Kannan Govindan

Kannan Govindan
University of Southern Denmark | SDU · Center for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering

PhD

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October 2014 - present
University of Southern Denmark
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  • Professor
August 2008 - September 2014
University of Southern Denmark
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Publications (367)
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Many companies face challenges in reducing their supply chain costs while increasing sustainability and customer service levels. A comprehensive framework for a sustainable closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) network is a practical solution to these challenges. Hence, for the first time, this study considers an integrated multi-objective mixed-integer...
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The authors regret to inform that: the Appendix section of the above article has not been attached in Wang et al. (2022) due to unknown issues in the production stage of this paper that, unfortunately, were not detected by the authors at its final publication stage. The authors realize this problem upon the request from several readers of the paper...
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The lack of proper management of medical waste leads to environmental pollution and threatens the lives of communities. Good medical waste management means appropriate planning and monitoring at all stages, including collection, separation, treatment, recycling, and disposal which promotes a circular approach. This paper presents a multi-item, mult...
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This paper presents a mixed-integer non-linear programming model to design a green closed-loop supply chain comprising hybrid plants, hybrid collection centers, customer zones, secondary markets, and disposal centers. To ensure a smooth reverse flow, our model determines a return rate for each customer zone with respect to the consumers’ environmen...
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This paper introduces an economic disposal and lot-sizing problem (EDLSP) for perishable inventories, it is a new version of an economic lot-sizing problem (ELSP). The classic ELSP aims to determine the production-inventory strategy such that the sum of holding, production, and setup costs is minimized. In the proposed EDLSP, the optimal disposal s...
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Incorporating sustainable decisions with the retailer’s operational management has attracted enormous significance due to government regulations and customer demand for environmental consciousness. However, incorporating sustainable operations may interfere with the operational performance of the firm and, hence, retail companies need to examine th...
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This paper presents a new Dynamic Multi-Attribute Decision-Making method based on Markovian property, which can predict the performance of each alternative in the future and at the same time allows modeling interrelationship among different periods. To this aim, the criteria and decision alternatives in different periods are determined at first, an...
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Companies require a greater understanding of the Supply Chain (SC) benefits that can be gained from industry 4.0 (I4.0) and, more specifically, which technologies and concepts that can improve certain SC performance measures. A state-of-the-art systematic literature review (SLR) has been done on supply chain performance measurement linked with vari...
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Sustainability issues have driven many industries to close the loop in their supply chains (SCs), evolving into a more complex process, with many risks due to the circular or multi-circular structure with several reverse flows of goods/parts/materials. Moreover, the levels of integration between partners and the levels of digitalisation in Closed L...
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The expiration of many deteriorative products imposes high costs on the supply chain. A new strategy is proposed in this paper that integrates technological capabilities and supply chain management initiatives to overcome this challenge. The technological capabilities equip the supply chain with a regenerative process to reuse the expired products...
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As a significant component of supply chain management, multi-channel pricing decision has received extensive attention in recent years. Many studies have focused on single-channel pricing decision, while limited research has been done on multi-channel pricing decision with a revenue-sharing contract. This paper establishes a multi-channel optimal p...
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This paper considers a platform-oriented dual channel supply chain (PDCSC), in which the online retailer resells products in a marketplace provided by the platform and the manufacturer chooses a selling mode to introduce a dual channel. Three possible selling modes for the manufacturer are considered: (1) Reselling mode (Mode R); (2) Agency selling...
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Applications of drone technology are gradually becoming widespread all over the world. Remote medical support, commodities transportation within due time, live-action movies, cinematography, distant communication support, and many other provisions are provided by drones right now. However, the selection of drones for a particular job is quite sensi...
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Supply chains around the globe are susceptible to disturbances that negatively impact their performance. Generally, supply chain disturbances lead to failure modes that impact the ability of the supply chain to deliver the promised goods and services on time. Therefore, companies operating in different supply chains are willing to become resilient...
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In nowadays world, firms are encountered with many challenges that can jeopardize business continuity. Recently, the coronavirus has brought some problems for supply chain networks. Remarkably, perishable product supply chain networks, such as pharmaceutical, dairy, blood, and food supply chains deal with more sophisticated situations. Generally, d...
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One of novel manners to achieve sustainable development is concentrating on circular economy in order to manage greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, and waste. It also helps to protect the environment and optimize usage of input resources. The main element of circular economy is closed‐loop supply chain which covers both forward and revers...
