Lecturer in Knowledge Management & Business Decision Making

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)


Dr. Sachin K Mangla is working in the field of Green SC/Sustainability/Smart Manufacturing/Circular Economy/Risk Management/Simulation/Reverse Logistics/Energy/Decision Making and Empirical research. He loves to research. He has published/presented several papers in repute international/national journals (RSER, TRE-D, JCP, PPC, IJPR, IJPE, ANOR, ISF, BiJ, RCR, IJLRA, IJQRM, IDMS, IJOR) and conferences (POMS, SOMS, IIIE, CILT - LRN, GLOGIFT). He has an h-index 21, i10-index 24, Google Scholar Citations of more than 1200. He is currently editing a Special issue as a Lead Guest Editor in Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations and Resources, Recycling and Conservation on 'Industry 4 and Circular Economy' and 'Operational Excellence and SSC Performance Improvement'.


[1] Doctor ofPhilosophy (PhD) (2012-2015) on the topic Analysis andManagement of Risks in Green Supply Chain from Indian Institute ofTechnology, Roorkee, India

[2] 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

[3] Bachelor ofTechnology (B.Tech) (Mechanical Engineering) (With Honors) from Kurukshetra University,Kurukshetra, India with 73.80% marks in the 2004-2008 year

Professional membership

[1] Associate member IndianInstitution of Industrial Engineers (India) - Membership No. SM-10341 (99).

[2] Life Member of Global Conference onFlexible Systems Management ( GLOGIFT)


[4] Member – Society ofOperations Management (SOMS)

[5] Member – MCDM Society

Teaching interests

GlobalSupply Chain & Logistics Management, Knowledge Management & BusinessDecision Making, Operations Strategy and Management; Current Issues inManagement, Information for Business Decisions, Business Research Methods,Innovations and Sustainable Supply Chain, Quality Management, Lean and SixSigma, Pricing and Revenue Management

Staff serving as external examiners

Middlesex University - London Campus

Research interests

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

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

[1] Ph.D. Guidance= 05 (Ongoing) [FirstSupervisor] jointly with Prof. Pravin Patil, GEU, Dehradun, India and 03 [SecondSupervisor] jointly with Prof. Jingjing Xu, University of Plymouth, UK

i) Sustainable Food Supply ChainManagement – Mr. Yogesh Kumar Sharma  – Ongoing from July, 2016 and expected tocomplete by June 2019.

ii) Sustainable Consumption andProduction Management – Miss SurbhiUniyal - Ongoing from July, 2016 and expected to complete by June 2019.

iii) E-mobility in India – Ms. AnjaBarucha (Munich University) – Ongoing from September 2018.

iv) Supply chain resilience and sustainability– Piotr Warmbier (Munich University) - Ongoing from September 2018.

[2] M. Tech. Guidance= 01 (completed)[Single Supervisor]

Grants & contracts

Horizon 2020 project "Enhancing and implementing knowledge based ICTsolutions within high risk and uncertain conditions for agriculture productionsystems (RUC-APS)", funded by European Commission under MarieCurie RISE scheme, €1.3M (Team Member).

Secured grant of £1,000 to attendthe GCRF Global Engagement Meeting in Delhi, India on Tuesday 7th – Thursday9th November 2017, Under Grant ofResearch Councils UK.

Secured grant of £2,000 from Prof.Nick Rich for my visit to the Swansea University, School of Management,Swansea, UK in January 2017.

Secured grant of £1500 from SutanQaboos University for my visit to the Sutan Qaboos University, Oman in Novemver2017

Secured a grant of 1,25,000 INR (1503GBP) for this event. Organized and worked as a Coordinator in NationalSeminar on Materials and Operations Sustainability: an Approach towards Make inIndia during August 13-14, 2016 Sponsored by DST-SERB and UCOST.

Other academic activities

Member of EditorialAdvisory Board, Management Decision, Emerald Publisher.

Associate Editor(Sustainable/Green Management and Decision Making, Technological advancementsand Circular Economy and Implications for Sustainability), RAUSP Journal,Emerald Publisher.

Special Issue Lead Guest Editor:  ProductionPlanning & Control (PPC) (ABS – 3*). Theme: "Achieving Sustainability in Supply Chain Operations in the interplaybetween 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 forimproving Sustainable Supply Chain Performance”. Submission deadline –April 01, 2019.

Special Issue Managing Guest Editor: Management of Environmental Quality (ABS-1*). Theme: Green Supply Chains and Environmental Benchmarking: implicationsfor Emerging Economies”. (Proposal accepted and waiting to appear online)

Editing a book "Sustainable Supply Chain Performance Management: Modelsand Frameworks" published under De Gruyter.  

Editing a book "Sustainable Procurement in Supply Chain Operations"published under CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)

Editing a focused book "Sustainability,Innovation and Procurement CRC (Taylor & Francis) – Series Book -Mathematical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Management Sciences

Editor- Journal “Journal of Reliability andStatistical Studies". ISSN (Online): 2229-5666|ISSN (Print):0974-8024 (Emerging Sources Citation Indexed).

Editor - Journal “International Journal of productionand Supply chain Management. ISSN (Online):2349-MVTN, ISSN (Print):2349-JURS.