Dr Vikas Kumar

About me

Dr Vikas Kumar is an Associate Professor in Enterprise Operations Management at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, UK. Prior to joining UWE, he worked as a Lecturer at Dublin City University Business School in Republic of Ireland from 2009-2013. In past he has also worked for the University of Hong Kong and University of Exeter.

At UWE currently he is teaching modules on 'System, Structures and Operations' and 'Management Research Methods' and actively involved in supervising research masters and doctoral students.

He serves on the editorial board of around seven international journals including International J. of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience, Int. J. of Service, Economics, and Management and Int. J. of Manufacturing Systems. He has guest edited a number of special issues including J. of Information Technology (ABS 3*), Supply Chain Management an Int. J. (ABS 3*), Production, Planning & Control (ABS 3*), In. J. of Engineering Management and Economics (IJSEM), Int. J. of Lean Enterprise Research (IJLER), and Int. J. of Lean Six Sigma (IJLSS). He is also reviewer of more than 10 international journals including IJPR, IJPE, PPC, IJPE, SCMIJ, ESWA, IJOPM, JIMS and CAIE.

He is currently working on two research projects funded by British Academy/Newton Fund and EPSRC/Innovate UK. His current research focus is on green supply chain management and supply chain integration. His other research interests include sustainable supply chain management, green supply chain, short food supply chains, process modelling, innovation in SMEs, operations strategy, and service supply chains.

He is currently supervising a number of Masters and PhD students and he welcomes PhD applications broadly in the area of operations and supply chain management including lean, process modelling, service operations, short food supply chains and sustainable and low carbon supply chains.

Area of expertise

Sustainable Supply Chain Management; Process Modelling; Green Supply Chain Management; Structural Equation Modelling; Service Operations Management; Meta Analaysis; Healthcare Innovation; Short Food Supply Chains

My Publications