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Dr. Ajinkya N. Tanksale
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT(BHU)
+91 8881764775
Area of Interest: 
Applied Operations Research, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Location Science.

  • PhD: Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2017)
  • Master of Engineering: Industrial Engineering, VIT Pune, University of Pune (2012)
  • Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, KBP College of Engineering Satara, Shivaji University Kolhapur (2009)
  • July 2018 - Present: Assistant Professor, IIT(BHU) Varanasi 
  • January 2018 - July 2018 - Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Management, Sabanci University Istanbul, Turkey 
  • July 2017 - January 2018 - Adjunct Faculty, College of Engineering Pune. 
  • Facility Location Problems 
  • Railway Crew Planning 
  • Home Healthcare Scheduling and routing 
  • Food banks - food rescue and re-distribution
  • Secondary packaging material supply chains
  • Lot sizing 

Courses taught at IIT(BHU) Varanasi 

  • Facility planning: layout and location (ME-586)
  • Facility location - models and algorithms (ME-DSE 525)
  • Deterministic Decision Modeling (ME-DSE 511) 
  • Quantitative Methods for Decision Making (MIM 578) 
  • Supply Chain Management (ME 573)
  • Operations Management (ME 571)
  • Design of production Systems (ME 585) 
  • Financial Engineering (ME 577)
  • Engineering Economics (ME 579)
  • Niteesh Yadav, Ajinkya Tanksale. An Integrated Routing and Scheduling Problem for Home Healthcare Delivery with Limited Person-to-Person Contact. European Journal of Operational Research. (Accepted for Publication). 
  • Debabrata Das, Priyanka Verma,  Ajinkya N. Tanksale. (2022). Designing a Closed-Loop Supply Chain for Reusable Packaging Materials: A Risk-averse two-stage Stochastic Programming Model using CVaR. Computers & Industrial Engineering. Volume 167, May 2022, 108004. 
  • Ankit Chouksey, A K Agrawal, Ajinkya N. Tanksale. (2022). A Hierarchical Capacitated Facility Location-Allocation Model for Planning Maternal Healthcare Facilities in India. Computers & Industrial Engineering. Volume 167, May 2022, 107991. 
  • Gyanesh Tripathi, Ajinkya N. Tanksale, Manish Verma. (2022). Optimal location of accident relief facilities in a railway network. Safety Science. 146, 105560. 
  • Nistha Dubey, Ajinkya Tanksale. (2022). A study of barriers for adoption and growth of Food Banks in India using hybrid DEMATEL and Analytic Network Process. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences. 79, 101124. 
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, Debabrata Das, Priyanka Verma, M K Tiwari. (2021). Unpacking the Role of Primary Packaging Material in Designing Green Supply Chains: An Integrated Approach. International Journal of Production Economics.  Volume 236, June 2021, 108133. 
  • Gedam, Vidyadhar V., Rakesh D. Raut, Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Ajinkya N. Tanksale, and Balkrishna E. Narkhede. "Circular economy practices in a developing economy: Barriers to be defeated." Journal of Cleaner Production (2021): 127670.
  • Rajveer Singh, Ankit Chowksey, Cherian Samuel, Ajinkya N. Tanksale. (Forthcoming). A Strategic Model for the Closed-loop Supply Chain Network Design for Omni-Channel Retailing. Int. J. of Logistics Systems and Management
  • Ankush R. kamthane, Prashant Singh, Ajinkya N. Tanksale. (Forthcoming). An Optimization-Simulation Framework for Integrated Inventory and Cash Replenishment Problem of Automated Teller Machines in India. International Journal of Operational Research. (Accepted for publication). 
  • Prashant Singh, Ankush R. kamthane, Ajinkya N. Tanksale. Metaheuristics for the distance constrained generalized covering traveling salesman problem. OPSEARCH. (Accepted for publication).
  • Ankit Chouksey, A. K. Agrawal, Ajinkya N. Tanksale. An Optimization and Simulation Hybrid Approach for Maternal Healthcare Facility Location-Allocation in the Indian Context. International Journal of Operational Research. (Accepted for publication).
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. (2019). A foodgrain supply chain network design problem under uncertainty: robust model and benders decomposition algorithm with heuristic solution technique", Journal of the Operational Research Society. (Publication online on 20 January 2019).
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. A Hybrid Fix-and-Optimize Heuristic for Integrated Inventory-Transportation Problem in a Multi-region Multi-facility Supply Chain", RAIRO - Operations Research. [Forthcoming.]
