Suman Mallik

Associate Professor
Frank Pinet Teaching Excellence Fellow
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3164
University of Kansas

Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management


Ph. D. (Operations Management), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
M. A. (Mgmt. Sc. & Applied Economics), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), The University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994
B. Tech. (Mechanical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1990

Joined the University of Kansas in 2008



  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management
  • Operation-Marketing Interface
  • Economic Modeling
  • Game theory
  • Inventory Management


  • Core Course(s) in Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management / Logistics Management
  • Service Operations Management
  • Quality Management /Six Sigma
  • Project Management

Recent Projects

  • Managing ad inventory in broadcast television
  • Design of extended warranties of products
  • System component bundling in product design

Selected Publications

Li, K., S. Mallik, D. Chhajed, "Design of Extended Warranties in Supply Chains Under Additive Demand," Production and Operations Management, 21(4), 730-746, 2012

Geng, Q., S. Mallik, "Joint Mail-in-Rebate Decisions in Supply Chains under Demand Uncertainty," Production and Operations Management, 20(4), 587-602, 2011

Wu, C., S. Mallik, "Cross Sales in Supply Chains: An Equilibrium Analysis," Forthcoming, Int. Journal of Production Economics, 2010

Bollapragada, S., S. Mallik, "Managing On-Air Ad Inventory in Broadcast Television," IIE Transactions, 40(12), 1107-1123, 2008. This article was selected as the best paper in scheduling and logistics, 2009. Featured in the December 2008 issue of the Industrial Engineer Magazine.

Geng, Q., S. Mallik, "Inventory Competition and Allocation In a Multi-Channel Distribution System," European Journal of Operational Research, 182, 704-729, 2007

Mallik, S., "Contracting with Multiple Parameters: Capacity Allocation in Semiconductor Manufacturing," European Journal of Operational Research, 182, 174-193, 2007

Mallik, S., D. Chhajed, "Optimal Temporal Product Introduction Strategies Under Valuation Changes And Learning," European Journal of Operational Research, 172, 430-452, 2006

Bollapragada, S., M. Bussieck, S. Mallik, "Scheduling Commercials Videotapes In Broadcast Television," Operations Research, 52(5), 679-689, 2004. This article has resulted in an application for United States Patent.

Mallik, S., P.T. Harker, " Coordinating Supply Chains with Competition: Capacity Allocation in Semiconductor Manufacturing," European Journal of Operational Research, 159, 330-347, 2004

Mallik, S., D. Angirasa, S. Mahalingam, "Limitations of boundary layer analyses for buoyant convection in stably stratified fluids," Numerical Heat Transfer Part A: Applications, 34(6), 617-631, 1998

Cohen, M. A., S.Mallik, " Global Supply Chains: Research and Applications," Production and Operations Management, Vol. 6, No. 3, 193-210, Fall 1997


Mallik, S., "Customer Service in Supply Chain Management," in The Handbook of Technology Management. Ed. H. Bidgoli, Vol. 2, p.103-119, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2010 (ISBN: 978-0-470-24948-2).

Cohen, M. A., S. Mallik, M.A. " Global Supply Chains: Research and Applications," in POMS Series in Technology and Operations Management, Eds. Hau L. Lee and Shu Ming Ng, Vol. 1, p. 42-59, POMS, Miami, FL, 1998 (ISBN: 0-9663725-0-6)

Teaching Interests

  • Operations management
  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics management
  • Service operations management


Research Interests include: operational problems in service industries, supply chain coordination and contracting, product/warranty design, and operations/marketing interface.

Research Interests

  • Operational problems in service industries
  • Healthcare operations
  • Supply chain coordination and contracting
  • Operations/marketing interface

Selected Publications

Ma, M., & Mallik, S. (in press). Bundling of Vertically Differentiated Products in a Supply Chain. Decision Sciences.

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