Yuvraj Gajpal is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Canada. He holds a PhD in Management Science from DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University Hamilton, Canada and Master in Industrial Management from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India. Prior to joining University of Manitoba, he worked as an assistant professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. He also taught courses at McMaster University as a sessional lecture. He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Interuniversity Research Center on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT), University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and McMaster University. He is a member of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS).

His research interests mainly lie on application of heuristics and meta-heuristics on transportation and logistics management. His current research is focused on retail supply chain management where he is exploring the issue of contract between retailer and manufacturer and the effect of different inventory policy on their relationship. He has published papers in leading research journals such as Computers and Operations Research, European Journal of Operations Research, International journal of Production Economics, and Journal of the Operational Research Society. He is a reviewer of many international journals such as Computers and Operations Research, European Journal of Operations Research, Journal of Heuristics, Transportation Research Part E, Journal of Scientia Iranica and Annual Symposium on Supply Chain Management. He has collaborative research work with Dr. Ashraf Elazouni from KFUPM in the area of finance based project management and with Dr. Mustapha Nourelfath from University of Laval in the area of manufacturing production plan.

He has received Junior Faculty Research Grant (JFRG) from KFUPM in the amount of SAR 50,000. He was an academic advisor for 6 students for their 9 month Industrial Co-op work. He has co-supervised many senior design projects for undergraduate students. He was the chair for work and process measurement lab design committee and a member of various departmental committees at system engineering department of KFUPM.

He has taught courses in Operations Management, Simulation, Statistics, Global Supply Chain Management, Engineering Economics, Cost accounting and Methods engineering at KFUPM and McMaster University. At Asper School of Business, he teaches Management Science Simulation for Business Analysis.

Research Interests

Transportation and Logistics, Vehicle routing and dispatching problem, Combinatorial Optimization, Retail Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Contract in retail market, Heuristics, Meta-heuristics, Ant colony Algorithm, Tabu Search, Genetic Algorithm, Machine Scheduling, Project Management.