Surendra M. Gupta

Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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  • 307 SN
  • 617.373.4846

Research Focus

Green manufacturing; green supply chains; disassembly modeling; remanufacturing; reverse logistics; managing end of life products; environmentally conscious manufacturing; manufacturing sustainability; reverse and closed-loop supply chains; just-in-time (jit) manufacturing and materials management; operations research: stochastic and simulation modeling

About

Dr. Surendra M. Gupta is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Director of the Laboratory for Responsible Manufacturing at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He received his BE(Honors) in Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, MBA(Honors) from Bryant University, and MSIE and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Massachusetts, USA. Dr. Gupta’s research interests span the areas of Production/Manufacturing Systems and Operations Research. He is mostly interested in Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing, Reverse and Closed-Loop Supply Chains, Disassembly Modeling and Remanufacturing. He has authored or coauthored thirteen books and well over 650 technical papers published in edited books, journals and international conference proceedings. His publications have received over 16,000 citations (with an h-index of 63) from researchers all over the world in journals, proceedings, books, and dissertations. He has traveled to all seven continents viz., Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America and presented his work at international conferences on six continents. In addition, he has delivered plenary/keynote speeches in international conferences in several countries including Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark, France, Japan, Korea, Thailand, India, Taiwan, China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Dr. Gupta has taught over 150 courses in such areas as operations research, inventory theory, queuing theory, engineering economy, supply chain management, and production planning and control. Among the many recognitions received, he is the recipient of outstanding research award and outstanding industrial engineering professor award (in recognition of teaching excellence) from Northeastern University, a distinguished professor award from IEOM Society International and an outstanding doctoral dissertation advisor award from American Society for Engineering Management.

Education

  • PhD, Purdue University, 1977

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Industrial Engineering Professor Award, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department
  • IEOM Society International Distinguished Professor Award
  • Best Dissertation Advisor National Award: American Society for Engineering Management
  • 2000 Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering

Research Overview

Green manufacturing; green supply chains; disassembly modeling; remanufacturing; reverse logistics; managing end of life products; environmentally conscious manufacturing; manufacturing sustainability; reverse and closed-loop supply chains; just-in-time (jit) manufacturing and materials management; operations research: stochastic and simulation modeling

Laboratory for Responsible Manufacturing

Laboratory for Responsible Manufacturing (LRM) in the College of Engineering at Northeastern University is dedicated to conducting basic as well as applied research in manufacturing which covers areas such as Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing, Mass Customization, and Sensor-assisted Monitoring and Diagnosis. The modeling techniques used range from Neural Networks, Multi-agents, Stochastic models, Multi-criteria Optimization, Petri-nets and Graph Theory. The group members have expertise in different areas of research and are capable of working on research and developmental projects in collaboration with the industrial partners and governmental agencies.

Laboratory for Responsible Manufacturing

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • Tehrani, M., Gupta, S.M., (2021). Designing a Sustainable Green Closed-Loop Supply Chain under Uncertainty and Various Capacity Levels. Logistics, Vol. 5, 2(20), 1-29.
  • Ozceylan, E., Gupta, S.M. (2021). Sustainable Production and Logistics: Modeling and Analysis. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 978-0367431303.
  • Zhou, L., Gupta, S.M. (2020). Value Depreciation Factors for New and Remanufactured High-Technology Products: A Case Study on iPhones and iPads. International Journal of Production Research, 58(23), 7218-7249.
  • Tozanli, O., Kongar, E., Gupta, S.M. (2020). Evaluation of Waste Electronic Product Trade-in Strategies in Predictive Twin Disassembly Systems in the Era of Blockchain. Sustainability, Vol. 12, 13(5416), 1-33.
  • Tozanli, O., Kongar, E., Gupta, S.M. (2020). Trade-in-to-Upgrade as a Marketing Strategy in Disassembly-to-Order Systems at the Edge of Blockchain Technology. International Journal of Production Research, 58(23), 7183-7200.
  • Duman, Gazi Murat, Kongar, Elif, Gupta, Surendra M. (2020). Predictive analysis of electronic waste for reverse logistics operations: a comparison of improved univariate grey models. Soft Computing, 24(20),15747-15762. 10.1007/S00500-020-04904-W
  • Duman, Gazi Murat, El-Sayed, Ahmed, Kongar, Elif, Gupta, Surendra M. (2020). An Intelligent Multiattribute Group Decision-Making Approach With Preference Elicitation for Performance Evaluation. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 67(3),885-901. 10.1109/TEM.2019.2900936
  • Gupta, Surendra M., Güngör, Aşkıner, Govindan, Kannan, Özceylan, Eren, Kalaycı, Can Berk, Piplani, Rajesh (2020). Responsible & sustainable manufacturing. International Journal of Production Research, 58(23),7181-7182. 10.1080/00207543.2020.1841968
  • Y. Kinoshita, T. Yamada, S.M. Gupta, Design of Disassembly-To-Order System for Reused Components and Recycled Materials using Linear Physical Programming, International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, 4(2-4), 2020, 121-149
  • G.M. Duman, E. Kongar, S.M. Gupta, Estimation of Electronic Waste using Optimized Multivariate Grey Models, Waste Management, 96(1), 2019, 241-249
  • A.D. Joshi, S.M. Gupta, Evaluation of Design Alternatives of End-of-Life Products using Internet of Things, International Journal of Production Economics, 208(1), 2019, 281-293
  • L. Zhou, S.M.Gupta, Marketing Research and Life Cycle Pricing Strategies for New and Remanufactured Products, Journal of Remanufacturing, 9(1), 2019, 29-50
  • A.Y. Alqahtani, S.M. Gupta, Warranty and Preventive Maintenance for Remanufactured Products-Modeling and Analysis, CRC Press, 2019, 340 Pages
  • A.Y. Alqahtani, S.M. Gupta, Warranty Cost Sharing Policies with Preventive Maintenance Strategy for Sensor Embedded Remanufactured Products, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 31(3), 2019, 360-394
cover of Logistics publication

