MISI Annual Research Fest

Event Details

MISI invites you to join its faculty and students at the MISI Annual Research Fest on Monday, May 29 to learn about the active research of MISI’s faculty members and see the outcomes of Master’s thesis research projects sponsored by seven companies to tackle their real-world supply chain challenges. The event will be divided into 2 sessions: Faculty Research Presentations which will be held in the morning, followed by the Research Thesis Competition in the afternoon.


Faculty Research Presentation

Each faculty member will present their research in a relaxed poster session format. There will be multiple simultaneous sessions. Each session will start with a brief 5-minute overview of the research agenda and findings by the faculty member, and follow with 30-35 minutes of one-on-one Q&A between the participants and the faculty member. Each faculty member will repeat the session three times (sessions A, B, and C). You could attend up to three sessions of your preference in the order of your preference.

The topics covered in this session include: Sustainable supply chains, Sustainable operations, Capability-driven supply chains, Mobility, Procurement and e-commerce, Designing supply chain strategy: minds and models, and Business process reengineering and reverse logistics

Presentation topics and the faculty members presenting are as follows:-

  • Dr Asad Ata: “Responsible Supply Chains”
  • Dr Debabrata Ghosh: “Sustainable operations”
  • Dr David Gonsalvez: “Mobility, procurement, e-commerce”
  • Dr Shardul Phadnis: “Designing supply chain strategy: Minds and models”
  • Dr Albert Tan: “Business process reengineering, reverse logistics”
  • Dr. Javad Feizabadi: “Capability-driven supply chains, Strategic Mobility Center of Excellence”


Research Thesis Competition

In the afternoon session, the students graduating from the Masters program will presenting their theses to a panel of jury comprised of 6 individuals from the industry and academia. Each thesis project has been sponsored by a company to address a challenge faced by the company in managing its supply chain. Following the presentations, the jury will decide on the winner for the Best Thesis Award.

Thesis research topics that will be presented are as follows:-

  • Inventory Planning Model for Various Market Segments with Different Demand Patterns and Channel Strategy
  • Optimal Method for Forecasting Demand in an Uncertain Environment
  • End-to-end Inventory Reduction in the Pharmaceuticals Industry
  • Intimate Apparel – Strategies to Optimize the Management of “Fashion Concept”
  • Finished Goods Inventory and Switch Point
  • Identifying Root Causes for Missed On-time Deliveries
  • Inventory Management Modeling for Product Passing Through Various Stages of its Lifecycle
  • Tracing For Sustainability from Oleo Chemical to Oil Palm
  • Evaluating Category Management at a Manufacturing Company
  • Financial Sustainability of Oil Palm Independent Smallholders



08:30 Registration
09:00 Introduction to MISI Annual Research Day (Faculty Research Presentation + Research Thesis Competition)

Faculty Research Presentation

09:15 Session A
10:00 Session B
10:45 Break (Light Refreshment)
11:00 Session C

12:00 Lunch

Research Thesis Competition

13:00 Research Thesis Competition (Each topic will be presented for 15 minutes followed by a 10 minute Q&A by the jury)

16:30 Light Refreshment

17:00 Program End

Admission is complimentary but REGISTRATION is required. We would like to encourage senior executives (senior managers and above) to attend this event.