Anil Kumar

Anil Kumar
London Metropolitan University · School of Management

PDF (Decision Science), Ph.D (Management Science), MBA, M.Sc. (Math), UGC-NET

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This data is all about 'Online Appendices', of the accepted paper entitled "A Meta-Analysis of Sustainable Supply Chain Practices and Performance: The Moderating Roles of Type of Economy and Innovation", in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
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The purpose of this study is to understand how green logistics affects Circular Economy (CE) adoption in the era of Industry 4.0 (I4.0). By taking many green initiatives, the logistics sector is showing its serious concern towards environmental issues. Stakeholders look forward to implementing sustainable logistics and circular practices to deal wi...
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Purpose: This study systematically explores the patterns and connections in the behavioural bias and investment decisions of existing literature in the SCOPUS database published between 2007 and 2022. Design/methodology/approach: Deep screening precedes our application of a systematic literature review and bibliometric analysis, allowing us to exam...
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Purpose- The manufacturing sector is highly competitive and operationally complex. Therefore, the strategic alignment between operational excellence methodologies and Industry 4.0 technologies is one of the issues that need to be addressed. The main aim of the study is to determine the critical factors of strategic alignment between operational exc...
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Implementing net zero carbon supply chain (NZCSC) practises has become critical for organisations across the globe to achieve carbon neutrality in the wake of increasing climate change and global warming. Hence it is important to identify the challenges in the implementation of resilient NZCSC to support the stakeholders. The key thirteen challenge...
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Manufacturing organisations worldwide are embracing Industry 4.0 (I4.0) and its associated technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Advanced Robotics, Big Data, and Cybersecurity. However, its implementation poses considerable risks for SMEs in emerging economies. Based on a survey of industry experts and business leaders associated with...
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To meet the ever-increasing demand for offering a sustainable environment, organizations are beginning to aim for cloud adoption and the migration of their IT infrastructure and operations to the cloud, utilizing various cloud-based technologies. However, cloud adoption has been impeded by the risk of being exposed as a result of a variety of conce...
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The rising population of millennials, coupled with Digital Assistants (DA) and online purchasing trends among consumers have gained increasing attention by global marketers. The study evaluates the influence of DA attributes on the purchasing intention (PUI) of millennials. A combined approach of PLS-SEM, Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Fuzzy-s...
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The 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development is transforming the world. Sustainable tourism options are the forwarding steps for achieving that agenda by providing environmentally, socially, and economically sound tourism options. An increasingly important technology i.e., Big Data Analytics (BDA) can significantly benefit sustainable tourism regard...
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COVID‐19, which is a global problem, affects the all supply chains throughout the world. One of the supply chains most affected by COVID‐19 is food supply chains. Since the sustainable food supply chain processes are complex and vulnerable in terms of product variety, it has been negatively affected by the operational effects of COVID‐19. While the...
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Purpose This study aims to analyse the resilience of customer demand management post-coronavirus disease 2019, using fast fashion as an example. The paper provides insights for potential applications to micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Design/methodology/approach Based on the qualitative analysis and an integrated Plan-Do-Check-Act (P...
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Purpose: The purpose of this research is to establish a conceptual model to understand the impact of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Industry 4.0 (I4.0) on the transition of a Circular Economy (CE). Also, the paper explores the combined impact of TPM, I4.0, and CE on the sustainability performance (SP) of manufacturing firms. Methodology: T...
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Purpose: This study aims to analyse the resilience of customer demand management in post-coronavirus disease (COVID) 2019, using fast fashion as an example. The paper provides insights for potential applications to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Design/methodology/approach: Based on the qualitative analysis and an integrated PDCA-DEM...
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Although the importance of supply chain management in the construction sector has been recognized in recent years, its implementation still faces significant challenges. For the long-term evaluation of this creative sector, numerous intricate sustainability components, such as environmental, social, and financial, are necessary. The study focuses o...
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Sustainable development goals (SDGs) are gaining significant importance in the current environment. Many businesses are keen to adopt SDGs to get a competitive edge. There are certain challenges in realigning the present working scenario for sustainable development, which is a primary concern for society. Various firms are adopting sustainable Engi...
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The recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the manufacturing industry’s entire supply chain system. It is important to investigate the strategic drivers to deal with the impacts of COVID-19 in the manufacturing industry. Accordingly, this study aims to identify the strategic drivers to overcome the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify and prioritize capabilities and practices to ensure a resilient supply chain during an unexpected disruption. In addition, this study ranks maturity factors that influence the main capabilities identified. Design/methodology/approach: This paper is conducted in three stages. First, capabilities and...
