Qualification: 
MBA
Email: 
prashant@amrita.edu

Prashant R. Nair currently serves as Associate Professor and Vice Chairperson at the department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus. He is also the Vice-Chairman of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

SERVICE TO AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM

  • Engineering Faculty (Since 2000)
  • Business Faculty (Since 2004)
  • Nodal Officer, University Grants Commission (UGC) Review of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (2016)
  • Student Branch Coordinator, Computer Society of India (CSI) student branch (2007 onwards)
  • Faculty, AMRITA-TIFAC Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security (2007-2011)
  • Vice-Chairman – Information Technology department (2007-2014)
  • Vice-Chairman – Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department (2014 onwards)
  • Vice-Chairman - Accreditation & Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) (Since 2008)
  • Advisor, Co-Curricular and University Techfest (Anokha) Convener (2010-2012, 2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Advisor, Co-Curricular & Anokha Techfest (2014, 2016)
  • Organizing Chair, NAAC Sponsored National Seminar on “Design of Curriculum for Sustainable and Societal Development: A Road Map” on 12th and 13th August, 2016
  • Nodal Officer, National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings (2015 onwards). AMRITA secured 8th position in NIRF 2018 and 9th in NIRF 2017 rankings emerging as the only private university in the top 10. Ranking certificate was presented by Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD), Shri Prakash Javadekar.
  • Associate Site Director, ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Asia Pacific Region - Amritapuri site, which is the Semifinals of the ACM World Championship of Programming (2006, 2010-2017)
  • Member, Management Team, Amrita Technology Business Incubator (TBI) (2013-2014)
  • Co-investigator for the Cyber Security research project titled, “Predictive threat evaluation in Complex IT systems” sponsored by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India for Rs. 24 lakhs (2014-2015)
  • Host Coordinator for Launch of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) worldwide Rankings by subject 2014 during ET MasterClass Shine Summit on Higher Education: Innovation and Excellence held at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus on February 25, 2014. This is the first time; an international ranking agency of universities has released a rankings list in India.
  • Organizing Secretary & Program Committee member for ICONIAAC '14 (International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Applied Computing) (2014)
  • Organizing Co-chair, 15th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN) 2014 - one of the top distributed computing conferences in the world, Ranked as ‘B’ in Computing Research and Education conference rankings
  • Publicity Chair, 1st IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education (2012)
  • Organizing Secretary, AMRITA-IBM International Conference on Cloud Computing, Smart Grid and Green IT (2009)
  • Local Arrangements Chair, Launch of Indo_US collaborative initiative in Higher Education and EDUSAT network by then Indian President, Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (2005)
  • Organizing Secretary, National Seminar on Mobile & Network Security and Cryptographic Protocols (2007) and International Colloquium on Digital Libraries (2005)
  • Member, Board of Studies in Information Technology (2005-09)
  • Magazine Editor (Since 2000). 2016 edition of this magazine had messages from President and Prime Minister of India.
  • Organizing Committee member, South Zone Inter-University Table tennis (2011, 2017) and Chess, Football (2015) tournaments of Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Coordinator/Member of Public Relations, International initiatives, Web, Library, Sports and Admissions committees/activities (Since 2004)
  • Mentor, Smart India Hackathon 2018 for team that got first place for Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India (2018)

