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Abhay Grover

Abhay Grover

PhD Student in Supply Chain Management

MS in Industrial Technology and Systems Engineering, Iowa State University

BE in Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University-Ludhiana

Abhay Grover began the Smith PhD Program in Fall 2020. His primary research interest is at the intersection of public policies and operations - supply chain management, especially in the context of agri-food industry. Abhay has about 7 years of experience in different facets of manufacturing in the U.S., and India with firms like John Deere and Whirlpool Corporation. During his time in the industry, he worked closely with the suppliers on product design and development, quality compliance, field-issue resolution, recalls and product improvement programs. Prior to pursuing the PhD, he also worked at the Center for Industrial Research and Service, Iowa State University, consulting with Iowa manufacturers to help them automate their warehouse, supply chain and production operations. His research has appeared in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Business Horizons, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, International Journal on Food System Dynamics, and Food Control. Among others, he received the Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship Award in 2022, William E. Warner Professional Practice Award in 2020 and the Iowa State University Research Excellence Award in 2017.


Grover, A. K., & Dresner, M. (2022). A theoretical model on how firms can leverage political resources to align with supply chain strategy for competitive advantage. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 58(2), 48-65.

Grover, A. K. (2022). Out of the frying pan into the fire? Uncovering the impact of FSMA’s sanitary food transportation rule on the food logistics industry. Business Horizons.

Grover, A. K., Chopra, S., & Krejci, C. C. (2020). A multi‐criteria decision analysis for the public distribution system of food grains in Indian Punjab: Towards decentralized food policies in developing countries. Journal of Multi‐Criteria Decision Analysis, 27(3-4), 236-251.

Grover, A., & Chopra, S. (2017). Factors Affecting Beneficiaries’ Preference for Biannual Distribution of Food Grains in Public Distribution System of Punjab, India. International Journal on Food System Dynamics, 8(1012-2018-4103).

Grover, A. K., Chopra, S., & Mosher, G. A. (2016). Food safety modernization act: A quality management approach to identify and prioritize factors affecting adoption of preventive controls among small food facilities. Food Control, 66, 241-249.


Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship Award 2022, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

William E. Warner Professional Practice Award 2020, Epsilon Pi Tau

Appreciation Award, March 2019, John Deere Hagie Manufacturing

University Research Excellence Award 2017, Iowa State University

Bravo Bronze Award, July 2016, Whirlpool Corporation

Commendable Contribution Award 2015, John Deere

Reviewer, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (2022)

Reviewer, Transportation Journal (2022)

Reviewer, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (2021)

  • Program Manager, Center for Industrial Research and Service, Iowa State University
  • Senior Quality Engineer, John Deere Hagie Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Engineer Intern, Whirlpool Corporation
  • Product Improvement Engineer, India Engineering Center, John Deere Pune Works
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