Sesha Iyer

Honorary Visiting Faculty

Operations, Supply Chain Management & Quantitative Methods
Advisor to Dean

Sesha Iyer holds a Ph.D. from the University of Mumbai, specialising in Operations Management. His career spans over 5 decades, with 15 years of industry engagement in Materials and Manufacturing and over 35 years of academic engagement with engineering and management institutions.

An immensely passionate educator, he pursued teaching Operations and Supply Chain Management to MBA programs at business schools as well as Management Development programmes with corporates and institutions. His research interest pivots on topics of supply chain analytics and simulation techniques for project risk management.

He has made scholarly contributions to select publications and conference presentations. He has led senior administrative leadership roles and responsibilities as Principal of an engineering college and Director of a business school, each for over a decade. He has been honoured with an award for his distinguished contributions to higher education.

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EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI

Ph.D., 1996
Major: Operations Management

INSTITUTE OF COST ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA (ICAI)

FICWA

COCHIN UNIVERSITY

MTech, 1980
Major: Production Engineering

KERALA UNIVERSITY

BSc, 1969
Major: Mechanical Engineering

  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    Iyer, S., Desai, G. (2012). Estimating Net Present Value (NPV) : A Case Study Illustrating Monte Carlo Simulation Technique For Quantitative Project Risk Management. Indian Institute of Engineering Journal, V (10).

  • CONFERENCES

    Iyer, S. (Author & Presenter), POMS conference, “Solver Based Algorithm for MRP Lot Sizing, Multilevel Single Item”, SPJIMR, Mumbai. (December 23, 2021)

    Iyer, S. (Author & Presenter), ISDSI Global Conference, “Analytics to address Recruitment dilemma under multiple uncertainties”, IIM Nagpur, (December 28, 2021).

    Iyer, S. (Author & Presenter), 4th ICDE & 14th ISDSI Annual Conference 2020, “Decisions under uncertainty, using Monte Carlo simulation with sample spreadsheet models,” IIM, Raipur. (December 29, 2020).

    Iyer, S., ISDSI, “Design of an optimum replenishment ordering system for multiple items from the same vendor,” SPJIMR, Mumbai. (December 30, 2018).

    Iyer, S., ISDSI, “Developing optimal production plan for an Aluminum Ingot Manufacturing Company extending application of cutting stock algorithm,” SPJIMR, Mumbai. (December 30, 2018).

    Iyer, S., “Spirituality-The Essence of Leadership Development,” Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode. (December 8, 2018).

  • COURSES

    Operations Research/Decision Science

    Manufacturing Planning and control

    Supply Chain Management with Analytics

    Lean Six sigma

    Business Ethics

  • AWARDS & HONOURS

    Teaching

    Higher Education Forum Award, HEF. (September 9, 2017).

    First Rank in the University for

    BSc (Engineering)

    M Tech.

  • WORK EXPERIENCE

    S.P. JAIN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH, MUMBAI (APRIL 2006 – NOW)

    Professor – Operations & Supply Chain

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS

    Business School. (July 2015 – Present)

    Director, SPJIMR (2006 – June 2015)

    VISITING FACULTY (1984 – Now)

    Management Institutes of University of Mumbai teaching for MBA

    Principal (1984 – 2006)

    Engineering College

    Various positions, University of mumbai (1984 – 2006)

    Member of the Senate

    Member, Academic Council

    Member, Board of College Development

    Chairman, Board of Studies for Engineering

    Vice Chancellor’s Nominee

    Member, Board of Governors’

    Member, Faculty Selection Committee

    Kochin Refineries Limited. (1982 – 1984)

    Associate Chief Engineer (Materials Management)

    HMT Limited (1970 – 1982)

    Engineer, Materials Management, and Manufacturing & Planning Area

  • MDPS/FDPS

    Management/Executive Development, Naman HR – Elecon Engineering, 28 participants. (December 10, 2019 – December 11, 2019).

    Management/Executive Development, MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., 49 participants. (September 19, 2019 – September 22, 2019).

    Management/Executive Development, Predictive Analytics in HR, 8 participants. (August 23, 2019 – August 24, 2019).

    Management/Executive Development, Supply Chain Analytics, 9 participants. (August 9, 2019 – August 10, 2019).

    Management/Executive Development, Johnson & Johnson, 90 participants. (July 20, 2019). Management/Executive Development, Marketing Analytics, 9 participants. (June 28, 2019 – June 29, 2019).

    Management/Executive Development, Johnson & Johnson, 55 participants. (June 1, 2019). Management/Executive Development, Johnson & Johnson, 45 participants. (May 25, 2019). Management/Executive Development, Naman HR – Elecon Engineering, 32 participants. (April 24, 2019 – May 23, 2019).

    Management/Executive Development, Welspun India Ltd, 30 participants. (May 17, 2019). Management/Executive Development, Analytics in Decision Making, 12 participants. (May 3, 2019 – May 4, 2019).

    Management/Executive Development, Supply Chain Analytics, 11 participants. (April 26, 2019 – April 27, 2019).

    Management/Executive Development, Scope Academy, 29 participants. (April 22, 2019 – April 27, 2019).

    Management/Executive Development, Protivity, Oman, Kuwait, 25 participants. (October 1, 2018 – October 2, 2018).

    Management/Executive Development, TalentEdge, 59 participants. (April 2018 – September 2018).

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR, 13 participants. (July 27, 2018 – July 28, 2018).

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR, 8 participants. (June 21, 2018 – June 22, 2018).

    Management/Executive Development, Huhtamaki PPL Ltd, 28 participants. (June 14, 2018 – June 15, 2018).

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR, 13 participants. (June 8, 2018).

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR, 14 participants. (April 26, 2018 – April 28, 2018).

    Management/Executive Development, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CEdSS), 10 participants. (February 3, 2018 – March 18, 2018).

    Management/Executive Development, Talentedge, 71 participants. (February 2018). Management/Executive Development, Talentedge, 69 participants. (October 2017 – February 2018).

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR, 12 participants. (February 8, 2018 – February 10, 2018).

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR, 21 participants. (January 19, 2018 – January 21, 2018).

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR, 11 participants. (September 15, 2017 -September 17, 2017).

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR. (September 30, 2016).

  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

    Governing Council Member, Governing Council SPJIMR. (May 2007 – Present).

    Governing Council Member, Chairman, Board of Governors, SPCE. (2007 – Present).

    Governing Council Member, Chairman, Board of Governors, SPIT. (2007 – Present).

    Governing Council Member, Royal Institute of Management, Mumbai. (2007 – Present).

    Workshop Organizer, SPJIMR, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (March 27, 2020 – March 30, 2020).

    Workshop Organizer, SPJIMR, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (May 11, 2019).

    Participated in Atlanta Conference –Annual Accreditation Conference, Atlanta. (September 23, 2015 – September 25, 2015).

    PRT member, EQUIS accreditation of IIM(C). (April 2015).

    Speaker, Leadership Seminar on the theme of ” Human Excellence in Sustainable Business Transformation” in the context of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Industry at Ramakrishna Mission, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (April 18, 2015).

    PRT member, EPAS Accreditation of SIDMID, Mysore. (April 2014).

    Committee Member, National Board of Accreditation. (January 2013 – December 2013).

    Speaker, Shanghai Conference – The Fourth International Business School. (October 19, 2012).

    Speaker, Annual Convention of Higher Education Forum – Management Education Challenges, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (March 17, 2012)

    Governors’ Nominee, Board of Governors, Yashwantrao Chavan Open University.

  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    Member, APICS. (2010 – Present).

    Fellow, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants. (1980 – Present).

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