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Dr. Raktim Pal

palrx@jmu.edu
Contact Info

JMU Faculty Raktim PalAssociate Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics 

Education:

Ph.D. Purdue University
M.S.I.E. Purdue University
M.S.C.E. Purdue University
B. Tech. (Honors) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

Research Interests:

  • Supply Chain Management & Logistics

Optimal Operational Policies under Uncertainty in Closed-Loop Supply Chain, Impact of RFID on Supply Chain Performance, Green Supply Chain, Humanitarian Operations

  • Project Management & IS/OM Interfaces

SCM Project Selection Best Practices, Value Assessment of Technology Projects, ERP and SCM Systems Integration, Process Performance

  • Transportation Systems Modeling & Analysis

Efficient Emergency Response, Operations of Transportation Management Systems

  • Applied Operations Research

Optimal Resource Allocation, Priority Queues, Data Driven Predictive Modeling

Teaching Interests:

Supply Chain Management & Logistics

Management Science

Production and Operations Management

Business Statistics

Service Operations

Decision Analysis

Business Process Management

Project Management

Current Courses Taught:

COB 291: Introduction to Management Science
COB 300C: Integrated Functional Systems - Operations
MBA 642: Operations Management

Key Publications:

Bose, I. and Pal, R., "Do Green Supply Chain Management Initiatives Impact Stock Prices of Firms?"  Decision Support Systems (DSS), Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 624-634, 2012.

Mathieu, R. G., and Pal, R., "The Selection of Supply Chain Management Projects:  A Case Study Approach," Operations Management Research (OMR), Vol. 4, No. 3-4, pp. 164-181, 2011.

Pal, R. and Bose, I., "An Optimization-Based Approach for Deployment of Roadway Incident Response Vehicles under Reliability Constraints", European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), Vol. 198, No. 2, pp. 452-463, 2009.
 
Pal, R., Sengupta, A., and Bose, I., "Role of Pilot Study in Assessing Viability of New Technology Projects: The Case of RFID in Parking Operations", Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), Vol. 23, pp. 257-276, 2008.

Pal, R. and Busing, M.E., "Teaching Operations Management in an Integrated Format: Student Perception and Faculty Experience", International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), Vol. 115, No. 2, pp. 594-610, 2008.

Bose, I., Pal, R., and Ye, A., "ERP and SCM Systems Integration: The Case of a Valve Manufacturer in China", Information & Management (I&M), Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 233-241, 2008.

Bose, I. and Pal, R., "Predicting the Survival of Click-and-Mortar Corporations: A Knowledge Discovery Approach", European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), Vol. 174, No. 2, October, pp. 959-982, 2006.

Bose, I. and Pal, R., "Auto-ID: Managing Anything, Anywhere, Anytime in the Supply Chain", Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (CACM), Vol. 48, No. 8, August, pp. 100-106, 2005.

Pal, R. and Sinha, K.C., "Simulation Model for Evaluating and Improving Effectiveness of Freeway Service Patrol Programs", Journal of Transportation Engineering (JTE), Vol. 128, No. 4, July/August, pp 355-365, 2002.

Bose, I. and Pal, R., "Average Waiting Time of Customers in a Priority M/D/k Queue with Finite Buffers", Computers & Operations Research (C&OR), Vol. 29, No. 4, April, pp. 327-339, 2002.

Latoski, S.P., Pal, R. and Sinha, K.C., "Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation of Hoosier Helper Freeway Service Patrol", Journal of Transportation Engineering (JTE), Vol. 125, No. 5, September/October, pp. 429-438, 1999.

Altinkemer, K., Bose, I. and Pal, R., "Average Waiting Time of Customers in an M/D/k Queue with Nonpreemptive Priorities", Computers & Operations Research (C&OR), Vol. 25, No. 4, April, pp. 317-328, 1998.

Pal, R. and Sinha, K.C., "Optimization Approach to Highway Safety Improvement Programming", Transportation Research Record (TRR), No. 1640, pp. 1-9, 1998.

Pal, R., "Investigation on Latent Factors Affecting Route Diversion Intentions", Journal of Transportation Engineering (JTE), Vol. 124, No. 4, July/August, pp. 362-367, 1998.

Pal, R., Latoski, S.P., and Sinha, K.C., "Investigation of Freeway Incident Characteristics and Their Influence in Planning an Incident Management Program", Transportation Research Record (TRR), No. 1634, pp. 46-55, 1998.

Pal, R. and Sinha, K.C., "Evaluation of Crossover and Partial Lane Closure Strategies for Interstate Work Zones in Indiana", Transportation Research Record (TRR), No. 1529, pp. 10-18, 1996.

Pal, R. and Sinha, K.C., "Analysis of Crash Rates at Interstate Work Zones in Indiana", Transportation Research Record (TRR), No. 1529, pp. 43-53, 1996.

Positions Held:

Assistant Professor
College of Business, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Senior Systems Designer
JDA Software Group, Scottsdale, AZ

Senior Consultant / Consultant
i2 Technologies, Dallas, TX

Graduate Research Assistant
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Engineer/ Management Trainee
Engineers India Limited, New Delhi, India

Honors

  • August 2013

    Dr. Ratkim Pal (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics) won the Madison Scholar Award for the College of Business from the university. In each college, professors nominate their colleagues for the Madison Scholar award. The award winners exemplify excellence and scholarly achievement in their respective disciplines. Each winner presents a lecture on his or her area of expertise during the academic year.

Publications

  • December 2011

    Dr. Richard G. Mathieu (Head and Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and Dr. Raktim Pal (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote "The Selection of Supply Chain Management Projects: A Case Study Approach," which was published in Operations Management Research.