M. S. Gajanand's research while affiliated with Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli and other places

Publications (19)

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Purpose Flexible return policies are offered by the manufacturers to encourage the retailers announcing a lenient returns scheme to their customers. Design/methodology/approach This study considers the distribution of durable products in a supply chain where the demand is sensitive to sales effort and retail price. Using a game theoretic framework...
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Purpose The paper provides a comprehensive overview of the biases in inventory decisions, under the umbrella of behavioural operations, considering research findings that used experimental methods. Research in this field has gained traction but, to the best of our knowledge, review articles that summarize these research findings are scarce. Hence,...
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Finding and retaining the right team is the most important aspect of successful resource management. Something that is equivalently important, especially in the context of Information TechnologyInformation technology (IT)-based service industries, is the effective allocation of the staff to the available projects. However, managers often allocate r...
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Purpose Ports handle a significant portion of international cargo, so the performance of ports plays a major role in the economic development of a country. This paper aims to study how port performance depends on various interdependent factors and how it requires a holistic approach, which accounts for all the necessary criteria that contribute to...
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Investment management is a business problem that is applicable to individuals as well as businesses. Stock market trading can be daunting without the right strategy and tools. Decision making in the stock market is complex as it requires at least some basic understanding of economics, statistics and behavioral science. Due to this, traders face ine...
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This study aims to assess the impact of the antecedents of Integrated Management System (IMS) implementation on the IMS maturity and its subsequent impact on operational performance in the context of Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Using Theory of Planned Behavior, this study develops research hypotheses linking challenges and motivatio...
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Platooning is an emerging transportation practice that has the potential to solve the problems of the burgeoning transportation industry. A platoon is a group of vehicles, with vehicle to vehicle communication, that travel closely behind one another such that the platoon can accelerate, brake and cruise together. Platoons can improve road safety, b...
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Small and medium Enterprises (SMEs) are being recognized as important entities in most of the countries as they play a key role in the growth of the economy worldwide. These small and medium firms not only generate employment but also account for a high proportion of GDP, industrial export and the number of firms in a country. Given their importanc...
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This introductory chapter will serve the purpose of providing a brief history of sustainable operations in general and sustainable operations in India in particular. We also discuss about the various modules and chapters which are a part of this book.
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Rapid industrialization and increasing consumption of goods have had an adverse impact on the environment. The distribution of goods affects the local air quality, generates noise and vibration, causes accidents and is a significant contributor to global warming. Factors such as distance travelled, nature of the road, load carried, speed and other...
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The logistics sector in India is evolving rapidly and growth is dominated by changing tax structure and rising investments in infrastructure and technology. Whilst the majority market share in the logistics market is held by land (road and rail) transport, waterways and air cargo are also crucial for international trade. This chapter provides an ov...
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SMEs are being recognized as important entities in most of the countries as they not only generate employment but also account for a high proportion of GDP and industrial export. Given their importance, SMEs face immense pressures to retain their competitiveness. The intense competition requires SMEs to excel in quality in order to gain competitive...
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Product design is increasingly becoming a critical function in many organisations having significant impact on their performance. It aims at the selection of a near-optimal mix of products and attribute-levels to offer in the target market. The standard product portfolio planning approach has focused on selecting optimum product profiles based on p...
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Vehicle routing problems (VRPs) whose typical objective is to minimise total travel costs over a tour have evolved over the years with objectives ranging from minimising travel times and distances to minimising pollution and fuel consumption. However, driver behaviour continues to be neglected while planning for vehicle routes. Factors such as traf...
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Firms face the challenge of timing product entry decisions. Usually, firms will have a set of product ideas on the bench and a constrained amount of product development resources. Product development happens in multiple stages. Deciding on which products should be processed through the product development stages in a resource constrained environmen...
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Distribution of goods involves massive deployment of vehicles whose emissions are a major concern for environmentalists. Factors such as speed, nature of the road, load carried and other vehicle parameters apart from the distance are known to affect the emissions as well as the consumption of fuel. Between the same pair of nodes, taking an alternat...

Citations

... They link challenges and motivation to implement IMS with IMS maturity and its impact on operational performance and find differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for IMS implementation and level of IMS maturity. The study also confirmed that a higher level of IMS maturity leads to better operational performance [13]. ...
... The analysis of the implementation of platooning in the near future and the directions of further studies were described by Sivanandham et al. [17]. In addition to presenting the far-reaching benefits of organized road transport, the authors indicate the currently existing limitations that hinder the introduction of new technologies. ...
... Only few publications address the question of product platform renewal [e.g. [19][20][21]. Our work aims to build on forecasted sales quantities and to determine optimal introduction times of products and modules considering multiple conflicting objectives. ...
... Specifically, the real-time implementation of DVRP models depends on customer demands in a specific location. Hence, direction and driving style affect the time of arrival, cost of transportation, safety and traffic status (Srivatsa Srinivas and Gajanand, 2017). The most crucial aspect affecting the effectiveness of a VRP strategy on the ground, namely the human factor, has been removed from the suggested VRP models. ...
... A developed model for the PPSS regarding divisibility and interdependency was proposed by Li et al. (2016). Dash et al. (2016) was the further instance that studied a MIP for the simultaneous PPSS problem considering resource constraints and interdependencies. Tofighian and Naderi (2015) used ant colony to decide the joint selection and scheduling problem. ...
... However, the associated increase in container movement is encumbered by some challenges such as increase in road congestion, fuel consumption, Greenhouse gas (GHG) production and noise pollution, GHGs, and mainly carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), methane (CH 4 ), nitrous oxide (N 2 O) and ozone (O 3 ) are the most studied negative externalities of freight transportation (Demir et al. 2019). CO 2 is the most widespread pollutant that aggravates global warming (Oh and Chua 2010) (Gajanand and Narendran 2013), and is majorly produced by transportation sector (Ong, Mahlia, and Masjuki 2012) (Bergqvist et al. 2015). ...