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Assessing the key enablers for Industry 4.0 adoption using MICMAC Analysis: A case study (2021)
Journal Article
Krishnan, S., Gupta, S., Kaliyan, M., Kumar, V., & Garza-Reyes, J. A. (in press). Assessing the key enablers for Industry 4.0 adoption using MICMAC Analysis: A case study. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-02-2020-0053

Purpose-The aim of this research is to assess the key enablers of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) in the context of the Indian automobile industry. It is done to apprehend their comparative effect on executing Industry 4.0 concepts and technology in manufacturin... Read More about Assessing the key enablers for Industry 4.0 adoption using MICMAC Analysis: A case study.

Exploring barriers and drivers to the implementation of circular economy practices in the mining industry (2021)
Journal Article
Upadhyay, A., Laing, T., Kumar, V., & Dora, M. (in press). Exploring barriers and drivers to the implementation of circular economy practices in the mining industry. Resources Policy,

The circular economy is a widely discussed topic in the field of Eco-industrial initiatives and environmentally responsive economies. The current economic and industrial model which is termed as the produce-use-dispose model is a linear model in whic... Read More about Exploring barriers and drivers to the implementation of circular economy practices in the mining industry.

Blockchain technology and the circular economy: Implications for sustainability and social responsibility (2021)
Journal Article
Upadhyay, A., Mukhuty, S., Kumar, V., & Kazancoglu, Y. (in press). Blockchain technology and the circular economy: Implications for sustainability and social responsibility. Journal of Cleaner Production,

Blockchain technology is a revolutionary new protocol for sharing and updating information by linking ledgers or databases in a decentralised, peer-to-peer, open-access network. Blockchain is designed to ensure the data is stored and updated in a sec... Read More about Blockchain technology and the circular economy: Implications for sustainability and social responsibility.

Developing A sustainability framework for Industry 4.0 (2021)
Journal Article
Jamwal, A., Agrawal, R., Sharma, M., Kumar, V., & Kumar, S. (in press). Developing A sustainability framework for Industry 4.0. Procedia CIRP,

With the development in industrialization, sustainability has emerged as a major issue in the global market. Ignorance of sustainability issues in any organization leads to huge financial losses and market reputation. With the development of new tech... Read More about Developing A sustainability framework for Industry 4.0.

Adjusting to the new normal: Challenges of the food sector in the wake of COVID-19 (2020)
Journal Article
Kumar, V. (2020). Adjusting to the new normal: Challenges of the food sector in the wake of COVID-19. Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Procurement, 3(2),

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than 180 countries around the globe causing severe business disruptions. Lockdown in many countries has led to panic buying and shortages of food, medicines, personal protective equipment, raw materials... Read More about Adjusting to the new normal: Challenges of the food sector in the wake of COVID-19.

A machine learning based approach for predicting blockchain adoption in supply chain (2020)
Journal Article
Kamble, S. S., Gunasekaran, A., Kumar, V., Belhadi, A., & Foropon, C. (2021). A machine learning based approach for predicting blockchain adoption in supply chain. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 163, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120465

The purpose of this paper is to provide a decision support system for managers to predict an organization’s probability of successful blockchain adoption using a machine learning technique. The study conceptualizes blockchain technology as a dynamic... Read More about A machine learning based approach for predicting blockchain adoption in supply chain.

Exploring the drivers and barriers to green supply chain management implementation: A study of independent UK restaurants (2020)
Journal Article
Meager, S., Kumar, V., Ekren, B., & Paddeu, D. (2020). Exploring the drivers and barriers to green supply chain management implementation: A study of independent UK restaurants. Procedia Manufacturing, 51(30th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM2021)), 1642-1649. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2020.10.229

This is an exploratory study into the drivers and barriers faced by independent restaurants when implementing green supply chain management (GSCM) practices. There is a limited evidence in the literature that attempts to explore GSCM implementation p... Read More about Exploring the drivers and barriers to green supply chain management implementation: A study of independent UK restaurants.

