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Udatta Palekar

Associate Professor of Business Administration and
Director of the Supply Chain Management Program


Educational Background

Ph.D., IE, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1986
M.S., IE, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1985
B.E., Production Engineering, Bombay University, 1982

Positions Held

Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2005-2011
Director, Supply Chain Management Program, University of Illinois, 2005-2011
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, 1993-2005
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, 1987-1993
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, 1986-1987

Recent Publications

Palekar, U. Forthcoming. Application of column generation techniques to retail assortment planning. In J. Karlof (Ed.), Interger Programming: Theory and Practice. CRC Operations Research Series.

Lee, J., Palekar, U., Qualls, W. 2011. Supply Chain Efficiency and Security: Coordination for Collaborative Investment in Technology. European Journal of Operational Research, 210: 568-578

Tang, D., Palekar, U. 2011. Scheduling large-scale micro/nano biochemical testing: Exact and heuristic algorithms. Computers & Operations Research, 38: 942-943

Teaching and Research Interests

Supply Chain Management, Optimization, Marketing Models

Supply Chain Modeling, Manaufacturing Planning, Optimization, Pricing, Distribution Channels