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To study the effects of online consumer reviews (OCRs) on a dual-channel closed-loop supply chain and the manufacturer's trade-in authorization strategy, we construct four Stackelberg game models with or without OCRs under two scenarios, i.e. whether the retailer is authorized to determine the retail channel's trade-in rebate or not. Results show t...
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Social sustainability, the social dimension of sustainable development goals (SDGs), is getting increasing attention in recent years. The issues of social sustainability are very challenging in the textile and clothing supply chain especially in emerging economies. This article proposes a modified fuzzy interpretive structural modelling (fuzzy ISM)...
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Green building technologies (GBTs) have gained significant momentum as a result of the environmental, energy management and societal problems within the building sector. The insulated block/eco-block is a GBT, which consists of an insulation material that prevents hot/cold air to enter inside buildings, conserve energy and improve indoor comfort in...
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As a concern with manufacturing industries, circular economy (CE) practices—often labeled “circular manufacturing (CM)”—are industrial tasks through which several circular economy principles have been integrated. Among these circular manufacturing strategies, “3R” (recycle, refurbish/remanufacture, and reuse/redistribute) is the key strategy that a...
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Evidence suggests that smaller organisations find the implementation of combined operations-and environmental Sustainability improvement initiatives such as Green-Lean and Sustainability (GLS) challenging. This paper, therefore, develops a framework for the systematic implementation of Green-Lean and Sustainability in small and medium-sized enterpr...
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Purpose In recent times, due to rapid urbanization and the expansion of the E-commerce industry, drone delivery has become a point of interest for many researchers and industry practitioners. Several factors are directly or indirectly responsible for adopting drone delivery, such as customer expectations, delivery urgency and flexibility to name a...
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Waste sorting is essential to alleviate the current municipal waste dilemma, and some countries have implemented waste management policies to encourage residents separating food waste at the source. In order to improve residents' participation rate in waste sorting, it's necessary to study the influencing factors of residents' waste sorting behavio...
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Due to the nature of the agricultural and food industry, the management of production, storage, transportation, waste disposal and environmental effects of their production, are of great importance. To deal with the sustainability issues linked to their supply chains, we propose in this study a mathematical model to design a sustainable supply chai...
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Multi-objective programming is commonly used in the literature when conflicted objectives arise in solving optimization problems. Over the past decades, classical optimization methods have been developed as useful tools to discover optimal solutions for multi-objective problems (MOPs). In recent years, under uncertainty, multi-objective Optimizatio...
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In the real world, there are complex decision‐making problems in which a variety of intertwined factors and hierarchical structures exist, and it is difficult or impossible to solve these problems using classical methods. The prioritization of circular economy (CE) adoption barriers is one such complex problem that cannot be solved using current cl...
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Since the advent of blockchain technology (BT), extensive research has explored using this technology in non-financial cases. The healthcare industry is one of the non-financial sectors that BT has significantly impacted. In this paper, for the first time, barriers to implement BT-based platforms from a balanced scorecard perspective in the healthc...
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Alongside many research studies that have been presented in the open innovation domain and smart manufacturing systems, there is a research gap on integrating the outbound individual capabilities with the new smart manufacturing machines to satisfy the customers' varied and uncertain requirements. In this paper, Open Supply Chain Management (OSCM)...
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Recent globalization and industrialization efforts have pushed many companies to seriously consider innovation efficiency and its effectiveness. Industries seek to integrate innovation thinking in the company, resulting in different innovation theories. However, these theories become mostly ineffective when disruptions such as pandemics, political...
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In this study, we investigate a supply chain comprising one well-funded supplier and one small-sized retailer with capital constraints. The supplier acts as a leader to distribute one newsvendor-type product via the retailer in the uncertain market demand. In the presence of capital shortages, the retailer has two different financing alternatives:...
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This book presents select papers from the International Conference on Energy, Material Sciences and Mechanical Engineering (EMSME) - 2020. The book covers the three core areas of energy, material sciences and mechanical engineering. The topics covered include non-conventional energy resources, energy harvesting, polymers, composites, 2D materials,...
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Owing to the relentless stress on innovative solutions for businesses to succeed in a highly customer-dominated market, the process of having an omni-channel supply chain has become crucial for the Indian retail industry. Thus, retailers are finding ways for launching services like buy online pickup in store (BOPS) in such a way that they are benef...
