Professor Arvind Upadhyay

Arvind is an expert in sustainable operations and supply chain management. Both of which are subjects that he teaches and researches at London Metropolitan University.

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Professor Upadhyay's research, consulting and teaching stretches across the management spectrum, with an emphasis on integrating operations and supply chain, with other management subject areas.

Alongside teaching, Professor Upadhyay has taken an active role in the research and publications. His research has been published in the Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning and Control, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, amongst others. He has presented at international conferences, including European Operations Management Association Conferences, Production and Operations Management Society Conferences, British Academy of Management and research lunch seminars at Cambridge Judge Business School.

He holds a PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Bergamo, Italy and an MSc in Strategic Project Management European from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

As a doctoral researcher, he spent one year at the Cambridge Judge Business School and King’s College, University of Cambridge and at the Cranfield School of Management, UK.

Professor Upadhyay has successfully supervised ten doctoral students as their Lead Supervisor till completion. He welcomes enquiries from potential PhD students in the areas of operations management, logistics and supply chain management. He also has a particular interest in innovative empirical methodologies. His current areas of research are:

  • Supply chain design for sustainable operations
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Reducing supply chain vulnerability and risk

Professor Upadhyay’s research interests lie in the field of operations and supply chain management, specifically around two interrelated phenomena: operational efficiency and sustainability. Both phenomena often stretch beyond the walls of a single organisation and demand complex and holistic solutions.

The most recent additions to his research scope include broader issues such as, greenhouse gas emissions and the social impacts of supply chain practices. Due to the emergence of the digital economy, his research scope also includes the impact of the digital economy on business operations.

Selected publications

  • Song, M., Zhou, W., Upadhyay, A. and Shen, Z. 2023. Evaluating hospital performance with plant capacity utilization and machine learning. Journal of Business Research.
  • 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.
  • Sahoo, S., Upadhyay, A. and Kumar, A. 2023. Circular Economy Practices and Environmental Performance: Analysing the Role of Big Data Analytics Capability and Responsible Research & Innovation. Business Strategy and the Environment.
  • Zirar, A., Muhammad, N., Upadhyay, A., Kumar, A., Garza-Reyes, J. (2023). Exploring lean team development from the Tuckman’s model perspective. Production Planning and Control.
  • Upadhyay, A., Chandra Balodi, K., Naz, F., Di Nardo, M., Jraisat, L. 2023. Implementing Industry 4.0 in the Manufacturing Sector: Circular Economy as a societal solution. Computers & Industrial Engineering
  • Srivastava, D., Kumar, V., Ekren, B., Upadhyay, A., Tyagi, M. and Kumari, A. 2022. Adopting Industry 4.0 by leveraging organisational factors. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
  • Sahoo, S., Kumar, A. and Upadhyay, A. 2022. How Green Knowledge Management and Green Technology Innovation Impact Corporate Environmental Performance? –Understanding The Role of Green Knowledge Acquisition. Business Strategy and the Environment.
  • Upadhyay, A., Mukhuty, S., Garza-Reyes, J.A. 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 & Control: The Management of Operations.
  • Mukhuty, S., Upadhyay, A. and Rothwell, H. 2022. Strategic sustainable development of Industry 4.0 through the lens of social responsibility: The role of human resource practices. Business Strategy and the Environment.
  • Jraisat, L., Jreissat, M. Upadhyay, A. Sajjad, F. and Balodi, K. 2022. Paradox of Strategic Partnerships for Sustainable Value Chains: Perspectives of Not-for-Profit Actors. Business Strategy and the Environment.
  • Sharma, M., Kumar, A., Luthra, S. and Upadhyay, A. 2022. The Impact of Environment Dynamism on Low-Carbon Practices and Digital Supply Chain Networks to Enhance Sustainable Performance: An Empirical Analysis. Business Strategy and the Environment.
  • Jraisat, L., Upadhyay, A., Ghalia, T., Kumar, V. & Sarpong, D. 2021. Triads in Sustainable Supply-Chain Perspective: Why is a Collaboration Mechanism Needed?, International Journal of Production Research.
  • Upadhyay, A., Kumar, A., Kumar, V. & Alzaben, A. 2021. A Novel Business Strategies Framework of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Practises in Logistics to Minimise Environmental Waste and Improve Performance. Business Strategy and the Environment.
  • Upadhyay, A., Mukhuty, S., Kumar, V. and Kazancoglu, Y. 2021. Blockchain Technology and the Circular Economy: Implications for Sustainability and Social Responsibility. Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Kumar, N., Upadhyay, A., Ximing, P. 2019. Integrating sustainable supply chain practices with operational performance: An exploratory study of Chinese SMEs. Production Planning & Contro
  • Liang, T., Upadhyay, A., Mohan, S. and Subramanian, N. 2019. Environmental improvement initiatives in the coal mining industry: Maximisation of the triple bottom line. Production Planning & Control.
  • White, G., Svetlana. C., Upadhyay, A., Subramanian, N., and Dwivedi. A. 2019. Soft side of knowledge transfer partnership between universities and small to medium enterprises: Exploratory study to understand process improvement. Production Planning & Control.

Professor Upadhyay has worked on many industrial projects, such as, John Deere, Luxembourg – Cash Management and Risk Assessment, Transport for London (TfL), UK – Sustainable Procurement Practices in TfL, Surrey County Council, UK – Role of Project-Based Learning, Pyroban SS, UK: (Pyroban provides explosion protection solutions for materials handling equipment and diesel engines)- Project: Identifying and applying an appropriate decision-making technique for supplier selection, Schuh, UK (Footwear company)- Project: Understanding key motivating factors for employees in a high-pressure retail job etc.

He welcomes enquiries for guest lectures, consulting projects, research collaboration and research degree supervision in the areas of logistics and supply chain management, project management, sustainability, and operations management.

Professor Arvind Upadhyay
Professor of Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management