My research work is mainly related to the areas of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, Reverse Logistics. Most of my research contributions in these areas are the development of novel mathematical/analytical models capturing the real life situation to draw meaningful managerial insights. My specific research contributions in supply chain is in the area of supply chain coordination and risk management. Some of the contributions in this area are (i) Use of credit option as contract mechanism to coordinate between different members of supply chain and sharing of profit between the members. (ii) Establishment of theoretical model and validation through empirical study of disintermediation of intermediaries in Indian tea supply chain (iii) Development of decision support model for the determination of optimum number of suppliers and order quantity allocation under disruptive events in a supply chain. (iv) Measurement of suppliers’ satisfaction about the buying organization’s performance. In the area of inventory management, my specific contribution is in spare parts inventory management. Application of data mining technique for the development of spare parts inventory management policy is a novel contribution in this direction of research.
Currently my research focus is in the development of eco-friendly logistics systems, logistics management of Indian trucking industry and management of city logistics. Research work related to logistics issues of waste management is also currently going on. Future research interests inclined to data driven management of supply chains of different areas. Numbers of industry relevant projects related to Distribution Logistics and Supply chain are also going on in the Logistics System Laboratory developed from the support of MHRD, Govt India.
Along with the theoretical research, application of research idea is implemented in Industry through industry consultancy projects at Neyvelie Lignite Corporation Limited, Tamilnadu; Indian Ordnance Factory and other industries.
Buyer vendor coordination models in supply chain management by Sarmah S.P., Acharya D., Goyal, S.K. European Journal of Operational Research Vol. 175, No. (1) pp. 1-15 (2006)
Coordination and profit sharing between a manufacturer and a buyer with target profit under credit option by Sarmah S.P., Acharya D., Goyal, S.K. European Journal of Operational Research Vol.182, No. ( 3) pp. 1469-1478 (2007)
A manufacturer and multiple buyers supply chain coordination with credit option by Sarmah, S.P., Acharya D., Goyal, S.K. Int. Journal of Production Economics Vol. 111 No. 2 pp 676-685 (2008)
Supply chain coordination model with insufficient production capacity and option for outsourcing by Sarmah, S.P., Sinha, S. Mathematical and Computer Modeling Vol. 46, Issues 11-12 pp 1442-1452 (2007)
Sourcing decisions under risks of catastrophic event disruptions by Meena, P. L, Sarmah, S.P., Sarkar, A. Transportation Research Part E Vol. 47 (4) pp. 1058-1074 (2011)
Modified swarm intelligence based techniques for the knapsack problem by Bhattacharjee, K., Sarmah S. P. Applied Intelligence - (2016)
Measurement of consumers' return intention index towards returning the used products by Jena, S., Sarmah, S. P. Journal of Cleaner Production Vol. 108 pp.818-829 (2015)
An Integrated Revenue Sharing and Quantity Discounts Contract for Coordinating a Supply Chain dealing with Short Life-Cycle Products by Partha sarathy,G., Sarmah S. P., Jenamani, M. Applied Mathematical Modelling Vol. 38 pp 4120-4136 (2014)
Shuffled frog leaping algorithm for 0/1 knapsack problem by Bhattacharjee, K., Sarmah S. P. Applied Soft Computing Vol. 19 pp.252-263 (2014)
Single vendor multi buyer discount pricing model under stochastic demand environment by Sinha, S., Sarmah S.P. Computers and Industrial Engineering Vol. 59 (4) pp. 945-953 (2010)
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Area of Research: Supply Chain Management
Area of Research: Logistics management
Area of Research: Logistics and Supply chain management