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About Arvinder S. Loomba

Dr. Arvinder P. S. Loomba is a Lucas Research Fellow and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at San José State University, California, USA. He received his PhD in Operations Management from University of Southern California. He also holds an MBA from California State University and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University, India. He has received teaching award and citations and has taught extensively in the academic and executive education program at different educational institutions in US and abroad.
Dr. Loomba's research interests include supply chain streamlining, global supply chain risk management, operations/marketing analysis, closed-loop supply chains, sustainability in supply chains, and humanitarian supply chains. He is the author and co-author on scholarly grants, publishes extensively, and serves on editorial boards of several respected academic journals.
Dr. Loomba has served as the director of Pacific Rim Institute, a research center at SJSU focusing on business and engineering innovation research in the Pacific Rim countries. In addition, his service includes being a reviewer for the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program, a judge for the U.S. Department of State Case Study Competition, an Advisor-in-Residence at The Enterprise Network (TEN/ATCC), an industry incubator for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and as a Global Studies Fellow at SJSU and as a research associate at the Mineta Transportation Institute. He has also served as Education Vice President and board member-at-large of Council of Supply Chain Management - San Francisco Roundtable.
Dr. Loomba is an area expert in supply chain management and off shoring issues in a global context, focusing on South and East Asia, and has been invited to give keynote addresses in Japan and India on these topics. He is quoted widely on globalization issues by local, national, and international media. He has also been interviewed about global off shoring trends by Japanese national television, NHK, for their documentary special on Unemployment. He has considerable global experience in advising corporations on supply chain operations, offering executive education, training programs, and conducting special projects at multinationals firms throughout USA and in China, India, Korea, and Japan.


Present Professor, School of Global Innovation and Leadership, San Jose State University



1993 PhD, University of Southern California ‐ Business Administration
1988 MBA, California State University, East Bay ‐ Marketing & Operations Research
1984 B.E., Bangalore University ‐ Mechanical Engineering

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