DR. Debashish Jena

FPM, Operations Management, IIM Lucknow
Assistant Professor (Operations Management Area)
Department of Management Studies
Email: djena@rgipt.ac.in , debashish.jena@gmail.com


Dr Debashish Jena holds an FPM in Operations Management from IIM Lucknow, and a BE in Mechanical Engg from NIT Allahabad. Prior to joining academics, he served as a management consultant at National Productivity Council, Govt. of India.
At DoMS, RGIPT he teaches MBA courses on Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Service Operations Management, Project Management and Decision Sciences. In addition, he also delivers guest lecturers at IIM Kashipur.
He maintains a strong desire to be constantly challenged by real-world problems, and a passion for actionable research and consulting. Dr Jena’s research and consulting expertise spans real-world production planning and scheduling, mixed-model planning in manufacturing and service industries, capacity sensitive product/service planning and simulation, logistics and supply chain modeling, crew planning and allocation models, supply chain contracts design, multi-sourcing models, process improvement and innovation etc. He leverages simulation and optimization techniques to improve processes and systems in a variety of industries.
He has extensive consulting experience, spanning over a decade, in a diverse range of business environments: from Manufacturing and Process Industries to Energy and Services, and with clients that include for several MNCs, PSUs, Govt. Departments and Pvt. Sector organizations.


  • FPM, Operations Management, IIM Lucknow
  • PGD Industrial Engg , National Productivity Council (NPC), 1998
  • BE Mechanical, NIT Allahabad , 1995

Professional Experience

National Productivity Council 1998- 2006
(Under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt of India)
Management Consultant 
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology 2011 – present
  Assistant Professor (Operations Management Area)
IIM, Kashipur  :  Visiting Faculty 


  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Service Operations Management
  • Manufacturing Planning and Control
  • Operations Strategy
  • Decision sciences
  • Lean Operations Management
  • Project Management


Conferences papers
  • “A real-world MBA course timetabling application using Excel VBA” at the XIX Annual Conference of Society of Operations Management,  held at  IIM, Calcutta, India, Dec 2015
  • “Multi-stage hybrid re-entrant flow shop planning with application to aluminum rolled product”, (with Srivastava R. K.) .at the 21st POMS Annual Conference, Vancouver, 2010.
  • “Process Improvement in Precision Component Manufacturing: A Case Based Approach”(with Srivastava R. K.) Proceedings of the International Multi Conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, Vol- II, March 16-18, 2011, Hong Kong
  • “A Constraint Programming Approach to a Re-entrant Line problem with time lags and partial resource flexibility” (with Srivastava R. K.) at the XIV Annual Conference of Society of Operations Management, held at NITIE, Mumbai, India, Dec 2010
  • “General Precedence based continuous time planning model for Aluminium rolled product manufacturing” (with Srivastava R. K.), at the XIII Annual Conference of Society of Operations Management, held at IIT, Madras, India, 2009
  • “Tactical insights from Joint Crew allocation and Oven scheduling: A case study” (with Srivastava R. K.), at the XII Annual Conference of Society of Operations Management, held at  IIT , Kanpur, India, 2008

Working papers:

  • A case of Inventory planning and simulation at a Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Crew planning and allocation at a Malt Food Processing Plant
  • Insights from multistage planning at real-world Aluminum Rolling Plant


Core Expertise in Consulting and Training
  • Lean Operations practices and process
  • Process Improvements and automation
  • Production and Service process simulation
  • Production and Inventory planning and control
  • Production Planning and scheduling
  • Manpower planning and allocation
  • Supply Chain Network Design and Optimization
  • Mathematical programming and optimization

Major Clients:
Cadbury India, NTPC, NALCO, IOCL, Apollo hospitalGAP International, Rail Coach Factory, Indian Railways; Hero Cycles & suppliers (Bicycle component cluster), Auto-component Lean cluster-Ashok Leyland, Kamla Dials , Gabriel Industries; MRKFED Punjab, MILK FED Punjab, APDRP (Ministry of Power), Leather Industry (Ministry of Leather), ES I Hospitals, Dept. of Irrigation- Govt. of Punjab, Office of the Advocate General of Punjab etc.