AVINASH K. CHITALE, PhD, is Academic Advisor and former Director, Govindram Seksaria Institute of Management and Research, Indore. He was Professor and Head of Industrial Engineering and Management at Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science, Indore (SGSITS). In a career spanning more than 40 years, Dr. Chitale has guided 15 Doctoral theses and about 80 Masters dissertations. He has authored eight books, of which five books are published by PHI Learning.
R.C. GUPTA, PhD, is Professor and Head, Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, SGSITS, Indore. He is also a Fellow member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants (ICWA), Kolkata, and the member of Institution of Engineers (India). He is the co-author of Materials Management: Text and Cases and Product Design and Manufacturing, 6th ed., published by PHI Learning, Delhi.