About Us

Name : Dr. Deepankar Sinha

Function : Professor

Email : dsinha@iift.edu

Qualification

PhD from INDIAN INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY (IIT), Kharagpur, Department of Industrial  & Systems Engineering.

MBA (Finance), IGNOU

M.Sc (Physics-Electronics), National Institute of Technology ( erstwhile Regional Engineering College (REC)), ROURKELA

Grad.Diploma in Operations Research (OR) OPERATIONS RESEARCH SOCIETY of INDIA

Diploma in Computer Science
Computer Society of India, & Academy of Computer Learning, UPTRON, Govt. Of UP,

B.Sc (Physics), GOVT. COLLEGE, ROURKELA
1st Division with Distinction, Ranked 6th in the University

Areas of Interest / Specialization

International Trade Logistics, Port Management, Sourcing, MIS  & BPR, Operations Research & Operations Management, Software Engg. And Management, Systems Dynamics

Innovation

Patent:

One granted: “An Embedded Communication Switching System for Effectively Handling Telephonic Queries” - Patent Number :308484

Patent on “A System and Process for Withdrawal of Cash Against E-Cheques from Banks”, Filed Patent: Indian Patent Application No. 201731000248 Of 3/1/2017

Research Guidance

2 Research Scholars awarded PhD Degree

1 Research Scholars submitted PhD Thesis

3 Research Scholars pursuing PhD Degree

Work Experience

Around 31 years experience in Teaching, MDP, Research Projects, Consultancy, Planning, and Information Technology:

Associate Professor: September 2009 - till date

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

Deputy Director (IT): 2006 – August 2008

Kolkata Port Trust

Assistant Director (Planning & Research): 2004 -2006

Kolkata Port Trust

Assistant Professor: 2001- 2004

Bhavan’s Institute of Management Science, Kolkata

Research Scholar: 2001 Jan- July

 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Manager (Management Services) : 1997 – 2001

Indian Institute of  Port Management (now Indian Maritime University)

Assistant Director (Planning & Research): 1993 – 1997

Kolkata Port Trust

Executive Secretary to Chairman: 1991 -1993

Kolkata Port Trust

Statistical Officer: 1988 - 1991

Kolkata Port Trust

Management Trainee:1987Jan – Dec

Kolkata Port Trust

Projects and Consultancy

·           Issues Related to Trading Across Border in India for DIPP, Ministry of Commerce, GOI

[[A critical analysis of state of India’s Customs and sea port procedures, documentations and use of technology in enhancing ease of doing business in India]

·           End-to-End Logistics Cost for Sea Transport on behalf of National shipping Board, GOI

[Assessment of value-added, non-value-added and statutory cost elements in export and import (of maritime cargo) from and to India]

·           Merger of CDLB with Kolkata Port Trust

[Scenario analysis for proposed merger of Calcutta Dock Labour Board with Kolkata Port Trust]

·           Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) of  Kamrajar Port Limited

[Study of process flow in the port and recommendation on lean, flexible and agile processes for implementation of ERP system]

·           BPR of Kolkata Port Trust

[Study of process flow in the port and recommendation on lean, flexible and agile processes for implementation of ERP system]

·           BPR of Chennai Port Trust

[Advisory services for implementation of ERP system and process re-engineering]

·           Selection of Transaction Advisor for setting up of Diamond Harbour Container Terminal  by Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT)

·           Feasibility study for setting up of Diamond Harbour Container Terminal by KoPT

·           Mechanisation of 4, 5 & 8 NSD of Kolkata Port Trust

[Identification of equipment requirement for container handling in NS dock system of KoPT, estimation of cost operations; pricing of container services; preparation of tender document for outsourcing, bid evaluation]

·           Rationalisation of DGSnD manpower, Ministry of Commerce

[Re-deployment plan of manpower of Director General of Supplies and Disposal for setting up of Government-e-Market (GeM) by the government of India]