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The outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted a substantial shrinkage in various businesses worldwide, the perishable food sector being one of the worst hits. Henceforth, this manuscript intends to analyse the impact of COVID-19 on perishable food supply chains (PFSC) of developed and developing countries. For this, the study presents the analysis in two s...
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Nowadays, freight logistics industries are seeking to adopt green freight practices in their transport systems to reduce environmental concerns; efficient green freight practices lead to reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while using less energy and material. The freight logistics industry, despite its’ significant contribution to a count...
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During wide spread of Corona Virus Disease (COVID19), it has been recorded that humankind plays a responsive role in collaboration with societies, governing authorities and controlling agencies (Haque and Islam, 2018) while managing resources during man-made or natural disasters. Sufficient literature is being noticed focusing on humanitarian relie...
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This research explores the role of Blockchain Technology (BCT) integrated with Reverse Supply Chain Networks (RSCN) and evaluates the relationship between BCT and sustainability performance in multi-industries. A qualitative research design was employed to develop a conceptual framework for BCT in RSCN for multi-industries. This research collected...
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The need for Industry 4.0 (I4.0) is felt across “agriculture food supply chain (AFSC)” to tackle the global demand for food items and concerns regarding food safety and security. Further, this transformation is possible due to recent advancements in I4.0 technologies, including “Internet-of-Things (IoT), Blockchain, Big Data (BD), Information and C...
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Purpose Equipment performance helps the manufacturing sector achieve operational and financial improvements despite process variations. However, the literature lacks a clear index or metric to quantify the monetary advantages of enhanced equipment performance. Thus, the paper presents two innovative monetary performance measures to estimate the fin...
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Increasing regulatory obligations to adapt and execute environmentally friendly operations make it critical for businesses to pursue strategies that can strengthen their competitive edge in the market. Academics and practitioners alike have recently gravitated towards exploring how knowledge acquisition activities might improve business outcomes. T...
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The Covid-19 pandemic outbreak across the globe has disrupted human life and industry. The pandemic has affected every sector, with the real estate sector facing particular challenges. During the pandemic, property management became a crucial task and property managers were challenged to control risks and disruptions faced by their organizations. R...
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Circular economy is a widely discussed topic in the field of industrial renovation and environmentally responsive economies. The current economic and industrial model, which is termed as the produce–use–dispose model, is a linear model in which the resource is lost forever after utilisation. In addition to economic impact, disposal of the waste pro...
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In today’s scenario, where companies are driven by fast changes, their survival depends on their ability to pursue sustainable development through innovation. This issue has led to the discussion about how companies should manage innovation to meet the demands of sustainability. Recently, researchers have identified that bringing changes into vario...
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Agri-Food Supply Chains (AFSCs) are critical in our society. Proper management of AFSCs is crucial for improving social welfare. Over the past years, digitisation in AFSCs has emerged as a new paradigm. In this context, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a growing approach, providing a huge amount of information to manage AFSCs. Thus, the purpose of t...
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Over the past decade, there has been a constant spotlight on introducing sustainability in the supply chain (SC). The materialistic human greed for production and consumption has led to a radically increased level of greenhouse gases. SC has become its principal contributor. We are addressing this socio-economic environmental challenge by developin...
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Abstract Purpose - Facing the challenges posed by the Pandemic of COVID-19, this paper contributes to the resilience of businesses through the development of a Real Options Approach (ROA) that provides alternatives and opportunities for a Decision Process (DP) under situations when future events and outcomes are unknown and not capable of being kn...
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Blockchain Technology (BCT) has effectively evolved in reverse logistics (RL) to speed up its operation by decentralising, tracing, and monitoring the goods delivered to the end consumers. This study outlines the current research fashion of BCT applicability in RL from 2015 to 22. A wide range of 226 research papers is selected from the SCOPUS data...
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Purpose The study aims to propose a conceptual model indicating the impact of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) technologies on lean tools. Additionally, it prioritizes I4.0 technologies for the digital transformation of lean plants Methodology The authors conducted a questionnaire-based survey to capture the perception of 115 experts of manufacturing industries...
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Abstract: Purpose: In today's globalized business environment, growing supply chain complexity (SCC) is arguably a major threat to the firm's business continuity with an adverse impact on the firm's competitive advantage and business performance. Researchers, though, investigated the impact of SCC drivers on a firm's operational performance, but t...
