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Impact of digital technology on supply chain efficiency in manufacturing industry (2022)
Book Chapter
Wang, X., Kumar, V., Kumari, A., & Kuzmin, E. (2022). Impact of digital technology on supply chain efficiency in manufacturing industry. In V. Kumar, J. Leng, V. Akberdina, & E. Kuzmin (Eds.), Digital Transformation in Industry: Digital Twins and New Business Models (28). Springer (part of Springer Nature). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94617-3

With the advancement of digital technologies, supply chain management is changing dramatically. However, the practice and application of digital supply chains are complex and challenging. Some studies claim that technology is the core element, while... Read More about Impact of digital technology on supply chain efficiency in manufacturing industry.

Acceptability of the COVID-19 contact-tracing app – Does culture matter? (2022)
Journal Article
Dzandu, M. D., Pathak, B., & de Cesare, S. (in press). Acceptability of the COVID-19 contact-tracing app – Does culture matter?. Government Information Quarterly, 101750. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2022.101750

During the pandemic, several countries deployed contact-tracing apps in order to contain or reduce the community spread of COVID-19. However, the success rate in terms of acceptance and use of these apps was reportedly low. Using information gathered... Read More about Acceptability of the COVID-19 contact-tracing app – Does culture matter?.

Innovation in healthcare: Developing the business case for redistributed manufacturing in deployed medical operations (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Howell, C., Uwalaka, V., Phillips, W., Omar, B., Sanderson, H., & Kiff, J. (2022, July). Innovation in healthcare: Developing the business case for redistributed manufacturing in deployed medical operations. Paper presented at EurOMA 2022: Brilliance in resilience: Operations and supply chain management’s role in achieving a sustainable future, Berlin, Germany

This paper explores the business case for ‘redistributed manufacturing’ (RDM) in deployed medical care. Employing an established approach, value stream mapping (VSM), we examine a manufacturing case from four priority areas: additive layer manufactu... Read More about Innovation in healthcare: Developing the business case for redistributed manufacturing in deployed medical operations.

Innovation in healthcare: Developing the business case for redistributed manufacturing in deployed medical operations (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Sanderson, H., Uwalaka, V., Phillips, W., Omar, B., Sanderson, H., & Kiff, J. (2022, July). Innovation in healthcare: Developing the business case for redistributed manufacturing in deployed medical operations. Paper presented at EurOMA 2022: Brilliance in resilience: operations and supply chain management’s role in achieving a sustainable future, Berlin

This paper explores the business case for ‘redistributed manufacturing’ (RDM) in deployed medical care. Employing an established approach, value stream mapping (VSM), we examine a manufacturing case from four priority areas: additive layer manufactur... Read More about Innovation in healthcare: Developing the business case for redistributed manufacturing in deployed medical operations.

Role of information and communication technology in mitigating risks in Indian agricultural supply chains (2022)
Journal Article
Shukla, S., Kapoor, R., Gupta, N., Garza-Reyes, J. A., & Kumar, V. (in press). Role of information and communication technology in mitigating risks in Indian agricultural supply chains. Supply Chain Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-08-2021-0386

Purpose: Theorising from a resource-based view perspective, the intersection of supply chain management and the use of IT has been investigated in this study. This work aims to investigate supply chain performance as an essential outcome of the use o... Read More about Role of information and communication technology in mitigating risks in Indian agricultural supply chains.

Editorial - Operational excellence in the supply chain of perishables at the time of the outbreak (2022)
Journal Article
Kumar, S., Soni, G., Bourlakis, M., & Kumar, V. (in press). Editorial - Operational excellence in the supply chain of perishables at the time of the outbreak. International Journal of Logistics Management, The, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLM-04-2022-0169

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing widespread disruption in the industrial sector and inducing difficult economic and environmental conditions for businesses around the world. It is a tragedy for human civilization and is increasingly affecting the glo... Read More about Editorial - Operational excellence in the supply chain of perishables at the time of the outbreak.

