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Assistant Professor
Area Chairperson

Operations Management & Decision Sciences


Prof. Rachita Gupta is an Assistant professor in the area of Operations Management and Decision Sciences and currently the Chairperson of the department. Prof. Rachita has done her PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Prior to this, Prof. Rachita was a faculty member at Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad. She mainly works in the area of operations and supply chain excellence. Her current research focuses on Industry 4.0 towards operational excellence, sustainable supply chain management, technology innovation management. She has publications in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals including Annals of Operations Research, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Journal of Environmental Management, OPSEARCH, Journal of Modelling in Management. She has presented a number of papers in various national as well as international conferences, including INFORMS, POMS, ISDSI, SOM.

  • Gupta, R., Hirani, H., & Shankar, R. (2023). Sustainable solid waste management system using technology-enabled end-of-pipe strategies. Journal of Environmental Management, 347, 119122. DOI.
  • Gupta, R., & Shankar, R. (2023). Managing food security using blockchain-enabled traceability system. Benchmarking: An International Journal
  • Gupta, R., Shankar, R., Lai, K. H., & Kumar, A. (2023). Risk profiling of food security impediments using decision maker’s behavioural preference towards operational risk management. Annals of Operations Research, 1-36.
  • Gupta, R., & Shankar, R. (2021). Mitigating Risks in Food Security through Transparency and Traceability of Agro-Supply Chain. Productivity, 62(2), pp. 164-173.
  • Dev, N. K., Shankar, R., Gupta, R., & Dong, J. (2019). Multi-criteria evaluation of real-time key performance indicators of supply chain with consideration of big data architecture. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 128, 1076-1087.
  • Shankar, R., Gupta, R., & Pathak, D. K. (2018). Modeling critical success factors of traceability for food logistics system. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 119, 205-222.
  • Vrat, P., Gupta, R., Bhatnagar, A., Pathak, D. K., & Fulzele, V. (2018). Literature review analytics (LRA) on sustainable cold-chain for perishable food products: Research trends and future directions. Opsearch, 55(3-4), 601-627.
  • Prasad, S., Shankar, R., Gupta, R., & Roy, S. (2018). A TISM modeling of critical success factors of blockchain based cloud services. Journal of Advances in Management Research, 15(4), 434-456.
  • Gupta, R., & Shankar, R. (2016). Ranking of collusive behaviour in Indian agro-supply chain using interval 2-tuple linguistic TOPSIS method. Journal of Modelling in Management, 11(4), 949-966.
  • Jena, J., Fulzele, V., Gupta, R., Sherwani, F., Shankar, R., & Sidharth, S. (2016). A TISM modeling of critical success factors of smartphone manufacturing ecosystem in India. Journal of Advances in Management Research, 13(2), 203-224.

Industry 4.0: Transforming Business Operations, Technology Management towards Business Excellence, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Decision Modelling, Business Statistics, Advanced Decision Modeling.

  • Distinction in Doctoral Research for the year 2019, IIT Delhi.
  • Highly Commended Paper in 2019 Emerald Literati Awards for one of the publications in Journal of Advances in Management Research, 2019.
  • Young Researcher award for a paper presented in Prolog International Conference, held at La Rochelle Business School, France in 11-12 May 2017.
  • Outstanding Paper award for a paper published in Journal of Advances in Management Research, 2017.
  • Delivery Excellence and Innovation award from IBM India Pvt. Ltd. for best performer among the team, 2010.
  • Gold Medalist being the topper of University in M. Tech (Computer Science), 2010.
  • 1st rank in B.Tech (Computer Science) first year, 2004.

  • Chairperson, Operations Management and Decision Sciences (July 2023 till now)
  • Chairperson, Alumni Relations Committee (May 2021-June 2023) 

PhD: OSCM (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)
Masters: Computer Science (Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali University, Rajasthan)
Bachelors: Computer Science and Engineering (UPTU Lucknow)

Industry 4.0 towards operational excellence, sustainable supply chain management, technology innovation management