·           Export Manual for HPCL

·           Import of Coal by Coal India Limited

[Preparation of coal import plan and tender document for selection of inspection agency, stevedore and supplier of coal from Indonesia]

·           Setting up of Warehouse for Automobile Spares and Components in Iran

[Feasibility study for setting up of a warehouse for Indian automobile spares and component suppliers in Iran]

Consultancy

·           Assessment of Blue Economy of India, for Research and Information System (RIS), GOI

[A critical analysis of state of India’s sea borne trade infrastructure, procedures, documentations and ancillary industry]

·           Regulatory Framework for Road logistics in India on behalf of Asian Development Bank (ADB)

[Development of a regulatory framework and risk-management-system to facilitate cargo movement across multi-modal logistics parks proposed in various states of India]

·           Development of EDI manual for FICCI

[Development of a manual for exporters and importers of India on use Port-Community-System (PCS), ICEGATE and DGFT e-system]

·           Port Operating System – Development of Framework and SRS for Data Core Pvt. Ltd.

·           Advisory Services to Ernst & Young on Trade Facilitation

·           Advisory Services to Indian Port association (IPA) for development of Port Community System (PCS – 2.0)

Projects at Kolkata Port

·           Development of Port Community System (PCS)

·           Study of optimal utilization of cranes at port of Calcutta

·           Manpower planning at port of Calcutta

[Work study based approach]

·           Economic viability of dredging at port of Calcutta

[IRR and NPV based approach]

·           Perspective Planning  of  port of Calcutta

[Based on Zachman’s framework]

·           Simulation modelling for developing berths at port of Calcutta

[Discrete event simulation based study]

·           Feasibility study of floating storage operations at Saugar

[Techno-commercial study]

·           Rationalisation of manpower at CDLB

[Work study and benchmarking based approach]

·           IP based Surveillance System at HDC

·           Optimization of equipment deployment and other resources

[a Operations Research based study]

Corporate Advisory & Training

i.                    Advisor to Ernst & Young – Trade facilitation

ii.                  Advisor to CII, Kolkata on logistics

iii.                Data Core – Port Information System Development

iv.                Olam International

v.                  IIM, Kozikhode

vi.                R-Procurement & Contracting Academy, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

Visiting Faculty - Past

                            i.     Institute of Financial Management, Dar–e-Salaam, Tanzania

              ii. Indian Maritime University

              iii. IMT, Ghaziabad, Kolkata Centre

              iv. Bhavan’s Institute of Management Science

             v. JIS College of Engineering

            vi. Netaji Subhas Open University

           vii. Asian Council of Logistics

Management Development Program

Coordinator for training programs on:

Managing Imports for Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL)

Managing Exports for Tata Steel Ltd. (TSL)

Certificate programme in Export & Import Management for Minorities Development Corporation, West Bengal and North Eastern states

Trade procedures and Documentation, IFB

International Business for DGCIS, GoI

            Faculty for training programs on:

‘Export Procedures & Documentation & INCO Terms’ for officials of Mazagaon Dock Limited, Ordinance Factory Board,

‘Export Procedures & Documentation & INCO Terms’ for officials of Assam & West Bengal, Tanzania, Sudan, Seychelles, Togo, Gabon & Nigeria

 International Trade logistics, procedure and documentation for officials of BEL, Railways, GAIL, MMTC, and GB foods

International Trade logistics for open programmes

Data Envelopment analysis (DEA) for St. Xavier’s University

Supply Chain & Inventory Management for IOCL, NSOU

Structured Equation Modelling (SEM) for Institute of Engineering and Management

Courses Introduced

Trade Analytics for Market Identification

Lean Green and Six Sigma Supply Chain Management

Logistics Design and Optimization

Administrative Responsibilities at IIFT, Kolkata Campus

Head Research, IIFT Kolkata Campus

Member, Academic Council, IIFT

Member Technical Committee on Information Technology, IIFT

Programme Director MBA batch 2010-12

Member, Contract Committee

Member, Assistant Selection Committee

Head IT Division,  IIFT : 2014 -16

Publications

Books:

