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Bhutta, Mohammed Khurrum

Professor of Operations Management

Management Department
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Ph.D. University of Texas at Arlington, Aug. 2001
Major Area: Production and Operations Management
Minor Area: Management of Information Systems

PhD Dissertation: “Global Supply Chains: An Integrated Location, Production, Distribution and Investment Model for a Multinational Corporation Operating under varying Exchange Rates and Tariff Structures”

MBA  Lahore University of Management Sciences , Jun. 1996 
Major Areas: Production and Operations Management & Marketing

MBA Thesis: “Feasibility of opening a new HKB store in Defence, and conducted market research to determine consumer perceptions”

B.Sc. Engineering University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Pakistan, Jun. 1993 
Major Area: Mechanical Engineering

BSc. Engineering Project: Aspects of Pollution Control in the Cement Industry: An in-depth analysis of the Pollution problems caused by Cement production processes in context of Pakistani Cement industry. 


Dr. Bhutta is a Professor of Operations Management in the Management Department in College of Business, having joined Ohio University in 2008. Dr Bhutta came to OHIO from Nicholls State University in Louisiana having taught there for seven years. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from The University of Texas at Arlington, and holds an MBA from the Lahore University of Management Sciences and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan. 

He primarily teaches Operations Management in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Khurrum has published in several leading journals including; International Journal of Production Economics, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Journal of International Technology and Information Management, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Benchmarking An International Journal, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, among others. 

Dr. Bhutta has also actively been involved as an academic consultant. He has worked as a developer/reviewer for multiple texts and supplementary materials for business disciplines, including operations management, project management, quality management.

Selected Publications

Faisal Mohd. Nishat, Faisal Talib, M. Khurrum S. Bhutta, Sustainability Solid Waste Management in India, International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, [Under Review].

Iqbal Tahir, Faizul Huq, M. Khurrum S. Bhutta, Agile manufacturing relationship building with TQM, JIT, and firm performance: An exploratory study in apparel export industry of Pakistan, International Journal of Production Economics. [R&R].

Huq Faizul, M. Khurrum S. Bhutta, Ziaul Huq, A Heuristic Search Routine for Solving Two Objective Mixed Integer LP Problems for Scheduling  in a Service Factory, International Journal of Operational Research [In Press].

Bhutta M. Khurrum S., Gokhan Egilmez, Kamran Chatha, Faizul Huq, Survey of Lean Management Practices in Pakistani Industrial Sectors, International Journal of Services and Operations Management, Vol. 28, No.3, pp. 309-334, 2017.

Egilmez Gokhan, M. Khurrum S. Bhutta, Bulent Erenay, Yong Shin Park, Ridvan Gedik, Carbon Footprint Stock Analysis of U.S. Manufacturing: An Input Output-based Life Cycle Assessment, Industrial Management and Data Systems Journal, Vol. 117, No. 5, pp. 853-872, 2017.

AslaamN. Muhammad, Gokhan Egilmez, Murat Kucukvar, M. Khurrum Bhutta, From Green Buildings to Green Supply Chains: An Integrated Input Output Life Cycle Assessment and Optimization Framework for Carbon Footprint Reduction Policy Making, Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Vol. 28,  No. 4, 2017.

Huq Faizul, M. Khurrum S. Bhutta, Ken Cutright, Excess Warehouse Space Allocation for Cost Reduction and Customer Service Improvement, International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, Volume 6, No. 1, 2015.

Dasharath Narasimha, M. Khurrum S. Bhutta, Is E- commerce transforming the Indian buying scenario? International Journal of Advances in Management and Economics, Volume 4, No. 1, 2015.

Egilmez Gokhan, Murat Kucukvar, Omer Tatari, M. Khurrum S. Bhutta, Supply Chain Sustainability Assessment of the U.S. Food Manufacturing Sectors: A Life Cycle Based Frontier Approach, Resources, Conservation and Recycling. Volume 82, pp. 8-20, 2014.

Bhutta M. Khurrum S., Ana Rosado-Feger, Faizul Huq, Asif Muzaffar, Exploratory Study of Adoption of Lean Management Practices in Pakistani Textile Firms, International Journal of Service and Operations Management. Volume 15, No. 3, 2013.

Omar Adnan. Muhammed Miah, M. Khurrum S. Bhutta, Causes of Recession and Their Effects – A Historical Perspective, Journal of Computing Technologies, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2013. ISSN 2278-3814.

Bhutta M. Khurrum S., Adnan Omar, Xiaozhe Yang, Electronic Waste: A Growing Concern in Today's Environment, Economics Research International. vol. 2011, Article ID 474230, 8 pages, 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/474230.

Huq Faizul, Thomas F. Stafford, M. Khurrum S Bhutta, Saurajit Kanungo, An Examination of the Differential Effects of Transportation in Supply Chain Optimization Modeling, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Volume 21, Number 2, 2010, pp. 269 - 286.

Tejinder Sharma, Suresh Kumar Turka, M. Khurrum S. Bhutta, Vivek S. Natarajan, Location Strategies Of Dairy Plants In India, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, Volume 3, Number3, 2010, pp. 239 - 259.

Omar Adnan. Terrance Sanchez, and M. Khurrum S. Bhutta, The Future Impact of Text Messaging, Journal of Research in Business Information Systems, Volume 2, Number 2, 2009.

Bhutta M. Khurrum S, Jamshed Khan, Adnan Omar, Usman Asad, An Exploratory Study of the Characteristics Affecting the Success of SMEs, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2009.

Omar Adnan, M. Khurrum S. Bhutta,  Terrance Sanchez, The Impact Of E-Taxation Policy On State And Local Government Revenue, Electronic Government: An International Journal, Volume 6, Number 4, 2009,  pp. 378 - 390

Omar Adnan, M. Khurrum S. Bhutta, Gwénola Lepeu, Managing Spam: A Global Challenge, International Journal of Management Practice, Volume 3, Number 4,  2009, pp. 405 - 416

Omar Adnan, Daff Kalulu, M. Khurrum S Bhutta, Assessment of Student Online Course Participation, Information Systems Education Journal, Volume 7, Number 83, 2009. []

Huq Faizul, Ken Cutright, M. Khurrum S. Bhutta, Analysis of Scheduling Rules in a Flexible Job Shop with Non-Zero Setup Costs, International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, Volume 9, Number 2, pp 126-147, 2009.

Ghani Jawaid, Arif Rana, M. Khurrum S. Bhutta, The Economics of Outsourcing in a De-integrating Industry, Journal of International Business Research, Volume 7, Number 1, pp 47-60, 2008.


2011 Excellence in Professional Activity and Service Award, College of Business, Ohio University

2008 Master Teacher Program, Ohio University

Master Student Advisor, Nicholls State University

2007 Excellence Award in Research, College of Business, Nicholls State University

AACSB Assessment of Learning Seminar, Tampa FL.

2005 Excellence Award in Research, College of Business, Nicholls State University

Research Interests

Operations Management issues in Small and Medium Enterprises, Lean Management, Sustainability, Facility Location, Supplier Selection, Sustainability, Green Supply Chains, Process Analysis.