Rahul Marathe R

Professor, Management Studies

Phone: 044 2257 4579


2019-present: Professor
2013-2019: Associate Professor
2007-2013: Assistant Professor

Research Areas

  • Stochastic modelling
  • Behavioral Operations
  • Decision-making under uncertainty
  • Mathematical and Statistical modeling

Selected Journal Publications

  • Moving towards “mobile warehouse”: Last-mile logistics during COVID-19 and beyond Article Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Volume 10, Year 2021 DOI:10.1016/j.trip.2021.100339  
  • MGNREGA Implementation in Tamil Nadu: Voices from the fields Article Indian Journal of Human Development, Volume 15, Year 2021, Pages 128-137 DOI:10.1177/09737030211008298
  • Averting adverse selection: The Government of India’s scheme to distribute affordable medicines Article Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Year 2021 DOI:10.1016/j.seps.2021.101035  
  • A LoRaWAN based Open Source IOT Solution for Monitoring Rural Electrification PolicyMohammed Samdani Shaik ., Dipam Shah ., Raghuram Chetty ., Rahul R Marathe ., Conference Paper 2020 International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS   COMSNETS 2020, Year 2020, Pages 888-890 DOI:10.1109/COMSNETS48256.2020.9027490
  • Equilibrium in a finite capacity M/M/1 queue with unknown service rates consisting of strategic and non-strategic customers S. Srivatsa Srinivas ., Rahul R. Marathe ., Article Queueing Systems, Year 2020
  • Using queue to signal quality in primary care: The need for further empirical investigation  S. Srivatsa Srinivas ., Rahul R. Marathe ., Article International Journal of Health Planning and Management, Volume 35, Year 2020, Pages 394-396 DOI:10.1002/hpm.2907  
  • Designing a revenue sharing contract under information asymmetry Jaimini Bhattacharyya ., Rahul R. Marathe ., G. Srinivasan ., Article International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, Volume 5, Year 2020, Pages 820-834 DOI:10.33889/IJMEMS.2020.5.5.064  
  • With Sunder M. Vijaya and L.S. Ganesh (2019), “Lean six sigma in consumer banking – An empirical enquiry,” International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management (Accepted).
  • With Vijaya Sunder M. and L.S. Ganesh (2019), “Dynamic Capabilities: A Morphological Framework,” European Business Review, 31(1), pp. 25-63.
  • With Yamini S. (2018), “Mathematical model to mitigate planning fallacy and to determine realistic delivery time,” IIMB Management Review. 30(3), p. 242 – 257.
  • With Sunder M. Vijaya and L.S. Ganesh (2018), “A Morphological Analysis of Research Literature on Lean Six Sigma for Services,” International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 38(1), p. 149 – 182.
  • With Arti D. Kalro and Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran (2017), “The Ad Format-Strategy Effect on Comparative Advertising Effectiveness,” European Journal of Marketing, 51(1), p. 99 – 122.
  • With Sarabjeet D. Natesan (2017), “Evaluation of MGNREGA: A data envelopment analysis approach,” International Journal of Social Economics, 44(2), p. 181 – 194.
  • With Sarabjeet D. Natesan (2017), “The importance of being a policy implementer,” Public Administration Quarterly, 41(4), p. 612 – 642.
  • With Hema Priyamvada, M. Akila, Raj Kamal Singh, R. Ravikrishna, R. S. Verma, Ligy Philip, L. K. Sahu, K. P. Sudheer and S. S. Gunthe (2017), “Terrestrial macrofungal diversity from the tropical dry evergreen biome of Southern India and its potential role in aerobiology”, PLoS One, 12(1), p 1- 21. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0169333.

Research Projects

  • Consulting assignment for a clothing retailer, “Demand and inventory management mathematical model for multiple product.” (2016)
  • Consulting assignment for a logistics organization, “Development of an optimization model for logistics operations.” (2012)
  • Sponsored Research grant from multinational consulting firm for a study on “Smart analytics framework for GIS/GPS data,” with Prof. B. Shankar, Prof. G. Srinivasan and Prof. Usha Mohan (2011).
  • Consulting assignment for an auto component supplier, “Design and analyses of work-flow and information flow systems in the factory,” With Prof. G. Srinivasan (2010).
  • Consulting assignment for an analytics firm in the domain of micro-manufacturing, “Pattern identification and defect clustering on Integrated-Chips silicon wafer” (2010).
  • Consulting assignment for a state tourism development corporation, “Comparative positioning and review of its operations to design medium-term strategy,” With Prof. P. Vijayaraghavan, Prof. A. Thillai Rajan and Prof. G. Arun Kumar (2009).
  • Sponsored research project for a multinational sheet metal machine manufacturer, “Schedule optimization at the blanking stage for a sheet metal production system,” With Prof. G. Srinivasan (2009).
  • Consulting assignment for a multinational gasket manufacturer, “Development of a statistical model to forecast demand for gaskets used in oil refineries in USA” (2009).
  • Consulting assignment for a batch process chemicals manufacturer, “Production planning and scheduling engine,” With Prof. G. Srinivasan (2008).

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Awards & Recognitions

  • 2015-present: Member of the Production and Operations Management Society
  • 2014-present: Secretary of the Society of Operations Management (SOM)
  • 2012-Best Paper Award – With S. Yamini, 16th Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (December).
  • 2010-IBM Faculty Award, awarded by IBM Inc. (December).
  • 2009 -Society of Operations Management (SOM) Life Member
  • 2008-Best Paper Award – With AshwinRajan, 12thAnnual International Conference of Society of Operations Management at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (December).
  • 2007-Best Paper Award – With S.M. Ryan, D. Niederhauser, J. Jackman, C. Ogilvie, P. Antonenko, and P. Kumsaikaew, Engineering Economy Education section, 114th Annual American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition, Hawaii (June).
  • 2006-Lowa State University Research Excellence Award (August).
  • 2006-Best Paper Award – With Sarah M. Ryan, Engineering Economy section, 15thAnnual Institute of Industrial Engineers Research Conference, Orlando, Florida (May).
  • 2005-Excellence in Graduate Studies Award, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (May).
  • 2004-Best Paper Award – Ph.D.-level student paper competition, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (May).