Dr. Balaji M

Dr. Balaji M

Dr. Balaji M

Associate Professor,
Dean MBA Programme

ME, MBA, PhD (IIT Madras), FIE
Faculty Unique ID: 1-477757663


Dr. Balaji M has served academia and the industry for over 17 years. After completing his post-graduate degree in Manufacturing Engineering – where he earned a distinction, he did his PhD in perishable food supply chain management at IIT Madras. Being a knowledge facilitator, he is an avid learner himself, and continuously upgrades his knowledge in the fields of Operations Management, World Class Manufacturing Practices, Decision analysis tools & techniques, Logistics, Materials and Supply chain management. He incorporates innovative and cutting-edge pedagogical tools to impart education to Management Post-graduate students, always keeping things engaging and stimulating.His areas of research interest include Food Supply Chains, Lean Manufacturing, Sustainability and Supply Chain Management. In his quest to enhance the skills of professionals, he has conducted numerous Executive Development Programmes. The beneficiaries of his training include employees of organizations like Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation (SPIC), India Post, Tamil Nadu Government Schools, Hitech Arai, TVS Tyres, TVS Rubber, Hindustan Petroleum and Apollo Hospitals. Additionally, he provided expert consultancy services to Hitech Arai and Loyal textiles. A Six Sigma Green Belt certified professional, he holds memberships and fellowships in prestigious organizations like Institution of Engineers, India, Quality Circle Forum of India and Indian Society of Technical Education. At present, he is in the process of completing the final stage of the Cost & Management Accountant (CMA) program from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. His research papers, in the area of his expertise, have been published in numerous scopus-indexed journals. He is a much sought after speaker at several international conferences where he has presented his work and held interactive sessions.


Balaji, M., & Arshinder, K. (2016). Modeling the causes of food wastage in Indian perishable food supply chain. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 114, 153-167.

Arshinder, K., & Balaji, M. (2019). Understanding the models of Indian fruit and vegetable supply chains-a case study approach. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 15(4), 307-322.

  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Service Operations
  • Business Statistics
Administrative Responsibilities
  • Chairperson of MBA Programme
  • Chairperson of Alumni relations
  • Member – PEC Committee

Membership and Certifications

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt by DoMS, IIT Madras

Life Member of Institution of Engineers, India

Life Member of Indian Society of Technical Education

Life Member of Quality Circle Forum of India

Resource Person

Executive Development Program, Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation (SPIC)

Postmaster Training Programme, India Post

Headmasters Development Programme, Tamil Nadu Government Schools

Executive Development Program, Hitech Arai

Executive Development Program, TVS Tyres

Executive Development Program, TVS Rubber

Executive Development Program, Hindustan Petroleum

Executive Development Program, Apollo Hospitals