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Dr. Sorokhaibam Khaba

Assistant Professor – Operations Management

Ph.D./Operations Management – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Dhanbad


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Dr. Sorokhaibam Khaba is an Assistant Professor in Operations Management. He has a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Dhanbad, India. He holds an M. Tech. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, India. His research areas include Lean Production, Green Supply Chain and Logistics, Industry 4.0, and Sustainability. He had worked as an Assistant Professor at Lovely Professional University, India, and in Community Outreach Programs (Teaching and Counselling) under the Center of Societal Mission, IIT, Dhanbad. He received Academic Honors like qualifying National Eligibility Test (University Grants Commission, India) and the National Talent Search Examination (Government of India).

Research & Publications
  1. Khaba, S. (2023). Analysis of Bottleneck using Mine Production Index and Ishikawa Diagram: A Case of Indian Coal Mine. Scientific Mining Journal, ISSN: 2564-7024. (Accepted for Publication).
  2. Gokarn, S., Khuswa, S., Khaba, S, Choudhary, A. & Rosaline, S. (2023). Young consumers’ food waste reduction behavior in a developing nation: Extending the theory of Planned Behaviour. Journal of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, ISSN: 1661-5751. pp. 1-12. (SCI (E) and Scopus Indexed).
  3. Khaba, S., Bhar, C. & Ray, A. (2021). A Study on Key Lean Enablers of the Coal Mining Sector using ISM-MICMAC and SEM. The TQM Journal, ISSN: 1754-2731. Vol. 33 No. 6, pp. 1281-1305. (Web of Science and Scopus indexed and ABDC Ranked).
  4. Ray, A., & Khaba, S. (2020). Study of Ethical Issues of Green Procurement in Indian Automobile Industry using Integrated ISM-FUZZY MICMAC- AHP- VIKOR. Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing, 13 (3), pp. 251-274, ISSN: 2398-5364. (Web of Science and Scopus indexed and ABDC Ranked).
  5. Khaba, S., & Bhar, C. (2018). Analysing the barriers of lean in Indian coal mining industry using integrated ISM-MICMAC and SEM. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 25 (7), pp. 2145-2168, ISSN: 1463-5771. (Web of Science and Scopus indexed and ABDC Ranked).
  6. Khaba, S., & Bhar, C. (2018). Lean awareness and potential for lean implementation in the Indian coal mining industry: An empirical study. International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, 35 (6), pp. 1215-1231, ISSN: 0265-671X. (Web of Science and Scopus indexed and ABDC Ranked).
  7. Khaba, S., & Bhar, C. (2017). Quantifying SWOT analysis for the Indian Coal Mining Industry using Fuzzy DEMATEL. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 24 (4), pp. 882-902, ISSN: 1463-5771. (Web of Science and Scopus indexed and ABDC Ranked).
  8. Khaba, S., & Bhar, C. (2017). Modeling the key barriers to lean construction using Interpretive Structural Modeling. Journal of Modelling in Management, 12 (4), pp. 652-670, ISSN: 1746-5664. (Web of Science and Scopus indexed and ABDC Ranked).
Teaching / Research Interest
  • Operations Research
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Sustainability
Conferences / Seminars
  1. Chakraborty, B., Ray, A., Khaba, S. (2023). A Fuzzy AHP and Fuzzy DEMATEL Approach to Identify Barriers of Practical Implementation of HC in FCEC Scheme. In: Venkata Rao, R., Taler, J. (eds) Advanced Engineering Optimization Through Intelligent Techniques. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, Print ISBN 978-981-19-9284-1 Online ISBN 978-981-19-9285-8, pp. 331-346. Springer, Singapore.
  2. Khaba, S., & Ray, A. (2020). Analysing the Application of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Service in Supply Chain – A Pilot Study, 12th International Conference on Perspectives, Practices, and Research Trends on Business Management & Innovation, Ganpat University, Mehsana, Gujarat, India, 24th & 25th January 2020.
  3. Khaba, S., & Ray, A. (2019). Is RFID the new effective service to improve Supply Chain? 10th IRSSM (International Research Symposium in Service Management), Murdoch University, Dubai, UAE, 6th -9th October 2019.
  4. Khaba, S., & Chakraborty, K. (2018). Application of Lean Management in Healthcare Industry, 2nd International Conference on Operations Management (ICOM), IBS Hyderabad, India, 30th November & 1st December 2018.
  5. Khaba, S., & Bhar, C. (2016). Analysis of lean barriers of Indian electronics industry - an application of Interpretive Structural Modeling. Trends in Operations Management-Perspective and Challenges, New Delhi: Excel India Publishers, ISBN: 978-93-86256-22-5, pp. 43-47.
  6. Khaba, S., & Bhar, C. (2015). Analysis of Lean barriers of Indian Electronics Industry, 8th ISDSI International Conference, Hyatt Regency, Pune, India, 2nd-4th January 2015.
  7. Khaba, S., & Bhar, C. (2014). Application of lean principles for productivity improvement of Indian coal mining industry. National Seminar on Effectiveness, Ethics, and Sustainability- Measure of Organizational Excellence (NSEES), IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, pp.191-196. New Delhi: Excel India Publishers.
  8. Khaba, S., & Dan, P. K. (2013). A study on the entrepreneurial inclination of students in engineering and technology disciplines: An Indian perspective. 10th Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, Vol. 1, pp. 234-345. New Delhi: Bookwell Publishers, ISBN 978-93-80574-46-2.

Administration-Academic Services:

  • Member, Accreditation Committee, IMT Dubai: April 2023 – Present.
  • Member, Community Outreach, IMT Dubai: August 2022 – Present.
  • Member, Research, and Faculty Development Committee, IMT Dubai: June 2021 – August 2022.
  • Member, Program Development Committee (Data Science), IMT Dubai: December 2020 – Present.
  • Member, Assurance of Learning (AOL) Committee, IMT Dubai: December 2019 – November 2021.
  • Member, Library Committee, IMT Dubai: June 2021 – November 2021.
  • Co-Chair, Accreditation & Ranking, IMT Dubai: September 2019 – June 2021.
  • Member, Post-Graduate Review Committee, IMT Dubai: April 2020 – July 2020.
  • Mentor, Sustainability Development Committee, IMT Dubai: July 2019 – July 2020.
  • Co-Mentor, Operations Club, IMT Dubai: July 2019 – July 2020.

Membership in Professional Bodies:

  1. Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, (INFORMS), USA.
  2. Member, Production, and Operations Management Society (POMS), USA.
  3. Member, Operational Research Society of India (ORSI), India.
  4. Professional Member, Institute for Engineering Research and Publication (IFERP), India.
  5. Member, IAENG Society of Operations Research, Hong Kong.