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Shashank Rao

Shashank  Rao

Jim W. Thompson Associate Professor

position: Jim W. Thompson Associate Professor
dept: Department of Systems and Technology
phone: (334) 844-6845
office: 435 Lowder Business Building

At Auburn since 2011


  • Ph.D, University of Kentucky, 2009
  • MBA, TAPMI, 2004
  • BS, VTU, 2002

Professional Activities

Dr. Shashank Rao is the Jim W. Thompson Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at AU, prior to which he held a faculty appointment at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Rao holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance, and a Ph.D. in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Prior to entering academe, Dr. Rao was a Relationship Manager at Citigroup N.A.. He previously also worked for the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India and has served as a consultant to manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers. His research interests focus on retailing, order fulfillment and logistics customer service. He also has interest in the theory and practice of lean and agile supply chain strategies. He has published several articles in academic and professional journals of repute such as the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Business Logistics, International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Industrial Management, Industrial Engineer, and others. He also serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Business Logistics, and the Journal of Supply Chain Management and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce. Dr. Rao serves as a frequent speaker at academic conferences, executive education seminars, and professional meetings.

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