Relationship between routines of supplier selection and evaluation, risk perception and propensity to form buyer-supplier partnerships (2020)
Journal Article
Gallear, D., Ghobadian, A., He, Q., Kumar, V., & Hitt, M. (in press). Relationship between routines of supplier selection and evaluation, risk perception and propensity to form buyer-supplier partnerships. Production Planning and Control, 44, -. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2021.1872811

Supply chain partnership is viewed as an important contributor to superior competitiveness, yet the knowledge of ex-ante factors contributing to the deployment of supply chain partnership is nascent. This paper examines the influence of the current s... Read More about Relationship between routines of supplier selection and evaluation, risk perception and propensity to form buyer-supplier partnerships.

Impact of new technology on sustainability of supply chains: Empirical evidence from manufacturing SMEs in China (2020)
Book Chapter
Shi, R., Kumar, V., & Ekren, B. (in press). Impact of new technology on sustainability of supply chains: Empirical evidence from manufacturing SMEs in China. In Digital Transformation in Industry. Springer

New manufacturing technology can provide useful competitive advantages for enterprises to deal with fierce competition, and help them look for a better solution to production and operation management improving the quality of product services. New tec... Read More about Impact of new technology on sustainability of supply chains: Empirical evidence from manufacturing SMEs in China.

Managing supply chains for sustainable operations in the era of industry 4.0 and circular economy: Analysis of barriers (2020)
Journal Article
Kumar, P., Singh, R. K., & Kumar, V. (2021). Managing supply chains for sustainable operations in the era of industry 4.0 and circular economy: Analysis of barriers. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 164, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105215

Organizations are struggling to leverage emerging opportunities for maintaining sustainability in the global markets due to many barriers in the era of Industry 4.0 and circular economy. The main aim of this study is to analyze these barriers to impr... Read More about Managing supply chains for sustainable operations in the era of industry 4.0 and circular economy: Analysis of barriers.

Deploying Kaizen events in the manufacturing industry: An investigation into managerial factors (2020)
Journal Article
Garza-Reyes, J. A., Christopoulos, C., Kumar, A., Luthra, S., González-Aleu, F., Kumar, V., & Villarreal, B. (in press). Deploying Kaizen events in the manufacturing industry: An investigation into managerial factors. Production Planning and Control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2020.1824282

Despite the extensive research on Continuous Improvement (CI), limited reflection has been reported regarding the managerial factors needed to successfully deploy Kaizen Events (KEs). This study investigates various managerial aspects that affect the... Read More about Deploying Kaizen events in the manufacturing industry: An investigation into managerial factors.

Benchmarking of sustainability to assess practices and performances of the management of the end of life cycle of electronic products: A study of Brazilian manufacturing companies (2020)
Journal Article
da Costa, L. G., Ferreira, J. C. E., Gonçalves da Costa, . L., Espíndola Ferreira, J. C., Kumar, V., & Garza-Reyes, J. A. (in press). Benchmarking of sustainability to assess practices and performances of the management of the end of life cycle of electronic products: A study of Brazilian manufacturing companies. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-020-01947-3

The relentless pursuit of lower production costs causes companies to invest in more efficient production systems so that they can remain economically competitive, while the actions focusing on more sustainable operations from an environmental point o... Read More about Benchmarking of sustainability to assess practices and performances of the management of the end of life cycle of electronic products: A study of Brazilian manufacturing companies.

A framework to achieve sustainability in manufacturing organisations of developing economies using industry 4.0 technologies’ enablers (2020)
Journal Article
Yadav, G., Kumar, A., Luthra, S., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Kumar, V., & Batista, L. (2020). A framework to achieve sustainability in manufacturing organisations of developing economies using industry 4.0 technologies’ enablers. Computers in Industry, 122, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compind.2020.103280

Sustainability has emerged as one of the most important issues in the international market. Ignorance of sustainability aspects has led many manufacturing organisations to face huge financial losses. It has been observed that developed nations have s... Read More about A framework to achieve sustainability in manufacturing organisations of developing economies using industry 4.0 technologies’ enablers.