SERVICE TO PROFESSION AND SOCIETY

  • Visiting faculty, University of California, San Diego (2003)
  • Visiting faculty, Sofia University, Bulgaria as an Erasmus Mundus fellow (2009)
  • Computer Society of India (CSI) National Editor - CSI Communications (150,000+ circulation and published continuously for 43 years. Ranks along with Digit, Chip, and Dataquest as one of the most widely circulated computer science publications in India (2017 onwards)
  • Computer Society of India (CSI) National Student Coordinator (NSC) (2016-2017)
  • Scientific and Program Committee member, IADIS WWW/Internet conference (Rome 2009, Rio De Janiero 2011, Madrid 2012, Fort Worth 2013, Porto 2014, Maynooth 2015, Mannheim 2016), FTRA International Symposium on Advances in Cryptography, Security and Applications for Future Computing (ACSA), Jeju, Korea etc and over 75 international/national conferences
  • Computer Society of India (CSI) Distinguished Speaker (2015-2017)
  • Member, National Students Committee & Regional Student Coordinator (RSC), Region 7 (Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry), Computer Society of India (CSI) (2014-2015)
  • Member, National Students Committee & State Student Coordinator (SSC) - Tamil Nadu, Computer Society of India (CSI) (2013-2014)
  • Secretary, India Council of IEEE Education Society (2015, 2016)
  • Vice-Chair, India Council of IEEE Education Society (2013, 2014)
  • Joint Secretary, India Council of IEEE Computer Society (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Student Activities Chair (SAC), India Council of IEEE Computer Society (2013)
  • Chair, Publications Committee and Editor, IEEE MAS Link, IEEE Madras section (2016-2018)
  • Member, Executive Committee, IEEE Madras section (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Secretary, IEEE Education Society chapter, IEEE Madras section (2013, 2014)
  • Member, National Students Committee and National Quiz Coordinator (NQC), Computer Society of India (CSI) (2011-2013)
  • Secretary, Computer Society of India (CSI) Coimbatore chapter (2010-12), Managing Committee member (2007-2013)
  • Treasurer, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) Tamil Nadu region (2010-2020)
  • Secretary, IETE Coimbatore sub-centre (2006-2008) and Founder Secretary, IETE Coimbatore centre with jurisdiction over half of Tamil Nadu state (2008-2010), Executive Committee member (since 2004)
  • Member, ICT panel of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Coimbatore zone (2009 - 2014)
  • Coordinator, 2nd IETE Student Forum National Congress 2015, the premier student event of the professional body
  • Organizing Committee member for IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2014 (R10 HTC) 2014
  • Program Coordinator, IEEE All India Student Congress (AISC) 2013 – Top IEEE student event in India
  • Convener & Organizing Chair, CSI 29th National Student Convention (NSC) (2013) – oldest computer science students conference in India since 1986
  • Organizing Joint Secretary, CSI 25th National Student Convention (2009)
  • Organizing Secretary, CSI Regional Student Convention (2011)
  • Organizing Secretary, IETE South Zonal seminar on Networking Paradigms and Cyber Security (2010)
  • Coordinator, 2nd IETE National Student Congress (2015) and IETE National Technical Paper Contest (NTPC) (2012)
  • 4 books, 2 edited books, 1 book chapter and 40 research publications in leading journals, books and conferences (11 Scopus-listed; 4 Springer and 1 IGI Global)
  • H-index of 5 with 100 citations (Google Scholar)
  • Current Areas of Research: Application of ICT tools for Supply Chain Management, Management Information Systems, Electronic Business, Cyber Security
  • Coordinator, Network Forensics tutorial, IFIP Networking 2010 at IIT Madras (2010)
  • Associate Editor of CSI Transactions on ICT published by Springer (Since 2012)
  • Editorial board of International Journal of Data Modeling & Knowledge Management (2011) and MASAUM Journal of Software Engineering (2012)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Karpagam University and Sri Krishna College of Arts and Sciences, Coimbatore (2011-2013)
  • Member, Expert Committee for selection of all enterprise software purchases of the Coimbatore corporation (2011)
  • Member, Governing council of Nehru Institute of Technology, Coimbatore (2016)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Dr. G.R. Damodaran College of Science (Autonomous), Coimbatore (2016-2018)
  • Mentor for iB Hubs, Pan-India Start-up Hub (2016 onwards)
  • Expert member for syllabus re-orientation of B.Tech (Agricultural Information Technology) of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore (2017)

