Dr Vinaya Shukla


Dr Vinaya Shukla
NameDr Vinaya Shukla
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Management
Research institute
Primary appointmentStrategy, Leadership & Operations
Email addressV.Shukla@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2546-4931
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Vinaya joined the university in 2010 after completing his PhD at Cardiff Business School. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Strategy, Leadership and Operations Department and also the Programme Leader for the Masters in Global Supply Chain Management programme. He is an active researcher in the areas of sustainable supply chain management, technology applications (such as Industry 4.0, Blockchain, Data analytics and artificial intelligence) in supply chain management including for sustainability, supply chain risk management and supply chain systems supervising and examining PhDs, and publishing in prestigious journals in these areas. Vinaya is also an External Examiner for the postgraduate Operations and Supply Chain Management modules and programmes at Kingston and Greenwich universities.  

Earlier, he was the Programme Leader for the MBA programme and also the Link Tutor for the MBA franchise to Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College. He has also worked for several years as a Management Consultant on supply chain management and operations performance improvement projects. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Engineering from IIT Kanpur, Masters in Operations Research from Lancaster University, MBA from S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research and PhD from Cardiff Business School. 

Vinaya is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), and the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching

Vinaya currently teaches on the following modules and programmes:

  • Programme Leader for the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management
  • Module Leader MGT4803 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Module Leader MGT4641 Operations and Supply Chain Management#
  • Module Leader MGT4643 Procurement
  • Module Leader MGT3012 Logistics
  • Module Leader MGT2011 Operations and Information Management

Current Postgraduate (PhD) Supervision:

- Adwoa Owusu-Nimoh, 'Industry 4.0 and Agri-food supply chains', Director of Studies,  September 2020 - present 

- Rory McConnon, 'Sustainability of Vertical Food Systems', Director of Studies, January 2022 - present

- Golshan Ahmadi, 'Improving circularity of agri-food through Artificial Intelligence',      Director of Studies, September 2023 - present

- Mahnoush Gharehdash, 'Supply chain resilience through Artificial Intelligence', Director of Studies, September 2023 - present

Employment

Senior Lecturer
Middlesex University, London
01 Feb 2010
22 Mar 2024
Executive Director Research
Four-s Services Private Ltd, India
01 Oct 2002
28 Nov 2003
Consultant, Senior Consultant, Manager in Management consulting organisations
Various (A F. Ferguson, Actuate, Holtec and Arthur Andersen)
02 May 1996
30 Aug 2002
Quality Engineer
Escorts Group, India
02 Jul 1992
01 Aug 1994

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Evidence to public body

External activities

Book proposal on Sustainable Supply Chains and Logistics
External reviewer
Macmillan Education | Palgrave
01 Jan 2020
03 Feb 2020

External Reviewer for the BSc Logistics with Supply Chain Management programme
External reviewer
Muscat University, Oman
01 Mar 2021
31 May 2021

Book proposal on Managing Global supply chains
External reviewer
Routledge
01 Mar 2022
31 Mar 2022

External Reviewer for the BSc Global Supply Chain Management and Logistics programme
External reviewer
University of Buraimi, Oman
03 Jul 2023
29 Sept 2023

External Examiner for postgraduate Operations and Supply Chain Management modules
External examiner
Kingston University
01 Jun 2020
29 Feb 2024

External Examiner for postgraduate Operations and Supply Chain Management modules
External examiner
University of Greenwich
01 Jun 2021
30 Jun 2025

Research outputs

Barriers to Industry 4.0 technology adoption in agricultural supply chains: a Fuzzy Delphi-ISM approach

Chanchaichujit, J., Balasubramanian, S and Shukla, V. 2024. Barriers to Industry 4.0 technology adoption in agricultural supply chains: a Fuzzy Delphi-ISM approach. International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijqrm-07-2023-0222

Applying artificial intelligence in healthcare: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Balasubramanian, S., Shukla, V., Islam, N., Upadhyay, A. and Duong, L. 2023. Applying artificial intelligence in healthcare: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Production Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2023.2263102

Improving supply chain sustainability using artificial intelligence: Evidence from the manufacturing sector