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Consumers, nowadays, are becoming mindful of environmental issues than ever. The rising concerns for the adverse effects of consumption on environmental sustainability are leading to transformation in consumer behaviour. Consumers need relevant sustainability information about the products to shape sustainable purchase behaviours. On this note, mar...
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The sustainable supply chain (SSC) has received significant attention worldwide in the last few years because it integrates sustainability dimensions into its process. Recent artificial intelligence (AI) based advancements in technology make it possible to overcome many problems associated with supply chain (SC) networks. The current study was perf...
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The fashion industry’s transition to Sustainable Sourcing (SS) is crucial to address some of the social and environmental problems faced by societies. While previous research has identified SS implementation barriers in the mainstream fashion industry, this article provides a methodical identification, validation, and prioritization of the 20 key S...
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Transitioning to a Circular Economy (CE) is considered the most promising way to achieve economic and environmental sustainability. However, companies and governments are faced with challenges in redesigning existing linear supply chains (SCs) into circular supply chains (CSCs). Although previous research has tried to identify challenges in the imp...
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The ever-changing times demand a resilient industry that quickly adapts to the oncoming wave of new technology; however, a strong social environment that comprises organic social values is needed for a thriving human society. Industry 4.0 has become the standard for applications in recent years, as its technologies are rapidly being implemented and...
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Purpose: This article shows operational excellence achieved during the Covid-19 pandemic using the Lean, Six Sigma and Sustainability practices in Small Medium Enterprise (SME) manufacturing firms and its impact on the performance dimensions of efficiency, growth and profit for firms located in the industrial zones of Pakistan. Design/methodology...
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Digital supply chains have revolutionised manufacturing firms by helping them address the challenges of a dynamic environment. Firms implement low-carbon practices to achieve environmental sustainability. This paper explores whether digital supply chain networks can influence the sustainable performance of manufacturing firms and the mediating effe...
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Internet of Things enabled technologies help to collect data and make it understandable, especially in supply chain processes, thus minimizing the problems that may arise in supply chains. It is extremely important to support this process with Internet of Things-enabled technologies, especially in supply chains that are vulnerable to disruptions su...
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This research aims to identify the critical challenges associated with restarting manufacturing organizations post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The authors conducted an expert-based survey among various industry leaders of manufacturing organizations to capture a holistic view of business continuity plans and the associated challenges. The...
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Economies are transitioning from a linear to a circular model to address global issues such as resource extraction, environmental degradation and waste generation. Cross-Sector Collaboration (C-SC) is an effective means to use resources in a way that is mutually beneficial and integrates sustainable practices into the value chain. The zero-waste as...
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This research work focusses on integrating the multi attribute decision making with data mining in a fuzzy decision environment for customer relationship management. The main objective is to analysis the relation between multi attribute decision making and data mining considering a complex problem of ordering customers segments. Which is based on f...
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Several electronic-engagement-related questions arise at work due to the beginning of a new era of social distancing, lockdowns, quarantining, and sanitization. These terms were not so common before. What challenges do employees face while working from home? Why do they face those challenges? How are they overcoming these challenges? In summary, in...
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A robust traceability system would help organizations in inventory optimization reduce lead time and improve customer service and quality which further enables the organizations to be a leader in their industry sector. This research study analyzes the challenges faced by the automotive industry in its supply chain operations. Further, the traceabil...
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Purpose: With the time and increase in usage of Information Technology (IT), blockchain technology is gaining immense attention from researchers, academicians, and practitioners because of its distinctive features such as transference, security, and data reliability. The sole purpose of this research work is to endow with a systematic review of lit...
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Circular Economy (CE) principles are relatively unexplored, especially in emerging economies. None of the studies so far have also explored operational behavioural factors and CE practices in the context of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). To address this gap, the present study explores operational behavioural factors that contribute to t...
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Over the last decade, supply chain finance (SCF) has gained popularity and increasing attention among academicians and stakeholders in the context of financial flows in the supply chain. However, some research gaps still exist that need to be explored to improve the sustainability of supply chains. Specifically, there is a critical research need to...
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Private, public, profit, and non-profit organizations and society as a whole currently face a significant reliable information necessity problem. Especially supply chains need trustworthy information to perform their activities successfully. This study aims to propose a framework and identify how reliability of information can be evaluated and meas...
