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A set of efficient heuristics and meta-heuristics to solve a multi-objective pharmaceutical supply chain network (2021)
Journal Article
Ghasemi, P., Goodarzian, F., & Kumar, V. (in press). A set of efficient heuristics and meta-heuristics to solve a multi-objective pharmaceutical supply chain network. Computers and Industrial Engineering,

In this paper, we propose a new multi-objective optimization approach for the pharmaceutical supply chain network (PSCN) design problem to minimize the total cost and the delivery time of pharmaceutical products to the hospital and pharmacy, while ma... Read More about A set of efficient heuristics and meta-heuristics to solve a multi-objective pharmaceutical supply chain network.

Process and economic evaluation of the ODI R&D programme: Final report (2021)
Report
Ritchie, F., Tava, F., Whittard, D., Green, E., Beata Kreft, M., & Alves, K. (2021). Process and economic evaluation of the ODI R&D programme: Final report. London: Open Data Institute

The Open Data Institute was funded by Innovate UK to undertake a major programme of Research and Development on "Data Innovation for the UK", which was re-scoped and funded on a yearly basis for a total of 4 years (called, for short, "The R&D program... Read More about Process and economic evaluation of the ODI R&D programme: Final report.

Improving the sustainability of food supply chains through circular economy practices – a qualitative mapping approach (2021)
Journal Article
Dora, M., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Batista, L., & Kumar, V. (in press). Improving the sustainability of food supply chains through circular economy practices – a qualitative mapping approach. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-09-2020-0211

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present a methodological approach to support qualitative analysis of waste flows in food supply chains. The methodological framework introduced allows the identification of circular food waste flows that can m... Read More about Improving the sustainability of food supply chains through circular economy practices – a qualitative mapping approach.

Machine learning applications for sustainable manufacturing: A bibliometric-based review for future research (2021)
Journal Article
Kumar, V., Jamwal, A., Agarwal, R., Sharma, M., Kumar, A., & Garza-Reyes, J. A. (in press). Machine learning applications for sustainable manufacturing: A bibliometric-based review for future research. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-09-2020-0361

Purpose: The role of data analytics is significantly important in manufacturing industries as it holds the key to address sustainability challenges and handle the large amount of data generated from different types of manufacturing operations. The pr... Read More about Machine learning applications for sustainable manufacturing: A bibliometric-based review for future research.

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 I4.0 concepts and technology in manufacturing indus... Read More about Assessing the key enablers for Industry 4.0 adoption using MICMAC analysis: A case study.

Sustainability concerns on consumers’ attitude towards short food supply chains: An empirical investigation (2021)
Journal Article
Wang, M., Kumar, V., Ruan, X., Saad, M., Garza-Reyes, J. A., & Kumar, A. (in press). Sustainability concerns on consumers’ attitude towards short food supply chains: An empirical investigation. Operations Management Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12063-021-00188-x

While industrialized agro-food supply systems have gained tremendous success in recent decades, it has been increasingly criticized for its adverse environmental and social impact. Amongst this criticism, Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) have emerged... Read More about Sustainability concerns on consumers’ attitude towards short food supply chains: An empirical investigation.

Developing A sustainability framework for Industry 4.0 (2021)
Journal Article
Jamwal, A., Agrawal, R., Sharma, M., Kumar, V., & Kumar, S. (2021). Developing A sustainability framework for Industry 4.0. Procedia CIRP, 98, 430-435. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2021.01.129

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.

Omni-chanel network design towards circular economy under inventory share policies (2021)
Journal Article
Kumar, V., Izmirli, D., Ekren, B., & Pongsakornrungsilp, S. (2021). Omni-chanel network design towards circular economy under inventory share policies. Sustainability, 13(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052875

In this paper, we study inventory share policies in an omni-channel supply network, to contribute to the circular economy (CE) concept. Lateral inventory share implementation provides flexibility and profitability in the supply chain by allowing inve... Read More about Omni-chanel network design towards circular economy under inventory share policies.

Developing IT enabled performance monitoring system for green logistics: An Indian perspective (2021)
Journal Article
Chhabra, D., Singh, R. K., & Kumar, V. (in press). Developing IT enabled performance monitoring system for green logistics: An Indian perspective. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-12-2020-0678

Purpose – Logistics companies are compelled to improve their efficiency and the environmental performance by introducing the green concept in their operations. The main purpose of the paper is to have continuous monitoring and tracking of logistics o... Read More about Developing IT enabled performance monitoring system for green logistics: An Indian perspective.

