Dr Shunmugham Pandian

Dr Shunmugham Pandian

Lecturer in International Supply Chain Management (Education)

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



·        Lecturer in International Supply Chain Management.

·        Programme Manager for Postgraduate Programmes in Shipping, Logistics Management, Port Management, and International Supply Chain Management.

·        Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Fellow.

·        Pathway Leader for M.Sc in International Supply Chain Management.

·        Project Tutor - Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

·        Module Leader - MBM5210 and MAR313.

·        Project Tutor - Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

·        Personal Tutor for Stage 3 direct entry students.

·        SAP Co-Project Manager - SAP - University Alliance.



Ph.D               University of Hull , Hull , United Kingdom .
M.Phil             Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi , India .
M.A                Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India.
B.Sc                Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India .

Roles on external bodies

Executive Member at Logistics Research Network Committee.



Teaching interests

Supply Chain Management

Sourcing and Procurement Management

International Logistics Management

Strategic Management

Marketing Management



Research interests

Strategic Sourcing and Procurement;  Supplier Management Strategies;  Cost and Value Proposition in Sourcing and Procurement;  E-marketplace and Electronic Reverse Auction;  Supply Chain Audit for Corporate Social Responsibility Compliance;  Green Supplier Selection and Evaluation;  Ethical and Sustainable Procurement Strategies.

Other research

Energy Policy and Conflict Management; Trade and Conflict Resolution.



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Pandian SG & Pandian S (2007) 'Energy Trade as a Confidence-Building Measure between India and Pakistan: A Study of the Indo-Iran Trans-Pakistan Pipeline Project' Contemporary South Asia 14, (3) 307-320
Pandian S (2005) 'The political economy of trans-Pakistan gas pipeline project: assessing the political and economic risks for India' Energy Policy 33, (5) 659-670
Pandian SG & PANDIAN SG (2002) 'Moving South Asia’s economies beyond the Indo–Pakistan paradigm in the South Asian Regional Association for Cooperation' Contemporary South Asia 11, (3) 329-344
Pandian SG & Pandian SG (2009) 'The Political Economy of Oil in Alaska: Multinationals vs the State – By Jerry Mcbeath, Matthew Berman, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Mary F. Ehrlander' Politics & Policy 37, (1) 206-208


Reports & invited lectures

·       Shunmugham G Pandian, 10-11 October 2009, Criticality of E-marketplace for Procurement, V Supply Chain Management and Purchasing Management Executive Summit Conference, October 2009, Istanbul.


·       Shunmugham G Pandian, Strategic Dimensions of Supplier Partnership in Outsourcing Management, Subcontractor & Supplier Management Summit, February 2010, Istanbul.


·       Shunmugham G Pandian, Strategic Sourcing - Paradigm Shift in Supply and Procurement Strategies, Supply Chain Summit on New Trends in Supply Chain Management, April 2010, Istanbul.


·       Shunmugham G Pandian, Realising Sustainable Cost Reduction Benefits Through Effective Supplier Management Strategies, 2nd International Cost Reduction Strategies Symposium, April 2010, Istanbul.


·       Shunmugham G Pandian, The Benefits of Electronic Reverse Auction - A Compelling Case for its Use by Buyers and Suppliers, VI International Istanbul Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Summit, October 2010, Istanbul.