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Industrial symbiosis is a promising business model that pushes companies to move from linear production to a circular path. However, this transformation is complex because it requires companies to rethink and redesign their supply chains by considering the involvement of new stakeholders, the introduction of waste and their impact on product develo...
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The ever-increasing use of technology in manufacturing and other sections of a supply chain make it more susceptible to cyber threats. Perhaps additive manufacturing (AM) supply chains possess higher degrees of threats than other supply chains due to their heavy dependence on technology and information sharing. Therefore, an assessment of the cyber...
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Pandemic events, particularly the current Covid-19 disease, compel organisations to re-formulate their day-to-day operations for achieving various business goals such as cost reduction. Unfortunately, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) making up more than 95% of all businesses is the hardest hit sector. This has urged SMEs to rethink their operati...
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The emergence of industry 4.0 depends heavily on the systematic deployment of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), within which information from all related perspectives is closely monitored and synchronized between the physical factory floor and the cyber computational space. The architecture of CPS has a complex structure that consists of five levels: c...
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The social responsibility of universities is conceived as an ethical and integral administration model that promotes a mutual benefit for both universities and societies. Despite the scholars and decision-makers acknowledging the importance of university social responsibility (USR), a review of previous research indicates that on one hand, not much...
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The increasingly unprecedented incidents (e.g., COVID-19) have made the contemporary supply chains more vulnerable to divergent risks and disruptions. Encouragingly, the recent trend of digital transformation, adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies (I4Ts), could significantly improve business processes extenuating potential risks and disruptions. Ye...
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Purpose This paper aims to propose a two-period model in which an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) decides the remanufacturability level of products in product design and unit patent licensing fee at the first period, and a third-party remanufacturer (3PR) that has been licensed by the OEM enters the remanufacturing market to compete with the...
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Often cities are tainted by degraded areas, abandoned and vandalized buildings, and vacant plots, which is commonly called “blight”. Blight is a complex problem with varied consequences requiring integrated decision making at both individual and community levels. This is an important issue since residents of blighted areas live in environments that...
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Municipal solid waste (MSW) directly impacts community health and environmental degradation; therefore, the management of MSW is crucial. Medical waste is a specific type of MSW which is generally divided into two categories: infectious and non-infectious. Wastes generated by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are classified among infectious medic...
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In today’s dynamic and competitive business environment, it is critical for firms to share information selectively and develop organizational resilience. However, only a few existing studies examine the relationships between information management and supply chain resilience. Aiming to bridge the gaps between both domains, we propose a model encomp...
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Energy performance contracting is a turnkey service for an enterprise to achieve the goal of energy-saving or emission abatement. This study investigates the value of energy performance contracting in a two-echelon supply chain consisting of one supplier and two financially asymmetric manufacturers under carbon tax regulation. The supplier provides...
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In the rise of global emphasis on circular economy, the automotive firms in an emerging economy such as India in this context are bracing themselves for circular supply chain to recover the expended resources after formalization of End-of-life vehicle (ELV) norms, but these firms lack the knowledge about how to transform from Product-Service System...
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In recent years, increasing resource consumption worldwide has alarmed experts. This problem contributes to the need for more ecological solutions and processes including the use of renewable energies, which reduces organizations’ environmental impact. To find ways to improve new green solutions and process integration, researchers need to study an...
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The rapid consumption of advanced e-products has intensified problems for the linear economy; constantly diminishing natural resources employed in production processes have created a need of recycle and reuse. Although the transition to a circular economy proposes to end the loop of e-products, it needs the application of processes such as urban mi...
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Over the past decades, the significant adverse effects of economic and industrial human activities on the environment have led to the introduction of sustainability and sustainable development concepts. Based on the principles of sustainable development, in a decision/production process, managers and policymakers should not only have economic conce...
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Developing countries scramble to contain and mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and world leaders demand equitable distribution of vaccines to trigger economic recovery. Although numerous strategies, including education, quarantine, and immunization, have been used to control COVID-19, the best method to curb this disease i...
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A growing interest in the circular economy concept has pushed the discourse in various management-related disciplines beyond established boundaries, with calls to better address how such a model may be developed in a world of global value chains. Still, the conventional linear economy model continues to dominate business, society, and research. Whi...
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Recent outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has provided strong impetus to supply chain resilience research. In a volatile and uncertain business environment, resilience can be incorporated by developing and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies. In this research, risk mitigation strategies for environmentally sustainable clothing supply chain...
