P R S Sarma

P R S Sarma

Associate Professor
Production & Operations Management
prs[dot]sarma[at]iimv[dot]ac[dot]in



Prof. Sarma has obtained his PhD and MBA (Technology Management) from IIT Delhi. Before joining, he was associated with IIM Raipur. He comes with a rich Industry, teaching, administrative and Project experience and was previously Professor In-charge of Administration & CAO, Professor In-charge of Infrastructure & Facilities, Chair of PGP, PGPWE, Executive Education Programs, Student Affairs, First Appellate Authority (RTI 2005).

His research interests lie in the areas of I-4.0 - LSS and Circular Economy.

Prior to joining Academics, Dr. Sarma has worked in C-DoT (A Telecom Technology Centre for Govt. of India) and Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (A Govt. of India Enterprise).

Dr. Sarma, has more than 32 years of Experience in which more than 20 years of wide and varied industry experience in field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Teaching, Training & Consultancy Telecom and Information technologies, Feasibility study – preparation of techno-commercial proposals, Business Development, Project Management, Project Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Client Relationship development and Maintenance, Documentation, and Material Management. On individual assignments viz., Project Management, Project report preparation, Feasibility analysis, Project execution etc. visited several foreign Countries viz., Algeria, Austria, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina-Faso, Denmark, Egypt, France, Ghana, Ivory-coast, Japan, Kenya, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Latvia, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Nepal, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Sweden, Togo, Tunisia and USA etc.

  • Design & Realization of Large Scale Digital Transformations
  • Managing Operations in the Era of Disruption
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management

Papers in Journals

  • “Vishal Singh Patyal, P.R.S. Sarma, Sachin Modgil, Tirthankar Nag and Denis Dennehy, (2021), Mapping the links between Industry 4.0, circular economy and sustainability: A systematic literature review, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, DOI 10.1108/JEIM-05-2021-0197”
  • Damla Y€uksel, Yigit Kazancoglu and P.R.S Sarma, (2021), A multiphase acceptance sampling model by attributes to investigate the production interruptions in batch production within tobacco industry, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, DOI 10.1108/IJQRM-03-2021-0078.
  • Sarma, PRS; Kumar, Aalok; Choudhary, Nishat; Mangla, Sachin, (2021), Modelling resilient fashion retail supply chain strategies to mitigate the COVID-19 impact", accepted for publication in International Journal of Logistics Management
  • Uniyal, S., Mangla, S. K., Sarma, P. R. S., Tseng, M.-L., & Patil, P. (2021). ICT as “Knowledge Management” for Assessing Sustainable Consumption and Production in Supply Chains, Journal of Global Information Management, Volume 29, Issue 1, Pg.: 164–198.
  • Khanzode, A.G., P.R.S.Sarma, Mangla, S.K. and Yuan, H., (2020), Modeling the Industry 4.0 Adoption for Sustainable Production in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Journal of Cleaner Production, p.123-489. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123-489
  • Akshay G Khanzode, P.R.S. Sarma and Mohit Goswami, (2020), Modeling of select enablers of LSS using classical DEMATEL leading to Sustainability, Circular Economy through Industry 4.0, accepted for publication in Production Planning and Control (PPC).
  • Devendra Dhagara, Mohit Goswami, P.R.S. Sarma and Abhijit Choudhury (2019), Big Data and blockchain supported conceptual model for enhanced healthcare coverage: The Indian context, Business Process Management Journal, Volume 25, Issue 7, Pg.: 1612-1632.
  • Mohit Goswami, P.R.S. Sarma and Gopal Kumar (2019), Integrating Enablers of Sustainable Freight Transportation and Perishable Commodity Supply Chain, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pg.: 25-48.
  • Namrata Sharma, B.S. Sahay, Ravishankar and P.R.S. Sarma (2017), Supply Chain Agility: Review, Classification and Synthesis, International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, Volume 20, 2017 - Issue 6, Pg.: 532-559.
  • Sanjeev Prashar, Harvinder Singh and P.R.S. Sarma (2016), Hierarchy of Shopping Experience at Indian Malls: A Conceptual Model using Interpretive Structural Modelling, The Journal of Distribution Science, Korean Distribution Science Association (KODISA) – 14-2 (2016) 5-12
  • V. R. Pramod, D. K. Banwet andP.R.S. Sarma (2015) Understanding the barriers of service supply chain management: an exploratory case study from Indian telecom industry, Operational Research Society of India (OPSEARCH), Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 358 – 374.
  • Sarma, PRS, Subramanyam, M and Pramod V., 2013, “ICT and Banking sector – Is it a rejuvenating combination?” International Journal of Business Excellence, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 231-249.
  • Mangla, S., Madaan, J., Sarma, P. R. S., & Gupta, M. P. (2014). Multi-objective decision modelling using interpretive structural modelling for green supply chains. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 17 (2), 125-142.