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Global Chapter Achievement award of IEEE Education Society (2013).  As Vice-Chair of the IEEE Education Society, India council, was one of the 4 officers to be presented with IEEE citations at Frontiers in Education (FIE) 2013 conference at Oklahoma in October, 2013.  This is the first time that India features in this award. Previous two year award winners were Hong Kong and Spain Chapters of IEEE Education Society
  • ASDF Award for Best Academic Administrator (2012). Award presented by Dr. Olivier Crepin LeBlond, Chair, ALAC of ICANN, the body that governs the Internet
  • Computer Society of India (CSI) Academic Excellence award for 4 years for prolific publishing in CSI Communications and international conferences (2016, 2014, 2013, 2011)
  • Erasmus Mundus fellowship (2009)
  • Nodal officer for AMRITA in national rankings. AMRITA is ranked 9th best university in India and top private among all universities in India in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India (2017).
  • Instrumental in AMRITA getting the highest grade, 'A' for all its 5 campuses, 14 schools, 150+ departments and 200 programmes by NAAC, the Indian government's QA agency for universities twice in 2009 and 2014. In 2014, the CGPA was 3.4, an increase of 0.2 over the first cycle.  This is one of the best for private universities in India.
  • Star faculty of AMRITA, gifted and highly rated teacher, resourceful administrator, outstanding organizer, aspiring researcher and accomplished compere. Is master of ceremony for major Institution events like convocations, launches etc.
  • Got the highest points in the Faculty Appraisal among all faculty of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) and approval rating of 90% in UCSD (2003)
  • Has the unique distinction of organizing the top student events of 4 professional bodies namely IEEE, CSI, IETE and ACM in India viz. IEEE All India Student Congress (AISC) 2013, CSI 29th National Student Convention (NSC) 2013, IETE Student Forum National Congress 2015 and ACM ICPC Since 2005.
  • Instrumental in winning Best CSI Student branch for Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore for 6 consecutive years from 2010 to 2016. The student branch was selected among over 600 colleges and universities in India. Organized the major events of the student chapter, the Regional Student Convention (RSC) in 2011 and 29th National Student Convention (NSC) in 2013. No other Indian institution can boast of such a double hatrick achievement.
  • Instrumental in winning Best CSI Student branch for Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The student branch was selected among over 600 colleges and universities in India. Organized the major events of the student chapter, the Regional Student Convention (RSC) in 2011 and 29th National Student Convention (NSC) in 2013.
  • Expanded IETE movement in Tamil Nadu by starting 3 centres and over 100 student chapters in universities and colleges
  • Organized the largest technical events of the institution, Anokha techfest (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017).
  • Represented Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in the launch of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) BRICS University rankings 2015 and Times Higher Education (THE) BRICS and Emerging Economies rankings 2016. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is ranked among Top 200 Universities in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) by QS and THE. London-based QS and THE are two of the international agencies ranking universities worldwide.
  • Has emerged as one of the most prolific technical and motivational speakers in the region having inaugurated/keynoted over 200 technical conferences, workshops, associations and events including prestigious events such as of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Connect, NASSCOM Foundation CSR Leadership conference etc
  • Was a member of the Indian delegation to ACM ICPC World Finals - World Championship of Programming at Orlando in May 2011 which made a successful bid to host the World Finals in India. The tentative year is 2019
  • Best Faculty of the Year (2018) conferred by Computer Society of India (CSI) and Free & Open Source Software in Education (FOSSEE) initiative IIT Bombay under MHRD National Mission on Education using ICT at IIT Bombay, Mumbai on 22 February, 2018. Award was presented by Dr. D.B. Pathak, Padmashri awardee and Professor at IIT Bombay, Mumbai and jury included Dr. S.S. Mantha, Former Chairman, AICTE
  • Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) Fellow (2017)

Publications

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Conference Publication Type Title

2018

Conference Proceedings

S. Ramachandran, Prashant R. Nair, and Vasudevan, S. K., “Cane free obstacle detection using sensors and navigational guidance using augmented reality for visually challenged people”, Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics, vol. 28. Springer Netherlands, pp. 324-334, 2018.[Abstract]


The project concentrates on obstacle detection for visually impaired people using IR, Ultrasonic sensors and TSOP receiver which is of less cost, fast and efficient. Shortest distance algorithm is the method used to find the obstacles at each region sent from the TSOP receiver mounted on each angles. This works in environments such as indoor and outdoor. Experience comes from learning and the important requirements for learning will be the sense of vision of what normal human being sees and observes in the real world. But in the case of VI people, sense of vision will not help them in learning where other senses like ears, touch, smell helps them in various situations. The whole setup is wearable and lightweight mounted on a belt to make the VI people to walk into any situation like pits, steps by providing haptic feedback as the output. The project uses Arduino mega which helps us to program ease and also helps in testing various parameters with the available open source library routines. Since the targeted user is VI people, navigational guidance can be done through Augmented Reality domain as the technology is growing wide and can give more reliable to the user. © 2018, Springer International Publishing AG.

