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Dr.R.Siva Kumar

Dr.R.Sivakumar is working as a Professor in the Department of Automobile Engineering from the year 2014 and he has around 8 years of Teaching, 3 year of Research and 15 years of Industrial experience. His research is mainly focused on Green Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Green supplier evaluation and selection in process industries using multi-criteria decision making approaches

He has completed B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Bharathiar University in the year 1993 and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore, Singapore in the year 2003.He obtained Ph.D. from Anna University, Chennai.

Research Areas:

  • Green Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Green supplier evaluation and selection



Won “Best Manufacturing Leadership” award from GE Plastics, Singapore in the year 2006 as recognition for successfully lead and trained a group of operators to run the Lean Production Cell with minimum headcount and sustain the quality, setup and implement Lean Tools in Lean production cell, and conduct employee training.



  1. Govindan, Kannan, Sivakumar Rajendran, Joseph Sarkis, and P. Murugesan. “Multi criteria decision making approaches for green supplier evaluation and selection: a literature review.”Journal of Cleaner Production 98 (2015): 66-83.


  1. Kannan, Devika, Kannan Govindan, and Sivakumar Rajendran. “Fuzzy Axiomatic Design approach based green supplier selection: a case study from Singapore.”Journal of Cleaner Production 96 (2015): 194-208.



  1. Sivakumar, R., Kannan, D., & Murugesan, P. (2015). Green vendor evaluation and selection using AHP and Taguchi loss functions in production outsourcing in mining industry.Resources Policy46, 64-75.


  1. Jia, Peng, Kannan Govindan, Tsan-Ming Choi, and Sivakumar Rajendran. “Supplier selection problems in fashion business operations with sustainability considerations.”Sustainability 7, no. 2 (2015): 1603-1619.


  1. Govindan, Kannan, and Sivakumar. “Green supplier selection and order allocation in a low-carbon paper industry: integrated multi-criteria heterogeneous decision-making and multi-objective linear programming approaches.”Annals of Operations Research 238, no. 1-2 (2016): 243-276.


Paper presentation at International Workshop/Conferences:


  1. Presented a paper ‘An integrated approach for the selection of green suppliers using Fuzzy Axiomatic Design and Fuzy TOPSIS: A Case study from Singapore’, first international workshop on “ECO-EFFICIENT BASED GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (EF-GSCM 2011)” organized by University of Southern Denmark.


  1. Presented a paper through co-author Dr.KannanGovindan ,‘Multi criteria decision making approaches for green supplier evaluation and selection: a literature review’, Conference on the Greening of Industry Network (GIN 2012),Linköping.

Teaching Experience: as an Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering in recognised engineering institutions in India, from 2009 to 2014 (5 years).

Industrial Experience: as a Production Engineer; a Service Engineer; a Team Leader in manufacturing and process industries in India for 6 years and overseas for 9 years (Singapore).

Journal’s Reviewer:

 International Journal of Advanced Operations Management –Inderscience publishers

Journal of Cleaner Productions – Elsevier


International Collaboration:

 Good collaboration with Dr.KannanGovindan, Professor, Head of Centre, Institute of Technology and Innovation, SDU Engineering Operations Management, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. Also had international high impact factor journal publications with Denmark and USA researcher’s collaboration.



Member, Fluid Power Society of India


Teaching Interest:

Operations research

Total Quality Management

Kinematics of Machinery

Dynamics of Machinery

Design of Transmission Systems

Mechanical Vibrations

Vehicle Dynamics

Finite Element Analysis