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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. 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.

Manoj is two times recipient of "Best Supervisor of the year" award organised by the Union of Brunel students. PhD candidates who are interested in applied research and believe in contributing to society with their research in these areas: #CircularEconomy #SustainableFood #ValueChain #Industry4.0 (#Blockchain, #IoT, #AI) #LeanManagement #HumanitarianOperations #ModernSlavery. Please get in touch.

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

Batista, L., Dora, M., Garza-Reyes, JA. and Kumar, V. (2021) 'Improving the sustainability of food supply chains through circular economy practices – a qualitative mapping approach'. Management of Environmental Quality. ISSN: 0956-6163

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Patel, S., Dora, M., Hahladakis, J. and Iacovidou, E. (2021) 'Opportunities, challenges and trade-offs with decreasing avoidable food waste in the UK'. Waste Management and Research, 39 (3). pp. 473 - 488. ISSN: 0734-242X Open Access Link

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Dora, M., Biswas, S., Choudhury, S., Nayak, R. and Irani, Z. (2021) 'A system-wide interdisciplinary conceptual framework for food loss and waste mitigation strategies in the supply chain'. Industrial Marketing Management, 93. pp. 1 - 44. ISSN: 0019-8501 Open Access Link

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Buluc, E., Peker, M., Kara, BY. and Dora, M. (2021) 'Covering Vehicle Routing Problem: Application for Mobile Child Friendly Spaces for Refugees'. OR Spectrum. pp. 1 - 21. ISSN: 0171-6468 Open Access Link

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Raut, R., Mangla, SK., Narwane, V., Dora, M. and Liu, M. (2021) 'Big Data Analytics as a mediator in Lean, Agile, Resilient, and Green (LARG) practices effects on sustainable supply chains'. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 145. pp. 102170 - 102170. ISSN: 1366-5545 Open Access Link

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