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University of Nebraska–Lincoln


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Shivam Gupta

Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management and Analytics
Supply Chain Management and Analytics
HLH 511 W
P.O. Box 884114
Lincoln, NE 68588-4114
(402) 472-4155
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Ph.D. in Management Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2011-2016

M. Tech. in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2009-2011

B. Tech. in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2003-2007
Areas of Expertise
  • Procurement
  • Supplier Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Agricultural Operations Management
  • Assistant Professor, since 2018
CV Shivam Gupta June 18 2023

Broadly speaking, my research interests lie in procurement, supplier management, innovation management, and agricultural operations management. I am interested in building sound mathematical models for practically important business problems and analyzing these models rigorously. The result is typically a strategy or policy recommendation that a decision-maker can implement in practice. I have applied a variety of methodologies such as mechanism design, game theory, optimization, dynamic programming and simulation. I also seek to obtain and use real-world data in my research, where possible.

I am interested in designing algorithms/mechanisms that can align incentives between stakeholders in multi-tier supply chains. For example, in manufacturing supply chains, I am interested in designing mechanisms for procuring goods or services from suppliers who are heterogeneous in terms of their costs and non-cost attributes such as service quality, reliability, capacity and delivery time. In innovation and R&D, I am interested in designing mechanisms that can incentivize long-term performance from vendors and motivate them to engage in innovation continuously over time. I am also interested in studying multi-tier agricultural supply chains and the impact of government policies in improving the welfare of individual stakeholders including farmers. 


  • Saurabh Bansal, Shivam Gupta. A Practical Mechanism for Internal Capital Allocation: Analysis and Industry Implementation. Research in progress.


  • Jyotishka Ray, Shivam Gupta, S. Sajeesh. On the Role of Pricing and Customization in Subscription Boxes. Research in progress. 


  • Like Bu, Shivam Gupta, Milind Dawande, Ganesh Janakiraman. A Dynamic Auditing Mechanism to Overcome Overbilling in Outsourced Projects. Under preparation for submission to Management Science.












  • SCMA 350: Business Analytics/Information Analysis
  • SCMA 855: Prescriptive Analytics