About the Symposium

With the increasing importance of supply chain management to the firms today, it has become utmost critical that the performance of chain is better than that of the competitors. It is even said that the competition today is not between individual firms but between supply chains. Because of this the firms invested heavily in supply chain management techniques to make the chain highly efficient. There has been a lot of research in last two to three decades in this area. What has changed now is the nature of overall environment in which a supply chain operates. The researchers and practitioners both agree that the methodologies and techniques developed in those years have become less effective in the current scenario.

This symposium seeks to encourage research on finding the current supply chain practices most suited to the current volatile and dynamic environment. The literature is filled up with the proposed practices and some have over the time found acceptance among the practitioners. But the overall environment today has changed a lot and it is needed to be tested that those well-established practices are as effective as they were then. Also, the need of the hour is to come up with better modeling and optimization techniques that are tailor made for the current situation. Such research will help the researchers and practitioners alike in finding a way in the over cluttered area of supply chain management. This will also guide the future researchers in the direction they should move on so as to make their research more worthwhile.

Important Date

Opening of Submission : 30th April, 2024
Closing of Submission: 31st May, 2024
Presentation at Symposium: 8th June, 2024
Acceptance: 10th–11th June, 2024
Registration: 12th-13th June, 2024


Chair's Persons

Prof. Dr. Andrew W. H. Ip,

University of Saskatchewan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Canada

Prof. Ip received his Ph.D from Loughborough University (U.K.), MBA from Brunel University (U.K.), MSc in Industrial Engineering from Cranfield University (U.K.), and LLB (Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton (U.K.). He is now a Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr Vipul Jain,

Undergraduate Programme Director (Management), Associate Professor in Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Wellington School of Business and Government.

His extensive leadership experience includes serving as the Director of the Doctoral Programme from 2019 to 2022 and as the Research Director/Research Convener from 2017 to 2019. In these roles, he provided both strategic and academic guidance.

Prof. Dr. Srikanta Patnaik

Professor & Director, I.I.M.T Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Prof. Srikanta Patnaik is Professor & Director of I.I.M.T., Bhubaneswar, India. He has received his Ph. D. (Engineering) on Computational Intelligence from Jadavpur University, India in 1999. He has supervised more than 30 Ph. D. Theses and 100 Master theses in the area of Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Soft Computing Applications and Re-Engineering.

Dr. Chun Ho WU,

Department of Supply Chain and Information Management (SCM), The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK), Shatin, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Dr. Wu is an Associate Professor in information systems management at the School of Decision Sciences, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. He worked closely with many industrial partners to support and contribute to formulating their business strategies, operations improvement and new product development.


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