Anand Sasikumar

Research interest/Consulting area
Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Industrial engineering, Operations management, Supply Chain modeling, Optimization Techniques and  System dynamics
Courses Offered
Operations Management, Project Management, Lean and Green Management, Strategic Quality Management, Global Supply Chain & Operations and Business Process Modeling 
Positions Held / Associated With
Associate Professor-Acharya Bangalore B-School-Bangalore
Assistant Professor- DC School Management and Technology,Vagamon
Assistant Professor- SCMS School of Technology and Management (SSTM), Cochin
Fellow Student (External) – National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) - Mumbai 
Teaching Assistant-Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department-Concordia University-Canada
Also teaches/taught at
Acharya Bangalore B-School
DC School Management and Technology
SCMS School of Technology and Management
Dr. Anand Sasikumar, BTech (Mech),MBA, MS (IE,Canada), Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Operations
Mr. Anand Sasikumar has done his graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University, MBA from Bangalore University and Certified in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. He has done his Masters in Industrial Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He has completed PhD in Industrial Engineering from National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai in the area of Lean manufacturing. He has successfully completed Postgraduate certificate in Project Management from Indira Gandhi Open University. He has attended various workshops on Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, Additive and Smart Manufacturing organized by NIT, Trichy, Operations research conducted by Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, Statistical analysis by Vellore Business School and Information Storage and Management conducted by EMC Data Storage Systems, Bangalore.
Prior to joining SDMIMD, he was associated with Premier B-schools namely Acharya Bangalore B-School, Bangalore and SCMS School of Technology and Management, Cochin.


Edited Book

  1. Anand Sasikumar, Dr. Padmanav Acharya, Lean Supply Chain Management Practices in Tyre Manufacturing: A Profit Building Strategic Rationale, Enhancing National Competitiveness, Role of Industrial Engineering and Technology Management,Excel Publishers,ISBN:978-93-86256-15-7, 2016.

Book Review

  1. TN Srivastava, Statistics for management, SCMS Journal of Indian Management, October - December, 2008.
  2. Ankit Fadia, Boonlia Prince Komal, Systems Forensics, SCMS Journal of Indian Management,October-December,2009.
Book Chapters
  1. Nair, Malini; Sasikumar, Anand and Ghafar, Abdul (2023). Impact of Organisational culture on Knowledge Sharing in Information Communication Technology Firms in India. From Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0 : Mapping the Transitions edited by Allam Hamdan and others, ISSN:2198-4182, ISSN:2198-4190 (electronic), Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, V.470, ISBN:978-3-031-28313-0; ISBN:978-3-031-28314-7 (eBook),, Springer, Switzerland, pp.437-446.
  2. Anand Sasikumar (2021), Quality Management: Tyrax Tyres. Cases in Management – Vol. IX by N.R. Parasuraman, B.Venkatraja , Nilanjan Sengupta and G.Srilakshminarayana. [Editors]. Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Research Centre for Management Studies (SDM RCMS), SDMIMD. [ISBN: 978-93-83302-48-2]
  1. Sasikumar, Anand & Sengupta, Mousumi (2024). A Model to Categorize Students’ Perception on Endorsing Massive Open Online Courses. Journal of Informatics Education and Research, ISSN: 1526-4726, V.4(1), pp.137-147.
  2. Sunil M.V. and Sasikumar, Anand (2023). Analysing factors affecting the success of Information System (IS): An AHP-Based Analysis of Public Service IS in India. Journal of Informatics Education and Research, ISSN: 1526 - 4726, Vol.3(2), DoI:
  3. Sasikumar, Anand and Sunil, M. V. (2023). Students’ Preference in Using Chatbots for Academic Writing. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Print ISSN : 0974-6846, Online ISSN : 0974-5645, V.16(36), pp.2912-2919, [Web of Science (WoS)].
  4. Sasikumar, Anand; Acharya, Padmanav; Malini Nair & Ghafar, Abdul (2023). Applying lean Six Sigma for waste reduction in a bias tyre manufacturing environment. Cogent Business and Management. ISSN: 2331-1975, June, DoI:, pp. 22 pages, (Scopus).
  5. Sasikumar A., Acharya P (2019). A Systems dynamics model for assessing lean performance of Bias tyre manufacturing process. Being communicated to Computers and Industrial Engineering
  6. Sasikumar A., Acharya, P (2020). An Operational approach to gauge the lean performance in bias tyre manufacturing: a case study. International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management. Vol.31(3), (Scopus).
  7. Sasikumar A., Acharya ,P (2020). An Application of Analytic Network Process to Prioritize the Critical Success Factors for implementing Lean Manufacturing in Bias Tyre Manufacturing: A Case Study. Industrial Engineering Journal, ISSN 2581-4915, Vol.13 (5), May, pp.1-18, (UGC Care).
  8. Unny B., Sasikumar A (2018). Improving Supply Chain Transparency using Blockchain: Enablers and Challenges. ABBS Management Business and Entrepreneurship Review, ISSN: 0976-3341,Vol.9,No.2
  9. Sasikumar A., and Kumar K (2013). Value stream mapping in a manufacturing company. IJCBM ISSN:2319-2828, Vol.2 No.2 

