Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari (FNAE, FNASc, FIIIE, FIISE, and FIETI) is Director, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai from November 2019. He was a Professor with Higher Academic Grade (HAG) in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and currently on lien for five years. As a researcher, he is working in the domain of Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Management. His research and teaching interests are in modeling the Manufacturing Processes and Operations analysis in Supply Chain Networks. Optimization, Simulation and Computational Intelligence are the main techniques adopted by Prof. Tiwari to automate the decision support system for complex and large-scale problems in Manufacturing and Logistics System.
His research interests have been supported by several industries, national and international research funding agencies. He has published more than 320 papers (H Index, Google Scholar – 65 and Scopus-50) in the International Journals of repute and he has been rated as Rank 1 among top 100 individual researchers across the world who had published research articles in International Journal of Production Research (Taylor & Francis) during the time period 1985-2010 (International Journal of Production Research, Volume 51, Issue 23-24, 2013). He is also mentioned as Top leading author in the domain of Supply Chain Analytical Techniques by Journal of Computer & Industrial Engineering (Volume 137, 2019). Recipient of “Most Influential Researcher Award” in the domain of Operations and Supply Chain Management.
He is the Recipient of Mahalanobis Distinguished Educator Award from the Operations Research Society of India (ORSI), in the category of Management education (2017). He is listed among Top 20 most productive authors in the area of Production and Operations Management as reported in the last 50 years (Published in a survey article in Int. Journal of Production Economics, 2009, 120, 540-551) and rated 2nd among many researchers working in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in India (Analysis of the logistics Research in India-White paper published in TU Dortmund University, Dortmund Germany-2012). He is serving as Associate editors of IEEE System, Man and Cybernetics- System,(SMC-S), International Journal of Production Research(Taylor & Francis), Computers and Industrial Engineering (Elsevier), International Journal of System Science (Taylor & Francis), Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (Springer), Sadhana (Springer) and Expert Systems with Application (Elsevier) and Decision Support Systems (Elsevier).
Prof. Tiwari is in the editorial board of several International Journals such as EJOR (2010-14), IJCIM, PPC, RCIM, IJAMT, JTS etc. Prof. Tiwari is also serving as Chairman, Sectional Committee of Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN), Chairman of Board of UG Studies AICTE, First member of Board of UG Studies AICTE, and Member, Board of Governor at NIFFT Ranchi. Prof. Tiwari is Fellow of Institute of Industrial Engineers (IISE, USA), Fellow of Indian National academy of Engineering (INAE, India), and Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (FNASc, India).