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Assessing the economic and environmental impact of jasmine rice production: Life cycle assessment and life cycle costs analysis (2021)
Journal Article
Jirapornvaree, I., Suppadit, T., & Kumar, V. (in press). Assessing the economic and environmental impact of jasmine rice production: Life cycle assessment and life cycle costs analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127079

Climate change is a threat to food security that has compelled government around the globe to adopt concrete measures to explore sustainable farming practices. This study, therefore, is focused on assessing the environmental and economic impacts of a... Read More about Assessing the economic and environmental impact of jasmine rice production: Life cycle assessment and life cycle costs analysis.

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.

Hybrid meta-heuristic algorithms for a supply chain network considering different carbon emission regulations using Big Data characteristics (2021)
Journal Article
Goodarzian, F., Kumar, V., & Abraham, A. (in press). Hybrid meta-heuristic algorithms for a supply chain network considering different carbon emission regulations using Big Data characteristics. Soft Computing, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00500-021-05711-7

Big Data (BD) approach has significantly impacted on the development and expansion of supply chain network management and design. The available problems in the supply chain network (SCN) include production, distribution, transportation, ordering, and... Read More about Hybrid meta-heuristic algorithms for a supply chain network considering different carbon emission regulations using Big Data characteristics.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 prioritization 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.

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.

Limited evidence for servitisation in UK publishing: An empirical analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Kharlamov, A. A., & Parry, G. (2020). Limited evidence for servitisation in UK publishing: An empirical analysis. International Journal of Business Environment, 11(3), 336-346. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBE.2020.110896

Servitisation is a strategic transition of firms towards the creation of additional value through services. In this study, we adopt a data-driven approach and assume that company activity descriptions are representative of their activity and partly r... Read More about Limited evidence for servitisation in UK publishing: An empirical analysis.

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.