University of Calgary

Jaydeep Balakrishnan

  • Professor Emeritus of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


Operations and Supply Chain Management


Jaydeep Balakrishnan, PhD, CPIM, retired in 2019 as a professor in the operations and supply chain management area after over 29 years at the School. He is the former associate dean (academic, priorities and planning). He also served as the director of the Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics, the area chair of operations management, and acting director - PhD and MBA thesis programs. His research interests include the design of facilities to make them more efficient, improving the effectiveness of supply chain operations, and spreadsheet decision support modelling.

He has presented papers at various international conferences, co-written two textbooks on operations and supply chain management, and has published numerous articles on operations and supply chain management and other topics in reputable journals. He has served as the president of the Calgary Chapter of the Canadian Operational Research Society and the Calgary chapter of the Association for Operations Management (APICS).

Jaydeep has been recognized for his outstanding service, teaching and research, receiving the 2019 Dean's Award for Meaningful Community Engagement, the 2015 Dean's Award for Outstanding Leadership in Teaching and Learning, the 2010 International Journal of Operations and Production Management’s Outstanding Paper Award, the 2007 Dean's Award for Outstanding Research Achievement, an Honorable Mention from the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) for instructional innovation in 2005, and the Best Operations Management Paper Award at the Western DSI Meeting in 1994. He has been a holder of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) grants and is listed in the Who's Who in Canadian Business published by the University of Toronto Press.

He has provided workshops to professionals and academics internationally. He has been a visiting teaching and research scholar in engineering management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and he has taught courses at the Warsaw School of Economics, Sharif University in Iran and the National University of Singapore.

Jaydeep holds a PhD in operations management from Indiana University-Bloomington, an MBA from the University of Georgia and a BSc in mechanical engineering from the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology at Nagpur University, India. He is also certified in production and inventory management by ASCM.

Copies of most of Jaydeep’s papers may be found in the University of Calgary Digital Repository at by searching for the title.


  • PhD
    Indiana University
  • BE
    Nagpur University
  • MBA
    University of Georgia
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