Associate Professor Operations Management & Decision Sciences +91-7900444092 rk.padhy@iimkashipur.ac.in

Dr Ramakrushna Padhy has received his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He also has a B.Tech in Mechanical engineering and PG diploma in Industrial Engineering. He has 18 years of consulting experience in operations management area with clients from the public, private and government organisations. Some of them include Airport Authority of India, NALCO, NTPC, Garden Reach Ship Builders, Reliance Industries, Aditya Birla Group, L&T, Bharat Gears Ltd, OMC, OPTCL, ICFRE Ministry of Power, Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Rural Development  and International agencies like UNIDO, UNDP, World Bank and various other government departments, both at centre and state level.

He has designed and delivered many Management Development Programmes on Process Reengineering, Performance Measurement System, Quality Circle, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Procurement and Contract Management, Creativity and Systematic Problem Solving, Sourcing and Supply Chain Management for corporates like Tata Chemicals Ltd, Bharat Electronics, NTPC, ONGC,NALCO, OCC, Paradeep Post Trust and various central and state Govt departments. He has also conducted open MDPs on Operations Management through online channels. He is the chairperson of the "Lean Operations Cell" under Centre of Excellence Sustainable Development at IIM Kashipur and implemented Lean Manufacturing practices in various small and medium Industries at Rudrapur. He has designed and taught courses on Operations Management, Lean Operations, Quality Management and Six Sigma and Service Operations Management.

He was part of the team for execution and monitoring of the prestigious Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme (LMCS) formulated for improving the competitiveness of Indian industries by National Manufacturing Competitive Council (NMCC), Govt. of India. He is an Empanelled Lean Consultant to the Government of India for implementation Lean and holds Black Belt certification in Six Sigma from Advanced Manufacturing Technology Associates, Glenview, Motorola.

His research has been in understanding the implementation strategy and process of Business Transformation Initiatives, enterprise sustainability, circular economy. Within the business transformation initiatives, he is focused on Behaviour Operations issues, Business Process Reengineering, Lean, Six Sigma, DFSS and, Material Flow Cost Accounting and Industry 4.0. His work on these and related areas has been published in prestigious refereed journals such as Internal Journal of Project Management, Journal of Business Logistics. He is also reviewer to many reputed international journals.

Before joining IIM Kashipur in 2014, Dr Padhy held senior leadership roles at the National Productivity Council, under Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy, Govt. of India, New Delhi

Title Name of Journal Author (S) Vol No. Year
A systematic review of empirical studies pertaining to Lean, Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma quality improvement methodologies in paediatrics International Journal of Business Excellence ALOK KUMAR SAMANTA; G. VARAPRASAD; R K PADHY 23(1): 18 - 32 2021
Determinants and barriers of implementing lean manufacturing practices in MSMEs: A behavioural reasoning theory perspective Production Planning and Control ADITYA KUMAR SAHU, R. K. PADHY & AMANDEEP DHIR In press 2021
Improving financial and environmental performance through MFCA: A SME case study. Journal of cleaner production SAHU A. K., PADHY, R.K., DAS D., and GAUTAM A. 279, 123751 2021
Envisioning the future of behavioral decision-making: A systematic literature review of behavioral reasoning theory Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ) Aditya Kumar Sahu, R. K. Padhy & Amandeep Dhir 28(4): 145-159 2020
Alignment in the Base of the Pyramid Producer Supply Chains: The case of the Handloom Sector in Odisha, India Journal of Business Logistics Mahapatra, S., Williams,W.S. and Padhy, R.K. 40(2): 126-144 2019
Analysing The Risks in Supply Chain Information System Implementations Information Resources Management Association, IGI Global Ganguly, K.K and Padhy, R.K 31(2) 2018
Managing the humanitarian supply chain: a fuzzy logic approach International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment Kunal K. Ganguly, R.K. Padhy, Siddharth Shankar Rai 8(5): 521-536 2017
Six Sigma Project Selection: A critical review International Journal of Lean Six Sigma Padhy, R.K. 8(3) 2017
Electronic governance service quality: A study in the state of Odisha International Journal of Services Technology and Management Patra, P. K., Ray, A.K., Padhy, R. K. 21(4/5/6): 238-251 2015
Implementation of Six Sigma in Indian industries – a Delphi study Int. J. Computer-Aided Engineering and Technology Padhy, R.K., Sahu, S. and Das, R.K. 3(1):19-33 2011
A Real Option based Six Sigma project evaluation and selection model International Journal of Project Management Padhy, R.K and Sahu, S. 29(8): 1091-1102 2011
S.No Name Programme
1 Operations Management PGP, MBA(WX), EFPM
2 Advanced Operations Management EFPM
3 Lean Operations PGP, MBA(WX), FPM
4 Quality Management and Six Sigma PGP, MBA(WX)
5 Service Operations Management FPM


A Decade of MGNREGA: Participatory assessments and way forward, collaborative research project (Research project is funded by the Ministry of Panchayat Raj, Govt. of India) (2018-20)
Action research project on the applicability of Kanban system on project execution of the flagship government programme Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNRGS). (Research project is funded by the Ministry of Panchayat Raj, Govt. of India.) (2017-20)
Implementation of Lean Manufacturing to improve the competitiveness BOSS Cluster (Nine suppliers of Ashok Leyland) under the sponsorship of DC MSME, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India. (2015-18)
Performance Review of the Indian Council of Forest Research and Education (ICFRE), Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India. (2016-17)
Performance Evaluation of UP Health System Strengthening Project (UPHSSP), Lucknow sponsored by International Development Association. (2014-20)
Impact of COVID 19 on tourism sector of the state of Uttarakand and way forward strategy (2020- continuing)


• Received Bronze Award at 7th Indian Management Conclave (IMC) 2016 held at IIM Ahmedabad for Leadership in Corporate Engagement for the Initiative titled “Improving Competitiveness through Lean Manufacturing for MSME Cluster of Ashok Leyland.”

Received best research paper award on Implementation of Spreadsheet Based Capacity Planning Tool for an Auto Component Manufacturer at Society of Operations Management (SOM) Conference at IIITM Gwalior on a case on Windals Precision.

Chairperson, IIM Kashipur Dehradun Campus
Ex -Chairman, Lean Operations Cell under Centre of Excellence Sustainable Development
Ex-Asst. Dean, (Executive Education)
Ex-Chair (Sponsored Research and Consultancy)
Ex-Chair (Management Development Programme)