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2018

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair and Dr. Anbuudayasankar S. P., “Tackling Supply Chain through High Performance Computing: Opportunities and Challenges”, Silicon Photonics {&} High Performance Computing, vol. 718. Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 1-7, 2018.[Abstract]


Conversion of a supply chain to value chain requires agility, adaptability, communication, collaboration, decision support, elasticity, robustness, sensitivity, and visibility. High-Performance Computing (HPC) and cloud computing systems bring additional benefits of scalability, integration, portability, processing power, storage, and interoperability for Supply Chain Management (SCM). Mega corporations and retail giants like Wal-Mart and Pratt {&} Whitney have deployed HPC for SCM and thereby achieved efficient and effective data administration and analysis. But the usages of HPC for SCM are restricted to a few large enterprises. Deployment challenges include difficulty in migrating from legacy to high-end systems, high cost, lack of skilled manpower, and application software. HPC along with the cloud computing paradigm integrated in the Social Mobile Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) stack can emerge as a game changer to integrate all stakeholders in the value chain into a social network real-time and actionable intelligence. The access to updates and timely information from all supply chain partners will also transform enterprises to be forecast-driven as opposed to their conventional demand-driven nature.

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2016

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair and Dr. Anbuudayasankar S. P., “An Investigation on the benefits of ICT Deployment for Supply Chain Management”, IEEE 3rd International Conference on Innovations in Information, Embedded & Communication Systems” - ICIIECS 2016 . Coimbatore, 2016.

2015

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair and Anbuudayasankar, S. P., “Tackling Supply Chain through High Performance Computing: Opportunities and Challenges”, Computer Society of India (CSI) - 2015; CSI - 50th Golden Jubilee Annual Convention. New Delhi, 2015.

2015

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair and Anbuudayasankar, S. P., “Social Mobile Analytics Cloud (SMAC) stack for Supply Chain Management”, Computer Society of India (CSI) - 2015; CSI - 50th Golden Jubilee Annual Convention. New Delhi, 2015.

2014

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair, “Tackling Supply Chain through Business Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges and Successful Deployments”, International Conference on Emerging ICT for Bridging the Future, vol. 1. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 569–576, 2014.[Abstract]


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools and technologies are revolutionizing enterprise workflow and processes. Deployment of ICT tools for supply chain planning and execution has resulted in greater agility, robustness, collaboration, visibility and seamless integration of all stakeholders in the enterprise and also extended enterprise consisting of suppliers and customers. Business analytics is emerging as a potent tool for enterprises to improve their profitability and competitive edge. Business analytics aims at building fresh perspectives and new insights into business performance using data, statistical methods, quantitative analysis and predictive modeling. Advanced analytics is being employed for several processes in supply chain planning and execution like demand forecasting, inventory management, production & distribution planning etc. Enterprise case studies of successful deployments of business analytics for supply chain management are showcased. Some challenges faced in business analytics usage like high cost, need for data aggregation from multiple sources etc are also highlighted. An integration of business analytics with disruptive and game-changing technologies like social media, cloud computing and mobile technologies in the form of the SMAC - Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud stack holds tremendous promise to be the next wave in enterprise computing with wideranging advantages like improved supply chain planning, collaboration, execution and stake-holder engagement. More »»

2013

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair, “Tackling Supply Chain through Cloud Computing: Management: Opportunities, Challenges and Successful Deployments”, Springer Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 2. Springer International Publishing, pp. 761 - 767, 2013.[Abstract]


An important requirement of supply chain management is to attain supply chain visibility among multiple stakeholders and partners. With several enterprises off shoring their manufacturing and service operations to low-cost hubs in Asia with poor infrastructure and transportation networks, visibility has become a major challenge. Various Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools like RFID have enabled supply chain visibility and agility. Cloud computing and associated technologies like virtualization, Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) have been touted as the ‘next big thing’ and ‘game changer’ for enterprises to improve their top line and bottom line. ICT interventions in supply chain planning and execution using Cloud Computing with evidences of early adoptions and deployments by pioneering enterprises have been highlighted. Application areas where cloud-based solutions are available include demand forecasting, demand planning, e-procurement, distribution, inventory, warehouse and transportation systems. More »»

2013

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair, “E - Supply Chain Management using Software Agents”, 3rd International Conference on Future Trends in Computing & Communication”, FTCC 2013. Bangok, 2013.

2012

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair, “Applications of Data Mining in Management of Metabolic and Degenerative Disorders”. 2012.

2011

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair, “RFID for Supply Chain Management”, 2nd International Conference on Simulation, Modelling and Analysis. Coimbatore, 2011.

2011

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair, “Decision Support Systems for Efficient Supply Chain Management”, 2nd International Conference on Simulation, Modelling and Analysis. Coimbatore, 2011.

