Uday Venkatadri

Department Head; Professor


Email: uday.venkatadri@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-3987
Mailing Address: 
Industrial Engineering
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Facilities Planning and Design
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Production Planning and Control


  • Ph.D: Purdue University (Industrial Engineering)
  • MS: Clemson University (Industrial Engineering)
  • B.Tech: Indian Institiute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (Mechanical Engineering)


Uday Venkatadri, Ph.D., P.Eng., is a Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has taught at Dalhousie University since July 2001. Before joining Dalhousie, he was a Lead Architect for supply chain planning products at Baan. He has also worked as a Research Associate at Université Laval in Québec City.

Uday's research interests are in facilities planning and supply chain management. He teaches courses in these areas as well as in operations research, modeling of industrial systems, information systems, algorithms, and quality control.

Selected Awards and Honours:

  • 2021: Teaching award by the Logistics and Supply Chain Division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. This award is a significant international recognition.
  • 2016: Best Teacher of the Year award, Department of Industrial Engineering, Dalhousie University
  • 2004: Best Teacher of the Year award, Department of Industrial Engineering, Dalhousie University
  • 1991 through 1993: Summer David Ross Fellowship awarded by Purdue University excellence in teaching
  • August 1987 to August 1990: David Ross Fellowship awarded by Purdue University for Ph.D. work on Dynamic Layouts of Manufacturing Systems
  • May 1988: Institute of Industrial Engineer's General Motors First Place Master's thesis award for the thesis "Layout of a Group Technology Manufacturing Cell"

Accreditations and Affiliations

  • Senior Member of IIE, the Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Member of Engineers Nova Scotia
  • Member of the Canadian Operational Research Society, CORS
  • Academic Member of CICMHE (2007-2011)

Research Contributions

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications (recent, * indicates a student or postdoc)

  1. *Meet Patel, Uday Venkatadri, Claver Diallo, Muhammad Ahsan Habib, and *Amirsalar Malekahmadi (2023), “Adaptive Sequential Optimization Decision Making Approach to Procurement, Storage and Distribution of Perishable Food Items to Fast-Food Chain Restaurants at Regional Level in the Era of Hyperconnected Logistics,” Sustainability 2024, 16(1), 98; https://doi.org/10.3390/su16010098
  2. Hamzea Al-Jabouri, Ahmed Saif, Abdelhakim Khatab, Claver Diallo & Uday Venkatadri, “A critical review of selective maintenance for mission-oriented systems: challenges and a roadmap for novel contributions,” International Journal of Production Research, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2023.2270689
  3. *Emad Sadoon, Uday Venkatadri, and Alireza Ghasemi (2023), “A Framework for Logistics Management in the Clinical Trials Industry: An Extension of the State-of-the Art Using Contemporary Software Architectures and Tools,” Logistics 2023, 7(4), 88; https://doi.org/10.3390/logistics7040088
  4. *Cecil Ash, Uday Venkatadri, Claver Diallo, and Peter Vanberkel (2023), “Stochastic and Robust PPE Supply Optimization Under Risks of Disruption from the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Canadian Provincial Healthcare Perspective,” Operations Research Forum, Vol. 4 (2), Available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s43069-023-00209-4
  5. *Ryan O’Neil, Abdel Hakim Khatab, Claver Diallo and Uday Venkatadri (2023), “Optimal joint maintenance and orienteering strategy for complex mission-oriented systems: A case study in offshore wind energy,” Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 149, Available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2022.106020
  6. *Abolfazl Gharaei, Claver Diallo, and Uday Venkatadri (2023), Optimal Sustainable Economic Growing Quantity with Reproducible Items and Profitable Byproducts under Carbon Emission Considerations, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 374, Available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.133849
  7. *Zhuojun Liu, Jing Chen, Claver Diallo and Uday Venkatadri (2022), "Optimal extended warranty pricing and retailing strategies in a closed-loop supply chain" International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 61 (10), pp. 3435-3458, Available online at https://doi.org/ 10.1080/00207543.2022.2083997
  8. *Cecil Ash, Claver Diallo, Uday Venkatadri, and Peter Vanberkel (2022) “Distributionally robust optimization of a Canadian healthcare supply chain to enhance resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 168, Available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2022.108051
  9. Abdelhakim Khatab, Claver Diallo, El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, and Uday Venkatadri (2022), “Optimization of the integrated fleet-level imperfect selective maintenance and repairpersons assignment problem,” Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol. 33, pp. 703–718
  10. Ahmad Hashemi, Hamed Gholami, Uday Venkatadri, Anas A. Salameh, Mostafa Jafari and Georges Abdul-Nour (2022), “A Novel Approach to Solve Cell Formation Problems with Alternative Routing Using Particle Swarm Optimization,” Transformations in Business & Economics, Vol. 21, No 1 (55)
  11. *Salah Elaskari and Uday Venkatadri (2022), “Understanding the Design Continuum Between Group Technology and Fractal Cell Designs for Manufacturing Systems Through the Central Backup Cellular Manufacturing System,” SN Operations Research Forum, Vol. 3, Available online at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s43069-022-00126-y
  12. Ahmad Hashemi, Hamed Gholami, Uday Venkatadri, Sasan Sattarpanah Karganroudi, Samer Khouri, Adam Wojciechowski and Dalia Streimikiene (2021), “A New Direct Coefficient-Based Heuristic Algorithm for Set Covering Problems,” International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 23, Iss. 7
  13. *Tri-Dung Nguyen, Tri Nguyen-Quang, Uday Venkatadri, Claver Diallo and Michelle Adams (2021), “Mathematical programming models for fresh fruit supply chain optimization: A review of the literature and emerging trends,” AgriEngineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 519-541
  14. *Simranjeet Singh Chadha, M. Ali Ülkü, and Uday Venkatadri (2021), “Freight Delivery in a Physical Internet Supply Chain: An Applied Optimisation Model with Peddling and Shipment Consolidation,” International Journal of Production Research, Available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2021.1946613
  15. Uday Venkatadri, *Shentao Wang, and Ashok Srinivasan (2021), “A Model for Demand Planning in Supply Chains with Congestion Effects,” Logistics, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-24
  16. *Christian Noel Samuel, Claver Diallo, Uday Venkatadri, and Sima Ghayebloo (2021), “Multicomponent Multiproduct Closed Loop Supply Chain Design with Transshipment and Economies of Scale Considerations,” Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 153, pp. 1-14

Teaching Experience


IENG 3305: Computational Methods and Algorithms for Industrial Engineering 
IENG 3311: Modelling and Design of Industrial Systems 
IENG 3316: Design of Information Management Systems 
IENG 3344: Operations Research: Linear Models 
IENG 4443: Quality Control and Reliability 
IENG 4445: Operations Research: Stochastic and Nonlinear Models 
IENG 4445: Facilities Design 
IENG 4574: Computer Integrated Manufacturing 
IENG 4579: Supply Chain Management 
IENG 4581 X/Y: Industrial Engineering Design Project 


IENG 6908: Advanced Facilities Planning
IENG 6909: Supply Chain Management
IENG 6912: Introduction to Operations Research 
IENG 6990: Directed Studies in Industrial Engineering I 
IENG 7990: Directed Studies in Industrial Engineering II 
IENG 9000: Master's Thesis/Project 
IENG 9530: PhD Thesis 
PETR 6030: Natural Gas Reservoirs