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During COVID-19, supply chain (SC) mapping has appeared as one of the critical supply chain capabilities that could make a striking difference in organizations’ supply chain performance. Despite its crucial role in responding to SC disruptions, there is a void in the literature on this topic. In this context, the prime objective of the current stud...
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With new global regulations on supply chains (SCs), sustainable regulation mechanisms have become subject to controversy. The intention is to create and expand green and sustainable supply chains (SSC) to meet environmental and economic standards and to boost one’s position in competitive markets. This study examines the resilient sustainable rever...
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Along with the significant growth of the sharing economy in recent years, its effect on the economy, society, and the environment at the level of governments, academic communities, and researchers has been widely discussed. One of the main debates is identifying the side or negative effects of the sharing economy as well as its positive effects. St...
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The world's population has grown rapidly. Thus, new challenges have arisen in terms of people's quality of life, natural resources renewal, and urban environment sustainability. The smart city concept was developed to deal with these challenges by incorporating new technologies in order to find solutions that preserve cities' environment while prom...
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In the era of circular economies, governments and consumers are increasingly aware of environmental protection, which encourages enterprises to devote more attention to reverse logistics (RL). However, the limited resources and technical limitations of most manufacturing companies have motivated them to outsource their RL activities to professional...
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Real-life challenges require proactive measures. Good transportation services and greener alternatives demand steadfast research in the area. Here, an attempt has been made to address such a problem. A particular case of VRP, with deliveries split into bags and triangular fuzzy travel times, has been modelled to minimise fuel emissions. The concept...
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Urban blight is often defined as abandoned or poorly maintained real estate properties, often with overgrowth, trash-filled yards and alleys, graffiti, and broken windows. It has a detrimental impact on neighborhood safety and reputation. Blight also creates low-value areas in urban centers, reduces property values and business investment, and incr...
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Environmental legitimacy and green absorptive capacity immensely contribute to ensuring green innovation; however, their integration in driving green innovation in mining enterprises (MEs) remains unexplored. This study surveys 133 MEs in China’s mining sector and uses multi-regression analysis to investigate the relationships between environmental...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to identify and evaluate supply chain strategies (SCSs) that drive financial performance to guide practitioners, especially in liquefied natural gas (LNG) networks, to review and adopt SCSs that drive competitiveness and value creation for investors. Design/methodology/approach Analytical hierarchy process (AHP...
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With growing competition in the market and dire need for sustainability, it has become imperative for companies to build long‐term relationship with their supply chain partners through sustainable collaboration. Among these, the supplier–manufacturer relationship is crucial for improved organizational, business and sustainable performance. Sustaina...
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The process of identifying and analyzing proactive measures for the prevention of urban blight is complicated by its complexity and death of data. Blight affects people’s lives in many ways, including economically, socially, psychologically, and physically. The phenomenon comprises many factors, including making appropriate identification and eradi...
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This paper develops a robust stochastic optimization model for reverse logistics in closed-loop supply chains. By determining the optimal flow of products using a Chance Constrained Robust Stochastic Programming (CCRSP), it is highlighted how the number of plant openings is influenced by the changes in carbon credit price. To assess the model perfo...
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The circular economy (CE) is a more holistic approach that advocates towards extracting the value from the waste and reaching sustainability goals. The objective of the present study is to highlight the prospects, impediments, and prerequisites while transiting from the linear economy (LE) to CE of SMEs. The study gathers information on prospects,...
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In this paper, a bi-objective mixed-integer linear programming model is formulated for designing a perishable pharmaceutical supply chain network under demand uncertainty. The objectives of the proposed model are to simultaneously minimize the total cost of the network and lost demand amount. The proposed model is multi-product and multi-period and...
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Despite the fundamental role of the social aspect in the implementation of sustainability in the bio-based industries, most of the sustainability assessments research have addressed the environmental and economic dimensions. However, the social dimension has been neglected and it can cause an irreparable outcome in the biotechnology industries. Fol...
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Indonesia is facing a number of independently managed challenges related to the collection, transportation, processing (composting, recycling), and landfill dependence on waste management. An intervention is needed to bring stakeholders together to solve these waste challenges. The objectives of this study are to investigate the fundamental issues...
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We address the dynamic design of supply chain networks in which the moments of demand distribution function are uncertain and facilities’ availability is stochastic because of possible disruptions. To incorporate the existing stochasticity in our dynamic problem, we develop a multi‐stage stochastic program to specify the optimal location, capacity,...