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As the maritime industry forms the common means of heavy freight transportation, the efficient and strategic management of sea routes from an economic and environmental perspective has become a major concern to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). By applying marine engineering principles and quantifying metrics such as energy efficiency d...
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Blockchain technology is the need of the hour today, due to its strong pillars of distribution, decentralisation, encryption, immutability and tokenization. It has a growing scope in various sectors of the economy. With vast data availability, there are challenges of big data, privacy, ransomware attacks, resulting into marketing fraud and spam. Th...
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Repurposing of an existing manufacturing plant is an emerging field due to the increase in emergencies of the covid-19 pandemic with the need of rapid responses which has a wide range of potential applications in sustainment of the manufacturing plant in these unfavourable times and helping of the economy. It makes the manufacturing plant adaptable...
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Sustainable manufacturing (SM) has become an emerging research topic in sustainability due to strict government policies, social awareness, and rapid information and technology changes. Industries are now adopting Industry 4.0 technologies to compete in the global market competition. Very few studies discussed the evolution of SM and the related re...
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The world is moving into a situation where resource scarcity leads to an increase in material cost. A possible way to deal with the above challenge is to adopt Circular Economy (CE) concepts to make a close loop of material by eliminating industrial or post-consumer wastes. Integration of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI),...
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Abstract Purpose – This study aims to investigate the impact of I4.0’s technologies and their interoperability on Supply Chains (SCs) performance and how the integration of such technologies and their interoperability can create pathways for SCs resilience post-COVID-19. This is of paramount importance in the context of COVID-19 as the investigatio...
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Society is facing many challenges, including, climate change, COVID, inequity and human population growth. Some researchers suggest that integration of Circular Economy (CE) and Industry 4.0 (I4.0) concepts and approaches can help us to make progress toward sustainable societies. Integrated implementation can help to improve the design of product-s...
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The growing Artificial Intelligence (AI) age has been flooded with several innovations in algorithmic machine learning that may bring significant impacts to industries such as healthcare, agriculture, education, manufacturing, retail etc. But challenges such as data quality, privacy and lack of a skilled workforce limit the scope of AI implementati...
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The manufacturing sector has undergone a significant transformation using revolutionary Industry 4.0 (I4.0) technologies that have profoundly changed production processes and operations. To unlock the digitalization of sustainable production systems, manufacturing organizations are keen to adopt digital technologies to enhance performance. This pap...
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The challenging situations and disruptions that occurred due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic have created a severe need for supply chain resiliency (SCR). There has been a growing interest among researchers to investigate the resiliency in supply chain operations to overcome risks and disruptions and to achieve successful project managemen...
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The current World’s context has challenged supply chains, especially with regard the resilience and sustainability aspects. The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented issues to supply chains in terms of keeping their continuity on delivering products and services. Concurrently, the World is facing many never seen climate issues, which has fostered...
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Purpose: Outsourcings always affect crucial supply chain functions concerning flexibility and cost. During the decision to outsource and consider third-party logistics service (3PLs) provider selection, decision-makers need to pay more attention to certain critical outsourcing factors such as coordination, integration and cooperation as these key f...
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Modern organizations are in quest of initiatives that will facilitate them to be sustainable as well as provide a competitive advantage to remain a continuous stakeholder in the global market. Green Lean Six Sigma (GLSS) is an inclusive approach that not only improves environmental sustainability but also leads to improvement in the financial stabi...
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Call for Papers Link: https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/2042-6747 Submissions Open: 1st September 2021 Submission Deadline: 22nd December 2021 Background At the verge of the year 2020, the humankind has faced an inevitable calamity called Corona Virus Disease (COVID-1.0) which was spread around the world (WHO, 2021). It has been...
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This study attempts to present a contribution of Blockchain Technology (BC-T) in managing disruptions, and risk caused by the COVID-19 outbreaks and extending profound support in developing resilient Food Supply Chains (FSCs). The effects of the pandemic can be witnessed on global supply chains in their demand & supply side disruptions and in the c...
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This study investigates various factors for assessing sustainability in Multi-tier Supply Chains (MtSCs) using a hybrid approach consisting of an empirical study and fuzzy expert system. After an extensive literature review, four research questions were formulated and a questionnaire designed. From its distribution, 152 responses were collected fro...
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Ever-changing conditions and emerging new challenges affect the ability of the healthcare sector to survive with the current system, and to maintain its processes effectively. In the healthcare sec-tor, the conservation of the natural resources is being obstructed by insufficient infrastructure for managing residual waste resulting from single-use...