IITKGP

Pradip Kumar Ray

Emeritus Professor

Industrial and Systems Engineering

+91-3222-283742

pkr@vgsom.iitkgp.ac.in

Research Areas

Ph.D. Work: The dissertation is entitled as "Studies on Some Aspects of Productivity Management for Manufacturing and Service Functions". This work led to the study/development of (a) productivity measurement and evaluation model for multi-product multi-stage manufacturing firms, (b) relationship between productivity and other measures of organizational performance, (c) methodology to select an appropriate productivity measurement model under specified conditions, (d) current/future status of productivity management in manufacturing organizations (private and public) in India addressing   important issues like productivity measurement models, achievement of productivity objectives as a corporate strategy, problems during implementation of productivity models, and action steps (short-term and long-term) required to overcome these problems through Delphi technique,(e) measurement and evaluation methodology for white collar personnel, and (f) a comprehensive service productivity measurement methodology. All these models and methodologies on productivity management have been applied and validated with the data obtained from direct and indirect activities/functions/departments of leading and well-established manufacturing companies in India.
         
           Research areas of interest wherein PhD work has been supervised include   Ergonomics/Human Factors Engineering, Safety Engineering; Healthcare System Optimization, Process Optimization; JIT-based Process Modelling; Productivity/Performance Measurement  in Service/Manufacturing; Quality Engineering, TQM; New Product Development, Knowledge Management and Materials/Inventory Management.
 
He has supervised 17 PhD scholars till date with 4 research students currently working in Health Care System Optimization, Service Performance Modelling, and Ergonomics/Human Factors Engineering. He acted as an investigator in UKIERI-sponsored project on ‘Climate Change Issues and Environmental Performance of SMEs in India and the UK’ in collaboration with Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK. Currently, he is acting as Chief Expert guiding APO-sponsored project on ‘Research on Institutions Offering Productivity Courses’ for six Asian countries, and as the Principal Investigator in OFB-sponsored project on 130-mm shell process study including its ballistic behaviour.  He has secured substantial industry and research grants (25 projects).
 
  • Simulation Modelling and Analysis of Appointment System Performance for Multiple Classes of Patients in a Hospital: A Case Study Bhattacharjee P., Ray P. K. By Operations Research for Health Care 8 71-84 (2016)
  • An Integrated Approach for Healthcare Systems Management in India Ray P. K. By Entrepreneurship in Technology for ASEAN 73-82 (2016)
  • Modelling Process Robustness: A Case Study of Centrifugal Casting Mondal S. C., Maiti J. , Ray P. K., Shafiee M. By Production Planning and Control 27 169-182 (2016)
  • Measurement and Evaluation of Service Productivity: A Holistic Approach Patra A., Ray P. K. By Smart Technologies for Smart Nations: Perspectives from Asia-Pacific Region 57-72 (2016)
  • Improving Occupational Health of Indian Construction Workers: A Biomechanical Evaluation Approach Parida R., Sarkar S. , Ray P. K. By Smart Technologies for Smart Nations: Perspectives from Asia-Pacific Region 195-216 (2016)
  • Improving Occupational Health of Indian Construction Workers: A Biomechanical Evaluation Approach Parida R., Sarkar S. , Ray P. K. By Smart Technologies for Smart Nations: Perspectives from Asia-Pacific Region 195-216 (2016)
  • Ergonomic Performance Measurement System of work-systems in Healthcare Ray P. K., Saha E. By Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare 392-342 (2016)
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Patient Handling Jobs in Healthcare: A Case Study in India Sharma D., Ray P. K., Saha E. By Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare 67-74 (2016)
  • Appointment Scheduling in Presence of Walk-ins and Emergency Arrivals Bhattacharjee P., Ray P. K. By Smart Technologies for Smart Nations: Perspectives from Asia-Pacific Region 175-194 (2016)
  • An Overview of Impact of Healthcare Inventory Management Systems on Entrepreneurship Saha E., Ray P. K. By Entrepreneurship in Technology for ASEAN 83-94 (2016)
  • Co-Principal Investigator

Ph. D. Students

Abhik Patra

Area of Research: Service System Performance Modelling

Kriti Karmakar

Area of Research: Healthcare Systems Management

Rahul Mondal

Area of Research: Ergonomics in Manufacturing/Service Organizations

Sanjeet Kumar

Area of Research: Ergonomics in Healthcare Systems

MS Students

Suvradip Samaddar

Area of Research: Manufacture of Shells for Field Guns for Improved Design and Performance