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Prof Kumar is a leading researcher in the operations and supply chain management field. He has published more than 250 papers in leading journals and international conferences of high repute. Prof Kumar serves on the editorial board of several international journals, including the Journal of Business Logistics, the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, and the International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management. He has guest-edited special issues in high-impact ABS 4/ 3* journals. His current research interest areas are circular economy, sustainable supply chains, industry 4.0, digital supply chains and operational excellence

Prof Kumar works very closely with industries and has generated over £1 million in research funding from various research agencies such as Innovate UK, EPSRC, British Council, British Academy, Newton Fund, and Science Foundation of Ireland. He has worked on several international collaborative projects with researchers from UK universities and from Brazil, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Taiwan, Jordan, Columbia, Peru, Costa Rica, and Turkey.

Education/Academic qualification

Management Studies, PhD, University of Exeter

Award Date: 21 Feb 2011

Engineering, Bachelors in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Ranchi University

Award Date: 12 Jul 2005

External positions

Visiting Professor, Graphic Era

29 Sept 2022 → …

Visiting Professor, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

7 Jul 2022 → …

Adjunct Professor, Woxsen University

17 May 2022 → …


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