Debjit Roy is an Associate Professor in Production and Quantitative Methods area at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering (with a major in Decision Sciences/Operations Research and a minor in Computer Science) and an MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison besides an M.Sc. (Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He is also a visiting professor at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, where he is actively involved in both teaching and research in the broad areas of operations and logistics.
His research focuses on improving system performance using quantitative methods such as stochastic modeling and optimization. His specific research interests are to estimate the performance of logistical and service systems such as container terminals, automated distribution centers, vehicle rental and restaurant systems. He has received several research awards including the IIE Transactions best conference paper award in Facility Logistics (2011, 2019), honorable mention for the Jack Meredith best paper award in Journal of Operations Management (2019), and honorable mention designation in the IIE Transactions best applications paper award competition (2016), and has published in several leading international journals such as Operations Research, Transportation Science, Journal of Operations Management, IIE Transactions, and Interfaces. He is also the lead author of the first book on Trucking Business Management published by McGraw-Hill in 2016. He served the Transportation Science and Logistics Society (INFORMS) board as an International Liaison Officer for Asia, Australia, and New Zealand (2017-2019). In 2020, he was elected as the chair of the Facility Logistics SIG, Transportation Science and Logistics Society.
At IIM Ahmedabad, he coordinates the executive education programmes in Restaurant Management, Warehouse Design and Management, Youth Transport Entrepreneurs Programme, and Logistics Management. His teaching interests include various courses in Operations and Logistics Management, Quantitative System Performance, and Manufacturing Strategy.
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