Faculty Profile

Suman Niranjan

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Logistics and Operations Management
College
College of Business

    

Education

MS, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Major: Analytics
Degree Specialization: Analytics Tools
PhD, Wright State University, 2008.
Major: Engineering
Degree Specialization: Industrial and Human Systems Engineering
Dissertation Title: A Study of Multi-Echelon Inventory Systems with Stochastic Capacity and Intermediate Product Demand
MS, Wright State University, 2005.
Major: Human Factors Engineering
Dissertation Title: Properties of optimal order-up-to levels for the newsvendor problem with random capacity: Special cases of demand
BE, Visveswaraya Technological University, 2003.
Major: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Current Scheduled Teaching*

LSCM 6950.705, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 2024

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

LSCM 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2024
LSCM 4510.007, Logistics and Business Analysis, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 3960.001, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 6950.705, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2023
LSCM 4510.007, Logistics and Business Analysis, Fall 8W2 2023
LSCM 4510.080, Logistics and Business Analysis, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 3960.002, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 6950.702, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2023
LSCM 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 6051.001, Systems Theory and Experimentation, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 6950.705, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2022 SPOT
LSCM 4510.080, Logistics and Business Analysis, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 3960.002, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022
LSCM 4510.001, Logistics and Business Analysis, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 3960.001, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 6900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2022
LSCM 6950.705, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021 SPOT
LSCM 4510.001, Logistics and Business Analysis, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 3960.002, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 6900.705, Special Problems, Fall 2021
LSCM 4510.001, Logistics and Business Analysis, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 6900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2021
LSCM 6051.001, Systems Theory and Experimentation, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 4510.001, Logistics and Business Analysis, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 3960.002, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 6900.705, Special Problems, Fall 2020
LSCM 4510.001, Logistics and Business Analysis, Spring 2020 Syllabus
LSCM 3960.001, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Spring 2020 Syllabus
LSCM 6900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2020
LSCM 4510.501, Logistics and Business Analysis, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
LSCM 3960.501, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
McConville, S., Niranjan, S., Narayanan, A., Murry, J. (2023). A Hybrid Simulation of Product Reconditioning: A Case Study. Other. San Antonio, TX: IEEE.
Garg, V., Niranjan, S., Pohlen, T., Gligor, D., Prybutok, V. (2022). A Systematic Literature Review of Drones Used in Last-Mile Delivery: A Logistics Perspective. Other. Production and Operations Management (POMS).
McConville, S., Niranjan, S., Narayanan, A. (2022). Going Backwards to Get Ahead: Connecting Product Refurbishment and Demand Forecasting with Simulation Optimization. Other. Production and Operations Management (POMS).
Niranjan, S., Hawkins, T. G., Savitskie, K., Hong, S., Bani-Hani, S. (2021). The Role of Supply Chain Agility and Collaborative Activities on Firms Operational Performance. Other. 2022 POMS Annual Conference.
Garg, V., Niranjan, S., Prybutok, V. (2021). Antecedents of Customers Intention to Use Drone for Last Mile Delivery: A Perspective on Medical Supplies and Prescription Drugs. Decision Sciences Institute Proceedings. 2021 Annual Decision Sciences Conference.
Niranjan, S., Savit, K., Bani-Hani, S. (2021). Antecedents of Firm Performance and Role of Supply Chain Integration Tools: Supply Chain Managers Perspective. Other. Production and Operations Management.
Patil, K., Patil, H., Niranjan, S., Pohlen, T. (2021). System Dynamics Based Simulation Study of Association Between Transportation and Economic Performance of United States. Other. Production and Operations Management.
Niranjan, S., Savitskie, K. (2020). Collaborative Activities and Mediating Influences on Firm Performance: Supply Chain Managers Perspective. Other. South East Decision Sciences.
Book Chapter
Marshall, V., Niranjan, S. (2014). Domestic Violence in College Students: The Effects of Male Dominance and Substance Abuse. Other. International Marketing and Management Research Series. 1-15. Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=758590