A multi-objective integrated optimisation model for facility location and order allocation problem in a two-level supply chain network (2022)
Journal Article
Amin-Tahmasbi, H., Sadafi, S., Ekren, B. Y., & Kumar, V. (in press). A multi-objective integrated optimisation model for facility location and order allocation problem in a two-level supply chain network. Annals of Operations Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-022-04635-1

This study proposes a mixed-integer multi-objective integrated mathematical model solving facility location and order allocation optimisation problems simultaneously in a two-echelon supply chain network. The proposed problem is motivated by a factor... Read More about A multi-objective integrated optimisation model for facility location and order allocation problem in a two-level supply chain network.

Hybridizing cost saving with trust for blockchain technology adoption by financial institutions (2022)
Journal Article
Ullah, N., Mugahed al-rahmi, W., Alfarraj, O., Alalwan, N., Ibrahim Alzahrani, A., Ramayah, T., & Kumar, V. (2022). Hybridizing cost saving with trust for blockchain technology adoption by financial institutions. Journal of Telematics and Informatics, 6(June 2022), Article 100008. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teler.2022.100008

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is transforming the financial industry and leading to a rise in the modern banking system. Like in developed nations, disruptive technology is necessary to advance the traditional banking system in emerging economi... Read More about Hybridizing cost saving with trust for blockchain technology adoption by financial institutions.

Overcoming barriers to the implementation of cleaner production in small enterprises in the mechanics industry: Exploring economic gains and contributions for sustainable development goals (2022)
Journal Article
Oliveira Neto, G. C. D., Leite, R. R., Lucato, W. C., Vanalle, R. M., Amorim, M., Matias, J. C. O., & Kumar, V. (2022). Overcoming barriers to the implementation of cleaner production in small enterprises in the mechanics industry: Exploring economic gains and contributions for sustainable development goals. Sustainability, 14(5), Article 2944. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14052944

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the economic and environmental gains that result from the implementation of cleaner production in a small enterprise (SE) from the metal and mechanics industry, allowing for overcoming barriers and contributin... Read More about Overcoming barriers to the implementation of cleaner production in small enterprises in the mechanics industry: Exploring economic gains and contributions for sustainable development goals.

A new modified social engineering optimizer algorithm for engineering applications (2022)
Journal Article
Goodarzian, F., Ghasemi, P., Kumar, V., & Abraham, A. (2022). A new modified social engineering optimizer algorithm for engineering applications. Soft Computing, 26, 4333–4361. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00500-022-06837-y

Nowadays, a great deal of attention is paid to metaheuristic algorithms to reach the approximate solution in an acceptable computational time. As one of the recent-developed successful metaheuristics, Social Engineering Optimizer (SEO) algorithm is a... Read More about A new modified social engineering optimizer algorithm for engineering applications.

Redesigning traditional linear supply chains into circular supply chains–A study into its challenges (2022)
Journal Article
Roy, T., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Kumar, V., Kumar, A., & Agrawal, R. (2022). Redesigning traditional linear supply chains into circular supply chains–A study into its challenges. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 31, 113-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2022.02.004

Transitioning to a Circular Economy (CE) is considered the most promising way to achieve economic and environmental sustainability. However, companies and governments are faced with challenges in redesigning existing linear supply chains (SCs) into c... Read More about Redesigning traditional linear supply chains into circular supply chains–A study into its challenges.

Supply chain sustainability risk decision support model using integrated Preference Selection Index (PSI) method and prospect theory (2022)
Journal Article
Sutrisno, A., & Kumar, V. (2022). Supply chain sustainability risk decision support model using integrated Preference Selection Index (PSI) method and prospect theory. Journal of Advances in Management Research, 19(2), 316-346. https://doi.org/10.1108/JAMR-06-2021-0193

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce the integrated model of the Preference Selection Index (PSI) and the prospect theory as new means to appraise the impact of supply chain sustainability risks based on five pillars of sustainability.... Read More about Supply chain sustainability risk decision support model using integrated Preference Selection Index (PSI) method and prospect theory.

