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Manoj Malhotra

Jeff B. Bates Professor Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Department Chair of Management Science and Director, Center for Global Supply Chain & Process Management


Manoj Malhotra is the Moore School's Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, the Jeff B. Bates Professor and the Chair of the Management Science Department since 2000 at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina (USC), Columbia. He is also the founding Director of the Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management (GSCPM). This Center has garnered over $3.5 Million in industry support since its inception in 2005 from firms such as Carolina Healthcare Systems, Coca Cola Bottling, Colonial, Ingersoll Rand, Johnson & Johnson, Michelin, Pfizer, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Siemens, and Textron among others. The academic excellence and research reputation of the Management Science department in the discipline has climbed steadily over the past 16 years, while its undergraduate program in Global Supply Chain and Operations Management (GSCOM) has recently been ranked 7th nationally, and the graduate program 15th nationally, by the Gartner Group.  These programs produce graduates who receive placements at highly competitive salaries in well-regarded multinational firms and consulting organizations.

Manoj earned an engineering undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India, in 1983, and a PhD in operations management from The Ohio State University in 1990. He is a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and the American Production and Inventory Management Society (APICS). Manoj has conducted seminars, and consulted with and advised firms such as Avaya, Continental, Cummins Turbo Technologies, Delta Airlines, John Deere, Metso Paper, Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Palmetto Health, Sonoco, Prysmian, Verizon, Walmart, and Westinghouse-Toshiba.

Apart from teaching operations management, supply chain management, and global business issues at the Darla Moore School of Business, Manoj has also taught at the Terry School of Business, University of Georgia; Wirtschaftsuniversit√§t Wien in Austria; and the Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University, Australia. He is the co-author of a leading textbook in the field, which has been translated into several languages and is used around the globe. Manoj‚Äôs research has thematically focused on the deployment of flexible resources in manufacturing and service firms, operations and supply chain strategy, and on the interface between operations management and other functional areas of business such as information systems and marketing.  His work on these and related issues has been published in the leading refereed journals of the field such as Decision SciencesEuropean Journal of Operational Research, Interfaces, Journal of Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management. Manoj has been recognized for his pedagogical and scholarly contributions through several teaching and discipline-wide research awards. He is the recipient of the Michael J. Mungo Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2006, the Carolina Trustee Professor Award in 2014, and the Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award in 2014 from the University of South Carolina. He is active in professional organizations such as Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), and has served as the program chair for international conferences at both DSI and POMS. He is currently the President-Elect of POMS. He also serves on the editorial boards of top-tier journals in the field, and is an active contributor to faculty governance activities at the University of South Carolina.


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1990 
  • M.A., The Ohio State University, 1988 
  • M.S. The Ohio State University, 1984 
  • B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1983