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Jun 23, 2021

MIE Alum Mohsen Tehrani and Professor Surendra M. Gupta’s Paper Featured on the Cover of Logistics

MIE alum Mohsen Tehrani, PhD’21, and Professor Surendra M. Gupta’s paper titled “Designing a Sustainable Green Closed-Loop Supply Chain under Uncertainty and Various Capacity Levels” was featured on the cover of the June 2021 issue of Logistics.

portrait of Surendra M. Gupta and cover of sustainable production and logistics book

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May 03, 2021

Gupta Publishes Book on Sustainable Production and Logistics

MIE Professor Surendra M. Gupta’s new book titled “Sustainable Production and Logistics: Modeling and Analysis” presents issues faced by planners of production and distribution operations in terms of smart manufacturing and sustainability, using efficient quantitative techniques in a variety of decision-making situations.

Murtadha Aldoukhi and Surendra M. Gupta

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Aug 17, 2020

Murtadha Aldoukhi and Gupta Win IEOM First Place Paper Award

MIE PhD candidate Murtadha Aldoukhi and Professor Surendra M. Gupta’s paper titled “Flexible Model to Design Closed Loop Supply Chain Network Under Uncertainties” won the First Place Paper Award at the 5th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.

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Dec 02, 2019

Gupta Receives Distinguished Professor Award from IEOM Society International

MIE Professor Surendra M. Gupta was awarded the 2019 IEOM Society International Distinguished Professor Award in “Recognition and Appreciation of his Dedication in Teaching, Learning & Mentoring and Achievements in the field of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.”

Adel W. Fadhel and Surendra M. Gupta

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Dec 02, 2019

MIE PhD Candidate Adel W. Fadhel and Prof. Gupta Won the Best Track Paper Award in Waste Management

MIE PhD candidate Adel W. Fadhel and Professor Surendra M. Gupta’s paper titled “Carbon Emissions and Energy Balance in the Design of a Sustainable Food Waste Network Model ” won the best Track Paper Award in Waste Management at the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.

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Dec 02, 2019

Gupta Gives Plenary Keynote at International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

MIE Professor Surendra M. Gupta gave a plenary keynote speech at the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on “Recent Areas of Academic Research in Environment Conscious Manufacturing and Future Trends”.

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Jun 07, 2019

Prof. Gupta is named the most authoritative researcher in Disassembly Line Balancing

MIE Professor Surendra M. Gupta has been named the most authoritative researcher in Disassembly Line Balancing in a recent analysis published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.

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Mar 12, 2019

Gupta Publishes Book on Responsible Manufacturing

MIE Professor Surendra M. Gupta’s new book titled “Responsible Manufacturing: Issues Pertaining to Sustainability” (co-edited with Dr. Alqahtani, Dr. Kongar, and Dr. Pochampally) was published by CRC Press.

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Jan 14, 2019

Prof. Gupta Publishes a New Book

MIE Professor Surendra M. Gupta’s new book titled “Warranty and Preventive Maintenance for Remanufactured Products: Modeling and Analysis” (co-authored with Dr. Ammar Y. Alqahtani) has just been published by CRC Press.

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Jan 14, 2019

Prof. Gupta Speaks in the “Meet-the-Editors” Panel Session

MIE Professor Surendra M. Gupta was invited to participate in a panel titled “Meet-the-Editors” at the IEEE 2018 International Conference on Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management (IEEM) in Bangkok, Thailand.

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