Qualification: 
Ph.D
s_mridula@cb.amrita.edu

Dr. Mridula Sahay obtained her Ph. D. in Management from U.P. Technical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India and Post Doctorate in Management from Bond University Australia with an Endeavour Research Fellowship of the Australian Government. She also has a PG Diploma in Computer Science & Application from Indian Institute of Computer Management, Ahmedabad, India. She has to her credit 40 publications in national/ international journal and conferences and has edited 7 books. She has completed many consultancy assignments for universities, banks, LIC and other public sectors organizations. She has also conducted MDPs and FDP. She is a regional secretary of the System Dynamics Society of India and an associated with a number of professional bodies, both national and international. Currently she is on the Editorial Board of Journal of Corporate Governance.

Teaching Interest

Strategic Management, Blue Ocean Strategy, System Dynamics Modelling, Corporate Governance, Project Management, TQM, Operations Strategy

Publications

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2017

Conference Paper

R. P. Brijesh Krishna and Dr. Mridula Sahay, “Preplanned truck optimization using cargowiz”, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 2017, pp. 1080-1089.[Abstract]


Most of the production industries in the world are still not using the advanced truck loading software to optimize the truck. Optimum loading of goods in a truck has been a huge drawback for many firms. Truck Optimization can be done either by manually or by the use of software. CargoWiz truck loading software is used to optimize the truck. The boxes that can be loaded in excess by using CargoWiz have to be analysed and the benefits of using software for loading the truck was explained in a brief. In future the software with better algorithm will be developed to optimize the truck effectively. A dairy firm case has been taken in this study and load plan was created using CargoWiz. Then the CargoWiz solution is checked with the real time loading condition to find whether more boxes can be loaded or not. © IEOM Society International.

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Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2017

Journal Article

Dr. Hemamala K., S. Banerji, and Dr. Mridula Sahay, “A systems approach to mapping logistics systems performance of small and medium manufacturing enterprises”, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, vol. 27, pp. 164-186, 2017.[Abstract]


Logistics systems are complex networks of facilities that are designed to deliver products/services to customers with the objective of providing superior customer service in a most efficient manner. Measuring the performance of these systems is challenging owing to their structural complexity. Logistics facilities in the system are nonlinearly interconnected with material, information and money flows causing response delays in the system. Measuring the performance of logistics systems therefore, requires a comprehensive understanding of the structure and behaviour of these systems. This paper proposes a systems approach to understand the structure of logistics system of small and medium manufacturing firms. A causal loop (influence) diagram is proposed for mapping the system that identifies various key components of a logistics system - resources, performance drivers and outcomes and explains their interrelationships using feedback loops. The diagram explains the structure of the system that causes the observed system behaviour by describing how the deployment of logistics resources influences the outcomes through performance drivers. Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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2015

Journal Article

Ma Manojj and Dr. Mridula Sahay, “Productivity and stock price reaction to spin-off decision”, Corporate Ownership and Control, vol. 13, pp. 292-295, 2015.[Abstract]


In corporate governance, spinoff decision is made either to focus on a specific area of business or to get rid of businesses with low profit margin. Separation of some management assets for a better management of existing assets referred to as a spin off. The spun off or subsidiary company is formed by issuing new shares to the existing shareholders while losing some original or parent company shares. By doing so, shareholders’ value might be lost. With a sample of 65 companies spun off since 2009, this paper analyse the stock price movements of the spun off and the parent company and productivity in terms of turnover of the spun off company. From the analysis, there has been an increase in both productivity and stock price. This paper also emphasizes how corporate governance in spin off decisions can protect shareholders’ value. © 2015, Virtus interpress.All rights reserved. More »»

2015

Journal Article

Dr. Mridula Sahay and Kumar, Kb, “Augmenting corporate governance through system dynamics”, Corporate Ownership and Control, vol. 13, pp. 855-862, 2015.[Abstract]


The paper aims to augment good corporate governance as a whole with the efficiency and effectiveness of system dynamics via a system dynamics model. The majority of study of corporate governance focus on financial issue, ownership, agency theory etc. rather than analyzing the relation of all aspects associated to corporate governance system as a whole. This study aims to address this gap by focusing on corporate governance in a holistic manner. The value is determined as two-fold: i) It is possible to understand the importance of system dynamics methodology; and ii) It can help the organization to quantify corporate governance for development of organization in holistic manner. © 2015, Virtus Interpress. All right rserved.

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2015

Journal Article

Dr. Mridula Sahay and Kumar, Kb, “Invigorate corporate board through Indian scriptures”, Corporate Ownership and Control, vol. 12, pp. 73-83, 2015.[Abstract]


There have been scores of corporate failure all over the world due to poor corporate governance or lapse in well manage corporation at the board level; due to this transparency, accountability, fiduciary duty, interest of shareholders, etc. are impinged on. Erosion of values, wisdom, righteousness, fairness, equanimity in judgment, etc. are appear to be possible attributes responsible for accelerating to corporate turpitude. Hence, this paper attempt to draw attention of the board members to look in to Indian scriptures and harmonize them to achieve sustainable and effective good governance and accentuate on their potential in helping to fulfill board’s responsibilities effectively. It also discusses about principles and guidelines of Indian scriptures for good governance that can be adopted in today’s time. © 2015, Virtus Interpress. All rights reserved.

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