Arora, A., Wu, J., Niranjan, S., Leseane, R., Bradford, S. (2013). The Global Logistics and International Business 2.0 - Curriculum Internationalization Experienc. Other. International Marketing and Management Research Series. 1-17. Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=758590
Conference Proceeding
Patil, H., Niranjan, S., Narayanan, A. (2022). Influence of Additive Manufacturing on Supply Chain Resilience: An Empirical Analysis. Other. Proceedings. of the 2022 SWDSI Annual Conference.
Idug, Y., Niranjan, S., Manuj, I. (2021). The Impact of Behavioral Factors and Digital Platform on Ride-hailing Operations: Perspective from Ride-hailing Drivers. Other. Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals - Annual Research Conference.
Journal Article
Idug, Y., Niranjan, S., Manuj, I., Gligor, D. M., Ogden, J. A. (2023). Do ride-hailing drivers’ psychological behaviors influence operational performance?. International Journal Of Operations And Production Management.
Patil, H., Niranjan, S., Narayanamurthy, G., Narayanan, A. (2023). Investigating Contingent Adoption of Additive Manufacturing in Supply Chains. International Journal Of Operations And Production Management. 43(3), 489-519. Emerald. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJOPM-05-2022-0286/full/html
Hawkins, T. G., Wittmann, M., Gravier, M., Niranjan, S., Muir, W. A. (2023). Why Did I Lose? How Debriefing Quality Facilitates Loss Attributions Affecting Bid Protests and Strategy Change. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.
Hong, S., Kim, W., Niranjan, S. (2023). Challenges to the Air Cargo Business of Combination Carriers with Two Major Korean Carriers. Journal of Air Transport Management. Amsterdam: Elsevier. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0969699723000030
Hawkins, T., Gravier, M. J., Niranjan, S., Ekezie, U., Farris , M. (2022). Exploring the Impact of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Scholarship: Why Pursue Practical Relevance and Are We Successful?. Journal of Business Logistics.
Niranjan, S., Gabaldon, J., Hawkins, T. G., Gupta, V., McBride, M. (2022). Antecedents of Distracted Driving Among Young Adults: Role of Cognitive Failures. Other. 84(1), 313-329. Elsevier.
Hawkins, T., Gravier, M., Niranjan, S. (2021). Predicting Bid Protests: What Should Acquisition Teams (Not) Do?. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing.
Niranjan, S., Gupta, V., Martin, E. (2019). Entrepreneurial Orientation and Firm Performance: The Mediating Role of Acquisitive Learning and Generative Learning through Customer Relationships. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11846-019-00327-6
Niranjan, S., Spulick, S. R., Savitskie, K. (2018). Mediating and moderating influencers of firm performance: Supply chain managers perspective. 31(1), 38-63.
Jain, N., Niranjan, S. (2017). Analysis of Heterogeneous Indian Auto Component Replacement Suppliers: A Perspective on Simultaneous Entry. 10(2), 81-99.
Niranjan, S., Ciarallo, F., Brown, N. (2016). A Salt Inventory Management Strategy for Winter Maintenance. 9(1), 32-49.
Jahmani, Y., Niranjan, S., Toney, S. (2016). Earnings Management in Recession and Recovery Periods. 10(2), 264-280.
Gupta, V., Niranjan, S., Goktan, B., Erikson, J. (2016). Role of Individual Entrepreneurial Orientation in Shaping Reactions to New Technologies. Other. 12(4), 935-961.
Niranjan, S., Jahmani, Y. (2015). Earnings Management, Weak Internal Controls, and Firm Size. Other. 7(2), 57-64.
Niranjan, S., Wu, J., Jenner, C. (2015). Predictors of Success and Academic Performance: A Historically Black Business School Perspective. International Journal of Education Research. 10(2), 1-21.
Niranjan, S., Ciarallo, F. (2014). Properties of optimal order-up-to levels for the newsvendor problem with random capacity: Special cases of demand. Other. 6(4), 353-376.
King, C., Wu, J., Niranjan, S. (2014). The Effects of Social Support and Self-Efficacy on Depression of College Students. Other. 2(3), 51-64.
Niranjan, S., Bagavadi Ellore, S., Brown III, U. (2014). The Influence of Internet Usage on Academic Performance and Face-to-Face Communication. Other. 2(2), 163-186.
Niranjan, S., Gupta, V., Goktan, B., Gunay, G., Cheung, Y., Pareek, A. (2013). Cultural Value Orientation: Measurement Invariance in a Multi-Country Sample. Journal of Managerial Issues. 25(3), 264-283.
Niranjan, S., Ciarallo, F. (2013). Impact of Inventory Allocation Policies on Downstream Supply Variability in a Multi-echelon System. Other. 5(4), 401-429.
Niranjan, S., Ciarallo, F. (2011). Supply performance in multi-echelon inventory system with intermediate product demand: A perspective on allocation. Decision Sciences. 42(33), 575-617.
Gupta, V., Huang, R., Niranjan, S. (2010). A longitudinal examination of the relationship between team leadership and performance. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. 17(4), 355-350.
Technical Report
Ciarallo, F., Brown, N., Niranjan, S. (2009). Enhancement of Winter Maintenance Material ordering and Inventory. Other. Report Number FHWA/OH-2009/1, . ftp://ftp.mdt.mt.gov/research/LIBRARY/FHWA-OH-2009-1.PDF

