Logistics & Supply Chain Research Event

Date and time
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
13.00 - 16.00

Room N111, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Our Logistics and Supply Chain Research Event is aimed at individuals and businesses who are interested in logistic and supply chain management, in particular, students or employees who are considering PhD postgraduate study.

A yellow lorry pulling up to a warehouse.
Two people in a warehouse, one person wearing high viability jacket and one person in a suit.

Our event is open to students in your final year or currently studying for your MSc or MBA, this is an opportunity to find out more about PhD research in Logistics and Supply Chain. The event is organised by the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement, Derby Business School and will involve several interactive presentations of PhD research within the centre. 

Attendees will gain further insight into PhD research and be able explore opportunities for PhD research within the centre and Derby Business School. 

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Dr Jayakrishna Kandasmay

Dr Jayakrishna Kandasmay is an Associate professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Vellore Institute of Technology University, India. Dr. Jayakrishna’s research is focused on the design and management of manufacturing systems and supply chains to enhance efficiency, productivity and sustainability performance. More recent research is in the area of developing tools and techniques to enable value creation through sustainable manufacturing, including methods to facilitate more sustainable product design for closed-loop material flow in industrial symbiotic setup, and developing sustainable products using hybrid bio composites.

He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the manufacturing and industrial systems area and his initiatives to improve teaching effectiveness have been recognized through national awards. He has also been awarded Institution of Engineers (India)-Young Engineer Award in 2019 and Distinguished Researcher Award in the field of Sustainable Systems Engineering in 2019 by International Institute of Organized Research.

Dr. Jayakrishna

Dr Vimal Kek

Dr Vimal Kek received a Ph.D. degree in Sustainable Manufacturing in 2016 and an M.Tech degree in Industrial Engineering in 2012 from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India. He also has a Production Engineering degree in from the PSG college of Technology, India. He has more than 6 years of teaching and research experience in Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis in sustainability and environmental conscious manufacturing. He has also interest in supply chain management, six sigma, sustainability in manufacturing and industrial symbiosis applications.  

Vimal has worked as Guest Editor of International journals of Enterprise Network Management. Presently, he acts as reviewer for more than 10 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as author (and co-author) more than 8 book chapters and 40 articles in journals and conferences. He is currently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Patna, India. 

Vimal Kek

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