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. (2017). Solving Multi-region Multi-facility Inventory Allocation and Transportation Problem: A Case of Indian
    Public Distribution System", Computers & Industrial Engineering, vol. 110, pg. 175-190.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. (2016). An effective heuristic for multi- period multi-foodgrain inventory transportation problem in India", INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research, Vol. 54, Issue 4, pg. 355-379.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. (2015). Implementing National Food Security Act in India: issues and challenges", British Food Journal, vol.
    117, Issue 4, pg. 1315-1335.
  • NK Sakhala, Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. (2017). Path anticipation and prioritized conflict free train re-scheduling on a linear network". Inter-
    national Journal of Operational Research
    . Accepted for publication.
  • S. A. Kale, Y. R. Gunjal, S. P. Jadhav, A. N. Tanksale. CFD Analysis for Optimization of Diuser for A Micro Wind Turbine", IEEE
    International Conference on Energy Ecient Technologies for Sustainability,10 th and 12th of April 2013, Nagercoil, India.
  • G.P. Bharambe, R.A. Phalke, A. N. Tanksale, M.S. Shaikh, S.A. Kale, LPG Price Hike in India: Awaking Renewable Energy", IEEE Inter-
    national Conference on Energy Ecient Technologies for Sustainability,10 th and 12th of April 2013, Nagercoil, India.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha.\Developing a mathematical model to optimize foodgrains storage and transport for public distribution system
    in India", NITIE - POMS Annual meetings, 18-21December, 2014, NITIE, Mumbai, India.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. \Modeling the inter-state foodgrain inventory transportation problem in Indian PDS", XIX Annual Confer-
    ence of SOM, 11-13 December 2015, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha.\A MIP Model for Multi-Period Multi-Item Capacitated Inventory Transportation Problem of Foodgrains for In-
    dian PDS", CIE 45th annual conference, 28-30 October 2015, Metz, France.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. \A Fix Optimize Heuristic for Capacitated Foodgrain Inventory Multi-modal Transportation Problem in In-
    dian Public Distribution System", INFORMS annual meeting 2016, 13-16 November 2016, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, F. Tevhide Altekin, Abdullah Dasci, Hazal Ercan, Guvenc Sahin. \A strategic model for location and route planning for a
    service parts distribution system" EURO 2018 conference, 8-11 July 2018, Valencia, Spain.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, Rajveer Singh, Cherian Samuel. A Model for Tactical and Operational Planning in an Omni-Channel Retail Supply Chain",
    XXII Annual Conference of SOM, 18-20 December 2019 at IIM Kozhikode, India. 
  • Ankit Chouksey, A. K. Agrawal, A. N. Tanksale. A Hierarchal Facility Location-Allocation Model for the Maternal Healthcare in India. XXII Annual Conference of SOM, 18-20 December 2019 at IIM Kozhikode, India.
  • Rohit Mishra and Ajinkya Tanksale. Simulation Model for Dynamic Rebalancing in Bike Sharing System with Incentives. XXII Annual Conference of SOM, 18-20 December 2019 at IIM Kozhikode, India.
  • Niteesh Yadav, Ajinkya N. Tanksale.Integrated Routing And Scheduling Model For Home Healthcare Delivery With Limited Person-to-Person Contact. SOM Doctoral Colloquium-2020. XLRI-Jamshedpur. 
  • Nistha Dubey, Ajinkya N. Tanksale. Multi-Objective Optimization of Multi-Depot Vehicle Routing Problem With Split-Delivery And Split Pickup. SOM Doctoral Colloquium-2020. XLRI-Jamshedpur.

Editorial responsibility

  • Associate Editor, OPSEARCH The journal of Operational Research Society of India (ORSI) since January 2021.  https://www.springer.com/journal/12597
  • Editorial board member, International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice since February 2018. 

Review for the journals:

  • Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
  • Computers & Operations Research
  • Computers & Industrial Engineering
  • Sustainable Production and Consumption
  • International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications 
  • Journal of Modelings in Management 
  • International Journal of Operational Research
  • International Journal of Logistics Management

1. INFORMS - The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
2. Life Member - Society of Operations Management, India
3. Life Member - Operations Research Society of India