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. (2021). Exploring barriers and drivers to the implementation of circular economy practices in the mining industry. Resources Policy, 72, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2021.102037

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.

Measuring the value of improving data governance and access in Gates Foundation programme: A case study of the Supporting Soil Health Interventions in Ethiopia projects (2021)
Report
Ritchie, F., Whittard, D., & Nyengani, J. (in press). Measuring the value of improving data governance and access in Gates Foundation programme: A case study of the Supporting Soil Health Interventions in Ethiopia projects. Wallingford: Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International

The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) and the Open Data Institute (ODI) commissioned a team of economists to measure the value of improving data governance and access in the Supporting Soil Health Interventions in Ethiopia (S... Read More about Measuring the value of improving data governance and access in Gates Foundation programme: A case study of the Supporting Soil Health Interventions in Ethiopia projects.

Blockchain technology and the circular economy: Implications for sustainability and social responsibility (2021)
Journal Article
Upadhyay, A., Mukhuty, S., Kumar, V., & Kazancoglu, Y. (2021). Blockchain technology and the circular economy: Implications for sustainability and social responsibility. Journal of Cleaner Production, 293, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126130

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.

Financial resilience, income dependence and organisational survival in UK charities (2021)
Journal Article
Green, E., Ritchie, F., Bradley, P., & Parry, G. (in press). Financial resilience, income dependence and organisational survival in UK charities. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-020-00311-9

The financial well-being of the charity sector has important social implications. Numerous studies have analysed whether the concentration of income in a few sources increases financial vulnerability. However, few studies have systematically consider... Read More about Financial resilience, income dependence and organisational survival in UK charities.

Relationship between routines of supplier selection and evaluation, risk perception and propensity to form buyer-supplier partnerships (2021)
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, -. 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 (2021)
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 V. Kumar, J. Rezaei, V. Akberdina, & E. Kuzmin (Eds.), Digital Transformation in Industry: Trends, Management, Strategies. 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.

Review on multi-criteria decision analysis in sustainable manufacturing decision making (2020)
Journal Article
Kumar, V., Jamwal, A., Agrawal, R., & Sharma, M. (in press). Review on multi-criteria decision analysis in sustainable manufacturing decision making. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1080/19397038.2020.1866708

At present sustainable development, assessment of sustainable manufacturing practices, and prioritisation of barriers, drivers, and indicators have become complex due to the involvement of existing benchmarks like social, economical, technical, and e... Read More about Review on multi-criteria decision analysis in sustainable manufacturing decision making.

PHEADRUS: Using Gadamer’s interpretive phenomenology to examine the pedagogy of business schools (2020)
Thesis
Davies, C. PHEADRUS: Using Gadamer’s interpretive phenomenology to examine the pedagogy of business schools. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/3052539

This research project started as a demonstration of how the interpretive phenomenology and hermeneutics of Hans Georg Gadamer could be applied to the study of business pedagogy. It became a journey that ended as a narrative of how engagement in a phe... Read More about PHEADRUS: Using Gadamer’s interpretive phenomenology to examine the pedagogy of business schools.

Understanding the role of digital technologies in supply chain risks management (2020)
Book Chapter
Kumar, V., Yang, J., Ekren, B., & Kuzmin, E. (in press). Understanding the role of digital technologies in supply chain risks management. In Digital Transformation in Industry. Springer

Supply chain risks have been regarded as one of the most significant threats to business continuity. Digital technology is considered to reform human production and manufacturing methods. In the recent wake of COVID-19, disruptive digital technologie... Read More about Understanding the role of digital technologies in supply chain risks management.

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.

Big data for design option repository: Towards a DFMA approach for offsite construction (2020)
Journal Article
Gbadamosi, A., Oyedele, L., Mahamadu, A., Kusimo, H., Bilal, M., Davila Delgado, J. M., & Muhammed-Yakubu, N. (2020). Big data for design option repository: Towards a DFMA approach for offsite construction. Automation in Construction, 120, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2020.103388

A persistent barrier to the adoption of offsite construction is the lack of information for assessing prefabrication alternatives and the choices of suppliers. This study integrates three aspects of offsite construction, including BIM, DFMA and big d... Read More about Big data for design option repository: Towards a DFMA approach for offsite construction.