1 book on Supply Chain Management & Multimodal Transportation published from IGI Global;

1 book on Information Technology published: Indian Publisher

Study Material on Supply Chain Management, Logistics and MIS for NSOU

Papers

Journal papers – ABDC: 3, ABS: 2, Scopus: 1, Others: 12; 8 book chapters and 23 Conference-papers

2018:


Paper Publication

1.         "Optimizing Private and Public Mode of Operation in Major Ports of India for Better Customer Service" in its current form for publication in Indian Growth and Development Review (IGDR), accepted for publication – ADBC ranked B journals.

2.          "Assessment of quality of multi modal transportation for containerized exports" in its current form for publication in the IIM Kozhikode Society and Management Review, accepted for publication – ABS ranked 2 journal.

3.         "A Causal Review of Dynamics in Indian Ports" in its current form for publication in IIM Kozhikode Society and Management Review, accepted for publication – ABS ranked 2 journals.

4.         Quality of Multimodal Freight Transportation: A Systematic Literature  review",  World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, SCImago indexed

5.         Identification of Factors Affecting Quality of Multimodal Transportation for Containerized Export in Indian Scenario,  International Journal of Business Excellence, ADBC listed, journal, http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/forthcoming.php?jcode=ijbex

6.          DEA Based Pricing For Major Ports In India, Recent Applications of Data Envelopment Analysis: Proceedings of the 15thInternational Conference of DEA, June 2017, Edited by Emrouznejad, A., J. Jablonský, Rajib Banker and M. Toloo (2017), University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic, ISBN: 978 1 85449 433 7.

7.         Supply Chain Strategies to Sustain Economic and Customer Uncertainties,  Flexible Strategies in VUCA Markets, 2018, Springer, Singapore

8.         A DEA Based Framework For Proposed Merger of Public Sector Banks In India , Recent Applications of Data Envelopment Analysis: Proceedings of the 15thInternational Conference of DEA, June 2017, Edited by Emrouznejad, A., J. Jablonský, Rajib Banker and M. Toloo (2017), University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic, ISBN: 978 1 85449 433 7.

 

2015 – 2016

Papers

Journals

3 papers published, given below:

Strategic management of technical university: structural equation modelling approach, Journal of Modelling in Management (Emerald Publishing) Vol. 11 No. 1, 2016, pp. 75-90 , ADBC Listed

Impact of Privatization of Ports on relative Efficiency of Major Ports of India, FOREIGN TRADE REVIEW (FTR) 51(3), AUGUST 2016 

The Multimodal Transportation : Research Trend and Literature Review,  Udyog Pragati - Journal for Practicing Managers, NITIE, Vol. 39, No. 4, October - December, 2015

Chapters in Edited Books

3 papers published, given below:

Measuring Efficiency of Indian Port - A new Approach, Infrastructure and Ports, Special Issue, 7th National Conference on “Infrastructure and Ports” with the theme, “Maritime Cluster Development : A Thrust Area for Gujarat to become a Maritime Hub”  held on October 30, 2015 at Ahmedabad.

Managing Supply Chain of Passenger Cars during Economic Downturn & Recovery Period, Proceedings of International Conference on E-Business and Supply Chain Competitiveness, at IIT Kharagpur, Excel India Publishers, ISBN: 978-93-85777-16-5, page 128-142, February 2016

System Dynamics Simulation of a Supply Chain Intelligence Model, Innovative Solutions for Implementing Global Supply Chains in Emerging Markets, IGIGI Global (Hull University, UK), SBN13: 9781466697959| ISBN10: 1466697954|EISBN13: 9781466697966| DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9795-9,  Pg 71 -83, January, 2016|

2015

"Review of efficiency of k-means algorithm on studies related to cardio vascular diseases", e-Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Data Analysis, Business Analytics and Intelligence, April 11 -12, 2015, Ahmedabad, ISBN NO: 978-81-909529-3-4

