Prof.SushantaTripathy, AssistantProfessor, Management and Humanities Department, national Institute of Scienceand Technology, Berhampur, Orissa, India, and continuing Ph.D. (IndustrialEngineering and Management) at IIT, Kharagpur. He has been teaching OperationManagement in premiere management institutes of Orissa since 1990. He has alsoserved for two years as Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineeringdepartment, Mekelle University, Ethiopia. He has presented a number of papersin seminars. His major areas of interest include R&D Management,Quantitative Methods, Research Techniques, and Productivity Management.