Rajiv Aserkar


Professor, Director - DAMCO Int' Graduate Program,
Area Head - Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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  • PhD, DA University, Indore, India (2004)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India (1981)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Indore, Indore, India (1977)
  • Certified trainer on LINKS online Supply Chain Management Simulation of LINKS, USA (2021)
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation Management
  • Global Logistics Management
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Business Ethics
  • Supply Chain Simulation
  • Supply Chain Management and Analytics
  • Transportation Management
  • Global Transportation Management

Academic experience

  • SP Jain School of Global Management, Singapore (2007-Present)
  • Faculty, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai (2005-2007)
  • Associate Professor, International Institute of Foreign Trade and Research, Indore, India (2000-2005)

Consulting Experience

  • Exports & Logistics Consultant, Supreme Rolls & Shears, Indore, India (2002-2004)
  • Supply Chain & Logistics Consultant, ITL Industries, Indore, India (1994-1998)
  • Quality Consultant, Jordan Pipe Manufacturing, Amman, Jordan (1995-1996)
  • Marketing Consultant, Data M, Germany (1994-1995)

Corporate experience

  • Industry experience of 20 years in the area of Logistics, Marketing and Operations in India and the Middle East. Responsibilities included global tendering, techno-commercial discussions, negotiations, order finalisation and execution, including transportation, warehousing, customs clearance for imports as well as exports, coordinating with third party logistics operators, transporters, shipping lines, airlines and banks
  • Manager (Marketing), Dee Tee Industries, Indore (1986-1991)
  • Sales Engineer, SBNAH, Muscat, Oman (1985-1986)
  • Deputy Manager (Exports), Kirloskar Pneumatics, Pune (1981-1985)
  • Aserkar R., Patwa N. (2019). Research Paper titled “Electronic Single Windows for Trade Facilitation”. Published in Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review.
  • Aserkar R., Verma S. (2018). Research paper titled “Quality Issues in Indian e-Commerce Delivery Model from Viewpoint of Young People”. Published in International Journal of Logistics, Economics and Globalization in June 2018.
  • Seetharaman A., Sarvanan A., Kumar K., Niranjan I., Aserkar R., Anh N. (2017). Research paper titled “A Study on The Impact of Management of Cost, Service and Compliance in Cross Border Logistics and Supply Chain” published in International Journal of Academic Research [ISSN: 2075-4124] Vol. 5. Issue 1. & pp.289-317, 2017. Listed in ISI Thomson.
  • Bhushan U., Aserkar R., Kumar K., Seetharaman A., (2017). Research paper titled “Effectiveness of Just in Time Manufacturing Practices”. Published in International Journal of Business Management and Economic Research, Volume 8, Issue 6. Listed in Cabell’s.
  • Aserkar R., Seetharaman A, Chu JA, Jadhav V, Inamdar S (2017). Research paper titled “Impact of Personal Data Protection (PDP) regulations on Operations Flow” published in March 2017 issue of Human Systems Management Journal, impact factor 0.55.
  • Aserkar R. Kumthekar N., Inamdar S. (2017). Research paper titled “Training and Development Needs of Logistics & Supply Chain Professionals in South Asia”. Published in January 2017 issue of International Journal of Shipping & Transport Logistics”, an ISI journal with impact factor 1.64 in 2015.
  • Aserkar R., Kumthekar N., Aserkar S. (2014) research paper titled “Investigating the link between Supply Chain Performance and Brand Performance” published in Vol. 4, No. 9; July 2014 issue of International Journal of Humanities and Social Science.
  • Aserkar Rajiv (2013) research paper titled "Learning Through Industry Interface Projects" published in INFORMS Transactions on Education for their special issue on Student Projects with Industry in February 2013.
  • Kumthekar N., Aserkar R. (2012) “Study of Current Software Trends of Logistics Service Providers With Feasibility of Cloud Computing As An Alternative”, Skyline Business Journal, Volume VII-Issue 1 – 2011-12.
  • Aserkar Rajiv, (2004) ‘Indian Ports: Gateways to Economic Development’, Foreign Trade Review, October-December 2004 issue.

