Qualification: 
Ph.D, M.E, BE
Email: 
p_raghuram@cb.amrita.edu
Phone: 
0422-2685000

Dr. Raghuram P. currently serves as Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus. His areas of research include Responsive Supply Chain Management, Lean Manufacturing, Agile Manufacturing and Tool Design.

Education

  • Ph.D. (Modeling and Assessment of Supply Chain Responsiveness), Department of Mechanical Engineering,Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, India.
  • M.E., 2003-06, Department of Production Engineering,P.S.G. Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India.
  • B.E., 1989-93, Department of Mechanical Engineering,Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India.

Professional Experience

August 2021- Present Associate Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
May 1997 – August 2021 Assistant Professor-Selection Grade,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
June 1995 – April 1997 Assistant Manager - Operations
M/s Multi-Facet ConsultantsPvt. Ltd.
Chennai, TN
May 1993 – May 1995 Design Engineer
Macon Engineers
Chennai, TN

Teaching/Research Interests

Major Subjects Taught

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Tool Design

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Exergy

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2020

P. Raghuram, Sandeep, P., Sreedharan, V. R., and Saikouk, T., “Development of a Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Index for distillery”, The TQM Journal, 2020.[Abstract]


Purpose
A huge number of events can affect the operations of a long and complicated supply chain. This paper deals with the development of a supply chain risk mitigation index (SCRMI) based on a risk mitigation maturity framework. A comprehensive list of supply chain risks has been ascertained and segregated into risks faced at various supply chain echelons through a detailed literature review.

Design/methodology/approach
This paper is based on an extensive literature review and questionnaire to identify risks. order of magnitude analytic hierarchy process (OM-AHP) was used as the methodology to assess the prioritization of supply chain risks under two clusters, viz., Probability and severity leading to risk were tested in a distillery.

Findings
SCRMI was determined and used to categorize their maturity level in facing supply chain risks. Thus, organization can focus on improvements for their specific needs.

Research limitations/implications
The model was tested in the distillery industry. It should be tested in other contexts with other methods to provide generalizability.

Practical implications
This research provides direction to managers for choosing risk mitigation strategies based on the global supply chain environment. SCRMI can be a performance metric for the supply chain managers.

Originality/value
The manufacturer's readiness to take action in the face of disruptions in the supply chain is a critical challenge in today's complex business environment and SCRMI framework is instrumental in such business environment.

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2020

P. Raghuram and Singh, A., “Warehouse optimisation using demand data analytics – a case study-based approach”, Int. J. Business Information Systems, vol. 10, 2020.

2020

P. Raghuram and Saleeshya, P. G., “Responsiveness Model of Textile Supply Chain – A Structural Equation Modeling based Investigation”, Int. J. Services and Operations Management, vol. 10, 2020.

2020

P. Raghuram and Harisankar, G., “Modeling and Assessment of the Impact of Supply Disruption and Cost of Recovery using Systems Dynamics Approach”, Int. J. Industrial and Systems Engineering, vol. 10, 2020.

2020

P. Raghuram and Sulaiman, S., “Agent_based modelling in Capacitated Lot Sizing Problem with Sequence dependent Setup time”, Int. J. of Operational Research, 2020.

2020

P. Raghuram and Dhianeshwar, J., “Empirical Investigation of Supply Disruption in Plastic SMEs”, Int. J. of Productivity and Quality Management, vol. 10, 2020.

2017

P. Raghuram, Sahay, M., and .G.Saleeshya, P., “Delivery Service through an Integrated Inventory Management Model using a System Dynamics Model”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Bogota, Colombia, 2017.[Abstract]


A pull production system is a make-to-order environment where manufacturing is started only after customer order is received and hence demand is confirmed. In an environment having dominant flow path for the products, it offers challenging scope for the management and control of raw material, work-in-process and finished goods inventory. Literature and industrial practice suggests a variety of heuristic models used to control inventory to optimal levels. Estimating and knowing the current and future inventories to be maintained is essential to sustain the material flow throughout the planning period. In this paper, we develop an integrated inventory control model integrating the demand and component material flows in a multi-customer, multi-product environment using system dynamics simulation modeling. We have simulated the model in a pull production system where the complete cycle depends on the customer order. The inventory level and structure are linked to delivery service and in effect to competitive advantage. More »»

