Purushottam Meena

Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management

Address: Beatty Center 324
Office Hours: MW: 9:30AM—11:30AM and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.8150
E-mail: meenap@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download


Post Doc in Supply Chain Risk Management, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, GERMANY (Aug 2013).

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, WB, INDIA (Sept 2012).

M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering and Management, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, WB, INDIA (May 2008).

B.Tech. in Agricultural Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, MH, INDIA (Jun 2006).


Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Disruption Risk Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Performance
  • Omnichannel Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Blockchain Application in Supply Chain
  • Healthcare Supply Chain
  • Tourism Supply Chain
  • Buyer-Supplier Relationships,
  • Multi-criteria Decision Making, and
  • Machine Learning Applications

Technical Skills

Extensively used the following tools in my research and classroom

  • Statistical Software: IBM SPSS Statistics; MINITAB; MS-Excel
  • Data Visualization: Tableau; Python Programming, SAS Analytics
  • Data Analytics: Python Programming, R-Studio; Analytic Frontline Data Mining Solver, Weka
  • OM/Simulation: IBM Crystal Ball; @Risk; Palisade Decision Tool; Rockwell ARENA, Excel-OM
  • Computation: MATLAB; AMPL; CPLEX


Courses Taught

  • Business Statistics 
  • Supply Chain Planning Analysis

Honors and Awards

  • Board of Studies, MBA in Supply Chain Management Program, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, OR, India [60/21 -05/23]


  • Badge for BPI with SAP S/4 HANA - 2022


International Advisory Board Member for Conferences

  • International Conference on Emerging Trends in Supply Chain and Logistics, Ghaziabad, India, Jul 25—
    27, 2022.
  • The 4th International Conference on Operations Management, ICOM 2022, Hyderabad, India, May 13-14, 2022.

University Service -College of Charleston, SC

  • Member of the General Education Committee, 2022
  • Mentored students under Mentoring Matters Program, 2021
  • Graduate Council Member Since 2022

Community Service

  • Judged the DECA Regions Competition at West Ashley High School, Charleston, SC, December 07, 2021

Professional Memberships

  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
  • The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Society (INFORMS)
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)


Publication in Refereed Journals

Meena, P.L.*, & Kumar, G. (2022), Online food delivery companies' performance and consumers
expectations during Covid-19: An investigation using machine learning approach. Journal of Retailing
and Consumer Services. Forthcoming. [Elsevier, Impact Factor: 7.135; ABDC Rank=A; SJR: Q1].

Meena, P.L., Katiyar, R., & Kumar, G (2022)., Supplier performance and selection from sustainable supply
chain performance perspective. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management.
[Emerald, ABDC Rank=B; SJR: Q2]. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-01-2022-0024

Jena, S.K. & Meena, P.L.* (2022), Shopping in the Omnichannel Supply Chain under Price Competition
and Product Return, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services. 65, 102848. [Elsevier, Impact Factor: 7.135; ABDC Rank=A; SJR: Q1].

Kumar, G., Meena, P.L., Francisco, R.M. (2021). How do collaborative culture and capability improve sustainability? Journal of Cleaner Production. 121, 125824 [Elsevier, Impact Factor-7.246, ABDC Rank=A, SJR: Ql]

Francisco, R.M., Meena, P.L., and Tibrewala, R. (2021). Buyback and Risk-Sharing Contracts to Mitigate the Supply and Demand Disruption Risks. European Journal of Industrial Engineering. 15(4): 550-581 [Inderscience, Impact Factor-1.136, SJR: Q1]

Jena, S. and Meena, P.L.* (2019), Price and Service Competition in a Tourism Supply Chain. Service Science. 11(4): 279-291 [INFORMS, Impact Factor: 1.623; SJR: Ql]

Papers under Revision/Review
A Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Approach for Supplier Selection from Sustainable Supply Chain Performance Perspective. Applier Soft Computing. [Elsevier, Impact Factor-4.87, SJR: Ql] Revised & Resubmit.
Impact of the Return Policy on the Omnichannel-Supply Chain under Price Competition, International Journal of Production Economics. [Elsevier, Impact Factor: 5.134; ABDC Rank=A; SJR: Ql]

Book Publication
Kandasamy, J., Muduli, K., Kommula, V.P., and Meena, P.L. (2021). Smart Manufacturing Technologies for Industry 4.0: Integration, Benefits, and Operational Activities. Forthcoming. CRC Press