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Sauser, B. J. (Principal), Niranjan, S., "Modeling and Simulation of the Empowerment of the Patient Healthcare Process," Sponsored by StratiFi Health, Private, $20000 Funded. (July 20192022).
Niranjan, S. (Principal), Narayanan, A. (Co-Principal), "Modeling and Simulation of Multi-Echelon CPE Materials Flow and Returns handling process at Shaw Communications," Sponsored by Shaw Communications Inc., Private, $18410 Funded. (November 2021May 2022).
Grant - Research
Niranjan, S. (Principal), Narayanan, A. (Co-Principal), Warren, S. (Co-Principal), Yang, Q. (Co-Principal), "FW-HTF-P: Using Technology to Understand Future Industrial Operator Distractions within Logistics and Material Handling Industry," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $149993 Funded. (September 2022November 2024).
Niranjan, S. (Principal), Chan, S. (Principal), Torres, R. (Co-Principal), "Evaluating Bias in Predictive and Explainable ML Algorithms Among Older Adults with Cancer," Sponsored by National Institute of Health (Sub-Awarded via UNTHSC AIM-Ahead Grant), Federal, $837907 Funded. (October 2022March 16, 2024).
NIRANJAN, S. (Principal), Narayanan, A. (Co-Principal), Sauser, B. (Co-Principal), Gabaldon, J. (Supporting), Garg, V. (Supporting), "Predicting Driver Distractions using Psychological and Physiological Characteristics: A Simulation Approch," Sponsored by G. Brint Ryan College of Business, University of North Texas, $10000 Funded. (June 2022May 2023).
Narayanan, A. (Principal), NIRANJAN, S. (Co-Principal), "Role of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Supply Chain Performance and Re-shoring Decision," Sponsored by G. Brint Ryan College of Business, University of North Texas, $10000 Funded. (June 2022May 2023).
Hawkins, T. G., McConville, S. (Supporting), Porchia, J. (Supporting), Niranjan, S. (Supporting), Finkenstadt, D. (Supporting), "Antecedents and Consequences of Sourcing Strategy Appropriateness in Public Procurement," Sponsored by G. Brint Ryan College of Business, University of North Texas, $10000 Funded. (2022).
NIRANJAN, S., Narayanan, A., Sauser, B., Vaidyanathan, V., "Predicting Driver Distractions using Psychological and Physiological Characteristics," Sponsored by Office of Research and Innovation, University of North Texas, $8000 Funded. (May 2021May 2022).
Niranjan, S. (Principal), Hawkins, T. G. (Supporting), "The Role of Collaboration Activities and Digital Integration Tools on Firm Performance: Perspective of Supply Chain Managers," University of North Texas, $10000 Funded. (2021).
NIRANJAN, S., Narayanan, A., Sauser, B., Vaidyanathan, V., Warren, S. J., "Pilot Project: Understanding if the Forklift Operators are Following Best Practices," Sponsored by University of North Texas - Jim MacNatt Institute of Logistics & Center for Integrated Intelligent Mobility Systems (CIIMS), University of North Texas, $10000 Funded. (October 2020September 2021).
Niranjan, S. (Principal), Chowdhury, A. (Co-Principal), Shetia, B. (Co-Principal), "Targeted Infusion Project in Interdisciplinary Data Analytics (TIP-IDA)," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $78921 Funded. (July 2019September 2019).
Niranjan, S. (Principal), Chen, Q. (Co-Principal), "Targeted Infusion Project in Interdisciplinary Data Analytics (TIP-IDA)," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $399974 Funded. (May 2017August 2019).
Grant - Service
Niranjan, S. (Co-Principal), Yousuf, A. (Principal), Mustafa, M. (Co-Principal), Prasad, M. (Co-Principal), "eCYBERMISSION," Sponsored by U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program, Federal, $39817.20 Funded. (June 2018May 2019).
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Engagement Index
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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