Faculty Profile


Operations and Supply Chain Management

Assistant Professor

 Email: rakesh@iimsirmaur.ac.in

Prof. Rakesh Venkitasubramony is an Assistant Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at IIM Sirmaur. A graduate in engineering from University of Kerala, he holds a Masters in Management and a PhD, both from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. His doctoral research focused on warehouse design and operations.  His current research interests include warehousing and material handling, with specific focus on automated systems.

Prior to his doctoral research, Prof Rakesh worked with ecommerce giant Amazon.com as Program Manager. He has also worked with Toshiba as a Software Engineer. 

Assistant Professor, IIM Sirmaur (Sept 2017 to present)

Program Manager, Amazon.com (12 months)

Software Engineer, Toshiba (22 months)

Warehousing and Material Handling, Automation in warehouses, Supply Chain Management.

Venkitasubramony, R., & Adil, G. K. (2016). “Analytical models for pick distances in fishbone warehouse based on exact distance contour”. International Journal of Production Research, 54(14), 4305-4326.  (ABDC – A)

Venkitasubramony, R., & Adil, G. K. (2016). “Design of an order-picking warehouse factoring vertical travel and space sharing”.  The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 1-14. doi:10.1007/s00170-016-9879-3 (ARC – B)

Rakesh, V., & Adil, G. K. (2015). “Layout optimization of a three dimensional order picking warehouse” IFAC-PapersOnLine, 48(3), 1155-1160.

(Presented at a special track on Warehouse Management at the 15th International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Symposium held at Ottawa, Canada, in May 2015)

Recipient, MHRD Fellowship for research and teaching assistantship at IIT Bombay, 2013-2017

Recipient, SJMSOM endowment scholarship on two consecutive semesters during Master of Management programme (2011), IIT Bombay.