2010

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair, Balasubramaniam, O. A., and Somu, A., “Decision Support Systems for Efficient Supply Chain Management”, 5th International Conference on Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Coimbatore, 2010.

2010

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair, “Enterprise Networking tools for Supply Chain Management”, National Conference on “Networking Paradigms and Cyber Security. Coimbatore, 2010.

2010

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair, “Transforming a Supply Chain through innovation”, Interactive conference on 3PL perspectives. Coimbatore, 2010.

2009

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair, “Overview of Information Technology Tools for Supply Chain Management”, CSI 2009. Pune, 2009.

2000

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair and Santhi, G., “Implementing a Cost-Effective DSL Service”, International Conference: Asia-Pacific Telecom (APT 2000). Vellore, 2000.

2000

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair and Santhi, G., “Wireless Local Loop; A Promising Future Communication Trend”, International Conference: Asia-Pacific Telecom (APT 2000). Vellore, 2000.

2000

Conference Proceedings

Prashant R. Nair, “Cryptography- An Enabling Technology for Electronic Governance”, 15th National Convention of Computer Engineers. Trivandrum, 2000.

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Conference Publication Type Title

2017

Journal Article

A. Sn, Dr. Shriram K Vasudevan, Prashant R. Nair, Dr. Thangavelu S., and Rmd, S., “A proposal for mitigating fishermen killing in indian sea borders through technology – maritime boundary identification device”, Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, vol. 6, pp. 704-710, 2017.[Abstract]


The Tamil Nadu – Sri Lanka maritime boundary has been responsible for frequent controversies in the global front, due to fishermen from Rameshwaram and Ramanthapuram districts recklessly straying past Indian waters. Instances of Indian fishermen being captured and killed by the Sri Lankan navy have spun vivid images of violence and human rights violation among the masses. Social activists are desperate for an automatic alarm system to warn the fishermen when they are about to cross the border, and avert a possible impending crisis. The following discussion focuses on the design of an alarm signal system that could alert the fishermen on a periodic basis as they approach closer to the maritime boundary. Installing Global Positioning System (GPS) devices would pose several economic challenges. Instead of the conventional approach of using GPS devices to track location, a transmitter – receiver system exquisitely designed to send signals to the boat would be effective. This system helps in keeping a continuous track of the boats. It provides a reliable solution to alert fishermen before they could inadvertently exceed the boundary. © 2017 Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science. All rights reserved.

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2017

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair, Sahay, M., and Anbuudayasankar, S. P., “Investigation Through System Dynamics for the Benefits of ICT Intervention in Distribution”, Indian Journal of Management, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 42-51, 2017.[Abstract]


The objective of the paper was to investigate through Systems Dynamics (SD) methodology, the impact and benefits of information and communication technology (ICT) tools' intervention in the supply chain process of distribution. Accessing information in a timely and actionable manner as also negotiating and managing relationships within and between organizations in the supply chain has become a source of competitive advantage for businesses. ICT deployments and interventions across the supply chain have become a performance enabler and determinant of competitive advantage for many corporations. These improve supply chain visibility, collaboration, coordination and integration, and thereby dramatically improve the supply chain performance. One process in supply chain management, namely distribution, was described using SD. Introduction of a parameter, ICT capability dramatically changed the status quo and gave rise to new positive balancing or reinforcing loops. This parameter was measured in terms of an index, ICT capability index, which depends on knowledge, social, and economic dimensions.

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2016

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair, “World University Rankings: A Catalyst for Architecting World Class Universities for Transforming India”, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), 2016.

2016

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair and Dr. Anbuudayasankar S. P., “Tackling supply chain management through RFID: Opportunities and challenges”, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 438, pp. 467-475, 2016.[Abstract]


RFID is a powerful technology that provides enterprises with improved inventory tracking, transparency, and visibility, thereby enhancing operational efficiency and better engagement and dialog with shipping channels and storage depots. RFID helps enterprises to attain just in time (JIT), vendor managed inventory (VMI), or zero inventory levels. This paper explores the current state of affairs with respect to technology of RFID and its current usage in diverse application domains and contexts of supply chain. Information is vital for decision support and the quality of this information is emerging as the most vital metric to measure supply chain performance. RFID provides supply chain managers with accurate, actionable, and timely information for decision support. Various implementation barriers and RFID adoption challenges are discussed. Successful demonstrations of RFID usage for supply chain activities by progressive companies are showcased. By providing a glimpse into the immense business value and wide-ranging strategic advantages of using RFID for supply chain management, the paper exhorts companies to tap the vast potential of this exciting and promising technology. Integration of RFID within emerging trends like Internet of things and social media analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies is the future research direction of this technology. © Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016.

