Dr Sachin Mangla
Visiting Research Fellow
Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Dr. Sachin K Mangla. He is working as a Faculty of Knowledge Management and Business Decision Making, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom.
His research is in the field of Green and Sustainable Supply Chain and Operations; Industry 4.0; Circular Economy; Decision Making and Modelling.
He has a teaching experience of more than five years in Supply Chain and Operations Management and Decision Making, and currently associated in teaching with various universities in UK, Turkey, India, China, France, etc.
He has published/presented several papers in repute international/national journals (International Journal of Production Economics; International Journal of Production Research; Production Planning and Control; Business Strategy and the Environment; Journal of Cleaner Production; Annals of Operations Research; Transportation Research Part – D etc.
He is involved in editing couple of Special issues as a Guest Editor in Production Planning & Control, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Resource Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production etc.
Currently, he is also involved in several research projects on various issues and applications of Circular economy and Sustainability. Among them, he is responsible for knowledge based decision model in "Enhancing and implementing knowledge based ICT solutions within high risk and uncertain conditions for agriculture production systems (RUC-APS)", European Commission RISE scheme, €1.3M. Recently, he has also received a grant as a PI from British Council - Newton Fund Research Environment Links Turkey/UK - Circular and Industry 4.0 driven sustainable solutions for reducing food waste in supply chains in Turkey. He is also working with USERC (Uttarakhand Science Education & Research Centre), Govt of Uttarakhand, India for managing food waste in Circular Economy. He is also a professional member of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineers (India); OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY OF INDIA; Society of Operations Management (SOMS); Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) Society; System Dynamics Society, UK.
 Doctor ofPhilosophy (PhD) (2012-2015) on the topic Analysis andManagement of Risks in Green Supply Chain from Indian Institute ofTechnology, Roorkee, India
 Master ofTechnology (M.Tech) (Production and Industrial EngineeringManagement) on the topic Green Supply Chain; Analysis & Performance Measurement: Drivenby Environmental Pressure from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India with CGPA 8.91 out of 10(Branch topper) in the 2009-2011 year
 Bachelor ofTechnology (B.Tech) (Mechanical Engineering) (With Honors) from Kurukshetra University,Kurukshetra, India with 73.80% marks in the 2004-2008 year
 Associate member IndianInstitution of Industrial Engineers (India) - Membership No. SM-10341 (99).
 Life Member of Global Conference onFlexible Systems Management (GLOGIFT)
 Member- OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY OF INDIA
 Member – Society ofOperations Management (SOMS)
 Member – MCDM Society
Roles on external bodies
- External Examiner - Middlesex University London, 2020-2021.
- Visiting Professor of Master’s program - Neoma Business School, France, August 01-03, 2020.
- Visiting Professor, Department of International Logistics Management, Yasar University, Turkey, June 20- 26, 2019.
- Visiting Professor IIM Shillong, for teaching Business & Sustainability from September 23-26, 2019.
- Visiting Scientist, Turkish-German University, Turkey from May – November, 2019.
Global Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, Knowledge Management & Decision Making, Operations Strategy and Management, Circular Manufacturing System, Supply Chain Innovations & Sustainability, Quality issues and Lean Management
Staff serving as external examiners
Green/Sustainable Supply Chain Management; Circular Economy; Industry 4.0; Knowledge Management & Business Decision Making; Operations Management and Excellence; Sustainable Cities and Society; Optimisation and Simulation
- Cross-disciplinary research issues in Green/Sustainable/Circular Supply Chain Management;
- Operational (Green, Reverse logistics, Lean) Excellence for Sustainable Supply Chain Performance Improvement;
- Technological advancements/Industry 4.0 based technologies for Responsible Manufacturing;
- Circular Economy and Implications for Sustainability;
- Sustainable Consumption and Production and Waste Reduction;
- Risk Management and Resilience in Green and Sustainable Supply Chains;
- Knowledge Management led Decision Making and Support Models for Business Sustainability;
- Clean Energy and Sustainable Cities and Communities
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
 Ph.D. Guidance= 08 (Ongoing) [First/Second Supervisor] with IIT Roorkee, IIM Raipur and Graphic Era University, India, Munich University, Germany, University of Plymouth, UK
i) Sustainable Food Supply Chain Management – Mr. Yogesh Kumar Sharma – Ongoing from July, 2016 and expected to complete by June 2019.
