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Narendar Sumukadas

Prof Sumudadas

Associate Professor
860-768-4239 Room 310E




MGT 320
Operations Management

MBA 620
Operations Management

Narendar Sumukadas has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, an M.B.A., and a Ph.D..  Prior to pursuing graduate degrees, he worked in operations, maintenance, and projects areas in the Indian manufacturing industry.  He has been at the University of Hartford since 1999, teaching undergraduate and MBA courses in Operations Management..

Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
M.B.A., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
B.Tech., Kakatiya University, Warangal, India.

Research Interests and Working Papers
Supply chain management. Continuous improvement.  Employee involvement. Teaching and learning.

Selected Scholarship Books and Articles
Dhanaraj, C., Sumukadas, N., Johnson, F., and Malvankar, M.  2011.  “Nokia India: Battery recall logistics.”  Case study published by Ivey Publishing, Richard Ivey School of Business, London, Ontario.  (Case# 9B11D003)

Sumukadas, N.  2010.  “Operations strategy with paper boats.”  Simulation & Gaming, 41(3): 432-444.

Sumukadas, N.  2009.  “Car lube operations.”  Case study published in Pearson MyOMLab, to accompany Krajewski, L.J., Ritzman, L.P., and Malhotra, M.K., Operations Management: Processes and Supply Chains, 9th and 10th editions, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Recent Achievements and Honors
Honorable Mention, Case Competition, Decision Sciences Institute National Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 2010.  (Case study “Nokia India: Battery recall logistics,” by Dhanaraj, C., Sumukadas, N., Johnson, F., and Malvankar, M.)

Professional Activities:
Sumukadas, N.  “Operations Management Lecture Series,” posted on YouTube. (

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