Rajiv Aserkar

Professor & Area Head - Logistics & Supply Chain Management



  • Ph.D, D A University, Indore, India , 2004
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi,1981
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical, Indore University, Indore, India,1977

Subject Taught/ Student Project Mentor

  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Transportation Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Law & Best Practices

Academic experience

  • Faculty, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai (2005-2007)
  • Associate Professor, International Institute of Foreign Trade and Research, Indore, India (2000-2005)

Corporate experience

  • Manager (Marketing), Dee Tee Industries Ltd Indore (1986-1991)
  • Sales Engineer, SBNAH, Muscat, Oman (1985-1986)
  • Deputy Manager (Exports), Kirloskar Pneumatics Ltd, Pune (1981-1985)

Consulting experience

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

Research & publications

  • Book: Rajiv Aserkar & Justin Paul: "Export Import Management" Oxford University Press, New Delhi (2008)
  • Book: "Logistics in International Business" 2nd edition, Shroff Publishers & Distributors, Mumbai (2007)
  • Article: "Indian Ports: Gateways to Economic Development" Foreign Trade Review (October-December 2004)
  • Article: "Logistics Manager Roles & Realms" The Industrial Search Book (2004)
  • Article: "Infrastructural Investments in India" Container Management Journal, UK (2003)
  • Article: "Maritime Transportation & World Trade Organization" The Link Global Trade & Freight Review (2002)
  • Article: "Logistics for Perishables" The Link Global Trade & Freight Review (2002)

Conference papers presented

  • "Reconfiguring Distribution Channels for Efficient Supply Chains" International Conference on Logistics and Transportation, Thai Researcher’s Association and Lincoln University, Canterbury, Queenstown, New Zealand (December 2010)
  • "Bridging the Skill Set Gap of Supply Chain Professionals in the Middle East" The Logistics Research Network Annual Conference, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff (September 2009)
  • "Reducing Your Carbon Footprint - Best Practices in Green Supply Chain Management" International Supply Chain and Cargo Summit, Dubai (November 2008)
  • "Role of Logistics in Economic Development of UAE" 12th Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference and PhD Workshop, Logistics Institute, University of Hull, UK (September 2007)
  • "Supply Chain Challenges in the New Global Order - An Indian Perspective" International Conference at Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India (December 2006)
  • "A Case Study of Indian Experience with E-Commerce in Agricultural Sector" International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Bali, Indonesia (December 2005)
  • "New Investments in Indian Logistics Sector" Transport and Logistics India Conference, Mumbai (June 2003)

Editorial & reviewer activities

  • Editor, Logistics Newsletter ‘SUPPL-Y-MENT’, SP Jain School of Global Management, Dubai, Singapore, Sydney
  • Reviewer, International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, ITS, Indonesia


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

Awards & recognition

  • Supply Chain & Transportation Award (SCATA), Education and Training Provider of the Year (2009)
  • First Position in "Train the Trainer" Program, National Association of Freight & Logistics, Dubai (2006)

Keynote addresses & invited talks

  • Organizer: "Supply Chain Career Seminar" Supply Chain Asia Forum, Singapore (September 2010)
  • "Logistics Performance Index- UAE & the GCC" Economic Workshop, Dubai International Financial Centre (June 2010)
  • Organizer: "Innovative Logistics for Modern Supply Chains" Round Table Conference, Singapore (September 2009)
  • Instrumental in Strategic Partnership of SP Jain Center of Management with Supply Chain and Logistics Group, Dubai (2009)