Balasubramanian, S., Shukla, V. and Kavanancheeri, L. 2023. Improving supply chain sustainability using artificial intelligence: Evidence from the manufacturing sector. in: Vimal, K., Rajak, S., Kumar, V., Mor, R. and Assayed, A. (ed.) Industry 4.0 Technologies: Sustainable Manufacturing Supply Chains Singapore Springer. pp. 43-59

Enablers and benefits of supply chain digitalization: An empirical study of Thai MSMEs

Chanchaichujit, J., Balasubramanian, S., Shukla, V., Upadhyay, A. and Kumar, A. 2023. Enablers and benefits of supply chain digitalization: An empirical study of Thai MSMEs. in: Vimal, K., Rajak, S., Kumar, V., Mor, R. and Assayed, A. (ed.) Industry 4.0 Technologies: Sustainable Manufacturing Supply Chains Singapore Springer. pp. 113-131

Practices and performance outcomes of green supply chain management initiatives in the garment industry

Habib, M., Balasubramanian, S., Shukla, V., Chitakunye, D. and Chanchaichujit, J. 2022. Practices and performance outcomes of green supply chain management initiatives in the garment industry. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal. 33 (4), pp. 882-912. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-08-2021-0189

Developing a mental health index using a machine learning approach: assessing the impact of mobility and lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nanath, K., Balasubramanian, S., Shukla, V., Islam, N. and Kaitheri, S. 2022. Developing a mental health index using a machine learning approach: assessing the impact of mobility and lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2022.121560

Construction industry 4.0 and sustainability: an enabling framework

Balasubramanian, S., Shukla, V., Islam, N. and Manghat, S. 2021. Construction industry 4.0 and sustainability: an enabling framework. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. https://doi.org/10.1109/tem.2021.3110427

A readiness assessment framework for Blockchain adoption: a healthcare case study

Balasubramanian, S., Shukla, V., Sethi, J., Islam, N. and Saloum, R. 2021. A readiness assessment framework for Blockchain adoption: a healthcare case study. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 165, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120536

The e-commerce supply chain and environmental sustainability: an empirical investigation on the online retail sector

Rao, P., Balasubramanian, S., Vihari, N., Jabeen, S., Shukla, V. and Chanchaichujit, J. 2021. The e-commerce supply chain and environmental sustainability: an empirical investigation on the online retail sector. Cogent Business & Management. 8 (1), pp. 1-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2021.1938377

Supply chain network design models for a circular economy: a review and a case study assessment

Balasubramanian, S., Shukla, V., Upadhyay, A., Gharehdash, M. and Gharehdash, M. 2020. Supply chain network design models for a circular economy: a review and a case study assessment. in: Kumar, A., Garza-Reyes, J. and Rehman Khan, S. (ed.) Circular Economy for the Management of Operations Boca Raton, Florida, United States CRC Press. pp. 1-19

Do firm characteristics affect environmental sustainability? A literature review-based assessment

Balasubramanian, S., Shukla, V., Mangla, S. and Chanchaichujit, J. 2021. Do firm characteristics affect environmental sustainability? A literature review-based assessment. Business Strategy and the Environment. 30 (2), pp. 1389-1416. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2692

A review of lean and agile management in humanitarian supply chains: analysing the pre-disaster and post-disaster phases and future directions

Upadhyay, A., Mukhuty, S., Kumari, S., Garza-Reyes, J. and Shukla, V. 2022. A review of lean and agile management in humanitarian supply chains: analysing the pre-disaster and post-disaster phases and future directions. Production Planning and Control. 33 (6-7), pp. 641-654. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2020.1834133

The influence of ethical practice on sustainable supplier selection in the furniture industry

Upadhyay, A., Alhuzaimi, W., Shukla, V. and Nur, S. 2020. The influence of ethical practice on sustainable supplier selection in the furniture industry. in: Ramanathan, U. and Ramanathan, R. (ed.) Sustainable Supply Chains: Strategies, Issues, and Models Cham, Switzerland Springer. pp. 273-290

Applications of green supply chain management in the U.K. restaurant industry

Shukla, V., Upadhyay, A. and Khandve, B. 2020. Applications of green supply chain management in the U.K. restaurant industry. in: Ramanathan, U. and Ramanathan, R. (ed.) Sustainable Supply Chains: Strategies, Issues, and Models Cham, Switzerland Springer. pp. 225-247