Supply chain sustainability risk assessment model using integration of the preference selection index (PSI) and the Shannon entropy (2022)
Journal Article
Sutrisno, A., & Kumar, V. (in press). Supply chain sustainability risk assessment model using integration of the preference selection index (PSI) and the Shannon entropy. International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJQRM-06-2021-0191

Purpose: This study proposes a new model for assessing supply chain sustainability risk integrating subjectivity and objectivity of decision-maker. Research has shown the vacancy of study in dealing with the above issue. To fill this research gap, a... Read More about Supply chain sustainability risk assessment model using integration of the preference selection index (PSI) and the Shannon entropy.

Global value chain reconfiguration and COVID-19: Investigating the case for more resilient redistributed models of production (2022)
Journal Article
Phillips, W., Roehrich, J. K., Kapletia, D., & Alexander, E. (2022). Global value chain reconfiguration and COVID-19: Investigating the case for more resilient redistributed models of production. California Management Review, 64(2), 71-96. https://doi.org/10.1177/00081256211068545

The COVID-19 pandemic shocked the global economy, laying bare the coordination challenges and vulnerabilities of global value chains (GVCs) across sectors. Governments, consumers, and firms alike have called for greater GVC resilience to ensure criti... Read More about Global value chain reconfiguration and COVID-19: Investigating the case for more resilient redistributed models of production.

An analysis of operational behavioural factors and circular economy practices in SMEs: An emerging economy perspective (2021)
Journal Article
Luthra, S., Kumar, A., Sharma, M., Arturo Garza-Reyes, J., & Kumar, V. (2022). An analysis of operational behavioural factors and circular economy practices in SMEs: An emerging economy perspective. Journal of Business Research, 141, 321-336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.12.014

Circular Economy (CE) principles are relatively unexplored, especially in emerging economies. None of the studies so far have also explored operational behavioural factors and CE practices in the context of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).... Read More about An analysis of operational behavioural factors and circular economy practices in SMEs: An emerging economy perspective.

Multiple life-cycle products: A review of antecedents, outcomes, challenges, and benefits in a circular economy (2021)
Journal Article
Nag, U., Sharma, S. K., & Kumar, V. (2022). Multiple life-cycle products: A review of antecedents, outcomes, challenges, and benefits in a circular economy. Journal of Engineering Design, 33(3), 173-206. https://doi.org/10.1080/09544828.2021.2020219

The importance of design and its contribution to society is heavily emphasised in the literature. Multiple life-cycle products are based on the ideology value retention of components, products, and materials after its use phase, and utilised for the... Read More about Multiple life-cycle products: A review of antecedents, outcomes, challenges, and benefits in a circular economy.

Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Food Supply Chains (2021)
Journal Article
Kazancoglu, Y., Ozbiltekin-Pala, M., Sezer, M. D., Ekren, B. Y., & Kumar, V. (2022). Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Food Supply Chains. Sustainability, 14(1), Article 143. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14010143

Recently, it has become an important issue to ensure sustainability, especially in food supply chains, against the rapidly growing population, increasing demand, and sudden disruptions caused by uncertain times such as that caused by COVID-19. Since... Read More about Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Food Supply Chains.

Adopting industry 4.0 by leveraging organisational factors (2021)
Journal Article
Srivastava, D. K., Kumar, V., Ekren, B. Y., Upadhyay, A., Tyagi, M., & Kumari, A. (2022). Adopting industry 4.0 by leveraging organisational factors. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 176, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.121439

The manufacturing sector needs to focus on social, environmental and technological factors to integrate Industry 4.0 in production planning, logistics and supply chains. Technical Education Institutes (TEIs) can play a key role in achieving this ambi... Read More about Adopting industry 4.0 by leveraging organisational factors.