2013

Working Paper Titled " Analysing Port Performances and Logistics Costs : A Multidimensional Causal Approach", published in IIFT Working Paper Series, 2013, http://cc.iift.ac.in/research/research.asp?menuid=24 Paper  titled “Dimensions of Changing Directions of Trade – A System Dynamics Framework”, published in book titled “India – Canada Trade and FDI Bilateral Flows ”, Allied Publishers, 2013, ISBN: 978-81-8424-818-0

Paper  titled “Dimensions of Changing Directions of Trade – A System Dynamics Framework”, published in book titled “India – Canada Trade and FDI Bilateral Flows ”, Allied Publishers, 2013, ISBN: 978-81-8424-818-0

2012

Paper titled “A Causal Framework for Measurement of  Performance of Supply Chain”, XVI Annual International Conference of Society of Operations Management” at IIT Delhi. 21-23 December, 2012

Paper published in prhed compendium titled “Advances in Operations & Supply Chain management – Vol I & II”, IIT New Delhi

Paper titled “Integrating logistics with core business of a global firm: A strategic decision support system based on causal framework, XVI Annual International Conference of Society of Operations Management” at IIT Delhi. 21-23 December, 2012

Paper published in prhed compendium titled “Advances in Operations & Supply Chain management – Vol I & II”, IIT New Delhi

Paper titled “Risk based pricing framework for products in global markets: A Systems Dynamics approach.”, SIMSARC-12,Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Pune, India, 13 December, 2012.

Paper published in book titled “Inclusiveness & Innovation challenges for Sustainable Growth of Emerging Economies”"5ISBN: 978-93-82062-74, Excel Publishers, ISBN: 978-93-82062-74-5, 2012

Paper published in prhed book titled “Capability Building for Organizational Transformation”, Bloomsbury Publication, ISBN: 978-93-82563-41-9, 2012

Paper published in book titled “Beyond Norms – Strategies for Excellence, Bloomsbury Publication, ISBN: 978-93-82563-45-7, 2012

Paper published in prhed book titled “Supply Chain Issues and Opportunities in a Volatile Global Environment”, Excel India Publishers, 2012, ISBN: 978-93-82062-52-3, 2012

Extended abstract published in prhed proceeding titled “Shaping the Future of research in marketing in Emerging Economies: Looking Ahead”, Pearson, 2012

Case study  titled “Logistics Cost: Port of Kolkata” published in Building Competencies for Sustainability and Organizational excellence, Macmillan, Advanced Research Series, 2012

2011

Paper titled " The Impact Of Cost of Logistics in Pricing of Goods For Global Markets: A Pricing Frame Work" Excellence In Research And Education Conferences (EREC), IIM Indore 2011

Paper published in  journal titled “ Indore management Journal”, Special Issue, IIM, Indore, ISSN:0975-1653

PAPER TITLED “International Logistics Cost: Port perspective- A case on the port of Kolkata.”   International Conference on Management Cases, DEC 1-2, 2011

Paper titled  Container Yard Capacity planning published in Book on System Thinking and System Dynamics, Macmillan, Advanced Research Series, 2011

Working Paper titled “Multi Dimensional Approach to Management of Port Life Cycle: The Case of Major Ports in India” published in IIFT Working Paper Series,  http://edirc.repec.org/data/iifttin.html (RePec Portal), December, 2010.

Article titled “ Information Technology Initiatives of Kolkata Port” published in Business Economics, Oct, 16, 2007

Paper  titled “Quality of Port: Productivity – Effectiveness- Pricing Approach” accepted in Conference held at Shanghai by International Association of Port and Harbours , May 2005. Awarded 3rd best paper internationally.

