College of Business and Innovation

Dr. Sachin Modi

Dr. Sachin Modi

Associate Professor
Information, Operations and Technology Management

Office: Stranahan Hall - 4044
Telephone: (419) 530 - 2258


Dr. Sachin Modi holds a PhD in Operations Management and Decision Sciences from Indiana University, Bloomington. He also has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor's of Mechanical Engineering degree from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology, University of Poona, India. His industry experience includes working for i2 Technologies Inc (now JDA Software Group Inc.) as a Consultant for two years and Kanbay International Inc (now part of Capgemini) as an Associate Consultant for over a year.

Dr. Modi's primary research interests are in how firms can leverage supply chain resources and manage productivity to improve their financial performance, management of suppliers, sustainability and healthcare operations.  His research has been published or is forthcoming in journals including Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and Journal of Business Ethics, among others. He is on the editorial review board of the Journal of Operations Management and the Journal of Supply Chain Management. He has received the outstanding reviewer awards from Journal of Operations Management (2011) and Decision Sciences Journal (2014). He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Operations Management.

Ph.D. (Operations Mgmt. & Decision Sciences) Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, Sept 2006

M.S. (Industrial Engineering) University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Aug 2002   

B. Eng. (Mechanical Engineering) Maharashtra Institute of Technology, University of Pune, India, May 1998

Financial Impact of Supply Chain Resources/Capabilities

Supply Management


Healthcare Operations

S. B. Modi, M. A. Wiles, and S. Mishra, 2015, “Shareholder Value Implications of Service Failures in Triads: The Case of Customer Information Security Breaches,” forthcoming, Journal of Operations Management.

T. Schoenherr, S. B. Modi, S. Talluri, and T. Hult, 2014, “Strategic Environmental Sourcing: An Investigation of Process and Contingency Effects,” Journal of Business Logistics, Volume 31, pp 172-190.

S. Mishra, S. B. Modi, and A. Animesh, 2013, “The Relationship between Information Technology Capability, Inventory Efficiency, and Shareholder Wealth: A Firm-Level Empirical Analysis,” Journal of Operations Management, Volume 31, pp 298-312.

S. Mishra and S. B. Modi, 2013, “Corporate Social Responsibility, Financial Leverage, and Idiosyncratic Risk,” Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 117, pp 431-448.

T. Schoenherr, S. B. Modi, W. C. Benton, C. Carter, T. Choi, P. Larson, M. Leenders, V. A. Mabert, R. Narasimhan, and S. Wagner, 2012, “Research Opportunities in Purchasing and Supply Management,” International Journal of Production Research, Volume 50, pp 4556-4579.

S. B. Modi and S. Mishra, 2011, “What Drives Financial Performance: Resource Efficiency or Resource Slack? Evidence from U.S. based Manufacturing Firms from 1991-2006,” Journal of Operations Management, Volume 29, pp 254-273.

M. Yang, P. Hong, and S. B. Modi, 2011, “An Integrated Framework of Lean Manufacturing, Environmental Management and Business Performance: An Empirical Study of Manufacturing Firms,” International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 129, pp 251-261.

S. B. Modi and V. A. Mabert, 2010, “Exploring the Relationship between Efficient Supply Chain Management and Firm Innovation: An Archival Search and Analysis,” Journal of Supply Chain Management, Volume 46, pp 81-94.

S. B. Modi and V. A. Mabert, 2007, “Supplier Development: Improving Supplier Performance through Knowledge Transfer,” Journal of Operations Management, Volume 25, pp 42-64.

Best Paper, 2012 – North American Research Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Best Reviewer, 2014 – Decision Sciences Journal

Best Reviewer, 2011 – Journal of Operations Management

Research and Fellowship Award (URAF), 2012 – University of Toledo

Best paper, 2001 – SPIE: The Society for Optical Engineering

Associate Editor

-   Journal of Operations Management: 2012 – Present

Editorial Review Board

-   Journal of Operations Management: 2011 – 2012
-   Journal of Supply Chain Management: 2011 – Present
-   International Journal of Integrated Supply Management: 2013 – Present

 Ad-hoc Reviewer

-   Production and Operations Management: 2010 – Present
-   Decision Sciences: 2010 – Present
-   Journal of Business Ethics: 2012 – Present
-   International Journal of Production Economics: 2010 –  Present
-   International Journal of Production Research: 20 11 - Present
-   Journal of Operations Management: 2008 – 2011
-   Journal of Supply Chain Management: 2009 – 2011

 Service for the Profession – Associations and Conferences

-   Purchasing Track Co-Chair, 2009 - Production and Operations Management Society Conference,
-   Vice President, Student Liaison, 2009-2013 - MidWest Decision Sciences Institute,
-   Student Case Competition, Track Co-Chair, 2010 - MidWest Decision Sciences Institute,


BUAD 3020-091 Principles of Manufacturing and Service Systems (UG-Honors)

BUAD 6600-001 Supply Chain Management (MBA)

EMBA 6310-001 Managing Global Supply Chains (EMBA)

MFGM 8890-001 Advanced Manufacturing Systems Design Seminar (PhD)

MFGM 8490:001 Supply Chain Seminar (PhD)


Last Updated: 11/3/16