Ramakrushna Padhy

Ramakrushna Padhy
Associate Professor
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Dr Ramakrushna Padhy has received his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He also has a B.Tech in Mechanical engineering and PG diploma in Industrial Engineering. He has 22 years of consulting and teaching experience in the area of process management, lean, quality management and six sigma. He has designed and delivered many Management Development Programmes on Process Reengineering, Performance Measurement System, Quality Circle, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Creativity and Systematic Problem Solving. He has carried out consulting and training for a diverse range of clients which includes public, private and government departments. 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, Bharat Electronics, ONGC, 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 the centre and state level.


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.


Before joining IIM Sambalpur in 2021, Dr Padhy worked for more than seven years at IIM Kashipur and before that, he held senior leadership roles at the National Productivity Council, under DPIIT, Ministry of Industry and Commerce Govt. of India, New Delhi

Operations Management

Lean Operations Management

Quality Management and Six Sigma

Service Operations Management

  1. Asit Tripathy; Atanu Bhuyan; Ramakrushna Padhy; Laura Corazza (2022 )Technological, Organizational, and Environmental Factors Affecting the Adoption of Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (doi: 10.1109/TEM.2022.3164288), (listed as A in ABDC )
  2. Bhuyan, A. Tripathy, R. K. Padhy, and A. Gautam (2021) “Evaluating the lithium-ion battery recycling industry in an emerging economy: A multi-stakeholder and multicriteria decision-making approach,” Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 331, (listed as A in ABDC)
  3. Aditya Kumar Sahu, Rama Krushna Padhy & Amandeep Dhir (2021): Determinants and barriers of implementing lean manufacturing practices in MSMEs: a behavioural reasoning theory perspective, Production Planning & Control, DOI: 10.1080/09537287.2020.1857449 (listed as A in ABDC)
  4. Sahu A. K., Padhy, R.K., Das D., Gautam, A. (2021). Improving financial and environmental performance through MFCA: A SME case study, Journal of cleaner production. Vol. 279, pp. (listed as A in ABDC)
  5. Alok Kumar Samanta, G. Varaprasad, Padhy,R.K. (2021). 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, 23(1): 18 – 32
  6. Sahu, A.K., Padhy, R.K., Dhir, A. (2020).  Envisioning the future of behavioral decision-making: A systematic literature review of behavioural reasoning theory, Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ), 28(4), 145-159 (listed as A in ABDC)
  7. Mahapatra, S., Williams, W.S. and Padhy, R.K. (2019) Alignment in the Base of the Pyramid Producer Supply Chains: The case of the Handloom Sector in Odisha India, Journal of Business Logistics., 40(2): 126-144 (listed as A in ABDC)
  8. Ganguly, K.K and Padhy, R.K., (2018). Analysing the Risks in Supply Chain Information System Implementations, Information Resources Management Journal, 31(2)
  9. Ganguly, K.K., Padhy,R.K., Rai, S.S., (2017). Managing the humanitarian supply chain: a fuzzy logic approach, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 8(5): 521-536
  10. Padhy, R.K., (2017) Six Sigma Project Selection: A critical review, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, 8(3): 244-258
  11. Brajaballav Kar, Rabi N Subudhi, Ramakrushna Padhy (2017), Impact of self-efficacy and contextual variables on entrepreneurial intention, Pertanika J. Soc. Sci. & Hum, Vol 25, Issue 3
  12. 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, 21(4/5/6): 238-251
  13. 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, 3(1):19-33
  14. Padhy, R.K., Sahu, S., (2011), A Real Option based Six Sigma project evaluation and selection model, International Journal of Project Management, 29(8): 1091-1102 (listed as A in ABDC)


Book Chapters:

2021: Understanding the Industry 4.0 revolution using Twitter analytics, Chapter 1 in Edited volume on Industry 4.0 technologies for Business Excellence: Framework, Practices, and Applications (Demystifying Technologies for Computational Excellence), CRC Press, Page 2-23, December

•    One Decade of MGNREGA: Participatory assessments and way forward, collaborative research project (Research project is funded by the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India)

•    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 Rural Development, Govt. of India.) 

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

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

•    Impact of COVID 19 on tourism sector of the state of Uttarakand and way forward strategy, Department of Tourism, Uttarakhand 

Selected Consultancy Projects (1998-2014)

•    Designing of layout and material handling system for spare part stores for Kinetic Engineering Ltd, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

•    Developing the work standards for improving the flow efficiency at Bharat Gears, Maharashtra

•    Human Resource Planning for Vikram Ispat, Revdanda, Maharastra

•    Evaluation and Designing of the incentive scheme, NALCO, Bhubaneswar

•    Benchmarking of Operational Norms and Analysis of Loss-making Manganese Mines, OMC Ltd, Bhubaneswar

•    Workforce Planning and developing the work standards, DCM Polyfibre, Nagpur and Silvassa Industries Ltd (Reliance Group of Industries) 

•    Organization relevancy and restructuring study, Orissa Bridge Construction Corporation, Odisha

•    Resource Planning of Captive Coal Mines, Talabhira HINDALCO, 

•    Implementation of Quality Management System (QMS), Dhenkanal Collectorate, Odisha

•    Organization Restructuring Study, OMC Ltd, Odisha

•    Organization Restructuring Study, OPTCL Ltd, Odisha

•    Implementation of Lean Manufacturing Competitive Scheme in various clusters of India (30 MSMEs in Jamshedpur and 20 in Odisha), National Manufacturing Competitive Council, and Development Commissioned MSME, New Delhi

•    Development of Work standards and work force Planning, Airport Authority of India Ltd, New Delhi

•    Value Chain Analysis of handloom clusters, Department of Handloom and Textiles, Govt of Odisha

Management Development Project 

•    Six Sigma Green Belt Certification programme for NTPC Kaniha, Korba and Unchahar

•     Lean Certification Programme for Auto Cluster Jamshedpur and Engineering Cluster Bhubaneswar, Ministry of MSME, Govt of India

•    Implementation of 5S for improving productivity, Nilachal Ispat Nigam Ltd (NINL), Odisha

•    Six Sigma Black Belt Certification for Senior and Middle level Executives, Indian Institute of Coal Mines, Ranchi 

•    Strategy Deployment through Balanced Score Card, NTPC, Kaniha

•    Implementation of Quality Circle, NTPC (Talcher  and Kaniha) 

•    Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Tata Chemicals Ltd

•    Deputy Manager Executive Education Programme, Bharat Electronics Ltd, Bangalore

•    Soft Skills for the Workplace of Tomorrow, ONGC Ltd

•    Technical Education Quality Improvement Program IV, National Project Implementation Unit, A Unit Of MHRD, Govt Of India 

•    Leadership Development Program for elementary school headmasters of Government schools of Uttarakhand