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Dr. Sivakumar K

Assistant Professor in Operations

QUALIFICATION & SPECIALIZATIONB.E. – Mechanical Engineering (Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode), M.E. – Production Engineering (Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai), Ph.D. – Sustainable Supply Chain Management (National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli)

Experience in Years – Teaching/Practice/Industry/Research: 7 Years of Teaching Experience/ 5 Years of Research/ 1 Years of Industry experience.

Dr. Sivakumar Kirubanandan is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai. He is a Supply chain and Industrial engineering professional, with 7 years of teaching experience in the area of Operations and Supply Chain Management. He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode, and Production Engineering master graduate. He holds a Doctorate degree from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli in the field of Sustainable management of end-of-life components in Indian manufacturing sectors. His area of research includes Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Manufacturing and Industry 4.0. He has published several papers in reputed International Journals and International Conferences proceedings. He has also published book chapters in the area of Smart Manufacturing.


  • Sonu Rajak, K. Mathiyazhagan, Vernika Agarwal, K. Sivakumar, Vikas Kumar, Andrea Appolloni (July 2021). “Issues and analysis of critical success factors for the sustainable initiatives in the supply chain during COVID- 19 pandemic outbreak in India: A case study” Research in Transportation Economics (Elsevier), DOI: 10.1016/j.retrec.2021.101114 – SCOPUS Indexed – (ABCD – B).
  • Sivakumar, K., Jeyapaul, R and Vimal, K.E.K (2020). “Analyzing organizational competitiveness through sustainable manufacturing using a hierarchical approach”. International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking (Inderscience), 10(4), 550-577. DOI: 10.1504/IJPMB.2020.10015719 – SCOPUS Indexed – (ABCD – C).

  • Sivakumar, K and Jeyapaul, R., Vimal, K.E.K and Raja Sreedharan, V (July, 2019). “Analyzing the sustainability of plastic part manufacturing supply chain using matrix-digraph based approach”. International Journal of Services and Operations Management (Inderscience) – SCOPUS Indexed – (ABCD – C) Accepted for Publication.

  • Sivakumar, K., Jeyapaul, R., Vimal, K.E.K and Pratthosh, Ravi (2018). “A DEMATEL approach for evaluating barriers for sustainable end-of-life practices”. Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (Emerald), 29(6), 1065-1091. DOI: 10.1108/JMTM-08-2017-0164 – Impact Factor – 3.385 – SCIE Indexed – (ABCD – B).

  • Jawahar, N., Ponnambalam, S. G., Sivakumar, K and Thangadurai, V (2014). “Heuristics for multi-objective optimization of two-sided assembly line systems”. The Scientific World Journal (Hindawi), 1-16. DOI: 10.1155/2014/458959 – Scopus Indexed.


  • Sivakumar. K., Jeyapaul. R and Parthiban, P (2014). “An Assessment of Sustainable Supply Chain using MCDM”. Proceedings of the 5th International and 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference. AIMTDR 2014, Dec 12-14, 2014, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, India.

  • Sivakumar. K., Jeyapaul. R and Parthiban, P (2014). “A Comprehensive Review in the Measures and Metrics of Sustainable Supply Chain”. 2nd International Conference on Advances in Industrial Engineering Applications (ICAIEA – 2014), Jan 6-8, 2014, Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, India.

  • Sivakumar. K and Jawahar, N (2011). “Optimal Pareto Front for Two-Sided Assembly Line”. 26th Indian Engineering Congress on Towards Prosperous India: Challenges for Engineers, Dec 15-18, 2011, The Institution of Engineers (India), Karnataka State Center, Bangalore, India.


  • Mathivathanan D., Sivakumar K. (2021) Action Plans for Logistics and Supply Chain Recovery Post-COVID-19. In: Sakthivel A.R., Kandasamy J., Davim J.P. (eds) Managing Supply Chain Risk and Disruptions: Post COVID-19. Management and Industrial Engineering. Springer, Cham.

  • Sivakumar K., Deepak M., Nishal, M and Vimal, KEK (2020) “Guidelines for ensuring sustainability in Industry 4.0”. Sustainable Manufacturing for Industry 4.0 – An Augmented Approach (1st Edition), CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), 253 pages, ISBN 9781138606845.

  • Deepak M and Sivakumar, K (2020) “Big data and its importance in manufacturing”. Sustainable Manufacturing for Industry 4.0 – An Augmented Approach (1st Edition), CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), 253 pages, ISBN 9781138606845.

  • Vimal KEK., Sasikumar P., Mathiyazhagan K., Nishal, M and Sivakumar, K (2019). “Analyzing the Drivers of Sustainable Procurement using the DEMATEL Approach”. Sustainable Procurement in Supply Chain Operations (1st Edition), CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), 520 pages – 87 B/W Illustrations, ISBN 9781138608153 – CAT# K388807.


  • Conducted a One Week Faculty Development Programme for the faculty members on “Recent Advancements in Green and Sustainable manufacturing”, 8th to 13th March 2021.

  • Sustainable and Green Manufacturing

  • Industry 4.0

  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management

  • Circular Economy

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