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Indiana University Bloomington

Operations & Decision Technologies

ODT Widget Faculty

"The faculty at Kelley are amazing to work with. The Academy students are really engaged and are very impressive."
Casey Wayson,
Recruiter, Eaton Corp.

Ash Soni

Contact Information

(812) 855-8489
soni [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Godfrey Center, Room 3006

  • Executive Associate Dean for Academic Programs
  • Professor of Operations & Decision Technologies
  • ArcelorMittal Faculty Fellow


  • Bloomington


  • DBA, Indiana University, 1981
  • MBA, Indiana University, 1979
  • MS, Strathclyde University, 1973
  • BS, Manchester University, 1971

Professional Experience

  • Indiana University, School of Business1981 – Present
  • University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (1986)
  • Operations Research Executive, NCB, London, United Kingdom (1972 – 1975)

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Kelley Direct Program Teaching Excellence Award, 2004, 2005, 2009, and 2011
  • Arcelor Mittal Faculty Fellowship, 2008-Present
  • SAP Faculty Fellowship, 2002-2008
  • Victor Cabot Faculty Fellowship Award, 2000
  • TERA Award, 2000
  • Innovative Teaching Award (Undergraduate SAP/ERP Curriculum), 1999
  • Innovative Teaching Award (Undergraduate Technology Curriculum), 1998
  • Distinguished Service Award, School of Business, 1997
  • Lilly Alumni Teaching Excellence Award (MBA Program), 1992
  • MBA Teaching Excellence Award (1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1995)
  • Lieber Associate Teaching Excellence Award, Indiana University, 1978

Professional Interests

Enterprise Systems and Applications, Emerging Technologies, Operations Research & Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Computer Simulation

Current Projects

  • Development of Business Analytics Programs

Selected Publications

  • Campbell, G, V. A. Mabert, and A. K. Soni (2006), "A Case of Pratt and Whitney Aircraft's Commercial Spares Planning," Communication of the International Information Management Association Journal (CIIMA), Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 11-22. Read Abstract ››

  • Mabert, V. A., A. K. Soni, and M. A. Venkataramanan (2006), "Model Based Interpretation of Survey Data: A Case Study of Enterprise Resource Planning Implementations," Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Vol. 44, No. 1-2, pp. 16-29. Read Abstract ››

  • Schoenherr, T., M. A. Venkataramanan, A. K. Soni, V. A. Mabert, and D. Hilpert (2005), "The 'New' Users: SMEs and the Mittelstand Experience," in E. Bendoly and R. F.  Jacobs (eds.), Strategic ERP Extension and Use, Stanford University Press, pp. 36-51.

  • Bendoly, E, A. K. Soni, and M. A. Venkataramanan (2004), "Value Chain Resource Planning: Adding Value with Systems Beyond the Enterprise," Business Horizons, Vol. 47, No. 2, March-April, pp. 79-86. Read Abstract ››

  • Mabert, V. A., A. K. Soni, and M. A. Venkataramanan (2003), "The Impact of Organization Size on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementations in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector," Omega, Vol. 31, pp. 235-246. Read Abstract ››

  • Mabert, V. A., A. K. Soni, and M. A. Venkataraman (2003), "Enterprise Resource Planning: Managing the Implementation Process," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 146, No. 2, April, pp. 302-314. Read Abstract ››

  • Mabert, V. A., A. K. Soni, and M. A. Venkataramanan (2001), "Enterprise Resource Planning: Common Myths Versus Evolving Reality," Business Horizons, Vol. 44, No. 3, May, pp. 69-76.

    Read Abstract ››

  • Soni, A. K., V. A. Mabert, and M. A. Venkataramanan (2001), "Enterprise Resource Planning: Measuring Value," Production & Inventory Management Journal, Vol. 42, No. 3 & 4, pp. 46-51.