SATISH C. AILAWADI (Ph.D.) is Director at KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai. He has been into academics for the last six years as Professor and Head of Operations and Supply Chain Management in the same institute, a core Faculty at ICFAI Business School, Mumbai, and Professor and Head (Operations Management) at Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai. Dr. Ailawadi possesses an industrial experience of around 28 years at different managerial levels in reputed organi-zations like Raymond, NELCO, Shri Ambuja Petrochemicals Ltd., NIRLON, The Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company Limited, and Harbor Network Systems Limited.
RAKESH P. SINGH, Ph.D. (Supply Chain Management), is Director, Durga Devi Saraf Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. Earlier, he was Dean, NMIMS School of Economics, Mumbai, and Chairman at the Institute of Supply Chain Management, Mumbai.
Dr. Singh has over 20 years of experience in academics as teacher, trainer and consultant. He specializes in Economics, Forecasting and Supply Chain Management. He is working as a consultant for a number of firms such as L&T, Syngenta, Vodafone, Nivea, Bank of Baroda, Rallis, Sundaram Clayton, John-Deer Tractors, and Sical Logistics. Dr. Singh is on various committees of UP Planning Commission and has served as Member of Agricultural Terminal Markets Committee, under the Ministry of Agriculture. He is also associated with Singapore Economic Development Board as an Economist.
Dr. Singh is passionate about Rural India and much of his research and writing are focused towards this passion of his.