Paper  titled “project Evaluation Techniques – Its Relevance in Port Sector”, published in journal  titled “Indian Ports”, Vol XXX, No.4, April, 1999

Conferences

2018

  1. Presented paper titled “An optimization framework for port pricing” at INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2018, Phoenix, USA
  2. Presented paper titled "Integrating International Business with Global Trade Dynamics – A Causal Approach" , Academy of International Business (AIB) - INDIA Chapter Conference, at Shimla on 9th - 11th April 2018. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), MSME Centre, Shimla. Received “Best Paper” award

  1. A Study on Port of Kolkata for determining an effective Differential Port Pricing System “,National Conference on  “Global Strategy For Self Sufficiency” on March 23-24, 2018,  Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science, Kolkata in association with  Association of Indian Management School(AIMS).

  1. Identification of the Recurrence of Breast Cancer by Discriminant AnalysisInternational Conference On Emerging Technologies In Data Mining And Information, IEMS,, 23- 25 February, 2018, School Of Information Technology (School Of Information Technology (Institute of Engineering & Management Group, India.), Kolkata, India

2017

  1. Presented paper   titled “The Causal Analytics for Quality Enhancements at Ports” in the 2nd International Conference on Robust Quality Engineering 2017  held at from 19 January to 21 January 2017 in Mumbai, hosted by National Institute of Quality and Reliability (NIQR). Received "Best paper Award'.
  2. Presented paper   titled “DEA Based Pricing for Major Ports in India”, 15thInternational Conference of DEA, June 2017, 
  3. Presented paper   titled “ A DEA Based Framework For Proposed Merger of Public Sector Banks In India” , 15thInternational Conference of DEA, June 2017, 

2015-16

  1. Presented paper titled "Impact of Privatization of Ports on Relative Efficiency of Major Ports of lndiä at the 13th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA2015) held in Technical University of Braunschweig (Technische Universität), Braunschweig, Germany, 24.08.2015 - 28.08.2015.
  2. Presented paper titled "Modeling of Quality of Multimodal Transportation” International Conference on E-Business and Supply Chain Competitiveness, at IIT Kharagpur, 12-14 February, 2016
  3. Presented paper titled "Managing Supply Chain of Passenger Cars during Economic Downturn & Recovery Period,International Conference on E-Business and Supply Chain Competitiveness, at IIT Kharagpur, 12-14 February, 2016

2014

  1. Presented Paper titled "System Dynamics Modeling for Establishing the importance of an Integrated Approach based on Rotated Factor Analysis and DEA over Principal Component Analysis based DEA” in International Conference by International Society for Data Envelop Analysis (DEA) at Kuala Lumpur, April 14 -17, 2014

2013

  1. Presented Paper titled " Relevance of DEA to the Estimation of Productive Efficiency in the Indian Port Industry in International Conference by International Society for Data Envelop Analysis (DEA) at Samsun, Turkey, 27-30.06.2013.

Presented Paper titled "Measuring Efficiency of Indian Ports – An integrated Approach based on Rotated Factor Analysis and DEA, The Golden Jubilee Conference of the Indian Econometric Society held at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai from 22nd to 24th December, 2013.

2012

  1. Paper titled “Cargo mix strategy for ports: A case of major ports of India”, International Conference of Management Cases, Goerge mason University, USA and BIMTECH, November 29-30, 2012 at BIMTECH Campus, Greater Noida
  2. Paper titled “ An Intelligence Based Electronic Supply Chain Management Framework: A System Dynamics Approach”, Supply Chain Issues and Opportunities in a Volatile Global Environment, National Conference at LBSIM, August 17-18, 2012
  3. Paper titled “ Impact of Cost of Logistics on Pricing of goods in Global Markets considering Substitution and Income Effect: a System Dynamics approach’ adjudged 3rd best paper at International Conference at IIM Lucknow, January 2012

2011

  1. Presented paper on  "Logistics issues related to border trade" IN THE Seminar on "Trade Performance & potential of North Eastern States and the Role of DGCIS". Guwahati, August
  2. Paper titled " The Impact Of Cost of Logistics in Pricing of Goods For Global Markets: A Pricing Frame Work" Excellence In Research And Education Conferences (EREC), IIM Indore 2011
  3. PAPER TITLED “International Logistics Cost: Port perspective- A case on the port of Kolkata.”   International Conference on Management Cases, DEC 1-2, 2011

