ISB – POMS Workshop
ISB Campus Hyderabad, 14th & 15th December 2017
Workshop venue: HUL Lecture Theatre, AC7, Level 2
Thursday, December 14
7:30 – 8:30Registration (Workshop Venue) / Breakfast (Bajaj Dining Hall)
8:30 – 8:55Welcome Address (Sridhar Seshadri, Professor and Area Leader-Operations Management)
8:55 – 9:00Introduction of keynote speaker
9:00 – 10:00Keynote: George Shanthikumar (Krannert School of Management, Purdue University)
10:00 – 10:15Coffee Break
10:15-12:30Data Driven Models
  1. Leveraging comparables for new product sales forecasting (Divya Singhvi, MIT)
  2. Sublinear time recommendations via locality-sensitive sampling (Deeksha Sinha, MIT)
  3. Marginal estimation+Price optimization with choice models (Karthik Natarajan, SUTD)
12:30 – 14:00Lunch (Bajaj Dining Hall)
14:00– 14:05Introduction of keynote speaker
14:05-15:05Keynote: John Birge (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business)
15:05-15:15Coffee Break
15:15-16:45Pricing in innovative business models
  1. Ride solo or pool: The impact of sharing on optimal pricing of ride-sharing services (Jagan Jacob, Rochester)
  2. Pay-per-unit vs. subscription pricing for experiential products under competition (Varun Gupta, Penn State)
16:45 – 17:00Coffee Break
19:00-21:30Dinner: Executive Housing Mirror Pool
Friday, December 15
7:30 – 8:30Breakfast (Bajaj Dining Hall)
8:30 – 8:35Introduction of keynote speaker
8:35 – 9:35Keynote: Houmin Yan (College of Business, City University of Hong Kong)
9:35 – 9:45Coffee Break
9:45 – 11:15Measurement precision and impact on consumption and savings
  1. How does precision affect the adoption of energy efficiency practices? – Evidence from the field and laboratory data (Suresh Muthulingam, Penn State)
  2. Addressing uncertainty in meter reading for utility companies using RFID technology (Debdatta Sinha Roy, Maryland)
11:15 – 11:30Coffee Break        
11:30 – 13:00Technology and supply chain performance
  1. IT enabled monitoring mechanisms in public sector supply chains: Evidence from the public distribution system in India (Maya Ganesh, ISB)
  2. Integrated order picking systems for e-commerce fulfilment: Technology, performance models, and design insights (Debjit Roy, IIM Ahmedabad)
13:00 – 14:30Lunch (Bajaj Dining Hall)
14:30 – 16:00Inventory and capacity management
  1. The implications of visibility on the use of strategic inventory in a supply chain (Abhishek Roy, UT Austin)
  2. Real option value of critical materials R&D: An optimal capacity addition model (Aditya Vedantam, SUNY Buffalo)
16:00 – 16:15Coffee Break
16:15 – 16:30Concluding Remarks (Dean Raj Srivastava)
19:00 – 21:30Dinner: Executive Housing Mirror Pool