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Aruna Uday Apte

Professor
Operations and Logistics
Graduate School of Defense Management

Phone: (831) 656-7583
Education
  • PhD - Southern Methodist University 1997
    Major: Operations Research
NPS Experience
  • 2019 - current: Professor
  • 2012 - 2019: Associate Professor
  • 2005 - 2012: Assistant Professor
  • 2004 - 2005: Lecturer
Other Experience
  • 1998 Visiting Professor, Helsinki School of Economics and Business, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1999 - 2005 Lecturer, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
  • 1997 - 1998 Visiting Assistant Professor, Cox School of Business
Research Interests
Developing mathematical models and algorithms for complex real world operational problems, specifically in Humanitarian Logistics
Military Logistics
Teaching Interests
Mathematical Modeling, Operations Management, Humanitarian Logistics

Awards

  • 2019 - Liskin award for teaching excellence
  • 2015 - GSBPP Defense Focused Research Award
  • 2015 - Richard W. Hamming Teaching Award, NPS
  • 2013 - Nominated as one of the selected papers for the Best Paper Award, Application of Theory, "Planning Disaster Relief Logistics for an Island Earthquake", IDSI-APDSI Best Paper
  • 2012 - Second Place Best paper Award, for paper titled "Managing Lifecycle Information of Aircraft Engine Components", Defense Acquisition Review Journal
  • 2010 - First Place Award Winner, for paper titled, "Contracting for the Services in the U.S. Army: Empirical Study of the Current Management Practices", W. Gregor Macfarlan Excellence in Contract Management Research and Writing Program, National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
  • 2009 - Liskin Faculty Award, GSBPP, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2007 - Selected as Emerging Scholar, POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) at the Annual Conference, Dallas
  • 2007 - Selected for the Inaugural class of "AgKnowledge" with Scholarship, Organization offering Educational Programs to community leaders, policy makers, media and business executives, Monterey County
  • 2007 - Selected for Young Researchers Roundtable, INFORMS (Institute of Operations Research and Management Science Society) for the Conference in OR Practice, Vancouver
  • 2005 - Outstanding Teaching in the BBA Program, Edwin L. Cox School of Business, SMU

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • President, College of Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
  • Production and Operations Management Society
  • 2010 - 2013 Founding President and President, College of Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management, Production and Operations Management (POM) Society