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2016

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair and Anbuudayasankar, S. P., “An investigation on the benefits of ICT deployment in Supply Chain Management (SCM)”, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, vol. 9, no. 30, 2016.[Abstract]


Objective: The objective of the paper is to investigate the influence of deployment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools in a supply chain context.
Methods/Analysis: The influence of deployment of ICT in Supply Chain Management (SCM) is studied using System Dynamics (SD) methodology using the tool, Causal Loop Diagram (CLD) using software Vensim.
Findings: SCM discipline is grappled with dynamic and operational changes and challenges and this unpredictability can be understood better using SD. ICT capabilities fundamentally improve supply chain integration and performance. ICT adoption for SCM improves collaboration, workflow and decision-making which lead to cost savings; improved operational efficiency and inventory visibility. One process in SCM namely inventory control is described using SD. Introduction of a parameter, ICT capability dramatically changes the context and gives rise to new positive feedback loops Novelty/Improvements: The paper uses CLD for ICT influence on SCM process of inventory control. This can be extended for all supply chain management processes in both planning and execution. Case studies with the influence of specific ICT tools like RFID, Cloud, Social Media, Business Analytics, Mobile technology and Multi-agent systems are also possibilities for extending the study. Supply chain managers can deliberate on decisions, strategy, issues and policy by developing scenarios using SD tools and software packages. However the research limitation is that this is a simulation in a specific supply chain context. Generalization of this scenario may not be possible.

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2016

Journal Article

Prathilothamai M., Prashant R. Nair, R. Singh, A. P., and Aditya, P. N. S., “Offline Navigation: GPS based Location Assisting System”, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, vol. 9, no. 45, pp. 1-6, 2016.[Abstract]


Objectives: We have developed an Offline Navigation Android1 application especially for the visually impaired people, the application also features a module through which the user, if lost track or has been abducted can reach back to the original location without the use of the internet.
Methods/Statistical Analysis: We have used Google’s direction API2 for the route data, using this data the application guides the user with the help of Global Positioning System and Magnetic sensor. The main uniqueness of this application is, it works without the internet and consumes less battery charge.
Findings: The developed application uses the data from the direction API (i.e., JSON format text) for navigating without displaying the map instead by reading out instructions, showing just direction and giving vibration feedback if deviating from the path. Thus the application differs from a typical navigation application. Application/Improvements: The developed application has a unique functionality for retracing a user’s path, and also consumes less space and computation compared to other navigation applications.

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2014

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair, “The SMAC effect towards Adaptive Supply Chain Management”, CSI Communications, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 31-33, 2014.

2014

Journal Article

S. Joshi and Prashant R. Nair, “Applications of Data Mining in Management of Metabolic and Degenerative Disorders”, 2014.

2014

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair, “Emerging ICT Tools for Virtual Supply Chain Management: Evidences from Progressive Companies”, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 249 VOLUME II, pp. 715-722, 2014.[Abstract]


Industry trends like liberalization, privatization and globalization have resulted in increasing competition & pricing pressure and thereby compelled enterprises to adopt robust supply chain management technologies and policies. To survive in these times, companies will find that their conventional supply chain integration will have to be expanded beyond their boundaries so as to integrate all stakeholders. Adoption of ICT tools is vital for such efforts. ICT tools are great enablers, enhancers, levelers and facilitators of enterprise operations. This paper discusses the role of emerging ICT tools like Cloud Computing, RFID and Decision Support Systems (DSS) as an enabler in virtual supply chain management and also highlights the adoption of these technologies in various contexts. Successful ICT implementations of SCM of progressive companies are also described. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.

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2014

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair, “Supply Chain Analytics”, CSI Communications, vol. 38, pp. 11 - 12, 2014.

