About Prof. Ravi Shankar

Dr. Ravi Shankar is the "Amar S. Gupta Chair Professor of Decision Science" and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Department of Management Studies (DMS) Indian Institute of Technology  (IIT) Delhi India. He is Fellow of prestigious Indian National Academy of Engineers (FNAE). His research citations exceed 14600 with an H-index of 61 (as on August 10, 2018).

His areas of interest includes Operations and Supply Chain Management, Decision Sciences, Business Analytics,  Project Management, Sustainable Freight Transportation, etc.

Besides having a highly productive academic career at IIT Delhi during past 18 years leading to the highest achievable academic grade (called, HAG-Grade in Indian Academic Systems), he has also undertaken teaching at "School of Management - Asian Institute of Technology Thailand", "French-Vietnamese Center for Management Education (CFVG) HVMC & Hanoi Vietnam", etc. and research-driven association with Aston Business School Birmingham UK, School of Business and Economics Loughborough University UK, Business School Sheffield University UK, Newcastle University UK, University of Connecticut USA, Rutgers Business School USA, Fox Business School Philadelphia USA, South East European Research Centre (SEERC) Greece, University of Padua (UNIPD) Italy, Aalborg University Denmark, etc. He has supervised 50 defended/completed PhDs and over 100 Masters-level thesis for the M.Tech. and MBA degree programmes.

Prof. Shankar is an outstanding researcher and teacher. On 11th July 2016, he was awarded "The Most Influential Researcher" in the area of Operations Management in India on the occasion of the 3rd International Conference on Green Supply Chain Management, which was organized at Loughborough University at its London campus. In year 2016, a research paper on "Research productivity in management schools of India during 1968-2015" published in Omega: An International Journal of Management Science ranked Prof. Ravi Shankar as the top-most productive researcher in Business-schools in India by virtue of his number of publications, high citations, etc. In year 2015, he received PIMG Management Excellence Award for his eminence in Management Education, Research, Consulting, Training and Education Administration, possessing vast experience of Professional Education Administration and Mentoring Business Organizations and for being an accomplished author on the issues of International Supply Chain Management besides being a distinguished and prominent Academician on the occasion of 6th PIMG International Conference at Gwalior, India.

In year 2012, a White Paper on Analysis of the Logistics Research in India by leading researchers in German Universities has ranked Prof. Shankar as the top-most Indian academics in logistics/SCM. In 2012, World Education Congress awarded him the Best Professor in Supply Chain Management in Global Awards category for Excellence in Education Leadership & Teaching. In 2011, Prof. Shankar received Dr. Hari Singh Gour Award for Excellence in Management Teaching at 5th IES National Teachers' Excellence Awards-2011. He is the recipient of Visiting Scholar Fellowship from Research Council UK to work on a Research Project at Aston Business School, Birmingham. On many occasions (2017, 2011, 2007, 2005 and 2004), he received "Award of Excellence" for his research papers in different research journals, published by Emerald UK.

With a rich industry and teaching experience of over 35 years, Prof. Shankar has consulted to various Industries and Government Departments. Besides many completed funded projects, currently he is leading three major International funded projects from UKIERI British Council, European Union Funding and University of Connecticut USA. He has published over 350 research papers and co-authored 08 books, including three most popular text books in the area of Supply Chain Management, Operations Management and Technology Management.  His research papers have appeared in leading journals like Journal of Operations Management,
European Journal of Operational Research, Computer and Operations Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Omega: An International Journal of Management Science, IEEE Transaction in System Man and Cybernetics (Part-C), Decision Support System, International Journal of Production Research, Computer and Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Journal of Knowledge Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, etc.

Prof. Ravi Shankar has trained over 5000 corporate professionals through online and class-room training programs in the area of Business Analytics & Optimization, Naval Operations Analysis (only for Indian Navy Officers), Six Sigma - Green Belt, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Excellence, Production & Operations Management, Advanced Program in Software Engineering & Management (APSEM), Enterprise Resource Planning, etc.



Logistics & Supply Chain Management (LSCM)

Operations Management / Industrial Engineering 

Quantitative Techniques for Managerial Decisions

Information and Telecommunication Systems Management (ITSM)

Other Areas of interest