2016

P. Raghuram and Dr. Saleeshya P.G., “Assessing the responsiveness of supply chain – structural equation modelling based approach”, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, vol. 25, pp. 558–579, 2016.[Abstract]


Companies worldwide have now realised that ‘customer focus’ is what wins the game. As demands of the customer become more and more volatile and unpredictable, they have to stay ahead of their competitors in fulfilling the needs of the customer. The supply chain as a ‘unit’ has to compete against other supply chains for reaching out and delighting the customer. Responding fast to the changing customer needs has been an intangible factor underlying a successful business. Thus, responsiveness of the supply chain has become the differentiator between the competing supply chains. In this paper, the end-to-end supply chain factors influencing responsiveness are identified from extant literature and a model of responsiveness of the supply chain has been developed by conducting a survey of 204 pump manufacturers. The developed model has been validated through confirmatory factor analysis using structural equation modelling. These findings can help to identify the areas of improvement for the supply chain and may lead to a focused improvement in these areas thus improving responsiveness and profitability.

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2016

P. Raghuram and Dr. Saleeshya P.G., “Assessing the responsiveness of supply chain -structural equation modelling based approach”, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, vol. 25, pp. 558-579, 2016.[Abstract]


Companies worldwide have now realised that 'customer focus' is what wins the game. As demands of the customer become more and more volatile and unpredictable, they have to stay ahead of their competitors in fulfilling the needs of the customer. The supply chain as a 'unit' has to compete against other supply chains for reaching out and delighting the customer. Responding fast to the changing customer needs has been an intangible factor underlying a successful business. Thus, responsiveness of the supply chain has become the differentiator between the competing supply chains. In this paper, the end-to-end supply chain factors influencing responsiveness are identified from extant literature and a model of responsiveness of the supply chain has been developed by conducting a survey of 204 pump manufacturers. The developed model has been validated through confirmatory factor analysis using structural equation modelling. These findings can help to identify the areas of improvement for the supply chain and may lead to a focused improvement in these areas thus improving responsiveness and profitability.

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2015

Sonujalam .K and P. Raghuram, “Criticality Analysis and Inventory Cost Reduction for High-Value, High Volume Spares”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, vol. 10, pp. 30071-30082, 2015.

2015

P. Raghuram, Balaji, K., Karthik S, Hari Haran R, Siva Sankar P, and Vimal P, “Optimization of Machining Parameters In Turning Process Using Exergy Analysis”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, vol. 10, pp. 29907-29916., 2015.[Abstract]


This study uses thermodynamic frame work to conceptualize the energy used in a manufacturing process. High amount of energy consumed per unit material removed in traditional process has formed the base for developing new technologies while, optimizing the traditional method is often neglected. The main focus has been on product quality while the efficiency of energy per material removal has taken a back step. The study covers turning operation and characterizes the energy consumption by varying the machining parameters. With a steep increase in energy prices, a major part of machining cost is due to the energy consumed. Therefore we take this opportunity to perform exergy analysis to identify conditions where resources are lost and thereby arrive at optimum conditions where the process can run at higher efficiency and reduced cost.

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2015

S. Sarath, P. Raghuram, and Venkateswaran, R., “Optimization and scheduling of HAZCHEM logistics with time windows : A case study”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, vol. 10, pp. 34270-34276, 2015.[Abstract]


This research addresses the optimization of Total Logistics Cost (TLC) and time incurred in logistics activity of the transportation of a liquid Hazardous Chemical (HAZCHEM) through road. The logistics of HAZCHEM is receiving considerable attention because of the increase in demand for various industries and the means of transport is also an important factor. In this paper, the total logistics activity for an industrial system is taken by considering the unloading of the chemical from the ship to the storage tank and the transportation from the storage tank to two different manufacturing plants through roadways. The problems faced are low rate of transportation of raw material and high cost of storage and transportation which affects the production rate and hence profit. The decision variables examined are the number and location of manufacturing plants in the logistics system, the flow of materials from storage to manufacturing plants, the quantity to be transported from storage terminal to plants, loading and unloading of raw materials, storage of raw materials, scheduling of trucks, transportation costs and maximizing fill rate. We are proposing a multi objective optimization model, considering all the constraints. The developed model is a MILP function. The model is solved using Lindo which uses simplex algorithm and Solver in Excel using Evolutionary GA to compare the optimality. The result indicates that the developed model produces considerable reduction in the total system wide logistics cost. We are considering the case of a chemical manufacturing plant which uses liquid HAZCHEM as a basic raw material. © Research India Publications.

