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Gopalakrishnan Mohan

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Chair (FSC) & Associate Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4706

Mohan Gopalakrishnan is an award-winning researcher with a wide range of interests. His work has explored global supply chain risk management, health care operations management, non-profit humanitarian logistics management, web-congestion and technology capacity management, product design and target costing, pricing and revenue management, “purchase-cards” and inventory management, project management, ware housing and distribution management, and manufacturing planning and control.

His work has been widely cited and published in leading journals, including Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Operational Research, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Information Management, Leadership Quarterly, and Management Science. His projects have been funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council – Quebec, the Seagram Foundation, and American Express Global Technologies, among others.

His teaching focuses on global operations and supply-chain management, business-process excellence management, lean and six-sigma management, project management, and technology management and he has won multiple awards for “Outstanding Teaching Excellence.” Prior to joining ASU in 1998, Gopalakrishnan held a faculty position in Decision Sciences and MIS at Concordia University, Canada, and previously taught at IIT-Chennai, Great Lakes Institute of Management, and IIM-Ahmedabad. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Madras in India, and his master’s and doctorate at the University of Alabama

  • Ph.D. University of Alabama 1992
  • M.S. University of Alabama 1987
  • B.E. University of Madras, India 1983
Research Interests: 
  • Global Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Health Care Operations Management
  • Non-Profit Humanitarian Operations
  • Web-Congestion
  • Technology Capacity Management
  • Product Design
  • Target Costing
  • Gopalakrishnan, M., Laporte, T., Mohan , S., Qing, L., & Pritezis, A. (2009)  "Improving the Utilization of Catheterization Labs at Scottsdale Healthcare."  Practice Abstract, Interfaces, (forthcoming)
  • Printezis, A., Burnetas, A., & M. Gopalakrishnan. (2008). "Pricing and capacity allocation under asymmetric information using Paris Metro Pricing." International Journal of Operational Research. (forthcoming)
  • Oke, A., & Gopalakrishnan, M. (2009) "Managing disruptions in supply chains: A case study of a retail supply chain."  International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 118, Issue 1, March 2009, Pages 168-174
Research Activity: 
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 519Analytical Decision Model II
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 519Analytical Decision Model II
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 593Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt

Editorial Board

  • International Journal of Production
  • Planning and Control
  • AIMS
  • India Asian Journal of Case Research
  • International Journal of Economics and Management
Work History: 

Arizona State University: 1998 to present. Previous Appointments: Concordia University, University of Alabama.

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