Papers in conferences

  • PRS Sarma, Praomd Ram, (2011), Structural Flexibility in Supply Chains – A Select Diagnosis Analysis, 11th Global Conference on Flexible Systems Management (GLOGIFT 11), organised by IIM-Calicut and Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management
  • Jitendra Madaan, PRS Sarma, ANALYSING SELECT DIMENSIONS OF EFFECTIVE LOGISTICS ORGANIZATION - AN ISM APPROACH, XVI Annual International Conference of Society of Operations Management” at IIT Delhi jointly organised by IIM-L and IIT-D, December 21-23, 2012.
  • PRS Sarma, Praomd Ram, (2012), Structural Flexibility in Supply Chains – A Fuzzy ISM & FMICMAC Approach, 12th Global Conference on Flexible Systems Management (GLOGIFT 12), organised by University of Vienna and Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management
  • PRS Sarma, Praomd Ram, (2013), Analyzing the interrelationships between the enablers of Process Flexibility in Logistics Industry – An ISM Approach, 13th Global Conference on Flexible Systems Management (GLOGIFT 13), organised by International Federation for Systems Research – IFSR, Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management and IIT-Delhi
  • PRS Sarma, Kamal Karnatak, (2013), Flexibility in Transportation Management Strategy for improved Efficiency: An Indian Soft drink Industry Perspective, 13th Global Conference on Flexible Systems Management (GLOGIFT 13), organised by International Federation for Systems Research – IFSR, Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management and IIT-Delhi
  • Namrata Sharma, PRS Sarma and B. S. Sahay (2014), Select Enablers of E-tailing Flexibility: a TISM Approach, Proceedings of 7th ICCB 2014 & GLOGIFT 14, October 15-17, 2014, Curtin Singapore, Singapore, pp. 237-252
  • Namrata Sharma, B. S. Sahay and PRS Sarma (2015), Humanitarian Logistics for Continuous Aid Operations, XIX Annual International Conference, Society of Operations Management, organized by IIM Calcutta, December 11-13, 2015
  • Namrata Sharma, B. S. Sahay, Ravi Shankar and PRS Sarma, (2016), Supply chain challenges in public distribution system, 27th Annual POMS Conference held in Orlando, FL, USA, May 6-9, 2016
  • Namrata Sharma, B. S. Sahay, PRS Sarma and Ravi Shankar, (2016), Information Systems in Indian Food Security Infrastructure, 27th Annual POMS Conference held in Orlando, FL, USA, May 6-9, 2016
  • Namrata Sharma, PRS Sarma and Mohit Goswami, (2018), Sustainable Practices in Perishable Supply Chain, 29th Annual POMS Conference held in Houston, Texas, USA, May 4-7, 2018
  • Mohit Goswami, and PRS Sarma (2018), A enterprise Risk oriented Frame work for Design Concept selection using Bayesian Theory, 29th Annual POMS Conference held in Houston, Texas, USA, May 4-7, 2018
  • Gopal Kumar and PRS Sarma (2018), Exploring the Role of Dynamic capabilities in sustainable supply chain, 29th Annual POMS Conference held in Houston, Texas, USA, May 4-7, 2018
  • PRS Sarma (2019), Assimilating Enablers of Sustainable Freight Transportation in Perishable Commodity Supply Chains - ISM and - Graph Theoretic Approach, 30th Annual POMS Conference held in Washington, DC, USA, May 2-6, 2019

