Shardul Phadnis

Shardul Phadnis
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Assistant Professor, Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation
Director of Research, Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation

Dr. Shardul Phadnis studies design and adaptation of business models from the supply chain perspective. His research contributes to the scholarly domains of supply chain strategy, business models, scenario planning, strategy processes, and managerial cognition. His current research examines strategic cognition of operations executives, business models in global apparel supply chains, and supply chains of small-and-medium enterprise retailers in South East Asia. He received the “Giarratani Rising Star Award” in 2015 from the Industry Studies Association for his research in apparel supply chains. Some applications of his research include a scenario-based long-range planning process used by transportation agencies in the U.S. for investing in the freight infrastructure, and an organizational process to adapt supply chain strategy by monitoring business environment.

Shardul holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Systems from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He teaches graduate level courses in logistics and supply chain strategy, and scenario planning in executive education. Before beginning his academic career, Shardul worked in manufacturing firms for seven years and led the Continuous Improvement program at a design-to-manufacture firm. 

Selected publications

  1. Perez-Franco, Phadnis, Caplice, & Sheffi. (2016) “Rethinking supply chain strategy as a conceptual system,” International Journal of Production Economics, 182, 384-396.
  2. Phadnis, Caplice, & Sheffi. (2016). “How scenario planning influences strategic decisions,” MIT Sloan Management Review, 57(4), 21-24.
  3. Phadnis, Caplice, Sheffi, & Singh. (2015). “Effects of scenario planning on field experts’ judgment of long-range investment decisions”, Strategic Management Journal, 36(9), 1401-1411.
  4. Phadnis, Caplice, Singh, & Sheffi. (2014). “Axiomatic foundation and a structured process for developing firm-specific Intuitive Logics scenarios”, Technological Forecasting & Social Change88, 122-139.
  5. Phadnis & Caplice. (2013 Jul/Aug). “Global virtual teams: How are they performing?”, Supply Chain Management Review.
  6. Caplice & Phadnis. (2013). “Strategic issues facing transportation: Scenario planning for freight transportation infrastructure investment (NCHRP Report 750)”, Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board.