ii) Sustainable Consumption and Production Management – Miss Surbhi Uniyal - Ongoing from July, 2016 and expected to complete by June 2019.
iii) E-mobility in India – Ms. Anja Barucha (Munich University) – Ongoing from September 2018.
iv) Supply Chain Resilience and Sustainability – Piotr Warmbier (Munich University) - Ongoing from September 2018.
v) Closed Loop Supply Chain Management – Xiaoyi Zhan (University of Plymouth) – Ongoing from April, 2019.
vi) Perishable Food Supply Chain Management – Anish Kumar (IIT, Roorkee) – Ongoing from January 2018.
vii) Green Supply chain management – Qamar (University of Plymouth) Ongoing from January 2018.
viii) Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy for Sustainable Supply Chains – Mr Akshay (IIM Raipur) Ongoing from January 2019.
Grants & contracts
Horizon 2020 project "Enhancing and implementing knowledge based ICT solutions within high risk and uncertain conditions for agriculture production systems (RUC-APS)", funded by European Commission under Marie Curie RISE scheme, £1.3M (Co-PI). Partners - 16 participants from 5 EU countries (France, Italy, Poland, Spain, and United Kingdom), and 3 partners from (Argentina and Chile).
British Council Newton Fund Research Environment Links Turkey/UK 2020 - Developing capacity and research network on circular and Industry 4.0 driven sustainable solutions for reducing food waste in supply chains in Turkey, 90K GBP, (PI). Partners – University of Plymouth, UK; Yasar University, Turkey; Brunel University, London, Pinar Group of Companies – Turkey; Devon Chamber of commerce - UK.
British Academy – Youth Futures 2030 – Giving Youth a voice to sustainable logistics practices in middle income countries, £290K GBP. (Applied for Co-PI). Partners – University of Plymouth, UK; Yasar University, Turkey; IIT Delhi; Pinar Group of Companies – Turkey; CILT Chamber of commerce - UK.
Reducing Food Waste in Supply Chains in India in a Circular and Industry 4.0 Economy, Total Value 2000K - Funded by USERC, Govt of Uttarakhand, India and Govt Turkey – 2020 – INR (Co-PI).
Funded by MHRD, Govt of India – GIAN Course on Circular Manufacturing System in collaboration with MNIT, Jaipur, scheduled to be held in April, 2020.
Workshop on CE and industry 4.0 for Sustainable Business Performance with Yasar University, Turkey in 2020, with funding – TRY 20000 Turkish Lira, from Tubitak, Govt of Turkey.
Mobility Research Grant TRY 6000 (£800) Tubitak, Govt of Turkey, 2019.
Secured grant of £1,000 to attend the GCRF Global Engagement Meeting in Delhi, India on Tuesday 7th – Thursday 9th November 2017, Under Grant of Research Councils UK.
Secured a grant of £2,000 from University of Plymouth to achieve excellence in research
Secured grant of £2,000 for my visit to the Swansea University, School of Management, Swansea, UK in January 2017.
Secured grant of £1500 from Sutan Qaboos University for my visit to the Sutan Qaboos University, Oman in Novemver 2017
Secured a grant of 1,25,000 INR (£1500 GBP) for this event. Organized and worked as a Coordinator in National Seminar on Materials and Operations Sustainability: an Approach towards Make in India during August 13-14, 2016 Sponsored by DST-SERB and UCOST.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Reports & invited lectures
 Invited talk on Service Lean Operations at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, September 09, 2018.
 Invited talks on Sustainable/Green Supply Chain Management, Yasar University, June, 19-21, 2019.
 Invited Talk on Fuzzy AHP in University of Portsmouth, UK, November 21, 2018.
 Invited talk on Circular pathways to Food Supply Chain in Turkey, sponsored under UK-Turkish project, Oct 13, 2018.
 Invited Talk on Achieving Sustainability in Supply Chain Operations in the interplay between Circular Economy and Industry 4.0 at Tainjin University, China, Oct 27, 2018.
 Invited talk on Modeling in Research at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India, August 10, 2018.
