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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.

Positions

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


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Grants

2010 Challenge 2010 Grant for Integrating Assessment, Planning, and Improvement.
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2006 Indian Infrastructure Supply Chains: The Road Ahead
National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation Travel Grant
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2001 - 2005 SJSU Reassigned Time Grants for Research & Scholarly Activity (one course release time each)
San Jose State University
2002 Best Practices in Global Supply Chain Contacting Grant
Seagate Technology LLC, Global Logistics Group
2001 SJSU Grant for Diversity Related Faculty Development Activities
San Jose State University
2001 Samsung Electronics' Direct Shipment Study Grant
Korean E-Business Commercialization Institute
1999 SJSU's Professional Development Lottery Grants
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2010 - 2012 Ad Hoc Reviewer, Production Planning & Control.
2009 - 2012 Journal Editor, International Journal of Operations & Quantitative Management. Editor, Case & Field-Based Research S
2006 - 2012 Ad Hoc Reviewer, International Journal of Operations & Quantitative Management.
2006 - 2012 Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Business Logistics
2003 - 2012 Member, AIMSiCOM: AIMS International Conference on Management
2000 - 2012 Ad Hoc Reviewer, European Journal of Operations Research.
1999 - 2011 Board Member, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
2009 - 2010 Ad Hoc Reviewer, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal.
2001 - 2010 Board Member, IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management.
2000 - 2010 Ad Hoc Reviewer, IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management.
2000 - 2009 Ad Hoc Reviewer, European Studies Journal
1999 - 2009 Journal Editor, International Journal of Operations & Quantitative Management. Area Editor
2008 Member, International Conference of Japan Industrial Management Association. Tokyo, Japan, Aug 2008
2005 - 2006 Member, International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management. India
2004 Member, International Programs and Students Committee, SJSU.
2000 Moderator, International Conference on Sikh Studies, SJSU
1998 - 1999 Board Member, International Journal of Operations & Quantitative Management.
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Honors and Awards

  • 2004 [1 of 1]: Loomba, A. S., SJSU Sabbatical Award, San Jose State University
  • 2003 [1 of 2]: Loomba, A. S., CSU Fellowship Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
  • 2004 [1 of 2]: Dhar, S. & Loomba, A. S. , SJSU Global Studies Fellowship, San Jose State University
  • 2010: Loomba, A. S., SJSU Release Time Award for Sustainability-in-Residence for COB
  • 2009: Loomba, A. S., SJSU Release Time Award for Faculty Initiatives to Support Student Initiatives
  • 2008: Loomba, A. S., SJSU Difference in Pay Leave Award
  • 2006: Nominated for the Outstanding Academic Researcher Award College of Business, San Jose State University. University.
  • 2006: Nominated for Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor Award College of Business, San Jose State University
  • 2005: Best Volunteer Award, Hearst Elementary School, Pleasanton, CA Hearst Elementary School.
  • 2010: Lucas Research Fellow College of Business, San Jose State University.
  • 2009: Lucas Research Fellow College of Business, San Jose State University.
  • 2008: Lucas Research Fellow College of Business, San Jose State University.
  • 2008: Keynote Address - Supply Chain Innovations - First Internaitonal Symposium on Academic/Industry Interaction: Where the Rubber Meets the Road Sofia University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2007: Lucas Research Fellow College of Business, San Jose State University.
  • 2006: Lucas Research Fellow College of Business, San Jose State University.
  • 2005: Keynote address - Intelligent Decisions: Western Vs Eastern Management Thought Sixth International Conference on Operations and Quatitative Management, Indore, India.
  • 2004: Invited Guest Speaker Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2004: Invited Guest Speaker Kobe University, Kobe, Japan.
  • 2004: Selected to represent SJSU at International Faculty Partnership Seminar Waseda University, Japan.
  • 2003: Invited Guest Speaker Pacific Asian Management Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • 2002: Invited Speaker Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India.

Courses

  • Service Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Structure & Strategy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Research
  • Managing Product Development
  • Fundamentals of Operations Management

Education

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

Arvinder.Loomba@sjsu.edu


Articles (11)

Contributions to Books (1)

Refereed Proceedings (29)