B. Srirangacharyulu

Associate Professor
Production & Operations Management
sriranga[at]iimv[dot]ac[dot]in



Srirangacharyulu holds a Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. His dissertation focused on developing exact and heuristic algorithms for scheduling problems with non-regular performance measures. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the area of Flexible Manufacturing Systems for a short period at IIT Madras. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.

Prior to joining his doctoral programme at IIT Madras, he worked for six years as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MVGR College of Engineering Vizianagaram. He has also worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Calicut for one year and eight months. Prior to joining IIM Visakhapatnam, he was working with IIM Tiruchirappalli as Associate Professor in Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques area.

Education: PhD (IIT-Madras), MTech, BE

Operations Management, Management of Manufacturing Systems, Project Management, Operations Research, Advanced Operations Research, and Operations Research Applications

International Journal Publications::

  • B. Srirangacharyulu (2017). Completion time variance minimisation on two identical parallel processors. Computers and Operations Research, 86, 54-64.
  • Senthil, S., Sridharan, R., Srirangacharyulu, B., & Ramesh, A. (2015). Analysis and Selection of Reverse Logistics Network Design using hybrid multi-criteria decision making method. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER), 10(4), 9799-9809. 
  • Senthil, S., Srirangacharyulu, B., & Ramesh, A. (2014). A Robust Hybrid Multi-Criteria Decision Making Methodology for Contractor Evaluation and Selection in Third-Party Reverse Logistics. Experts Systems with Applications, 41(1), 50-48.
  • B. Srirangacharyulu and G. Srinivasan (2013) An exact algorithm to minimize mean squared deviation of job completion times about a common due date. European Journal of Operational Research, 231, 547-556.
  • Senthil, S., Srirangacharyulu, B., & Ramesh, A. (2012) A decision making methodology for the selection of reverse logistics operating channels. Procedia Engineering 38, 418-428.
  • B. Srirangacharyulu and G. Srinivasan (2012) Minimizing variance of job completion times in a single machine. International Journal of Operational Research, 13(1), 110-127.
  • B. Srirangacharyulu and G. Srinivasan (2011) Minimizing mean squared deviaiton of job completion times about a common due date in multimachine systems. European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 5(4), 424-447.
  • B. Srirangacharyulu and G. Srinivasan (2010) Completion time variance minimization in single machine and multi-machine systems. Computers and Operations Research, 37, 62-71.

Conference Presentations/Proceedings:

  • A Vehicle Routing Approach for Cash Management in Banks. International Conference on Operations Research and Decision Sciences (ICORDS), Dec 2019, IIM Visakhapatnam
  • Course scheduling to minimise the number of overlaps. Paper presented at the 11th ISDSI International Conference, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, 28-30 December 2017
  • A Penalty Based Method for Fixed Charge Two-Stage Supply Chain Problem. Paper presented at the 11th ISDSI International Conference, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, 28-30 December 2017
  • A heuristic method for the two-stage supply chain distribution problem with fixed charge, proceedings of 48th IRF International Conference, 26th March 2017, Chennai, India.
  • A Lower Bound for the Restricted Job Completion Time Variance Problem. Paper presented at the OR58 Annual Conference, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 6 – 8 September 2016.
  • Quality management practices in SMEs - A study from Southern India, Twenty Second European Operations Management Association Conference (EurOMA), Neuchatel, Switzerland, Jun 26 - Jul 1, 2015.
  • A heuristic method to minimise Mean Squared Deviation in parallel machines, International Conference on Operations Research in conjunction with 47th Annual Convention of Operational Research Society of India, 1 - 3 December 2014.
  • A Simulated Annealing Algorithm to minimise Mean Squared Deviation of job completion times about a common due date on identical parallel processors, International Conference on Technology and Business Management (ICTBM-14) AUE Dubai, 24 - 26 March 2014.
  • A Dynamic Programming based Branch and Bound Algorithm to Minimize Mean Squared Deviation of Job Completion Times About a Common Due Date in Single Machine, XIII Annual Conference of the Society of Operations Management – OM13, 20 – 22 December 2009.
  • Minimizing Coefficient of Variation in Single Machine Scheduling. Proceedings of the International Conference on Latest Trends in Simulation Modeling and Analysis (COSMA 2009), 301-305.
  • Heuristics for Multi-machine Completion Time Variance Minimization Problem, International Conference on Operations Research for a Growing Nation in conjunction with the 41st Annual Convention of Operational Research Society of India, 15 - 17 December 2008.
  • Algorithms and Heuristics for the Single Machine Completion Time Variance Minimization Problem, 40th Annual Convention of Operational Research Society of India, 4 - 6 December 2007. 

  • Conducted a Certificate Program in R&D management for the Scientists of DRDO/NSTL for three batches in 2020.

Related to administrative activities:

  • PhD Chair – since March 2022
  • Faculty-in-Charge (Building & Works) – since April 2021
  • PGPEx Chair – from June 2019 to August 2020
  • Dean (Academics & Research) – from April 2017 to April 2020
  • PGP Chair – from March 2017 to March 2019