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2015

P. Raghuram, Hemanath, S., Hiran, S. H., Vignesh, M., and Ranjith, S., “Remaining life assessment of boiler components”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, vol. 10, pp. 23755-23768, 2015.[Abstract]


Super heater and re-heater coil failures occur very often and thus the boiler have to be shut down affecting power generation. Pre-assessment of the component helps to plan procurement and replacement activities in advance and also improves the reliability and availability of the plant by reducing unplanned forced outages. This paper analyses the cause for such failures, the details of pattern of failure, material specification, operating parameters and the mechanisms involved for the degradation. It looks at using the degradation in mechanical properties and the microstructure of the component as the guiding tools for predicting the health and the remaining life of the component. This paper paves way to assess the condition of any component of any industry. In this paper two different samples at different exposure limits have been considered and analyzed extensively. © Research India Publications.

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2012

Dr. Saleeshya P.G., P. Raghuram, and N Vamsi, “Lean manufacturing practices in textile industries–a case study”, International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise (IJCol. Ent), vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 18–37, 2012.[Abstract]


Lean manufacturing is a philosophy of eliminating waste through continuous improvement. This paper is an outcome of a case study conducted in a textile industry in south India. Though the concept of lean manufacturing has shown good results in continuous process industry, it has not been extensively used as compared to discrete manufacturing industries. Process industries, especially textile industries, have automatic machinery which are highly inflexible and have high volume/low variety products. This nature of the textile industry makes implementing lean manufacturing techniques a challenge; hence implementing lean techniques in a textile industry has been taken up as a challenge. We have chosen a combination of value stream mapping (VSM), 5S, kanban, kaizen, poka-yoke, and visual controls to improve the processes. The achievement potential scores before and after lean implementation has been highlighted using radar diagrams. The findings of this study reveal that a thorough analysis of the process, setup, and changeover time (CO), use of colour coding for identification of volume-mix, use of kaizen and quality circles which empower the workforce, are some of the various keys to a successful lean implementation in a textile industry.

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2012

Dr. Saleeshya P.G., Karthik Suresh Thampy, and P. Raghuram, “A combined AHP and ISM-based model to assess the agility of supply chain-a case study”, International Journal of Integrated Supply Management (IJISM), vol. 7, pp. 167-191, 2012.[Abstract]


An agile supply chain corresponds to the quick responsiveness of an organisation to ever changing market demands without compromising on cost and quality of the product. The textile industry is one such industry having a volatile market demand. This paper is an outcome of a case study conducted in a leading spinning industry in South India. Various enablers and determinants of agility were identified through literature review, field study and industry study. Based on the findings of these studies a multi-level model was developed and the suitability of this model to improve the agility of supply chain was tested. For this, two methodologies - analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and interpretive structural modelling (ISM) were identified as suitable tools. The analysis of the results of AHP and ISM methodologies provide the industry an insight on how the supply chain can be made more agile. Further, the model provides the top management a clear vision of the practices to be implemented and the improvement methods to be adopted by the company for an effective management of supply chains in spinning industries. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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2006

P. Raghuram and .Gokulachandran, J., “Optimum Scheduling/Cost Control Using Network Analysis”, Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol. XXXV , pp. 11-18., 2006.

2005

P. Raghuram, “Ultrasonics in the construction of mobility aid for the blind”, Proceedings of International Conference on Emerging technologies in Intelligent System and Control, Kumaraguru College of Technology, 2005.

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title

2012

Dr. Saleeshya P.G. and P. Raghuram, “Modeling a responsive supply chain through exploratory factor analysis”, Proceedings of The 12th Consortium of Students in Management Research (COSMAR 2012) . Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore , p. 64, 2012.

2006

P. Raghuram, “Electrochemical Micromachining”, Proceedings of International Conference on Global Manufacturing and Innovation (GMI 2006). Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, 2006.

