Aalok Kumar

Aalok Kumar

Assistant Professor
Production & Operations Management

Dr Aalok Kumar holds an MTech in Industrial Management with Gold Medal from IIT(BHU) Varanasi & PhD in Logistics Management from DoMS, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India. His PhD work received the “Excellence in Doctoral Research Award” from IIT Roorkee. Additionally, he received Newton-Bhabha Fellowship from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom and Queen Elizabeth Visiting Fellowship at the University of Regina, Canada, as visiting PhD fellowship.  He worked as a circular economy course instructor at the University of Maribor Slovenia during 2020-21. He has also been visiting faculty at the Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok, seconded by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, from Jan.-May 2023.  His research interests include data-driven logistics operations, multimodal logistics planning, Smart freight mobility, SDG-driven operations and supply chain systems. 

PGP- Logistics Management; Operations Management
PGPEx- Operations Management; Operations Strategy; Smart Business Logistics
PhD- Quality 4.0 for Production and Logistics; Computational Intelligence for Supply Chain Operations
MDP/EEP- Multi-criteria decision analysis; logistics regression modelling; Operational Leadership
Course of Independent Study- Circular economy-based business model (PhD); Performance measurement framework for food supply chain (PGPEx); Circular cities (PGPDGM)
Executive Development Program: Digital Supply Chain and Logistics Management with Nulearn

  • Operational Leadership- IOCL SAKSHAM program
  • Decision analysis- L & T 
  • ATAL FDP under PM Gati Shakti
Research grants

  • Developing socially sustainable Indian dairy supply chain from multi-stakeholders’ perspective: A bi-state firm-level analysis” funded by ICSSR New Delhi (2022-24).
  • Developing business education communities in developing economies, funded by SAMS, United Kingdom 2021-2023
  • Industry 4.0 practices for Indian MSMEs, funded by SERB, Government of India 2021-2022.

Representation in Institution Building

  • DAPC student representative during MTech. 2012-2013 at Department of Mechanical Engg, IIT (BHU) Varanasi India 2011-2013.
  • Department Research Committee (DRC) student representative at DoMS, IIT Roorkee, India, 2017-2019.
  • Institute Research Committee (IRC) student representative at IIT Roorkee, India, 2017-2019.

Service to Institute 

  • Area Chair (POM) April 2021-till date
  • Member- RCPC April 2021-till date
  • Member- RPC April 2021-till date
  • Member- IRC April 2022-till date
  • Member- EMBA Committee 

Service to Profession

Editorial work

  • Area Editor (Sustainable Logistics)- Operations Management Research Journal -Springer (IF=2.7/SSCI)
  • Editorial board member- American Business Review Journal (A category)
  • Area Editor (Transport & logistics)- Journal of Shipping& Trade -Springer 
  • Special issue guest editor Operations Management Research 2021


  • Transportation Research Part A: Policy & Practice
  • Journal of Cleaner Production
  • International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
  • International Journal of Logistics Management
  • Journal of Enterprise Information Management
  • Transport Policy.
  • Journal of Business Logistics


  • Production and Operations Management Society USA
  • Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society USA
  • EURO working group on Transportation
Session Chair//Invited Talk

  • Invited talk on “Shipbuilding 4.0: opportunities and challenges” at Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Visakhapatnam.
  • Session Chair in 11th IEOM society annual conference at Singapore 7-11 March 2021.