Leadership strategies for global supply chain management: the case of UAE’s construction sector

Balasubramanian, S. and Shukla, V. 2020. Leadership strategies for global supply chain management: the case of UAE’s construction sector. in: Dwivedi, A. and Alshamrani, M. (ed.) Leadership Strategies for Global Supply Chain Management in Emerging Markets IGI Global. pp. 54-77

Firm size implications for environmental sustainability of supply chains: evidence from the UAE

Balasubramanian, S., Shukla, V. and Chanchaichujit, J. 2020. Firm size implications for environmental sustainability of supply chains: evidence from the UAE. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal. 31 (5), pp. 1375-1406. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-01-2020-0004

Foreign versus local firms: implications for environmental sustainability

Balasubramanian, S. and Shukla, V. 2020. Foreign versus local firms: implications for environmental sustainability. Benchmarking: An International Journal. 27 (5), pp. 1739-1768. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-12-2019-0526

Multi-objective decision model for green supply chain management

Chanchaichujit, J., Balasubramanian, S., Shukla, V. and Rosas, J. 2020. Multi-objective decision model for green supply chain management. Cogent Business & Management. 7 (1), pp. 1-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2020.1783177

Environmental supply chain management in the construction sector: theoretical underpinnings

Balasubramanian, S. and Shukla, V. 2018. Environmental supply chain management in the construction sector: theoretical underpinnings. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications. 21 (5), pp. 502-528. https://doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2018.1452902

Sensing endogenous seasonality in the case of a coffee supply chain

Shukla, V. and Naim, M. 2018. Sensing endogenous seasonality in the case of a coffee supply chain. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications. 21 (3), pp. 279-299. https://doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2017.1395829

Green supply chain management: the case of the construction sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Balasubramanian, S. and Shukla, V. 2017. Green supply chain management: the case of the construction sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Production Planning and Control. 28 (14), pp. 1116-1138. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2017.1341651

Detecting disturbances in supply chains: the case of capacity constraints

Shukla, V. and Naim, M. 2017. Detecting disturbances in supply chains: the case of capacity constraints. International Journal of Logistics Management. 28 (2), pp. 398-416. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLM-12-2015-0223

Green supply chain management: an empirical investigation on the construction sector

Balasubramanian, S. and Shukla, V. 2017. Green supply chain management: an empirical investigation on the construction sector. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. 22 (1), pp. 58-81. https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-07-2016-0227

Rogue seasonality in supply chains: an investigation and a measurement approach

Shukla, V. and Naim, M. 2015. Rogue seasonality in supply chains: an investigation and a measurement approach. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. 26 (3), pp. 364-389. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMTM-09-2013-0118

Performance improvements seen through the lens of strategic trade-offs

Sarmiento, R., Shukla, V. and Izar-Landeta, J. 2013. Performance improvements seen through the lens of strategic trade-offs. International Journal of Production Research. 51 (15), pp. 4682-4694. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2013.784417

Rogue seasonality detection in supply chains

Shukla, V., Naim, M. and Thornhill, N. 2012. Rogue seasonality detection in supply chains. International Journal of Production Economics. 138 (2), pp. 254-272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2012.03.026

Zero-sum and frontier trade-offs: an investigation on compromises and compatibilities amongst manufacturing capabilities

Sarmiento, R. and Shukla, V. 2011. Zero-sum and frontier trade-offs: an investigation on compromises and compatibilities amongst manufacturing capabilities. International Journal of Production Research. 49 (7), pp. 2001-2017. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540903555544

Bullwhip and backlash in supply pipelines.

Shukla, V., Naim, M. and Yaseen, E. 2009. Bullwhip and backlash in supply pipelines. International Journal of Production Research. 47 (23), pp. 6477-6497. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540802270096

Data mining: a tool for detecting cyclical disturbances in supply networks.

Afify, A., Dimov, S., Naim, M., Valeva, V. and Shukla, V. 2007. Data mining: a tool for detecting cyclical disturbances in supply networks. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture. 221 (12), pp. 1771-1785. https://doi.org/10.1243/09544054JEM879
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