 Invited Talk on “Process Innovations to achieve Supply Chain Sustainability” in at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat, Haryana, March 19, 2018
 Invited Talk on “Emerging Market Multinationals” at Newcastle University, London campus, United Kingdom, November 26, 2017
 Invited Talk on “Decision Science” Workshop on Decision Sciences Applications in Business Practices at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, December 10-12, 2017
 Invited Talk on “Graph Theoretic and Matrix Approach” in Workshop on Decision Sciences Applications in Business Practices at Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India February 3-4, 2017
 Teaching (3 Hrs.) on “Research Directions in Supply Chain Modeling” at Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak, India October 12, 2016 (Feedback Score 5 out of 5)
 Invited talk on International Workshop on “Freight Logistics & Related Issues (Focus: Emerging Research Dimensions & Practices)” IIT Delhi, DMS, India August 23, 2016.
 Delivered an expert lecture on “Analysis and Management of Risks in Green Supply Chain” ITM DRDO Mussoorie, India Dec 15, 2016.
 Visit to Sutan Qaboos University, Oman for research project discussions and research collaboration agenda during December 10-12, 2017
 Invited Talk on “Emerging Market Multinationals” at Newcastle University, London campus, United Kingdom, November 26, 2017
 Visit to two flagship research centers (Centre for Lean Enterprise, Application and Research (CLEAR) and Emerging Markets Research Centre (EMaRC) at School of Management, Swansea University, Swansea with regards to collaborating on research projects Sponsored & Hosted by Professor Nicholas Rich (School of Management, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom) from January 11-23, 2017
 Attended and presented a research paper entitled "Flexible Decision Modeling for Analyzing the Enablers to Enhance the Sustainable Supply Chain Performance " in Twin Conference: The 14th Global Conference on Flexible Systems Management, GLOGIFT 14 & 7th International Conference on Contemporary Business 2014, 7th ICCB being hosted by the Curtin University, Singapore, during October 15 – 17, 2014
Other academic activities
Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Management Decision, Emerald Publisher.
Member of Editorial Review Board, Production Planning and Control, Taylor & Francis Journal.
Associate Editor (Sustainable/Green Management and Decision Making, Technological advancements and Circular Economy and Implications for Sustainability), RAUSP Journal, Emerald Publisher.
Special Issue Lead Guest Editor: Production Planning & Control (PPC) (ABS – 3*). Theme: "Achieving Sustainability in Supply Chain Operations in the interplay between Circular Economy and Industry 4.0". Submission deadline – December 31, 2018.
Special Issue Lead Guest Editor: Resources Recycling and Conservation (SCI/SSCI, Thomson Reuter Impact Factor 5.5). Theme: “Operational Excellence for improving Sustainable Supply Chain Performance”. Submission deadline – April 01, 2019.
Special Issue Guest Editor: Annals of Operations Research. (ABS – 3*). Theme: “Computational Logistics in Food and Drink Industry: Advances in Modelling and Applications”. Submission deadline - May 31, 2020.
Special Issue Guest Editor: Journal of Resource Policy (ABS - 2*). Theme: Resources Melioration and the Circular Economy: Sustainability Potentials for Mineral, Mining and Extraction Sectors in Emerging Economies. Submission deadline: Feb, 2020.
Special Issue Managing Guest Editor: Management of Environmental Quality (ABS- 1*). Theme: Green Supply Chains and Environmental Benchmarking: implications for Emerging Economies”. Submission deadline – November 30, 2019.
Editing a book "Sustainable Supply Chain Performance Management: Models and Frameworks" published under De Gruyter.
Edited a book "Sustainable Procurement in Supply Chain Operations" published under CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
Edited a focused book "Sustainability, Innovation and Procurement CRC (Taylor & Francis) – Series Book - Mathematical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Management Sciences
1] Chaired a session in International conference on innovations in Business Management on 16th and 17th January, 2020, ICFAI University, Dehradun, India.
 Chaired as session in workshop on Circular pathways to Food Supply Chain in Turkey, sponsored under UK-Turkish project, Turkey, Oct 13, 2018.
 Chairing as session on Knowledge Management and Decisions in “Faculty of Business – 13th Doctoral Conference’ at June 25-26, 2018, in University of Plymouth, UK.
 Chaired session on “Smart Strategies for Digital World - Industrial Engineering Perspective (ICP01)” at the 58th National Convention of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering and International Conference on Smart Strategies for Digital World - Industrial Engineering Perspective, hosted by the Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE) at Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management, Nagpur, October 22 October, 2016
 Chaired a session on “Operations Sustainability: An Approach towards Make in India” at the National Seminar/Workshop (DST-SERB & UCOST Sponsored) “Material and Operations Sustainability: An Approach towards Make in India” at Graphic Era University, Dehradun, August 22, 2016