IIT Delhi Professor Awarded by Loughborough University in London

New Delhi, 28th July 2016: Prof Ravi Shankar from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi was awarded on the occasion of 3rd International Conference on Green Supply Chain Management, which was organized at the London campus of Loughborough University.   Green Supply Chain Management, 2016 is  a premier conference, which brings together scientists, practitioners, policy-makers, NGOs and researchers to exchange ideas, provide insights, concepts, methods, tools, policies and case studies. The Award was given by Prof. Sir Mike Gregory, who was the Co-Founder and Head of the Institute of Manufacturing and Management Division at Cambridge University, UK.


An elated Prof Shankar said, “Being recognized by yet another institution of repute further strengthens our belief in our work. I am thankful to the Loughborough University for considering my work in the field to be the best in India.”

A panel consisting of senior academicians from UK, USA, Australia, Germany, France and Brazil, recommended this award based on Prof. Shankar’s contribution to leading international journals regarding Operations and Supply Chain Management. The panel recommended Prof. Shankar for this esteemed award after finding him the best researcher in this field in India.

Prof. Hamid Allaoui and Prof. Alok Choudhary, who were the organizers of the conference, mentioned “It’s a great pleasure and honor to appreciate the contribution of leading academicians of the world. The research conducted by Prof Ravi Shankar is making a greater impact all across the world. It is evident from the fact that the citations of his research are close to 10,000. A panel consisting of world leading academicians has judged the contribution of Prof. Shankar and they are very pleased to award him as the “Most Influential Researcher in India in the field of Operations and Supply Chain Management”.


About Dr. Ravi Shankar

Dr. Ravi Shankar is Professor and Group Chair of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) Delhi India, which is the highest ranking Institute in India in the field of technical education and research. His areas of interest include Operations & Supply Chain Management, Business Analytics, Project Management, Total Quality Management & Six Sigma, Technology Management, Knowledge Management, etc. He has also undertaken teaching and research at School of Management: Asian Institute of Technology Thailand; Aston Business School U.K.; French-Vietnamese Center for Management Education (CFVG) Vietnam, etc.

He has been acclaimed a lot of times in the past:He was awarded the “Best Professor in Supply Chain Management” in Global Awards category for Excellence in Education Leadership & Teaching by World Education Congress. In year 2007, Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIE) awarded him for Best Case Study, co-authored by him followed by felicitation with ‘Dr. Hari Singh Gour Award for Excellence in Management Teaching’ at 5th IES National Teachers’ Excellence Awards in 2011. He is also a recipient of Visiting Scholar Fellowship from 2 Research Councils in UK to work on a Research Project at Aston Business School, Birmingham and Loughborough University. He is also leading an European Union (EU) funded project, which involves 7 leading universities from India and EU.

With a rich teaching experience of over 34 years, he has provided consultancy to many reputed organizations such as Xerox India, Indian Navy, Ministry of Environment &Forest- Govt. of India, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Continental Carbon etc. He is the co-investigator in a Science-bridge project with Aston Business School UK, funded by Research Council UK (RCUK) & Dept. of Science &Technology (DST-India) on Bio-energy. He is the lead Indian researcher in British Council (UKIERI) tri-lateral international research project on “Next Generation Sustainable Freight Transportation (NEX-GIFT)” involving Sheffield University UK,Loughborough University UK, IIT Delhi India and Rutgers Business School USA.He has published over 300 research papers in highly-cited refereed journals and conference proceedings. On many occasions, he has received “Award for Excellence” for his outstanding research publications in EMERALD Journals (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2011).He is also the Executive Editor of Journal of Advances in Management Research.

Prof. Ravi Shankar has co-authored three most popular text books: “Operations & Supply Management” (14th Edition: 2015; Co-author- Richard B. Chase, University of Southern California), “Designing and Managing the Supply Chain” (3rd Edition: 2008; Co-author David Simchi-Levi, MIT USA) and “Management of Technology” (2nd Edition: 2013 Co author- Tarek Khalil, University of Miami).He is also associated with a number of National and International projects and professional bodies.