Scholarly Work

Publications
  • Book Chapter
  • Apte, A. U, (2014). Strategic and Operational Prepositioning in Case of Seasonal Natural Disasters: A Perspective.
  • Apte, A. U, (2010). Human Systems Integration in Program Management: Case Studies in Aegis. W. Rouse (ed), The Economics of Human Systems Integration NY USA: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Conference Proceeding
  • Apte, A. U, (2017). Inventory Management of Cholera Vaccinations in the Event of Complex Natural Disasters. WDSI.
  • Apte, A. U, (2017). Utilization of United States Navy Assets for Humanitarian Operations. WDSI.
  • Apte, A. U., Landale, K. A., Rendon, R. G., & Salmeron-medrano, J, (2017). Exploring Drivers of Better Strategic Sourcing in Air Force using Analytics.
  • Apte, A. U, (2015). So what does it cost the United States Navy to conduct Humanitarian Operations? 44th Annual Meeting of Western Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Apte, A. U, (2015). Optimizing Resources of United States Navy for Humanitarian Operation. 44th Annual Meeting of Western Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Apte, A. U, (2014). Analysis of United States Marine Corps Operations in Support of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief. 43rd Annual Meeting of Western Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Journal Article
  • Apte, A. U., & Seagren, C. W, An analysis of Department of Defense participation in domestic hurricane relief. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, .
  • Apte, A. U., & Bacolod, M, Tradeoffs among Attributes of Humanitarian Operations Resources: Evidence from United States Navy. Production and Operations Management,, .
  • Apte, A. U, Readiness metrics for humanitarian operations: A literature survey. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, .
  • Apte, A. U., & Aros, S. K, Evacuating Mobility-Challenged People in a Short-Notice Disaster. Decision Sciences Journal, .
  • Apte, A. U., & Landale, K. A, (2019). Implementing Category Management of Services—A New Methodology. Journal of Public Procurement, .
  • Apte, A. U, (2018). Resource Selection in Support of Humanitarian Operations: A Case of United States Navy. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2(8), 184-198.
  • Apte, A. U., Rendon, R. G., & Salmeron-medrano, J, (2017). Using Analytics to Inform Category Management & Strategic Sourcing. The Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics , 2(1).
  • Apte, A. U, (2017). Reacting to Crisis: The Costs of First Response by the United States Navy. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 1(14).
  • Apte, A. U, (2017). Modeling Disruption in a Fresh Produce Supply Chain. International Journal of Logistics Management, 2(28), 656-679.
  • Apte, A. U., & Regnier, E, (2017). An Application of the Multiple Knapsack Problem: The Self-Sufficient Marine. European Journal of Operational Research, 3(256), 868-876.
  • Apte, A. U, (2016). Capabilities and Competencies in Humanitarian Operations. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2(6), 240-258.
  • Apte, A. U., & Regnier, E, (2015). Complexity and Self-Sustainment in Disaster Response Supply Chains. Special Issue of Decision Sciences, .
  • Apte, A. U., & Salmeron-medrano, J, (2015). Casualty Collection Points Optimization: A Study for the District of Columbia. Interfaces, 2(45), 149-165.
  • Apte, A. U, (2014). Strategies for Logistics in Case of a Natural Disaster. International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, 4(20), 101-119.
  • Apte, A. U., & Aros, S. K, (2014). Ant Colony Optimization and Parameter Selection for Evacuating the Mobility-Challenged in a Short-Notice Disaster. Journal of Applied Operational Research, 2(6).
  • Apte, A. U., & Yoho, K. D, (2013). Selecting Maritime Disaster Response Capabilities. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 2(6), 40-58.
  • Apte, A. U., & Rendon, R. G, (2012). “Services Contracting in the DoD: A Comparison of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 61.
  • Apte, U. M., Rendon, R. G., & Apte, A. U, (2012). Services Contracting in the DoD: A Comparison of Management Practices in the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 1(19), 3-32.
  • Ferrer, G., & Apte, A. U, (2012). Managing Life-Cycle Information of Aircraft Components. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 1(19), 161–182.
  • Apte, A. U., & Rendon, R. G, (2011). Services Supply Chain in the United States Navy: An Empirical Study of the Current Management Practices. Journal of Public Procurement, 11(4), 538-562.
  • Apte, A. U., Rendon, R. G., & Salmeron-medrano, J, (2011). An Optimization Approach to Strategic Sourcing: A Case Study of the United States Air Force. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 3(17), 222-230.
  • Apte, A. U., & Aros, S. K, (2011). Request and Response Processes for Department of Defense Support during Domestic Disasters. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 1(8).
  • Apte, A. U, (2011). Supply Chain Networks for Perishable and Essential Commodities: Design and Vulnerabilities. Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management, 2(3), 26-43.
  • Apte, U. M., Apte, A. U., & Rendon, R. G, (2011). Service Supply Chain in the U. DS. Navy: An Empirical Study of the Current Management Practices. Journal of Public Procurement, 4(11), 538-562.
  • Apte, U. M., Apte, A. U., & Rendon, R. G, (2010). Contracting for the Services in the U.S. Army: Empirical Study of the Current Management Practices. Journal of Contract Management, (8), 9-21.
  • Apte, A. U., Apte, U. M., & Rendon, R. G, (2010). Contracting for Services in the U.S. Army: Empirical Study of the Current Management Practices. Journal of Contract Management, 1(8), 9-21.
  • Apte, A. U., & Salmeron-medrano, J, (2010). Stochastic Optimization for Natural Disaster Asset Prepositioning. Production and Operations Management, 5(19), 561-575.
  • Apte, A. U., & Rendon, R. G, (2009). A Diagnostic Approach to Weapon System Lifecycle Support: The Phalanx Close-in Weapon System. International Journal of Defense Acquisition Management, 4(2), 1-16.
  • Monograph
  • Apte, A. U, Global Naval Missions for Natural Disasters.
  • Apte, A. U, (2009). Humanitarian Logistics: A New Field of Research and Action.
  • Technical Report
  • Apte, A. U, (2017). Metrics for the Naval Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Operations.
  • Apte, A. U., Landale, K. A., Rendon, R. G., & Salmeron-medrano, J, (2016). Exploring Drivers of Better Strategic Sourcing in the Air Force Using Analytics.
  • Apte, A. U, (2015). United States Navy Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Costs: A Preliminary Study.
  • Apte, A. U., & Hudgens, B. J, (2015). Analysis of Capabilities of Organizations in the Areas of Responsibility for US Commands of the United States Navy to Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief.
  • Apte, A. U., & Regnier, E, (2014). Naval Expeditionary Logistics: The Self Sufficient Marine.
  • Apte, A. U., & Yoho, K. D, (2014). Optimizing Resources of United States Navy for Humanitarian Operations.
  • Apte, A. U., & Yoho, K. D, (2014). Analyzing Resources of United States Marine Corps for Humanitarian Operations.
  • Apte, A. U, (2013). Self-Sufficient Warfighter: Preliminary Report.
  • Regnier, E., Nussbaum, D. A., & Apte, A. U, (2013). Fully-Burdened Cost of Supply in Self-Sustaining Logistics Net.
  • Apte, A. U., Regnier, E., & Nussbaum, D. A, (2013). Issues and Challenges in Self-Sustaining Response Supply Chains.
  • Apte, A. U, (2013). Fully-Burdened Cost of Supply in Self-Sustaining Logistics Net.
  • Apte, A. U, (2012). Capabilities and Competencies in Humanitarian Operations.
  • Apte, A. U., Apte, U. M., & Rendon, R. G, (2012). Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: Drivers of Acquisition Management Practices in the Army.
  • Apte, A. U., & Yoho, K. D, (2011). Strategies for Logistics in Case of a Natural Disaster.
  • Apte, A. U, (2011). When Disaster Strikes Is Logistics and Contracting Support Ready?
  • Apte, A. U, (2010). Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: Comparison of Acquisition Management Practices in Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  • Apte, A. U., Apte, U. M., & Rendon, R. G, (2010). Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: Comparison of Acquisition Management Practices in Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  • Apte, U. M., Apte, A. U., & Rendon, R. G, (2010). Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: A Comparison and Analysis of Management Practices in Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  • Apte, A. U., Apte, U. M., & Rendon, R. G, (2009). Managing the Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: Empirical Study of the Current Management Practices in the Army.
  • Apte, A. U., Apte, U. M., & Rendon, R. G, (2008). Managing the Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: An Empirical Study of Current Management Practices.