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Asoo J Vakharia

McClatchy Professor
Director, Supply Chain Management Center

University of Florida
Warrington College of Business
Information Systems and Operations Management Department
Stuzin Hall 355D

(352) 392-8571


Asoo J. Vakharia is the McClatchy Professor and Director of the Supply Chain Management Center in the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. Professor Vakharia is a DSI and POMS Fellow and a recipient of the DSI Distinguished Service Award. His published work has appeared in numerous academic journals and he has served as Editor of the Decision Sciences Journal (2009-2014). Currently, he serves as co-Department Editor for the Production and Operations Management Journal

Asoo’s teaching interests are in Operations/Supply Chain Management, International Logistics, Transportation and Logistics Systems, and Supply Chain Analytics. In addition to teaching in the graduate, MBA, and executive MBA programs at the University of Florida, he has also developed and taught industry specific executive development courses in SCM Analytics. His industry experience includes several years as a strategy consultant and working with firms such as AT&T Solutions Customer Care, e-Diets.com, Golden Eagle Distributors, Garrett Air Research, Motorola, Sweetheart Cups, Inc., University of Arizona Medical Center, and Vistakon, Inc.


  • PhD - School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987

Research Areas

  • Sourcing Strategies in Supply Chains
  • Managing Supply Chain Disruptions
  • Supply Chains
  • Coordinating Decisions at Multiple Stages in Supply Chains

Going Green in the Delivery Supply Chain: Evidence and Insights
Journal: UF Journal of Undergraduate Research
Published Year: 2019
Authors: Paxton Shamlou, Asoo Vakharia

Cross Market Integration and Sabotage
Journal: Production and Operations Management
Accepted Year: 2019
Authors: Hong Guo, Yabing Jiang, Arthur Lim, Asoo Vakharia

Marketplace, Reseller, or Hybrid: A strategic analysis of an emerging distribution channel
Journal: Production and Operations Management
Accepted Year: 2018
Authors: Lin Tian, Asoo Vakharia, Yifan Xu, Yinliang Tan

Waste Management: A Reverse Supply Chain Perspective
Journal: Vikalpa: The Journal of Decision Makers
Published Year: 2017
Authors: Jayashree Mahajan, Asoo Vakharia

Design of the Reverse Channel for Remanufacturing: Must profit maximization harm the environment?
Journal: Production and Operations Management
Published Year: 2017
Authors: Lan Wang, Gangshu Cai, Andy Tsay, Asoo Vakharia