Cyber resiliency for digital enterprises: A strategic leadership perspective (2020)
Journal Article
Loonam, J., Zwiegelaar, J., Kumar, V., & Booth, C. (in press). Cyber resiliency for digital enterprises: A strategic leadership perspective. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2020.2996175

As organizations increasingly view information as one of their most valuable assets, which supports the creation and distribution of their products and services, information security will be an integral part of the design and operation of organizatio... Read More about Cyber resiliency for digital enterprises: A strategic leadership perspective.

A multi-objective mixed-integer linear model for sustainable fruit closed-loop supply chain network (2020)
Journal Article
Jabarzadeh, Y., Reyhani Yamchi, H., Kumar, V., & Ghaffarinasab, N. (in press). A multi-objective mixed-integer linear model for sustainable fruit closed-loop supply chain network. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 31(5), 1351-1373. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-12-2019-0276

Purpose: This paper aims to present a closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) optimization problem for a perishable agricultural product to achieve three pillars of sustainability, including minimizing total network costs and carbon dioxide emissions from di... Read More about A multi-objective mixed-integer linear model for sustainable fruit closed-loop supply chain network.

Performance measurement for supply chains in the industry 4.0 era: A balanced scorecard approach (2020)
Journal Article
Frederico, G. F., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Kumar, A., & Kumar, V. (in press). Performance measurement for supply chains in the industry 4.0 era: A balanced scorecard approach. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-08-2019-0400

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a theoretical approach based on the balanced scorecard (BSC) with regard to performance measurement – PM in supply chains for the Industry 4.0 era. Design/methodology/approach: This paper combines the... Read More about Performance measurement for supply chains in the industry 4.0 era: A balanced scorecard approach.

Benchmarking of cleaner production in sand mould casting companies (2020)
Journal Article
da Silva, H. G., Ferreira, J. C. E., Kumar, V., & Garza-Reyes, J. A. (in press). Benchmarking of cleaner production in sand mould casting companies. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 31(5), 1407-1435. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-12-2019-0272

Purpose: The purpose of this research was to develop new sustainability indicators consistent with the sand mould casting industry, through benchmarking of cleaner production (CP), in order to identify the levels of practice and performance of compan... Read More about Benchmarking of cleaner production in sand mould casting companies.

An investigation of performance of nascent manufacturing firms (2020)
Journal Article
Zhang, Y., Zwiegelaar, J. B., & Kumar, V. (in press). An investigation of performance of nascent manufacturing firms. Journal of Small Business Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/00472778.2020.1738748

To understand the context for firms being created in the manufacturing space we explore the factors affecting performance by applying Gartner et al.’s overarching theoretical framework. We investigate the phenomenon of nascent entrepreneurship from a... Read More about An investigation of performance of nascent manufacturing firms.

Learning orientation and innovation performance: The mediating role of operations strategy and supply chain integration (2020)
Journal Article
Kumar, V., Jabarzadeh, Y., Jeihouni, P., & Garza-Reyes, J. A. (2020). Learning orientation and innovation performance: The mediating role of operations strategy and supply chain integration. Supply Chain Management, 25(4), 457-474. https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-05-2019-0209

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of operations strategy (cost, quality, flexibility, and delivery) and supply chain integration on innovation performance under influence of learning orientation. Design/Methodology/appro... Read More about Learning orientation and innovation performance: The mediating role of operations strategy and supply chain integration.

Lean readiness level of the Azerbaijan construction industry (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Aghayev, H., Arturo, J., Nadeem, S. P., Kumar, A., Kumar, V., Rocha-Lona, L., & González-Aleu, F. (2020). Lean readiness level of the Azerbaijan construction industry

This paper identifies and measures the Lean readiness of the Azerbaijan construction industry. A survey questionnaire was utilised to evaluate the Lean readiness of this industry by measuring its quality practices and to test three hypotheses. The Le... Read More about Lean readiness level of the Azerbaijan construction industry.