Total number of Publications : 21
Citations : 28

Other Academic/Non-Academic Activities

Offices held:

  • 2013-Present:Aakash Coordinator, facilitated by IIT-Bombay under the National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Govt. of India).
  • 1997-Present:CIR Department Coordinator, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham..
  • 1997-2002:Staff-in-Charge, Association of Mechanical Engineers (AcME), Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
  • 2002-2006:Admissions Coordinator, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Membership in Professional Bodies

  1. Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Active Member

Student Guidance

  1. 2017-18 - Warehouse optimization using dynamic demand data analytics (Abhijeet Singh)
  2. 2016-17 - Agent based modeling in Capacitated Lot Sizing problem with sequence dependent setup time, (Sabiq MS), in collaboration with University of Porto, Portugal – Erasmus + program.
  3. 2016-17- Identification of Bottlenecks using a hybrid data-driven discrete event simulation, (Sabiq MS).
  4. 2014-15 - Bi-objective Optimization of logistics cost in Hazardous Material Transport, (Sarath Kumar), Done @ FACT, Cochin.
  5. 2014-15 - Optimization of Inventory Cost for High-Value, High Volume Spares, (SonuJalam), Done @ FACT, Cochin.
  6. 2013-14 - Design of a Model for Operational Flexibility of a Manufacturing System, (Mahesh.P.G.)
  7. 2013-14 - Design and Implementation of Kanban System and Discrete Time Markov Chain Modeling of a Horn Manufacturing Process, (Prasanna Kumar), Done @ Roots Industries India Limited, Coimbatore.
S.NO. ACADEMIC YEAR TITLE DONE AT
1 2017-18 Development ofSupply Chain Risk Mitigation Index using a Maturity Framework  
2 2016-17 Inventory Analytics - Bibliometric Review and Bayesian Networks Approach to Inventory Control  
3 Pareto optimization of supply chain reliability using Fuzzy DEA  
4 Productivity improvement through VSM and Defect reduction for an automotive component LG Balakrishnan & Bros. (P) Ltd., Coimbatore
5 2015-16 An empirical analysis of Supply Chain Risk management in the Textile/Pump Supply Chain Textile/Pump Industries, Coimbatore and Tirupur area
6 Development of a Model for Inventory Optimization using System Dynamics Delphi Connection Systems India Ltd., Thrissur
7 Quality Filter Mapping in a Shell Moulding Foundry Indoshell Casting, Coimbatore
8 Streamlining of a production and Assembly line of Booster Pump Mahendra Pumps, Coimbatore
9 2014-15 Quality-Value Stream Mapping in an Automobile Engine Assembly line Royal Enfield, Coimbatore
10 Design and Development of a High-Speed High-Precision Pick and Place Unit Titan Industries, Hosur
11 Design and Implementation of a Cellular Manufacturing System (CMS) Aquasub Industries Private Limited, Coimbatore
12 Development of an integrated Decision Support System for Supplier Selection using Qualitative and Quantitative Criteria. Penta Automotives, Coimbatore
13 Assembly line Balancing and Workstation Design for a Pump  Manufacturing Industry Mahendra Pumps, Coimbatore
14 Optimization of Machining Parameters using Exergy Analysis In-house experimentation @ Lathe Shop, Dept of Mech. Engg.
15 2013-14 Design of Special Purpose Machine for Fettling Process Everon Castings, Coimbatore
16 Process Improvement of Slim-3 Vertical Machining Centre Assembly Line Makino Industries Private Limited, Bangalore
17 Improving the machine utilization of Semi-automatic power presses in a horn manufacturing industry Roots Industries India Limited, Coimbatore
18 2012-13 Mistake Proofing of Manual Interventions in CNC Machines and CAM Programming   Precision Machining Centre, Larson & Toubro, Coimbatore
19 MILP based Optimization Model for Scheduling in Pharmaceutical Industry     Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Chennai; Strides Arcolab Limited, Bangalore
20 Customization of Assembly line and Fixture design in Pro/Engineer WABCO India Limited, Chennai
21 2011-12 Lean Management in Quality Control Department Best and Crompton Pumps, Chennai
22 Theoretical Framework for Streamlining the Textile Supply Chain through Structural Equation Modeling Textile Industries in and around Tirupur and Coimbatore
23 Implementation of Lean Techniques in a Control Valve Manufacturing Company CIRCOR Flow Technologies, Coimbatore
24 Process Analysis for Project-based and Continuous Manufacturing Industry Aerospace Division, M/s Larson & Toubro, Coimbatore
25 2010-11 Design and fabrication of Electrochemical machine In-house @ Special Machines Lab, Dept of Mech. Engg.
26 2009-10 Quality Value Stream Mapping for Small Angle Grinders Bosch, Hosur
27 Implementation of Lean Six Sigma Aquasub Industries Private Limited, Coimbatore Deccan Pumps, Coimbatore
28 Design of Electrochemical machine In-house @ Special Machines Lab, Dept of Mech. Engg
29 Value Engineering Study on a Wind Mill Cable Clamp Sri Murugan Industry, Erode
30 2008-09 Design of Fixtures for ACB assembly problems Larson & Toubro, Powai, Mumbai
31 Quality Implementation with SAP and  Upgradation of Packaging Machine Larson & Toubro, Powai, Mumbai
32 Comparative Study & Analysis of two different silver coating thickness over components Larson & Toubro, Powai, Mumbai
33 Rework  Analysis  in d sine MCCB - DN4 Larson & Toubro, Powai, Mumbai
34 Dynamic and Stress Analysis of Switch Disconnector Fuse Larson & Toubro, Powai, Mumbai
35 2007-08 Design and Fabrication of Portable Electrical Discharge Machine Craftsman, Coimbatore
36 Design of a Hydraulic Fixture for the Tack Welding of the Boom for PC200-8 Model of Excavators Larsen and Toubro – Komatsu, Bangalore
37 2006-07 Design and Analysis of  NC-based PCB drilling machine Amrita Technologies, Coimbatore
38 2005-06 Automation of an Electroplating Plant Murugadas Electroplating Works, Coimbatore
39 2004-05 Design and Fabrication of a Tele-operated Mobile Robot for Landmine Detection and Toxic Gas Sensing – Awarded the Innovative Engineers Award with a medallion and a cash prize of Rs.10000 each by INAE, New Delhi. In-house
40 Remaining Life Assessment (RLA) of Boiler Components Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Neyveli
41 Design and Fabrication of a Mobility Aid for the Visually Impaired In-house
42 2003-04 Fuel Flow Measurement System Pricol, Coimbatore
43 2003-04 Ultrasonic Scale Removal In-house
44 2002-03 Design and Fabrication of Curing Unit for a Semi-Automated Painting Cell Janatics India Ltd., Coimbatore
45 2001-02 Design of Linear Slide for IR 52C In-house @ CAM Lab, Amrita
46 1997-98 Improving the Performance of 2-Stroke Spark Ignition IC Engine  

