Arijit Bhattacharya

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Biography

Dr Arijit Bhattacharya is an Associate Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management and Course Leader of MSc Operations and Logistics Management at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia. Prior to this appointment, he worked at Dubai Business School (University of Dubai), Brunel Business School (Brunel University London) and Dublin City University Business School (Dublin City University). He has taught on a number of undergraduate and post-graduate courses. He served both industries and academia. He is the recipient of prestigious Irish Research Council of Science, Engineering & Technology's Embark Initiative Post-doctoral Research Fellow in 2007. He has five years post-doctoral research experience at Dublin City University, Ireland. Arijit is a Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation, United Kingdom.

Till date he has published more than 70 articles in prominent international journals (including ABS 4, 3, 2-rated journals), refereed conferences and book chapters. He has experience of working as a Guest Editor of special issues of various prominent ABS 3 journals. Dr Bhattacharya has received research grants from various funding agencies including Irish Research Council for Science & Technology (now Irish Research Council). He actively collaborates with both industries and academia. Till date Arijit has supervised 45 MBA/MSc dissertations and one PhD thesis. 

Dr Bhattacharya is a reviewer of many ABS 4 and 3-rated journals. Till date he has served in 66 referred international conferences as a programme committee member. He worked as a track chair of British Academy of Management conferences in 2017 and 2018.

Arijit is a member of the International Association of Engineers, member of the IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society, Industrial Applications Technical Committee, member of the EURO Working Group Multi-Criteria Aid for Decisions (EWG-MCDA), member of the International Society on Multi Criteria Decision-Making, member of The Institution of Engineers (India), Chartered Engineer of The Institution of Engineers (India).

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of supply chain operations, particularly:

  • low-carbon / sustainable supply chain network design
  • game theory approach in manufacturing supply chains
  • strategic supplier selection and evaluation
  • circular economy and waste from perishable products 
  • digitalisation, automation and food industry
  • global supply chain resilience
  • lean operations

 

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Dr Bhattacharya's research interests include:

  • lean/sustainable/clean mnufacturing operations
  • low-carbon logistics and supply chain management
  • resilient supply chains & logistics
  • innovation and collaboration in supply chains
  • innovation-led lean approaches in supply chains
  • multi-criteria/multi-attribute decision-support
  • logistics optimisation.

Teaching Interests

Module Organiser:

  • Global Logistics Management (NBS-7054A)
  • Operations Strategy and Management (NBS-5910B)
  • Postgraduate Dissertation (NBS-7069X)

Teaching Responsibilities 2020-2021:

  • Undergraduate: Operations Strategy and Management (NBS-5910B)
  • Post-graduate taught: Global Logistics Management (NBS-7054A)

Dr Bhattacharya has a wide experience in teaching on different modules in the area of operations and supply chain/logistics management. He has taught the following modules in different universities: 

Undergraduate Teaching:

  • Production & Services Operations Management
  • Modelling & Simulation of Supply Chains
  • Global supply chain strategy and design
  • Supply chain operations
  • Purchasing and global supply chain
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management Technologies & Information Systems
  • Warehousing & Materials Handling
  • Transportation & Distribution

Post-graduate Teaching:

  • Operations Management
  • Global Logistics & Transportation Management
  • Purchasing and Sourcing Strategy
  • Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
  • Managing Supply Chain Operations

Academic Background

  • PhD from the Department of Production Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (2006); Field of research: Operations management and decision-making.
  • Master of Production Engineering (1999) from the Department of Production Engineering, Jadavpur University, India.
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (1996) from Jadavpur University, India.

PGR Opportunities

I am open to supervise PhD students on the following research topics:

  • low-carbon / sustainable supply chain network design
  • game theory approach in manufacturer–retailer supply chains
  • strategic supplier selection
  • supply chain resilience
  • lean operations 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, Jadavpur University

Award Date: 13 Sep 2006

Master of Engineering, Jadavpur University

Award Date: 30 Jun 1999

Bachelor of Engineering, Jadavpur University

Award Date: 31 Jul 1996

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