Cases

  • Reeta Stores – Ordering Inventory, P.R.S. Sarma and S.K. Mitra (2015), The Case Centre, Reference no. 6150571
  • Holding the Pulse of Pulses, P.R.S. Sarma, Swati Khobragade, Swarit Yadav and Kirti Rai Chanchal (2015), The Case Centre , Reference no. 6150731
  • Monitoring Mantralaya, PRS Sarma, BS Sahay, Aghay K Ray, Prasit A, Suraj Dhande and Amar Garg, 2016), The Case Centre , Reference no: 616-0032-1
  • Reddy’s Lab, PRS Sarma, Varun Sindhu and Shishir, (2016), The Case Centre , Reference no: 316-0094-1
  • EVM @ ABC, PRS Sarma, BS Sahay, (2015), The Case Centre , Reference no: 616-0045-1
  • ABP Transportation Dilemma, PRS Sarma, Manish and Umesh, (2016), The Case Centre , Reference no: 616-0053-1
  • A.K. Promotion Dilemma, PRS Sarma, (2016), The Case Centre , Reference no: 416-0068-1
  • Spare Parts Sourcing @ ICC, PRS Sarma and Arun Kumar Bisen, (2016), The Case Centre , Reference no: 616-0066-1
  • LPG-to Everyone & Any Where – Distribution Dilemma, PRS Sarma, Umesh and Manish, (2016), The Case Centre , Reference no: 616-0067-1
  • Break Even @ JI, PRS Sarma and Anuj Sabarwal, (2016), The Case Centre , Reference no: 616-0073-1
  • Shyam Bricks, PRS Sarma and Ankur Garg, (2016), The Case Centre , Reference no: 616-0075-1
  • Coal Sourcing @SB, PRS Sarma and Ankur Garg, (2016), The Case Centre , Reference no: 616-0078-1
  • Parghani Restaurant, PRS Sarma and Anuj Sabarwal, (2016), The Case Centre , Reference no: 616-0080-1
  • Lean at Parghani Restaurant, PRS Sarma and Anuj Sabarwal, (2016), The Case Centre Reference no: 616-0081-1
  • EOQ Dilemma @ Reeta Stores, PRS Sarma, (2016), The Case Centre , Reference no: 616-0082-1
  • Sweet Lime Sourcing Dilemma, PRS Sarma, Shaji Mathai and Dushyant Yadav, (2016), The Case Centre Reference no: 616-0084-1
  • PVR Cinemas, PRS Sarma and Anurag Pratap Singh, (2016), The Case Centre Reference no: 616-0081-1
  • Consumer Behaviour dilemma @ PVR Cinemas, PRS Sarma and Auruni Kumar, (2017), The Case Centre Reference no: 516-0226-1
  • Sourcing Risk Dilemma @ SKPL, PRS Sarma and Visakha Verma, (2017), The Case Centre Reference no: 617-0001-1
  • Operations Dilemma @ ICH, PRS Sarma Manikanta Sriram and Raunak Sen, (2017), The Case Centre Reference no: 617-0001-1
  • PVR’s SERVQUAL Dilemma, PRS Sarma and Vinita Sahay, (2017), The Case Centre Reference no: 616-0012-1
  • Sudha Milk, PRS Sarma, (2017), The Case Centre Reference no: 617-0004-1
  • Forecasting Dilemma at Sakthi’s Kitchen, PRS Sarma, Yashwant Kavila and Rutuja Patil (2017), The Case Centre Reference no: 617-0028-1
  • CORE PDS: Empowering the Poor, Namrta Sharma, B. S. Sahay and PRS Sarma, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (2017), doi: 10.1108/EEMCS-05-2016-0060
  • Does forecasting have all answers? A case study of elections in India, Devendra Dhagrra, Mohit Goswami and P.R.S. Sarma (2017), accepted for publication in Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies.

Books:

  • Vinita Sahay, PRS Sarma, (2016), Hand Book of Management Cases, ET Cases (Times of India Group) Publication.
  • Vinita Sahay, PRS Sarma, (2016), Indian Management Cases, ET Cases (Times of India Group) Publication
  • Vinita Sahay, PRS Sarma, (2017), Select Management Cases, ET Cases (Times of India Group) Publication.
  • Vinita Sahay, PRS Sarma, (2017), Cases IN Management, ET Cases (Times of India Group) Publication.

Book Chapters:

  • Sarma, PRS, Pramod V., 2015, “Structural Flexibility in Supply Chains: TISM and FISM Approach”, in: Sushil, Gerhald Chroust (eds.), Systemic Flexibility and Business Agility, Springer, pp. 305-321

  1. TEQIP-II conclave for training needs assessment from May 19-20, 2014
  2. Programme Director for TEQIP-II FDP: Sept. 8-13, 2014
  3. Sponsor: NPIU, MHRD, Govt. of India.
    No. of Participants: Faculty of several Technological institutions – 30 nos.
  4. Organised Leadership Development Programme (Programme for Leadership in University Management – PLUM) in association with National University Singapore, at Singapore during September – October, 2015.
    Sponsor: MHRD, Govt. of India
    No. of Participants: VCs, Directors and Principals of several Technological institutions – 30 nos.
  5. As TEQIP-II, Coordinator organised six MDPs between July and December 2015 with 30 to 40 participants from various Engineering colleges across the country
    Sponsor: NPIU, MHRD, Govt. of India
    No. of Participants: Faculty of several Technological institutions – 30 nos.
  6. Organised Management Development Programme for Chhattisgarh State wide Dealers of IOCL in two phases
    Sponsor: IOCL
    No. of Participants: 30 nos in each phase
  7. Organised two Management Development Programme for teaching and non-teaching staff of College of Technology, Bhubaneswar
    Sponsor: CET, Bhubaneswar, Govt. of Odisha
    No. of Participants: 30 nos in each programme

Conferences:

  • Organised Global Summit on Management Cases (GSMC) 2016 in association with ET Cases, 5th -6th February, 2016
  • Organised Global Summit on Management Cases (GSMC) 2017 in association with ET Cases, 10th -11th February, 2017