2010

  1. Paper titled “Reducing Cycle Time in supply chain management and logistics for value addition in SME Sector of BIMSTEC Countries in competitive economy”, 5th International Seminar of BIMSTEC, February 25-26, 2010, Kolkata.
  2. Paper titled “DYNAMICS OF IMPORT OF COAL: A SUPPLY CHAIN PERSPECTIVE”, Conference on “Imported Coal: Present and Future”, CCAI, August 13, 2010, Kolkata

Prior to 2010

  1. Paper  titled “Container Yard Capacity Planning – A Causal Approach”, presented in the National Conference of on Systems Dynamics, Indian Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, June' 07
  2. Paper titled “ Strategic Planning at Ports – A causal approach” accepted and published in Book of Abstracts, in the International Conference of PIANC, Estoril, Portugal, May 2006
  3. Paper  titled Understanding the Port Dynamics: A Causal Approach, paper submitted  and presented in the National Conference on Systems Dynamics, Department of Management Studies, Tezpur University, November' 2005


    Professional / Academic Affiliations

    Awards

    Received Best Paper Award for paper   "Integrating International Business with Global Trade Dynamics – A Causal Approach" , Academy of International Business (AIB) - INDIA Chapter Conference, at Shimla on 9th - 11th April 2018. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), MSME Centre, Shimla

    Received Best Paper Award for paper  titled “The Causal Analytics for Quality Enhancements at Ports”in the 2nd International Conference on Robust Quality Engineering 2017 held from 19 January to 21 January 2017, by NIQR at Mumbai

    Received Award for (3rd Best) Paper titled “ Impact of Cost of Logistics on Pricing of goods in Global Markets considering Substitution and Income Effect: a System Dynamics approach’, in International Conference at IIM Lucknow, January 2012. 

    Received International Award for (3rd Best) Paper titled “Quality of Port: Productivity – Effectiveness- Pricing Approach” accepted in Conference held at Shanghai by International Association of Port and Harbours (IAPH), May 2005.

    Received KOLKATA PORT TRUST (KoPT) felicitation award on the occasion of 135th Anniversary of KoPT.                                                                 .       

    Received Ministry of Shipping, GOI, Certificate of Merit for paper titled “Dimensions of Indian Port Industry” under the Maritime Award scheme 05. Awarded SAIL Merit Scholarship.                             

    Also selected for National Merit Scholarship for securing 6th rank in university Received Certificate of Merit from University for securing 6th position in BSc (Physics – Hons) Awarded NCC – Part –A certificate / Civil Defence – Grade A certificate



    Other Activities

    Present

    ·         Advisor, Ernst and Young

    ·         Member Board of Studies, BVB School of Management

    ·         Member, PCS 2.0 formed by IPA, Ministry of Shipping, GOI,

    Past

    ·         Advisor "Product Advisory Board" 

    ·         Member, ICG – UN/CEFACT Forum

    ·         Chaired, Session in IIT, Kharagpur,

    ·         Secretary, Eastern Region, Systems Dynamics Society of India – IIT Kharagpur

    ·        Chaired, Panel Discussion, National Conference of System Dynamics Society of India, held at Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad on 28-29 June 2007.

    ·         Chaired, Panel Discussion, National Conference of System Dynamics Society of India, held at BVB College of Engineering, Hubli, Karnataka on 26-27 December 2006

    ·         Served as Member, Expert Committee, National Conference on Systems Thinking & System Dynamics (NCSD-2008), February 29 - March 01, 2008, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU IT),Varanasi

    ·         Member, Board of Studies of IIAS school of Business and Informatics

    ·         Study material preparation in NSOU, and IIPM

    ·         Question Paper Setting in NSOU and IIPM (IMU)

    ·         Syllabus Preparation in WBUT and IIPM (IMU)

    ·         Examiner in NSOU and IIPM (IMU)