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Dr Manoj Dora

Dr Manoj Dora
Reader - Operations Management


Dr Manoj Dora is currently the Director of Collaborative Projects and Outreach at Brunel Business School. He is also heading the Operations & Information Systems Management Group.

Manoj has several years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy worldwide. He is the founder of “Circular Food Forum” which brings together academic, industries and policy makers to facilitate dialogue and take forward research agenda.

Manoj's areas of specializations are Sustainable Value Chain and Quality Management with a focus on Lean Six Sigma in the agro-food sector. Manoj’s current research aims to map the circular pathway for food supply chain and its impact across the different stakeholders using “lean thinking” principles. His research is an innovative application of cross-cutting operations management theories such as Lean and Six Sigma in the agriculture and food sector which will redesign agricultural production as it is today to improve efficiency and eliminate waste and losses.

He has been involved in many capacity building initiatives focusing on the circular economy, humanitarian operations, industry 4.0 and food supply chain in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. At the same time, he has also worked with over 50 SMEs to implement lean principles as part of their operations.

Manoj has been successful in acquiring research grants from the World Bank, European Commission (FP7), British Academy, UKIERI, British Council, Newton Fund and several private companies. He is also appointed as a subject expert at the European Commission, ESRC, VINOVA in the field of food research and circular economy.

He holds a PhD from Ghent University in Belgium. He has received a MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University in the USA supported by International Ford Foundation. He has several publications in the high impact journals and disseminated his research in reputed forum such as TEDx and Cambridge Festival of Ideas at the University of Cambridge.


Director, Collaborative Projects and Outreach

Head, Operations & Information Systems Management Group

Newest selected publications

Rust, N., Ridding, L., Ward, C., Clark, B., Kehoe, L., Dora, M., et al. (2020) 'How to transition to reduced-meat diets that benefit people and the planet'. Science of The Total Environment. pp. 137208 - 137208. ISSN: 0048-9697 Open Access Link

Journal article

Wesana, J., Dora, M., Gellynck, X., Pearce, D. and De Steur, H. (2019) 'Measuring food and nutritional losses through value stream mapping along the dairy value chain in Uganda'. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 150. pp. 1 - 13. ISSN: 0921-3449 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ozen, Y., Kazancoglu, Y., Sagnak, M., Savasci, I. and Dora, M. (2019) 'Framework for a Sustainable Supply Chain to Overcome Risks in Transition to a Circular Economy Through Industry 4.0'. Production Planning and Control. ISSN: 0953-7287 Open Access Link

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Batista, L., Dora, M., Toth, J., Molnár, A., Malekpoor, H. and Kumari, S. (2019) 'Knowledge management for food supply chain synergies–A maturity level analysis of SME companies'. Production Planning and Control, 30 (10-12). pp. 995 - 1044. ISSN: 0953-7287 Open Access Link

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Manjot Singh, B., Dora, M. and Suresh, J. (2019) 'Appropriate location for remanufacturing plant towards sustainable supply chain'. Annals of Operations Research. pp. 1 - 22. ISSN: 0254-5330 Open Access Link

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