2013

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair, “E-Supply Chain Management using Software Agents”, CSI Communications, vol. 37, pp. 13–16, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair and Annamalai, P., “Comparison between ISO 9000 and CMM Software Quality Standards”, International Journal of Engineering, Business and Enterprises Applications (IJEBEA), vol. 1 & 2, no. 5, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair, “High Performance & Cloud Computing Interventions for Supply Chain Management”, CSI Communications, vol. 37, pp. 13 - 14, 2013.[Abstract]


High Performance and Cloud Computing system interventions have started appearing in the domain of supply chain management. These systems help in providing transparency and visibility to supply chains. HPC systems having the advantages of scalability, data integration and interoperability. Cloud computing can integrate all partners in the global extended supply chain into an online social network like community with realtime information on all elements. Cloud Interventions in the SCM space are rapidly increasing with several vendors off ering Software as a service etc. HPC interventions on the other hand are limited to some big companies. A challenge faced during deployment of both cloud and HPC systems is legacy applications especially of the suppliers. More »»

2012

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair, “RFID for Supply Chain Management”, CSI Comm, vol. 36, pp. 14–18, 2012.

2010

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair and Balasubramaniam, O. A., “IT Enabled Supply Chain Management using Decision Support Systems”, CSI Communications, pp. 34–40, 2010.

2010

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair, “Software Agents for Supply Chain Management”, International Journal of Decision Making in Supply Chain and Logistics, vol. 1, pp. 71 - 90, 2010.

2009

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair, Raju, V., and Anbuudayashankar, S. P., “Overview of Information Technology Tools for Supply Chain Management”, CSI Communications, vol. 33, no. 9, pp. 20 - 27, 2009.[Abstract]


Information Technology (IT) and its use in organizations and across the supply chain has become a determinant of competitive advantage for many corporations. This paper focuses the usage of IT tools for Supply Chain Management (SCM). It also highlights the contribution of IT in helping to restructure the entire distribution set up to achieve higher service levels and lower inventory and lower supply chain costs. More »»

2005

Journal Article

J. K. Vijayakumar and Prashant R. Nair, “Amrita Colloquium on Digital Libraries (ACDL-2005): A Report”, D-Lib magazine, vol. 11, no. 3, 2005.

2001

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair, “Managing the B-Schools of Tomorrow”, University News, vol. 39, no. 4, 2001.

2000

Journal Article

Prashant R. Nair, “Woe Betides the Management Aspirants”, Indian Management, vol. 39, pp. 74–77, 2000.

Publication Type: Book

Year of Conference Publication Type Title

2016

Book

Dr. Shriram K Vasudevan, Subashri, V., Dr. Jeyakumar G., and Prashant R. Nair, Software Engineering. 2016.[Abstract]


Software Engineering provides a comprehensive and exhaustive coverage of the software engineering paradigm and concepts. Various software development life cycle activities like analysis, design and testing are described in detail. An overview of the software product and process is provided with special focus on latest developments like agile methods. Umbrella activities like software configuration management, risk management and change management are elucidated. The book also provides new insights into Process frameworks like CMMI and ISO. Course material for software testing certification is yet another highlight. More »»

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2010

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Prashant R. Nair, “Benefits of Information Technology Implementations for Supply Chain Management: An Explorative Study of Progressive Indian Companies”, in Enterprise Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications, 2010, pp. 596-616.[Abstract]


The usage of Information Technology (IT) in organizations across the supply chain has become a determinant of competitive advantage for many corporations. This chapter focuses on the usage of IT tools for Supply Chain Management (SCM). It also highlights the contribution of IT in helping restructure the entire distribution set-up to achieve higher service levels, lower inventory, and lower supply chain costs. An overview and tangible benefits of the existing IT tools, which are widely deployed, is provided with focus on existing configuration considerations, available applications, and deployments in India. The role of existing communication technologies in making IT an enabler of SCM, is highlighted by addressing a range of different point and enterprise solutions in a variety of supply chain settings. Critical IT demonstrations and implementations in SCM are discussed. Fundamental changes have occurred in today’s global economy. These changes alter the relationship that we have with our customers, our suppliers, our business partners, and our colleagues. Reflection on the evolving and emerging IT trends like software agents, RFID, web services, virtual supply chains, electronic commerce, and decision support systems, further highlights the importance of IT in the context of increasingly global competition. The rapid adoption of the Internet for communication with all stakeholders, seems to reflect the potential of the new-age communication media. It has also been observed that several progressive Indian companies are extensively using emerging tools like virtual supply chains, web services, RFID, and electronic commerce to shore up their supply chain operations. However, adoption of tools like software agents and decision support systems for supply chain integration by Indian companies, is limited.

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