Inititatives & Responsibilities @ Amrita

University Level

  • Part of the core team for conducting the International CEO Summit organized withDr. VenkatRangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Sep 2004 as part of Amritavarsham 50. Under Amma's leadership, it was attended by more than 100 international and national CEOs and Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam.
  • Aakash Coordinator – An initiative from MHRD through IIT-Bombay.
    • Maintenance and distribution of Aakash tablets
  • Involved in English to Tamil translation project for the machine translation project.

School / Department Level

  • Admissions (2002 – 2006)
    • Designed the School’s admission brochure for all four years.
    • Coordinated Counseling of students for admission into the University
    • Designed and readied the flex prints for exhibitions and counseling.
    • Coordinated faculty and staff for the exhibitions and counseling.
  • Modified the college website content and design for the launch of the site on Institution Day 2007.
  • NBA Accreditation (April 2002) - Coordinated all departments towards accreditation. Prepared the presentations for the department for Accreditation and Deemed University status.
  • 1997-2002: Staff-in-Charge, Association of Mechanical Engineers (AcME), Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
  • Lab-in-charge of Welding lab.
  • Coordinator – ‘Special Interest Group’ formed with seven engineering colleges.
  • Was in-charge of purchase and maintenance of projection equipment.

Classroom

  • Introduced a computerized learning environment with presentations and videos.
  • Extensive use of Internet and e-library to impart up-to-date information.
  • Handling classes & labs to create intensive interest in the students by giving innovative and industry-relevant projects assigned individually.
  • Prepared presentations for most of the subjects taught – Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Management, Unconventional Machining Processes, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Engineering Management and several other technical and general topics.

Conferences/Workshop Organized

  • Organized a National level One day workshop on Lean Manufacturing on 17 June 2017 with Dr.Eric Blanco, Deputy Director, School of Industrial Engineering, University of Grenoble Alps.
  • COSMA International conference
    • Active Executive committee member
    • Designed the conference website, momentos
    • Coordinated the design and printing of Proceedings
    • Chaired one session
  • COPEN International conference
    • Active Executive committee member
    • Designed the conference website
    • Coordinated the design and printing of Proceedings
    • Chaired two sessions

Placement Training

  • Department Placement Coordinator – to coordinate activities with the Department of Corporate and International Relations(CIR).
  • Guiding/Counseling students in career building and personality development.
  • Have conducted numerous aptitude tests, group discussions and mock interviews.
  • Have conducted two workshops for arts and polytechnic students on personality development.

List of Ph.D. Students

Advisor

  • CB.EN.D*MEE18006-PT- Subin B Markose
  • CB.EN.D*MEE19008-PT - Edwin Joy P
  • CB.EN.D*MEE20004-PT - Dhianeshwar. J
  • CB.EN.D*MEE20005-FT - Nikhil Ninan

Co-Advisor

  • CB.EN.D*MEE18003 - Liju Mathew A
  • CB.EN.D*MEE18004 - Sreejith J

Industrial Collaboration/Consultancy

More than 70 projects done in more than 25 organizations focused on solving practical industry problems in the areas of Supply Chain Responsiveness, Risk Management, inventory management, scheduling and process improvement. The methodologies/software tools used in various projects are SPSS, Structural Equation Modeling (Lisrel), System dynamics (iThink), Big data (R), AHP, DEA, Agent based modeling and discrete event simulation. Various simulation and optimization tools like Anylogic, Arena, Matlab toolbox have been used. The current focus of research is in the following domains.

