Dr. Suresh M., an enthusiastic, dedicated teacher who thrives on the intellectual challenge of keeping a step ahead of highly motivated students. He has over eight years of experience in industry (operations and projects). He holds a Ph.D. in Project Management from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Masters in Industrial Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. Before Joining Amrita School of Business, he has been working as Corporate Trainer in the area of Project Management at Larsen & Toubro Limited. During his tenure at L&T, he has trained 1000’s of project executives in the area of project management. He is trained and interested to teach in the areas of Project Management, Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Lean and Agile Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, etc. His research mainly focuses on Healthcare Project Management, Healthcare Operations Management, Sustainable Operations Management, Lean and Agile Systems. He has several international publications on his credit in areas related to Operations Management


Publication Type: Conference Paper
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2015 Conference Paper M. Suresh, Bid, K., and Gunasekar, S., “Inbound international tourism development in India: A panel data analysis on its affecting factors”, in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research, ICCIC 2015, 2015.[Abstract]

Tourism is a fast and continuous growing industry. Tourism generates new employment opportunities and it is a significant source of foreign exchange earnings for the country. Foreign exchange earnings generated through the inbound international tourism plays a significant role in the India's economic growth. This paper identifies the factors influencing the inbound tourist demand in Indian states and union territories using panel data analysis (fixed-/random effects model) technique. The paper spans over 3 years (2010 to 2012) and across 35 states and union territories. The paper indicates that literacy rate, consumer price index, number of tourist operators, and presence of domestic, international or metro airport in states has a significant impact in determining the foreign tourists demand in Indian states. © 2015 IEEE.

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2015 Conference Paper M. Suresh and George, J., “Study of the lighting sources of street vendors in Kerala and their willingness to switch to solar lanterns”, in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research, ICCIC 2015, 2015.[Abstract]

This paper attempts to assess solar power as an alternate power source for street vendors in the Kerala, India. The street vendors in India represent about 3% of the total non agricultural population in India. Provision of a clean and cheap source of lighting for them is important. Traditionally they use kerosene or take the aid of the street light. This paper attempts to find out the feasibility and readiness of the street vendors to accept an alternate source of lighting and particularly on solar lantern. Also this study attempts to find out the various characteristics and parameters on lighting sources of street vendors. In this paper, the willingness of the street vendors to switch to an alternate source is also explored through a questionnaire based survey. The conclusive observations indicate that the solar lanterns are very feasible alternative source of lighting for the street vendors; and they have exhibited willingness to shift over to the solar lanterns. © 2015 IEEE.

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2015 Conference Paper M. Suresh and Mohan, D., “Service quality and its impact on user satisfaction in Indian University Library”, in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research, ICCIC 2015, 2015.[Abstract]

Nowadays the technology is improving in a fast pace and the service sector is getting widely boomed. Consumers who are giving prior importance to quality consider several factors for choosing the service. Among them the service rendered by academic libraries also matter a lot because of the growth of digital libraries. The objective of this paper is to find factors which are more important for assuring the service quality in University Library. A case study has been conducted in a university library located in India. The SERVQUAL tools along with other parameters are considered for measuring the services. The focus is also given to emerging digital libraries. The questionnaire is developed to know the perceptions of students in University. The present study allows the librarians to benchmark their library with the current values of the dimensions of service quality. After detailed assessment and critical evaluation on all aspects of the case university library, the paper puts forward valuable and applicable suggestions to improve the current service quality status of the university library. © 2015 IEEE.

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2015 Conference Paper J. Ganesh and M. Suresh, “Safety practice level calculation in Indian manufacturing company using fuzzy logic approach”, in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research, ICCIC 2015, 2015.[Abstract]

This article discusses about how the variables affect the safety practice level of employees in a manufacturing organization. Brief gap analysis study is made between existing standard in calculating safety practice level index of the organization, and the proposed model of safety index. Left out variable in existing standard is added in proposed model of calculation of safety practice index. A new model is proposed to calculate safety practice level for manufacturing organization considering the expert opinion in manufacturing organization. Fuzzy logic technique is used to calculate safety practice attributes and indexed variables which affect the safety level is approached through weighted scale method. Fuzzy algorithm model helps the users to calculate dependent variable much faster than other techniques. Considering the complexity, which is involved in independent variables affecting safety practice level of organization, fuzzy technique gives easier calculation process. The paper discusses variables which were stipulated to safety standards taken in to consideration. With the usage of fuzzy logic technique affecting variable's magnitude is calculated and improvement actions are taken accordingly. Research scope is limited to that stipulated company standard. © 2015 IEEE.

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2015 Conference Paper M. Suresh, “Selection of new product: A case of Clay-Pot-Refrigerator”, in IEOM 2015 - 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Proceeding, 2015.[Abstract]

Clay-Pot-Refrigerator is a Pottery article to cool vegetables and keep them safe and fresh without shrinkage. Pot-Coolers are produced by the potters' clusters, like village potter's association in different regions of India. Pottery clusters are developing a new model of Clay-Pot-Refrigerator based on the naturally available terracotta clay. Decision-making problems in new model/product selection often involve a complex decision-making process in which multiple requirements and conditions have to be taken into consideration simultaneously. The objective of this paper is to select the best Clay-Pot-Refrigerator model using Complex Proportional Assessment (COPRAS) of alternatives with Grey relations method. The best Clay-Pot-Refrigerator model will be helpful to potters clusters to improve their production on the particular model Pot to meet the customers' expectation. An extended presentation of the data and results of the case analysed is proposed in order to show the characteristics of the product model and performance of the COPRAS of alternatives with grey relations method. © 2015 IEEE. More »»
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