Saurabh Bansal

Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management
Department: Supply Chain and Information Systems
Office: 405 Business Building
Phone: 814-863-3797
Fax: 814-863-7067


Professor Bansal's research focuses on how business managers perceive and estimate uncertainties, how they react to these uncertainties, and how they should react to the uncertainties.

He teaches courses on business modeling and analytics, with an emphasis on managerial decision making.



Dilwyn Paiste Teaching Award, 2012. Penn State

Nominate for Fred Moore Teaching Award, University of Texar at Austin. 2008.


Runner-up for Informs Decision Analysis Society Practice Award, 2015, for a collaborative research with Dow AgroSciences.

Current Research

Research Interest:  Elicitation, estimation and implication of risks and uncertainties.

Research Collaborators: IBM, AMD, Dow AgroSciences.


Publication List

S. Bansal, S. Transchel, "Managing Supply Risk for Vertically Differentiated Co-Products", Production and Operations Management, 23(9), 1577-1598.

S. Bansal, J. S. Dyer, "Updating Inventories of Substitutable Resources in Response to Forecast Updates", Production and Operations Management, 23(3), 477-488.

S. Bansal, B. Moritz, "Perceived versus actual value of product substitution flexibility: An experimental investigation", Journal of Operations Management, 38, 56-70.


Ph.D., Risk Analysis and Decision Making, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010

B. Tech., Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee, 2002


SCM 421, Business Modeling and Analytics

SCM 421 H, Business Modeling and Analytics Honors

SCIS 545, Simulations (Cross listed in IE)

SCM 570, Advanced Supply Chain Modeling