Debabrata Das and Pankaj Dutta. (2015). Design and Analysis of a Closed-Loop Supply Chain in presence of Promotional Offer, International Journal of Production Research, 53(1), 141-165.
  11. Sidhartha Padhi, Pan Grosse-Ruyken and Debabrata Das. (2015). Strategic Revenue Management under Uncertainty: A Case Study on Real Estate Projects in India. Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, 22(3-4), 213-229.
  12. Debabrata Das and Pankaj Dutta. (2013). A System Dynamics Framework for Integrated Reverse Supply Chain with Three Way Recovery and Product Exchange Policy. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 66(4), 720-733.

Book Chapter

  1. Debabrata Das, Sankhadip Kumar, and Amit Somwanshi. (2021). Industry 4.0 and SMEs: An Indian Perspective. In Industry 4.0 in SMEs Across the Globe. (pp. 165-176). CRC Press, Taylor & Francis.
  2. Kunal Ganguly and Debabrata Das. (2018). Modelling the Enablers of Supply Risk Management using Interpretive Structural Methodology. Research, Practices, and Innovations in Global Risk and Contingency Management. (pp. 286-304). IGI Global.
  3. Debabrata Das and Pankaj Dutta. (2013). Simulation Study of an Integrated Reverse Logistics in Fuzzy Environment. In IAENG Transactions on Engineering Technologies (pp. 151-165). Springer Netherlands.

  • Received Award for Excellence in Thesis Work from IIT Bombay for the year 2014-2016 for outstanding research contributions.
  • Received Certificate of Merit award for the research article "A System Dynamics Framework for an Integrated Forward-Reverse Supply Chain with Fuzzy Demand and Fuzzy Collection Rate under Possibility Constraints" in The 2012 IAENG International Conference on Operations Research, Hong Kong.
  • Received grant of 600 EUR to attend The Pyrenees International Workshop and Summer School on Statistics, Probability and Operations Research, SPO 2011, 13-16 Sep 2011, Jaca, Spain.
  • Received grant of 800 EUR to attend the International Summer School on Game Theory and Models of Voting, 8-15 Sep 2012, Campione da’Italia, Como, Italy.
  • Received Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management Endowment Scholarship based on academic performance during course work of doctoral program.
  • Received “Automation of Citi Brand MIS” award in 2009, CitiGroup Global Services Ltd.
  • All India Rank 7 in Joint Admission to M.Sc(JAM), 2006 in Mathematics, conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
  • Awarded National Scholarship in 1999 by Directorate of School Education, Govt. of West Bengal.

Management Development Program

  • Applications of AI/ML in Operations & Supply Chain Management (1 batch in 2020, 2 batches in 2021, 1 batch in 2022)
  • AI/ML Driven Customer Relationship Management (1 batch in 2021)
  • Forecasting for Business Excellence (1 batch in 2022)
  • Business Decision Making During Covid-19 (2019) (as resource faculty)
  • Supply Chain Analytics (1 batch, 2016)

Unit Based Program

  • AI/ML for Excellence in Demand Planning (Hindustan Unilever Limited, Feb-Mar 2023)
  • Supply Chain Management Certification Program [For Oil and Gas Sector] (Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd., Nov-Dec 2022)
  • Supply Chain Management (2 batches completed, Tata Steel Ltd., Nov 2022 onwards)
  • Supply Chain Management (Coromandel International Limited, 2022)
  • Axlerate 2.0 - Certification Program in Supply Chain Management (Basic Module, 6 batches completed) (Mahindra Logistics Limited, Feb 2022 onwards)
  • Axlerate 2.0 - Certification Program in Supply Chain Management (Basic Module, E-commerce, 2 batches completed) (Mahindra Logistics Limited, Sep 2022 onwards)
  • Sourcing & Procurement Management (ITC Hotel Division, 2019)
  • Inventory Management (Sterlite Technologies Silvassa, 2019) (as resource faculty)
  • Quantitative Models for Decision Making under “General Management Module for IOFS” (National Academy of Defence Production, Nagpur, 2017)

Consultancy/Research Projects

  • Tail Mapping Tool for Aircraft Allocation (AirAsia India Ltd)
  • Pilot Optimizer Tool for Crew Pairing (AirAsia India Ltd)
  • Engineering Optimization Tool for Maintenance Staff (AirAsia India Ltd)
  • Smart Resource Allocation (Genpact)
  • Supplier Variability Modelling (Genpact)
  • ACXY Segmentation (Genpact)
  • Routing Optimization (Genpact)
  • Managing Forward and Reverse Logistics of Packaging Materials (Genpact)

  • Faculty Coordinator of Global Online Certification Course on Business and Operations Analytics by Prof. David Simchi-Levi and Prof. Manoj K Tiwari (Jan 2022 - March 2022)
  • Faculty Coordinator of Global Online Certification Course on End to End Supply Chain Transformation through Digitization by Prof. David Simchi-Levi and Prof. Manoj K Tiwari (Oct 2021 -  Dec 2021)
  • Faculty Coordinator of Global Online Certification Course on Supply Chain Operations and Disruptions Management: A Way Forward by Prof. Tadeusz Sawik and Prof. Manoj K Tiwari (Aug 2021 - Oct 2021)
  • Faculty Coordinator of Global Online Certification Course on Business and Operations Analytics by Prof. David Simchi-Levi and Prof. Manoj  K Tiwari (June 2021 - Sep 2021)
  • Faculty Coordinator of Global Online Certification Course on Supply Chain Digitization and Management by Prof. David Simchi-Levi and Prof. Manoj K Tiwari (Dec 2020 - March 2021)
  • Member, Data Science Lab (2021-present)
  • Member, School of Logistics and Supply Chain (2020-present)
  • Member, Students Development (2020-present)
  • Member, Communication Lab (2020-present)
  • Member, Executive MBA (2020-present)
  • Core Committee Member, PGDAOM (2021-present)
  • Member, Online Examination (2020-present)
  • Member, Centre for Supply Chain Management (2019) 
  • Member, Organizing Committee, IAMOT conference (2019)
  • Member, Convocation Committee (2018, 2019, 2021)
  • Member, NBA Accreditation, 2019.