Operations and Logistics Division

Division Chair Nagarajan Mahesh

Every organization either manufactures a product, or provides a service, or both. "Operations" refers to the part of the organization that actually produces the product or service, while "logistics" refers to the part of the organization that delivers the product or service to the customer.

The Operations and Logistics Division studies fields such as:

  • Operations management - the study of operations in a manufacturing or service organization
  • Transportation - how physical goods move through a distribution system
  • Distribution planning - designing a logistics network
  • Supply chain management - managing the flows of goods and information between different organizations

We also have strengths in the economic analysis of transportation systems, in formulating and solving models of production and distribution systems, in modeling financial risks, in the methodologies of operations research and management science, and in data analysis.