School of Business

Amarpreet Kohli

Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Office Location

221 Luther Bonney

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2020

Tu/Th 12-1pm or by appointment. Meetings are via Zoom please email for link

Phone

207.780.4305

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Louisville, KY 2005
  • M.B.A., All India Management Association, Delhi, India 2000
  • B.S., R.V College of Engineering, Bangalore University, India 1994

Profile

“After decades of decline, manufacturing is gaining strength in the US, returning jobs to our shores and creating new ones–making this a good time to prepare for a career in operations management.”

- Amarpreet Kohli, Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, USM School of Business

Dr. Kohli’s teaching philosophy can be broadly stated as “continuously striving to help students develop critical thinking skills by stimulating the learning environment to their needs”. He makes every effort to present knowledge and information using various teaching approaches to accommodate different learning styles and the individual needs of my students. He integrates classroom experiences with real life examples from diverse businesses to encourage students’ development of critical thinking and curiosity.

He has received Faculty senate award for excellence in Service, outstanding Professor of the year award for innovative Teaching by Dean list of students and Faculty senate award for excellence in Intellectual Contributions/Scholarship. Additionally, he is a member of honor societies including Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi honors society.

Recent Publications

Xu, Z., Vail, C., Kohli, A.S. & Tajdini, S. (2021). Measuring Brand Positioning and Marketing Strategies through Information Fusion: A Framework based on Relationship Marketing, Journal of Marketing Analytics, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 3-16.

Kohli, A.S. & Peng, C. (2017) – Factors affecting willingness of Industries to adopt RFID, International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 24-43

Kohli, H.K., Ross, F., Kohli, A.S. & Peng, C. (2016). Universal-Diverse Orientation of Business, Education, and Social Work students, International Journal of Management in Education, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 111-130

Kohli, A. S. & Hawkins, E. (2015). Motivators to adopt Green Supply Chain Initiatives, International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Volume 8, Issue 4, October-December, Pages 1-13

Kohli, A. S., Peng, C., & Mittal, P. (2011). Predictors of Student Success in Undergraduate Business Statistics Course, Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, Volume 11, Number 4, Pages 32-42

Kohli, A. S. & Jensen, J. (2010). Assessing Effectiveness of Supply Chain Collaboration: An Empirical Study, Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, Volume 11, Number 2, Pages 2-16

Kohli, A. S. & Gupta, M. S. (2010). Improving Operations Strategy: Application of TOC Principles in a Small Business, Journal of Business & Economics Research, Volume 8, Number 4, Pages 37 – 46

Kohli, H. K., Kohli A. S., Huber, R., & Faul, A. (2010). Assessing Cultural Competence in Graduating Students, International Journal of Progressive Education, Volume 6, Number 1, Pages 6 – 27

Kohli, A. S., Sharma, D. K., Gerold, J., & Pastorino, F. (2009). Theory of Constraints: An Application in U.S. Army's Recruiting Process, Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 164 – 174

Kohli, A. S., Gupta, M. S., & Alexander, S. (2009). Experimental Assessment of Collaboration in Automotive Supply Chain, International Journal of Decision Science & Information Technology, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 40 – 53

Kohli, A. S., Alexander, S., & Gupta, M. S. (2008). A Dynamic Simulation Study to Assess the Impact of Collaboration on the Performance of a Supply Chain Subject to a Variety of Demand Environments, The Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 73 – 87

Kohli, A. S. & Sharma, D. K. (2007). Supply Chain Management and its Impact on Operation Decisions, International Journal of Effective Management, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 47 – 64

Gupta, M. S. & Kohli, A. S. (2006). Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and its Implications for Operations Function, Technovation: The International Journal of Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Volume 26, Issue 5-6, Pages 687 – 696

Professional Activity

Dr. Kohli brings extensive experience in sales and distribution, technical support and product development for multinational companies in India and the US to his courses in Operations and Supply Chain Management. “More than half of today’s jobs are in operations management or related fields––a compelling reason for our business students to choose this field of study.”

Dr. Kohli has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Technovation: The International Journal of Technological Innovation, Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, and many others. He is an active member of several professional associations and has presented at several national and international conferences.