RCOSCM-2018 Research Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management And Faculty Development Program


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Over the years the thirst to achieve operational excellence has led Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management to set newer benchmark every year for propelling the pedagogy provided in this institution. In its ambitious mission to create techno business leaders, capable of excelling in the field of operations, the institution throws in a perfect milieu of good academic curriculum and industry interface for students to learn and grow as operations professionals. In that spirit, Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management is organizing the “Research Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management” which solely focuses on the broader aspect of operations and supply chain management. This conference aims to bring together management professionals from industry and academics, research scholars, students, business leaders and entrepreneurs. The main theme of this conference is “Competitive Manufacturing Supply Chain Strategies in Dynamic Environment”. The conference intends to initiate discussions and create a platform to share knowledge and current trends in the field of Supply Chain Management and related topics like Risk Management, Global Business Operations, Procurement Management etc. Each are is of great importance to the current and possible future trends in Operations and Supply Chain Management. In a span of just two days (17th-18th Feb 2018) hundreds of research papers will be presented by people from across the globe, exploring potentials of this field in today’s world. It will be a great opportunity for everyone in broadening their horizon of knowledge by being a part of RCOSCM.


From The Director’s Desk

SIOM has always proven itself in the field of operations. It has evolved over years achieving laurels and recognitions for attaining operational excellence. SIOM, with a vision to lead in the field of operations has laid a strong foothold in academics especially through perseverance, adherent commitment and dedication. A way forward in this scenario is RCOSCM- Research conference on operations and supply chain management. This would serve a rostrum for students, research scholars, business leaders, management professional from industries and many academicians to share their views, ideas and insights on particular theme. The theme chosen for this discussion is “Competitive Manufacturing Supply Chain Strategies in Dynamic Environment”. There are other areas put forth for discussion such as lean, agile manufacturing, procurement management etc., that will provide a comprehensive analysis of operations world. This would not only enable paper presentations, but also act as an estuary wherein young, vibrant innovators meet distinguished, imminent leaders from academics and business world. More than just a conference, it is a catalyst for pure and efficient knowledge transfer. For such an initiative which will serve a greater significance in chiseling a sustainable future, I cordially invite all for being a vital link in this supply chain network. Looking forward to a greater participation.

From The Convener’s Desk

This is the first one of a new series of annual academic Research conferences Organized by Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management exploring on the theme “Competitive Manufacturing Supply Chain Strategies in Dynamic Environment”. Over the years SIOM has proved its mettle in academia and research. It is one of the pioneers in the field of operations and is now emerging as a center for excellence in operations management. This conference is the next big step to its glory which would witness many academic and industry stalwarts sharing their views on the recent trends in operations and supply chain management on a single platform.
As the business progresses towards a new revolution, focus on operations and supply chain management is essential as they form the major factors for an organization’s profit. Hence it is imperative that strong and innovative ideas are put forth to realize the true potential for sustainable operational environment.
I assure that the two days will keep you busy and productive.





This is the second annual academic conference after international conference on operations and supply chain management (ICOSCM, 16). This year the theme is “Competitive Manufacturing Supply Chain Strategies in Dynamic Environment”. Today’s supply chains are complex. Supply chains play a crucial role in evolving business models. The evolving business models include the extensive use of technologies like 3-D printing, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Cloud computing and big data analytics. These technologies are taking supply chain towards sustainability. Sustainability is not about the effective design and execution, but is possible through adaptability. The adaptability helps supply chain to respond to changing conditions. The leading firms design and review their supply chains with a view of ever evolving supply chain-eco-system and continuously adapt it. These characteristics help to peruse the relentless competitive advantage. This involves the flexibility in the supply chains. Hence this year the conference is themed around competitiveness. I am sure the participation and presenting research in conference will present the excellent opportunities for researchers, practitioners, and academicians a great platform to excel


Important facts about SCM


For every truck of goods delivered to our supermarkets, 400 cars are needed to transport the goods to our homes.


Logistics operations deliver the equivalent of 16000 swimming pools of milk every year.


Amazon’s warehouses have more square footage than 700 Madison Square Garden’s and could hold more water than 10,000 Olympic Pools.


US expenditures on transportation alone ($688 billion) are larger than the GDPs’ of all but 16 countries.


Online retail will comprise 10% of all retail sales by 2017.


A PwC survey of 400 retail CEO’s found that a “staggering” 83 percent believe that their supply chains are not ready for the challenges of omni-channel commerce.


By understanding the effects of supply chain integration, visibility and information, the companies will be able to develop strategies that will enable them to overcome many problems.

A study by the A.T. Kearney management consulting company estimates that supply chain costs can represent more than 80% of the cost structure in a typical manufacturing company.

Research indicates that global market value of logistics has surpassed $4 trillion, which equates to 10% of global GDP.


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Contemporary Research Trends in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Global Operations Management

Procurement Management

Modeling of SCM System

Lean/Agile Operations and Supply Chain

Supply Chain Learning and Innovation

Performance Measurement of Supply Chain

Sustainable Supply Chain

Service Operations Management

Sustainable Operations

Big Data Driven Decision Making

Risk Management in Supply Chain

Competitive Manufacturing

Modelling of Manufacturing Systems

Performance Measurement of Manufacturing Systems

Manufacturing Risk Management

Flexible Manufacturing System

Supply Chain learning and innovation


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