Conference Papers Presented

  • Aserkar Rajiv (2016) “Making Sourcing Decisions Through Total Landed Cost Exercise” presented in International Purchasing & Supply Education & Research Association (IPSERA 2017) conference held in Budapest, Hungary from April 9-12, 2017.
  • Aserkar Rajiv, Kumthekar Nihar, Inamdar Shivani (2015) “Study of Training and Development Needs of Logistics and Supply Chain Professionals in Asia” presented at Global Logistics and Supply Chain Conference, GSCM 2015 at Hangzhou in China in March 2015.
  • Chaired the ‘Oil & Gas Procurement Leaders Forum Asia’ in Singapore on October 8, 2014. This event was targeted to promote, engage and educate procurement leaders in the oil and gas industry. Also led the panel discussions on “How to enhance supplier diversity to build supply chain value”.
  • Chaired the session on Operations Management and presented a paper titled “Supply Chain Disruptions and Mitigation Strategies” in the Emerging Markets Conference organised by International Management Research Academy, London, UK in May 2012.
  • Invited to join the panel to discuss “Forecasting Challenges in Retail Sector” organised by Supply Chain Logistics Group (SCLG) as a part of their Strategy Meet in May 2012 in Dubai.
  • Invited to speak at Economic Workshop organised by Dubai International Financial Centre on “Logistics Performance Index - UAE & the GCC” in June 2010.
  • Aserkar Rajiv (2010) ‘Reconfiguring distribution channels for efficient supply chains’ presented at International Conference on Logistics and Transportation being hosted by Thai Researcher’s Association and Lincoln University, Canterbury, in Queenstown New Zealand from December 16-18, 2010.
  • Aserkar Rajiv (2009) ‘Bridging the skill set gap of Supply Chain professionals in the Middle East’ presented at The Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2009 in Cardiff, England.
  • Aserkar Rajiv (2008) ‘Reducing your carbon footprint-Best practices in green supply chain management’ presented at International Supply Chain and Cargo Summit, Dubai, November 2008.
  • Aserkar Rajiv (2007) ‘Role of logistics in economic development of UAE’ presented at 12th Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference and PhD workshop organized by Logistics Institute, University of Hull, UK, September 2007.
  • Aserkar Rajiv (2006) ‘Supply Chain Challenges in the new global order-An Indian Perspective’ presented at International Conference at Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India, December 2006.
  • Aserkar Rajiv (2005) ‘A Case Study of Indian Experience with E-Commerce in Agricultural Sector’ presented at International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Bali, Indonesia, December 2005.
  • Aserkar Rajiv (2003) ‘New Investments in Indian Logistics Sector’ presented at Transport and Logistics India Conference, Mumbai, India, June 2003.

Books Published

  • Aserkar Rajiv, Paul Justin (2008) ‘Export Import Management’, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India
  • Aserkar Rajiv (2007), ‘Logistics in International Business’, 2nd edition, Shroff Publishers & Distributors, Mumbai, India
Editorial & Reviewer Activities
  • Invited to review research paper on Retail Supply Chains by International Journal of Logistics Management in January 2013
  • Member of the panel of judges for Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards 2009 & 2010, Hong Kong
  • Reviewer in International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management organised by ITS, Indonesia

Conferences & Workshops

  • Director, Damco International Graduate Program an academic partnership between SP Jain School of Global Management and Damco International B.V. of The Netherlands
  • Annual Supply Chain Conclaves in Singapore, Dubai, Sydney and Mumbai campuses of SP Jain School of Global Management

Awards & Recognition

  • Recipient of the prestigious Supply Chain & Transportation Award (SCATA) under the category Education and Training Provider of the year 2009 for SP Jain Center of Management (now SP Jain School of Global Management). This award is the ultimate celebration of the Middle East logistics industry’s achievements over the past 12 months.
  • Instrumental in concluding a strategic partnership of SP Jain Center of Management (now SP Jain School of Global Management) & Supply Chain and Logistics Group, Dubai, for industrial projects, industry interface & employment opportunities for the students.


  • Singapore Logistics Association
  • Panel of Judges, Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards, Hong Kong (2009 & 2010)
  • Supply Chain Logistics Group, Dubai

Media Appearances & Coverage

  • Telecast of Supply Chain Conclave 2018 at SP Jain School of Global Management, Mumbai on ET Now in August 2018
  • Interviewed by The Economic Times on July 30, 2018