Harshal Lowalekar is an Associate Professor in the area of Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques at the Indian Institute of Management Indore, India. He is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India. He was working at W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, USA as a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow from Aug 2013- Aug 2014. He works in the area of Theory of Constraints (TOC), Perishable Items Inventory Management and Healthcare Supply Chain Management.