  • Supply Chain Risk Management
    • Assessment of Supply Chain Risk mitigation capability using OM-AHP and DEA (part of the work is published in a national conference MISSA organized by PSG Tech)
    • Supply Chain Risk filter mapping – Proactive approach to risk mitigation.
    • Development of Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Index using a Maturity Framework (Published in The TQM journal)
    • Modeling and Assessment of the Impact of Supply Disruption and Cost of Recovery using Systems Dynamics Approach (Accepted in Int. J. Industrial and Systems Engineering)
    • Empirical Investigation of Supply Disruption in Plastic SMEs using Structural Equation Modeling (Accepted in Int. J. of Productivity and Quality Management)
    • Possible partnership with KTH - Prof. Luca Urciuoli and team.
  • Warehouse Analytics and Optimization
    • Design of a Lean warehouse for a Heavy machinery manufacturer (Elgi Equipments, Coimbatore)
    • Warehouse optimization using demand data analytics – a case study-based approach (Accepted in Int. J. Business Information Systems)
    • Warehouse optimization using Anylogic (Combined optimization and DES)
    • Warehouse system optimization using Machine Learning (Current project)
  • Agility and Supply Chain Responsiveness
    • A combined AHP and ISM–based model to assess the agility of supply chain-a case study (Int J. of Integrated Supply Management 7(1), 167-191).
    • Modeling a responsive supply chain through exploratory factor analysis - Proceedings of The 12th Consortium of Students in Management Research (COSMAR 2012) organized by Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on 16th & 17th November 2012
    • Assessing the responsiveness of supply chain - SEM based approach (Int. J. Logistics Systems and Management, 25(4), pp. 558-579)
    • Responsiveness Model of Textile Supply Chain – A Structural Equation Modeling based Investigation (Accepted in Int. J. Services and Operations Management)
    • Assessment of Supply Chain Responsiveness – A System Dynamics Model
    • Evaluation of responsiveness vis-à-vis system efficiency through data envelopment analysis
  • Scheduling/Inventory Management
    • Improving service levels through bi-echelon inventory positioning – A case study based system dynamics model (Elgi Equipments, Coimbatore)
    • Inventory positioning in the supply chain – A simulation-optimization approach
    • Inventory Analytics - Bibliometric Review and Bayesian Networks Approach to Inventory Control
    • Development of a Model for Inventory Optimization using System Dynamics (Delphi Connection Systems., Thrissur)
    • Delivery Service through an Integrated Inventory Management Model using a System Dynamics Model (Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Bogota, Colombia)
    • Criticality Analysis and Inventory Cost Reduction for High-Value, High Volume Spares
    • Optimization and Scheduling of HAZCHEM Logistics with Time Windows: A case study.
    • Agent_based modelling in Capacitated Lot Sizing Problem with Sequence dependent Setup time (Accepted in Int. J. of Operational Research)
  • Process Improvement using Lean Manufacturing Techniques
    • Quality filter mapping – Foundry/Engine Assembly line/ Small Angle Grinders
    • Productivity improvement through VSM and Defect reduction for an automotive component
    • Process Improvement of Slim-3 Vertical Machining Centre Assembly Line
    • Assembly line Balancing and Workstation Design for a Pump Manufacturing Industry
    • Design and Implementation of a Cellular Manufacturing System (CMS) in a Pump manufacturing industry
    • Implementation of Lean Six Sigma in a Pump manufacturing industry
  • Exergy Analysis
    • Optimization of Machining Parameters in Turning Process using Exergy Analysis
    • Sustainable Lean manufacturing as a tool for exergy improvement in a manufacturing industry (Current)
    • HEP Challenge – Development of an index to improve human potential (Current)

