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Nilendra Singh Pawar

Associate Professor and Department Chair

Operations Supply Chain Management and Quantitative Methods

Nilendra Pawar is a faculty in Operations Supply Chain Management & Quantitative Methods at SPJIMR. He holds a master’s degree in management from IIM Lucknow and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Roorkee. He has around 20 years of industry experience before joining academics in 2016.

During his professional engagement with the Consumer Goods and Retail industry, he conducted senior executive roles managing portfolios such as planning, new business initiatives, logistics, supply chain & logistics, manufacturing, and service operations. His research interests cover supply chain planning, logistics, and e-commerce.

During his academic stint with SPJIMR, he has held administrative leadership roles as Chairperson and Associate Head for programmes curated for senior executives and experienced professionals.

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Indian Institute of Management

MBA, 1997

Indian Institute of Technology

BE, 1995
Major: Chemical Engineering


    E-commerce channel operations

    E-commerce warehousing


    NS Pawar, SS Rao, GK Adil, 2022. A New Measure for Scattering of Stocks in E-commerce Warehouses. IFAC-PapersOnLine 55 (10), 1357-1362.

    Kamath, R. and Pawar, N.S. (2022), “PHP India: the e-commerce dilemma”, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, Vol. 12 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/EEMCS-02-2021-0050


    Kamath, R., Roy, S., Pawar, N. S., 40th ISMS Marketing Science Conference, “Channel Choice Decisions for E-commerce in Consumer Goods Industry,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (June 14, 2018)


    Kamath, R., Pawar, N. S. (2018). Adding ecommerce to your sales strategy? Making it work online. Forbes India. http://www.forbesindia.com/article/spjimr/adding-ecommerce-to-your- sales-strategy-making-it-work-online/51633/1


    ” A New Measure for Scattering of Stocks in Retail E-commerce Fulfilment Warehouses”
    In retail e-commerce fulfilment warehouses (REFWs), customer orders are characterised by high product range and single unit picks with an expectation of quick delivery. This has motivated the development of a scattered storage assignment strategy that spreads the stocks of each SKU across the warehouse to reduce the pickup time and effort. This paper discusses the few available measures of the extent of scattering of stocks. Then it proposes the entropy of stock arrangement as a new measure that possesses some desirable properties which the existing measures lack. A replenishment heuristic is also proposed in this paper with the objective to maximise the scatter captured using the proposed measure. The consistency and impact of this new measure on order picking is checked through a simulation study. Through the simulation study, we also bring out managerial insights into designing and managing a warehouse with scattered storage arrangements of stocks.


    Operations Management

    Supply Chain Planning and Coordination

    Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing

    Logistics Management

    Analytics for Decision Making in Marketing


    Supply Chain



    S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai (September 2016 – Present)

    Associate Professor – Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Administrative Assignments

    Chairperson, PGPM, Programme (June 2019 – Present)

    Associate Program Head, PGPM, Programme (January 2018 – May 2019)

    Associate Program Head, PGEMP, Programme (December 1, 2016 – December 2017)

    Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (Pantaloons Retail Division). (July 2015 – August 2016)

    Vice President – Planning & E-commerce

    Kohler India Pvt. Ltd. (Kitchen & Bath Group)

    Director – New Business Initiatives (March 2013 – July 2015)

    Director – Supply Chain & Tech Support (November 2008 – January 2014)Factory Head (February 2011 – January 2012)

    Asian Paints

    Chief Manager – Sourcing and New Initiatives (December 2006 – November 2008)

    Chief Manager – Planning & Logistics (December 2005 – November 2006)

    Forecast Analyst (April 2000 – March 2002)

    Member of the project team (October 1999 – May 2000)

    Distribution Manager (South) (June 1997 – December 1999)


    Empaneled Consultant for KPMG for Supply Chain Assignments

    Worked with JSW paints for Supply Chain structure and planning processes

  • MDPs/FDPs

    Management/Executive Development, Airtel (January 31, 2020)

    Management/Executive Development, Airtel (October 22, 2019 – October 23, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, Astrazeneca (September 2, 2019 – September 4, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, Airtel (April 17, 2019 – April 18, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR (July 27, 2018 – July 28, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, Talentedge (October 2017 – February 2018)


    Workshop Organiser, SPJIMR, Mumbai (February 14, 2020)

    Faculty Co-ordinator, SPJIMR (September 7, 2019)

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