Malini Natarajarathinam

Industrial Distribution

Associate Professor

MALINI NATARAJARATHINAM SPRING 2017

Office: 203D Fermier
Phone: 979.845.6766
Email: malini@tamu.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar Profile

Research Interests

  • Coordinated Decision Making in Stochastic Supply Chains
  • Handing Supply Chains During Times of Crisis
  • Optimizing Global Supply Chains
  • Effect of Good Supply Chain Practices on Company Financial Health
  • Logistics and Inventory Management
  • Simulation and Empirical Studies

Awards & Honors

  • Nominated by the department for the 2013 – 2014 College Of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award
  • Best paper award in the logistics and supply chain management track at the 2012 Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators Conference, New Orleans, LA (Narayanan, A., Jennings, D. F., Capar, I. and Natarajarathinam, M., “Crisis management among Industrial Distributors: Scale development, analysis and insights”)
  • NEDA Undergraduate Student Research Award March 2011
  • Outstanding Service Award, Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M University, December 2010
  • Outstanding Faculty, Professional Association of Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M University, November 201[] Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M University, December 2010

Education

  • Ph.D. in Operations Management, The University of Alabama, 2007
  • M.S. in Statistics, The University of Alabama, 2006
  • M.A. in Management Science, The University of Alabama, 2005
  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Auburn University, 2002
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering, Anna University - Chennai, India, 2000

Selected Publications

Natarajarathinam, M. and Sunkara, P*. “Supply Chain Management Certifications Offered by Professional Organizations and Universities”, Supply Chain Management Review, 20(4), online, 2016.

Natarajarathinam, M. and Sunkara, P*. “Supply Chain Management Certifications Review.” Supply Chain Management Review, 20(4), S60-S63, 2016.

Fowler, A. §, Patwari, K. and Natarajarathinam, M. “Customer Stratification: For an Industrial Distributor with a Service and Repair Business “, Engineering Management journal, 28(1), 14-24, 2016.

Harris, C. § and Natarajarathinam, M. “Optimizing Packaged Gas Inventory Placement at Welding Supply Distributors” accepted at International Journal of Business Excellence, In press. (11/1/2015).

Johnson, M.D., Sawaya, W.J. and Natarajarathinam, M., “A methodology for modelling comprehensive international procurement costs”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 51, No. 18, pp. 5549 – 5564, 2013.