Conferences/Workshops/Short-term courses (Organized)

  • Organized a National level One day workshop on Lean Manufacturing on 17 June 2017 with Eric Blanco, Dy. Director, School of Industrial Engineering, University of Grenoble Alps.
  • COSMA International conference
    • Active Executive committee member / Designed the conference website, momentos / Coordinated the design and printing of Proceedings / Chaired one session
  • COPEN International conference
    • Active Executive committee member / Designed the conference website / Editorial board / Coordinated the design and printing of Proceedings / Chaired two sessions

 

Key Responsibilities at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

University Level

  • Part of the core team for conducting the International CEO Summit organized with Dr. VenkatRangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Sep 2004 as part of Amritavarsham 50. Under Amma's leadership, it was attended by more than 100 international and national CEOs and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India.
  • 2013-Present: Aakash Coordinator, facilitated by IIT-Bombay under the National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Govt. of India). - Maintenance and distribution of Aakash tablets
  • Involved in English to Tamil translation for the machine translation / haptics projects.

School Level

  • Worked in developing ‘Amrita’ as a brand name and university. Took an active role in conceptualizing, planning, implementing and managing all activities.
  • Member of Institute Induction Program Cell (IIPC) – Coordination and mentoring of First year Student Induction Program (2019 onwards).
  • Admissions Coordinator (2002 – 2006)
    • Designed the School’s admission brochure for all four years.
    • Coordinated Counseling of students for admission into the University
    • Designed and readied the flex prints for exhibitions and counseling.
    • Coordinated faculty and staff for the exhibitions and counseling.
  • Modified the college website content and design for the launch of the site on Institution Day 2007.
  • NBA Accreditation (April 2002) - Coordinated all departments towards accreditation. Prepared the presentations for the dept. for Accreditation and Deemed University status.

Department Level

  • Board of Studies - Manufacturing Stream Coordinator – curriculum/syllabus revision.
  • NBA Accreditation activities
    • Manufacturing Stream Coordinator.
    • Designed an excel sheet from marks entry to CO Attainment calculation – towards outcome based education (OBE).
    • Coordination of data collection and online submission.
  • 2019-Present: PG Admissions Coordinator – Improving program to enhance Admissions.
  • 1997-Present: CIR - Department Coordinator – to coordinate activities with the Department of Corporate and International Relations (CIR) – campus placements and technical/aptitude training/counseling.
  • Designed brochures for the Department in 2017 and 2018.
  • 1997-2002: Staff-in-Charge, Association of Mechanical Engineers (AcME), Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
  • Coordinator – ‘Special Interest Group’ formed with seven engineering colleges.

Membership in Professional Bodies

  • Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Active Member