Girish Shambu, PhD Associate Professor
B.Tech., Chemical Engineering — Indian Institute of Technology,
PhD, Management Systems/Computer Science — State University of New York at Buffalo
Dr. Shambu’s skills as a teacher and his genuine interest in his students twice led to his selection as the recipient of the Donald E. Calvert Teaching Excellence Award, in 1992 and 2000. He was also named Undergraduate Professor of the Year for 1997-98 by the Canisius chapter of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.
As an advisor to the Canisius College chapter of the American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS), Dr. Shambu has been instrumental in expanding networking opportunities through club activities and arranging plant tours of local business for students. The tours also introduce the students to professionals who can potentially open doors to internships and permanent employment opportunities.
Dr. Shambu is a certified APICS Fellow in six areas of production & operations management: just-in-time systems, capacity management, systems & technologies, master planning, production activity control, and inventory management. He also conducts APICS certification classes for managers and engineers at Fisher Price.
An interest in hybrid cellular manufacturing systems led to several of his most recent co-authored articles, published in the European Journal of Operational Research, the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and the textbook Advanced Manufacturing Systems: Strategic Management and Implementation. He also has presented papers at meetings of the Decision Sciences Institute.
Dr. Shambu designed the undergraduate elective course, "Basics of Supply Chain Management," which targets APICS certification and requires students to apply their operations management skills to a large variety of practitioner-significant issues. Among college appointments, he has served on the advisory board of the Canisius Center for Teaching Excellence, the Committee on Faculty Status, the Academic Computing Advisory Committee, and the Educational Policy Committee of the Faculty Senate.