Dr. Sudipa Sarker

Assistant Professor

Email: sudipa@ipe.buet.ac.bd; sudipasarker@gmail.com | Office Ext: 7542


Research Areas
  1. Organization Design & Development
  2. Supply Chain Management

Academic Background

Ph.D in Management Economics and Industrial Engineering (2016)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand.

Masters of Science (Industrial and Systems Engineering) (2008)
National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.

Bachelor of Science (Industrial and Production Engineering) ( 2005)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Courses

Operations Research Mathematical Programming is one of the most important, exciting, and influential topics in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR). Both from a theoretical and practical perspective, Mathematical Programming influence most all aspects of engineering design, analysis, and synthesis. The course covers following areas:

  • Operations Research Overview
  • Mathematical Models and Modeling
  • Linear Programming (LP),Graphical Solution of 2-dimensional LPs
  • Simplex Algorithm and Software Programs
  • Duality and Sensitivity Analysis, Dual Simplex
  • Network Programming, Integer Programming
  • Nonlinear Programming, Dynamic Programming
  • Game Theory, Queuing Models, Simulation
Inventory Management This module introduces inventory theory and its application to the management of inventory systems. Many of the models developed will be for the single item, single stage inventory system, considering stationary, time-varying, and probabilistic conditions.    


Selected Publications

PhD Thesis:

Journal Articles:
  • Sarker, S., Azadegan, A, Trucco, P. (2017), When One Size Must Fit All: How a Large MNC Centralized Its Purchasing, Rutgers Business Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, 32-48.
  • Sarker, S, Engwall, M., Trucco, P. and Feldmann, A. (2016), "Internal Visibility of External Supplier Risks and the Dynamics of Risk Management Silos." IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 63, No. 4, 451-461.
  • Rahman, M. M. and Sarker S. (2015), “Demand Forecasting for Seasonal Demand Patterns: Case Study of a Pharmaceutical Company”, Journal of Production Research & Management, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1-7.
  • Sarker, S., Engwall, M., Trucco, P. and Feldmann, A., (2014), Effects of product and supplier criticality on resilience capabilities: An empirical analysis of a global supply chain (No. 2014/7). Department of Industrial Economics and Management, Royal Institute of Technology.
  • Latif H. H., Kabir A., Sarker S. (2013), “A Multi-Criteria Decision Making Model to Increase Productivity: AHP and Fuzzy AHP Approach” International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications Vol 12, No ¾ , 2013, 207-229.
  • Hasin, M. A. A. Sarker S., Islam N., Shareef M. A. (2011), “Perception of Customer Satisfaction and Healthcare Service Quality in the Context of Bangladesh”, International Journal of Quality Research, Vol 5, No. 3, 237-244.
  • Sarker S., Masud A. A., Habib M. A. and Masud A.K.M. (2010) ‘Application of QFD for Improving Customer Perceived Quality of Synthetic Fiber: A Case of Beximco Synthetics Ltd.’, Global Journal of Management and Business Research, Vol. 10, Issue 2, 120-128.
Book Chapters:
  • Sarker, S., “The Paradox of Risk Management: A Supply Management Practice Perspective” in the book Revisiting Supply Chain Risk in Springer Series in Supply Chain Management edited by Michael Henke and George A. Zsidisin (Forthcoming).
  • Sarker, S., “Distinguishing between supply and supplier risk for better supply chain risk management” in in the book Revisiting Supply Chain Risk in Springer Series in Supply Chain Management edited by Michael Henke and George A. Zsidisin(Forthcoming).
  • Sarker S. and Hossain M. (2010), “Increasing Forecasting Accuracy of Trend Demand by Non-Linear Optimization of the Smoothing Constant”, Journal of Mechanical Engineering, The Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB), Vol. 41, No. 1, 58-64.
Teaching Case:
  • Sarker, S. (2016). Supplier Segmentation in Global Organizations: Beyond Models, in Sage Business Case Collection, Sage Publications Limited
Conference Papers:
  • Sarker, S., Trucco, P., Feldmann A. (2018),The effects of internal structural complexity of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) on Purchasing Organization, 27th International IPSERA Conference, Athens, Greece.
  • Yasmine, S., Sarker, S., Eshetu Birkie, S. (2017), Methodological Approaches for Next Generation Supply Chains, 21stAnnual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Sarker, S., Feldmann A, Engwall, M., Trucco, P. (2015). “Supply Risk Management Must Become Supplier Risk Management”, POMS 26th Annual Conference 2015, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Sarker S., Trucco P., Engwall Mats, Feldmann A. (2015). Internal Visibility of External Suppliers Risks, 2ndEDIM PhD Conference, Milan, Italy.
  • Sarker S., Trucco P., Engwall Mats (2014). Assessing Supply Risks: A Multi-Actor Empirical Study, 21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy, Palermo, Italy.
  • Sarker S., Feldmann A., Trucco P., Engwall Mats (2014). Effects of product and supplier criticality on resilience capabilities: An empirical analysis of a global supply chain, 1st EDIM PhD Conference, Milan, Italy.
  • Sarker S., Trucco P. Angelis J. (2013). A 360 Degree View on Supply Chain Risk Identification, 17thCambridge International Manufacturing Symposium, University of Cambridge, UK.


Consultancy Experience