Supply Chain Management Strategies and Risk Assessment in Retail Environments

Supply Chain Management Strategies and Risk Assessment in Retail Environments

Akhilesh Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India) and Swapnil Saurav (JDA Software, India)
Release Date: December, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 351
ISBN13: 9781522530565|ISBN10: 1522530568|EISBN13: 9781522530572|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3056-5


The proper understanding and managing of project risks and uncertainties is crucial to any organization. It is paramount that all phases of project development and execution are monitored to avoid poor project results from meager economics, overspending, and reputation.

Supply Chain Management Strategies and Risk Assessment in Retail Environments is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on effectively managing risk factors and implementing the latest supply management strategies in retail environments. Featuring coverage on relevant topics such as omni-channel retail, green supply chain, and customer loyalty, this book is geared toward academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the challenges and opportunities available in the realm of retail and the flow of materials, information, and finances between companies and consumers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Closed-Loop Supply Chain
  • Customer Loyalty
  • Electronic Retailing
  • Green Supply Chain
  • Omni-Channel Retail
  • Online Returns
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Visibility

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Akhilesh Kumar, PhD, is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Previously, he worked as a Solution Architect in Consulting Team at JDA Software, Bangalore. He received his B.Tech degree in Manufacturing Engineering from National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology (India) and PhD degree in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University (USA) in the year 2005 and 2011, respectively. His teaching interests include non-linear programming, multivariate statistical models, generalized linear models, machine learning, and data analytics. He has authored various courses, lectures and workshops on applied machine learning and data analytics at IIT Kharagpur and other premier institutes. He has authored several technical papers. His publications appeared in such journals as International Journal of Production Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, Expert System with Applications, IEEE. He carried out collaborative research with multi-national companies as Ford Motor Company and Delphi Automotive LLP. He has delivered lectures on various topics in companies as TELCON, HAL, McNally Bharat. He also appeared on Marquis Who’s Who in America in 2011.
Swapnil Saurav has more than 11 years of work experience in IT industry with focus on Supply Chain in Retail and Manufacturing industries. He is an ambitious, creative and highly motivated individual, who has a passion for the Supply Chain with focus on Retail and Manufacturing industries and an uncompromising commitment to quality and outstanding customer service. He has been invited to be the key note speaker at various industry forums and has a passion for teaching & developing leaders for tomorrow. His expertise lies in figuring out ways to do what others say can't be done. He holds MBA from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, M.S. (BITS, Pilani) and B.E. (Visvesvaraya Technological University). Currently he is pursuing PhD in Supply Chain Management from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (Deharadun).