International Conferences

  1. Anand Sasikumar & Padmanav Acharya. "Challenges of implementing Lean manufacturing with a focus on Tyre industry" Diamond Jubilee National Convention of IIIE & International Conference Role of Industrial Engineering in Industry 4.0 Paradigm,September,  27-30 ,2018,Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University,Bhubaneshwar”.
  2. Anand Sasikumar & Padmanav Acharya. "Critical Success factors for Implementing Lean Manufacturing: An attempt to explore" 11th ISDSI International conference, December , 27-30, 2017 ,Indian Institute of Management, Trichy.
  3. Anand Sasikumar & Padmanav Acharya. "Moderating the effects of Lean manufacturing. A contextual framework with respect to process industry", International conference of operations and supply chain management, September 11-13, 2016, Symbiosis Institute of operations management, Nasik.
  4. Anand Sasikumar & Jagathy raj. Measuring the Impact of Agile Manufacturing Strategy in a Manufacturing company, Second PAN-IIM World Management Conference, November 05-08, IIM Kozhikode, Kerala.
National Conferences
  1. Anand Sasikumar & Padmanav Acharya. "Lean Supply Chain Management Practices in Tyre Manufacturing: A Profit Building Strategic Rationale", National Conference on Industrial Engineering and Technology Management, November .17-19,2016, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai.
  2. Anand Sasikumar, Dr.Padmanav Acharya. "System Dynamics Modelling in Production Systems: Research Review", National Conference on Industrial Engineering and Technology Management, December 30-1,2018


  1. Resource person for the Faculty Development Program on the topic "How to use Case Study based teaching methods effectively" for the faculty members of Department of Management Studies, SDMCET, Dharwad ,2021.
  2. Resource Person, MDP on 'MS Excel for Effective Decision Making' was scheduled on Thursday, July 2, 2020
  3. Resource person to engage in an online Session on “Forecasting tools and techniques” organized by SDM college of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad,2020
  4. Attended a Short-term course on "Additive and Smart Manufacturing" organised by NIT Trichy, 2020.
  5. Participated in the FDP on “Fundamentals and Advanced Concepts of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma organized by the NIT Trichy,2015
  6. Participated in the Workshop on "Basic Concepts of Project Management" organized by Concordia University, Canada,2013
  7. Participated in the Workshop on "Teaching Assistant Orientation”, organized by  Concordia University, Canada,2012
  8. Participated in the Workshop on "Advanced MS Excel" ,2012 organized by Concordia University, Canada,2012
  9. Participated in the FDP on” Teaching Operations Research and its Application” at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode,2011.
  10. Participated in the FDP on” Data Analysis for Managerial Decision Making” Vellore Institute of Technology Business School, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu,2009
  11. Completed a Training programme on Information Storage and Management organized by EMC2, EMC Data Storage Systems Private Limited, Bangalore,2009
  12. Resource person for  MDP organized by SCMS School of Business, Cochin for Assistant Managers in Kerala State Financial enterprises in the areas of Information technology and Management,2009
  13. Resource person for MDP organized by SCMS School of Business, Cochin for Managers in Allianz Cornhill, Technopark, Trivandrum in the areas of mathematical modeling “Regression analysis”,2009
Case Studies
  1. Sasikumar, Anand (2021). Quality Management: Tyraxtyres. (Product number 1624). India Case Research Centre, All India Management Association (AIMA). pp.05