Associate Professor, Director of Research
Director, Center for e-Commerce And Retail Transformation (CART)
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, and managerial cognition.
Shardul’s current research examines end-to-end global apparel supply chains and business models of small-and-medium enterprise (SME) retailers in South East Asia. He received the “Giarratani Rising Star Award” in 2015 from the Industry Studies Association for his research on apparel supply chains. He is also leading research projects that examine strategic cognition of operations executives, whose decisions influence their firms’ business models and 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.
1. Phadnis & Fine. (2017). “End-to-end supply chain strategies: Parametric study of the apparel industry,” Production and Operations Management, DOI:10.1111/poms.12779.
2. Phadnis, Sheffi, Caplice, & Singh. (2017). “Strategic cognition of operations executives,” Production and Operations Management, DOI:10.1111/poms.12781.
3. Perez-Franco, Phadnis, Caplice, & Sheffi. (2016). “Rethinking supply chain strategy as a conceptual system,” International Journal of Production Economics, 182, 384-396.
4. Phadnis, Caplice, & Sheffi. (2016). “How scenario planning influences strategic decisions,” MIT Sloan Management Review, 57(4), 21-24.
5. 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.
6. Phadnis, Caplice, Singh, & Sheffi. (2014). “Axiomatic foundation and a structured process for developing firm-specific Intuitive Logics scenarios”, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 88, 122-139.
7. Caplice & Phadnis. (2013). “Strategic issues facing transportation: Scenario planning for freight transportation infrastructure investment (NCHRP Report 750)”, Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board.