Core Faculty
Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Google Citation :https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=_7QLNwwAAAAJ&hl=en

Phone: +91-5947-262176 (Ext. 221)
Email: rk.padhy@iimkashipur.ac.in
IIM Kashipur
Kundeshwari, Kashipur
District- Udham Singh Nagar
Uttarakhand 244713


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 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, Ministry of Power, DCMSME, OMC, OPTCL, ICFRE, UNDP, World Bank and various government departments, both at centre and state level. 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 Lean implementation and holds Black Belt certification in Six Sigma from Advanced Manufacturing Technology Associates, Glenview, Motorola.

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

Currently, he is Chairman of Lean Operations Cell under Centre of Excellence Sustainable Development. He is passionate about developing problem-solving and system thinking capabilities to support continuous improvement and organisational transformation. Dr Padhy’s consulting practice is based on performance improvement through process and system improvement by application of lean and six sigma

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. 

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


Padhy, R.K., Sahu, S. and Das, R.K. (2011) ‘Implementation of Six Sigma in Indian industries – a Delphi study’, Int. J. Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp.19–33

Padhy, R.K and Sahu,S.(2011), A Real Option based Six Sigma project evaluation and selection model, International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 29,No.8, pp.1091–1102

 Patra, P. K., Ray, A.K., Padhy, R .K (2015), Electronic governance service quality: A study in the state of Odisha, International Journal of Services Technology and Management, Vol.21, Nos.4/5/6, pp.238-251

 Padhy, R.K. (2017), Six Sigma Project Selection: A critical review, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma Vol.8, Issue 3


A Hybrid Model based on DEA and System Dynamics for measuring Leanness in Indian SMEs,  EBSCC 2016 Conference, 12-14 February 2016, IIT Kharagpur,

DNA of ‘Make in India’: Entrepreneurial Finance Perspective, International Conference on "Innovation, Market Competition & Economic Development" December 09-10, 2016, IMI Bhubaneswar

Implementation of Spreadsheet based Capacity Planning tool for an Auto component manufacturer, Society of Operations Management (SOM) Conference, December 22-24, 2016, IIITM Gwalior.

Seminars and Workshops

Quality Council of India’s “Operational Excellence through Lean and KAIZEN” at Kumaun Garhwal Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KGCCI), Chamber House, Industrial Estate, Bazpur Road, Kashipur on 7th Sept 2016

 Quality Management Standards and Quality Technology Tools (QMS/QTT) at at Kumaun Garhwal Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KGCCI), Chamber House, Industrial Estate, Bazpur Road, Kashipur on 08th October, 2015

  • Major Projects

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.

Performance Evaluation of UP Health System Strengthening Project (UPHSSP), Lucknow sponsored by International Development Association.

 Performance Review of Indian Council of Forest Research and Education (ICFRE), Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Govt of India

Principal Investigator for an action research project on the applicability of kanban system on project execution of flagship government programme Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNRGS). This research project is funded by the Ministry of Panchayat Raj, Govt of India