Suman Mallik

Associate Professor
B. Allen and Dorothy V. Lay Mid-Career Professorship
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3164
University of Kansas


Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Joined the University of Kansas in 2008

Recent Projects

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


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

Teaching Interests

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


Research Interests: healthcare operations, 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

Geng, Q. & Mallik, S. (2019). Managing Television Commercial Inventory under Competition: An Equilibrium Analysis. Decision Sciences, 50(1), 170-201.

Paul, A. Rajapakshe, T. & Mallik, S. (2019). Socially Optimal Contracting Between a Regional Blood Bank and Hospitals. Production and Operations Management, 28(4), 908-932.

Li, K. Wang, L. Chhajed, D. & Mallik, S. (in press). The impact of quality perception and consumer valuation change on manufacturer’s optimal warranty, pricing and market coverage strategies. Decision Sciences.

Ma, M. & Mallik, S. (2017). Bundling of Vertically Differentiated Products in a Supply Chain. Decision Sciences, 48(4), 625-656.

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

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

Mallik, S. (2010). Customer Service in Supply Chain Management. In H. Bidgoli (Ed.), The Handbook of Technology Management (Vol. 2, pp. 103-119). John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Wu, C. & Mallik, S. (2010). Cross Sales in Supply Chains: An Equilibrium Analysis. Int. Journal of Production Economics, 126, 158-167.

Bollapragada, S. & Mallik, S. (2008). Managing On-Air Ad Inventory in Broadcast Television. IIE Transactions, 40(12), 1107-1123.

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

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

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

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

Bollapragada, S. Bussieck, M. & Mallik, S. (2004). Scheduling Commercials Videotapes In Broadcast Television. Operations Research, 52(5), 679-689.

Cohen, M. A., & Mallik, S. (1998). Global Supply Chains: Research and Applications. In H. L. Lee & S. Ming Ng (Eds.), POMS Series in Technology and Operations Management (Vol. 1, pp. 42-59). Miami, FL: POMS.

Mallik, S. Angirasa, D. & Mahalingam, S. (1998). Limitations of Boundary Layer Analyses for Buoyant Convection in Stably Stratified Fluids. Numerical Heat Transfer Part A: Applications, 34(6), 617-631.

Cohen, M. A., & Mallik, S. (1997). Global Supply Chains: Research and Applications. Production and Operations Management, 6(3), 193-210.

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