Name M Balaji
Designation Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization Operations Management
Qualification Pursuing Doctoral Research in Supply Chain Management at IIT Madras
  • M.E. (Manufacturing Engineering), Government College of Technology, Coimbatore – Passed with Distinction.
  • MBA, Alagappa University, Karaikudi.
  • B.E. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Madras. 
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Research Area Performance Measurement of Agri-food Supply Chains
Academic Positions Faculty Member, TSM, Madurai, April 2005 to till date.
Faculty Member, Raja College of Engg & Technology, Madurai June 2004 to April 2005.
Publications National Level :
  • Paper titled “Optimisation of Production Planning in Supply Chains using Evolutionary Optimisation Algorithms” was published in Proceedings of SCMIS 2008 (ISBN 023-063-688-8), NIT, Tiruchirapalli, December 2008. Page 78-86
  • Paper titled “Evolutionary Multidisciplinary Optimisation in Globalised Services Management” was published in TATVA (ISSN 0973-0974), July 2008. Page 27-34.
  • Paper titled “Improving the Service Quality by Continuous Improvement Using Quality Circles Approach” was presented in National Conference on Service Sector held in March 2008 at Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil.
  • Paper titled “Online Automated Product Identification & Inspection for Intelligent Manufacturing using Machine Vision System” was presented in National Conference on Emerging Technologies in Advanced Manufacturing held in February 2005 at K.L.N. College of Engineering, Madurai.
  • Paper titled “Vision Guided Robust Robotic Manipulator for High Precision Movements” was presented in National Conference on Modeling and Analysis of Production Systems held in January 2004 at National Institute of Technology (REC), Trichy.
International Level : Paper titled “Online Robot Vision for Geometrical Dimensional Accuracy By Non Contact Inspection of Heterogeneous Objects” was presented in International conference on Organizational Competitiveness held in January 2004 at Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore jointly with University of Massachusetts, USA.
Short-term Training Programmes Attended
  • Participated in Strategy Simulation Workshop organized by IIM Kozhikode during April 2011.
  • Participated in Faculty Development Programme in Operations Management organized by IIM Bangalore during 16-20 November 2009.
  • Undergone two weeks intensive training program on ‘Lean Manufacturing Practices’ at M/S. Corborundum Universal Ltd (CUMI), Chennai, June 2006.
  • Participated in the Workshop on ‘Case Methodology’ organised by ECCH jointly with IIT Madras, Chennai, May 2006.
  • Participated in the Workshop on ‘Logistics & Supply Chain Management’ organised by Jansons School of Business, Coimbatore, August 2005.
  • Participated in the one week training program on ‘Operations & Supply Chain Management’ organized by Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, June 2005. 
Guest Lectures/ Resource person outside TSM
  • Delivered a lecture on MIS for Young Entrepreneur School, Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce, Madurai.
  • Delivered a Lecture on TQM for the employees of Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board (TWAD), Madurai.
Consultancy services extended Trained around 2000 Staff of India Post in the Central Government PROJECT ARROW on “Team Building & 5S”
Certifications / Achievements / Awards Certified Six Sigma Green Belt by DoMS, IIT Madras.