Aditya Vedantam

Associate Professor
Operations Management and Strategy


PhD, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
MEng, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
BTech/MTech, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

Research Interests

  • Sustainable operations management
  • Supply chain management
  • New business models for a circular economy
  • Clean energy technologies


  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Operations


Vedantam' research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Critical Material Institute, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics. His published work has appeared in Production and Operations Management, Operations Research Letters and Energy Policy, among others.

He serves on the editorial review board of the Production and Operations Management journal and the Decision Sciences journal and has chaired sessions at the POMS and INFORMS conferences. Vedantam has given talks based on his research to the Institute of Supply Management, the Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable, the UB Alumni Association and the Association of Plastic Recyclers.

Selected Publications

Vedantam, E. Demirezen and S. Kumar. 2021. Trade-in or Sell in My P2P Marketplace: A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Profit and Environmental Footprint. Production and Operations Management, 30(11), 3923-3942

Vedantam, A. and Iyer, A., 2021. Capacity investment under Bayesian information updates at reporting periods: Model and application. Production and Operations Management, 30(8): 2707-2725.

Vedantam, A. and Iyer, A., 2021. Revenue‐Sharing Contracts Under Quality Uncertainty in Remanufacturing. Production and Operations Management, 30(7): 2008-2026.

Technical Reports

Diwakar Gupta, Aditya Vedantam, Justin Azadivar, “Optimal Contract Mechanism Design for Performance-Based Contracts”, Center for Transportation Studies, Minnesota Local Road Research Board 

Awards, Grants and Honors

  • Operations Management Scholar Award, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, 2013
  • Krannert Certificate for Distinguished Teaching, Purdue University, 2012
  • Ross Fellowship, Purdue University, 2010
  • Purdue Sustainable Electronics IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) Associate (2012-15)
  • Ford Motor Company Scholarship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2009
  • Tauber Institute of Global Operations Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM)
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)

Industry Experience

Vedantam has worked in the global supply division at W.W. Grainger, a Fortune 500 company, where he built financial models to improve Grainger’s logistics and distribution network. Previously, he also worked in the FMCG sector in India where, in a product development role, he worked with R&D, manufacturing, supply chain and marketing divisions to launch a new brand of personal care products.