Pradip Shukla

Associate Professor of Management Chapman University

Dr. Pradip Shukla is an esteemed Associate Professor at The George L. Argyros College of Business and Economics with expertise in Operations, Production, and Supply Chain Management. With seven college degrees, including a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, he has vast academic and professional accomplishments, such as publishing textbooks and receiving the Chapman University Alumni Top Faculty Award in 2007. Dr. Shukla played significant roles at Chapman University, notably as Vice Chancellor for Entrepreneurship and Director of the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics. His leadership in entrepreneurship education has been recognized nationally, with his programs winning numerous accolades, including Chapman University's Entrepreneurship program ranking #6 nationally in 2008. In addition to his academic endeavors, Dr. Shukla has provided extensive service to various boards, advised multiple entrepreneurial ventures, and was honored with a Marquis Who’s Who in America Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

Ph.D 1979 - 1990
MScBA, Marketing 1982 - 1983
operational Operations Management
image-82 Production Management
image-2023-10-04T231704.952 Supply Chain Management

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gigantic barges

Doubling Down on Inland Waterways: Gigantic Barges Are Anchoring America’s Supply Chain Resilience

Pradip Shukla - November 14, 2023

To alleviate the pressure on an increasingly burdened supply chain, could gigantic barges on inland waterways offer a way forward?Amidst the backdrop of a rapidly transforming logistics landscape, the U.

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return policies

With Return Policies, Retailers Must Strike a Balance Between Customer Satisfaction and Operational Efficiency

Pradip Shukla - October 4, 2023

Retail return policies were liberal during the pandemic, but those expensive returns come with a price tag to the bottom line. Can retailers find a happy medium?

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Facts and Fictions about the Effect of the Pandemic on U.S. Manufacturing

Pradip Shukla - July 31, 2023

The ASM provides the best current measure of current U.S. manufacturing industry outputs, inputs, and operating status. Based upon analysis of the data from 2018, using 2019 as a base year since it was before the start of the pandemic, percentage changes for 2020 and 2021 were calculated in the manufacturing data. Analysis of these percentage changes over this time period show that many widely held beliefs about the severe negative impact on manufacturing activity and inventories in 2020 and 2021 are not supported by the actual data.

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UPS teamsters strike

Can Companies Survive a Major UPS Teamsters Strike? Supply Chain Experts Weigh In With Strategy.

Joe Felan - July 20, 2023

The Teamsters Union and UPS are in a standoff, with a massive UPS Teamsters strike possibly kicking off on August 1. The potential strike is largely due to disagreements about higher pay, more full-time jobs and better workplace health and safety conditions.

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Imports Drop to Lowest Level Since Pandemic Started

Pradip Shukla - October 11, 2022

Prof. Shukla is quoted in an October 2022 article in the Epoch Times explaining the causes behind a decrease in U.S. imports and the nearshoring supply chain pivot from Asia to the United States.

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