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
Dora, M. and Kumar, M. (Accepted) 'Operational improvement programs and humanitarian operations'. Production Planning & Control. pp. 1 - 4. ISSN: 0953-7287
Calabrese, A., Dora, M., Ghiron, NL. and Tiburzi, L. (2020) 'Industry’s 4.0 transformational process: how to start, where to aim, what to be aware of'. Production Planning and Control. pp. 1 - 21. ISSN: 0953-7287 Open Access Link
Wesana, J., Gellynck, X., Dora, M., Muyama, L., Mutenyo, E., Ahikiriza, E., (2020) 'Labelling nutrition sensitive food chains: a consumer preference analysis of milk products'. Frontiers in Nutrition, 7. pp. 1 - 25. ISSN: 2296-861X Open Access Linket al.
Bhatia, MS., Jakhar, S. and Dora, M. (2020) 'Analysis of barriers to closed loop supply chain: A case of Indian automotive industry'. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. pp. 1 - 38. ISSN: 0018-9391 Open Access Link
Rust, N., Ridding, L., Ward, C., Clark, B., Kehoe, L., Dora, M., (2020) 'How to transition to reduced-meat diets that benefit people and the planet'. Science of The Total Environment, 718. pp. 137208 - 137208. ISSN: 0048-9697 Open Access Linket al.