Dr. Dr. B. Kanaka

Associate Professor

Amity International Business School

Artificial Intelligence
Amity International Business School

Amity University, Sector-125, Noida - 201313 (U.P), India

Ph. D (Management -Operations), Mother Teresa Women’s University Kodaikannal TamilNadu, India, 2015.
MBA(Operations Management), IGNOU, India, 1999.
B.Sc (Mathematics), University of Madras, India, 1988
July 2019 - Present
Associate Professor, Amity International Business School, Amity University, Noida, India.

July 2017 – June 2019
Associate Professor, IILM, Delhi NCR, India.

January 2015 –April 2017
Assistant Professor, Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, India.
February 2013 - January 2014
Faculty Research, Amity Research Center, Chennai

July 2009 - July 2010
Academic–Intern in the Production & Operations Management Area at IIM Bangalore

Oct 2007 – May 2009
Faculty Associate/Consulting Editor in ICFAI Business School Research Centre, Chennai

June 2001- May 2005
Lecturer/HOD, Department of Business Administration, Arcot Mahalakshmi College, Villapakkam, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu
Operations Management
Operations Research
Business Statistics
Operations Strategy
Optimization and Simulation Modeling
Managing Service Operations
Project Management
Quality Management
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Data Analysis and Decision Making
• Analytics
• Logistics Management
• Humanitarian Logistics Management
• Operational research,
• Simulation,
• Data Analysis and Modelling
• Management science,
• Research projects in transport, energy, public services etc

Publications

Case Studies
1. Magesh Nagarajan, Kanaka B and Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada, (2018, March 2),
Ecotricity : Optimal Investment Decisions for Electric Highway Expansion, Ivey ID: 9B18E006.
London, Canada: Ivey Publishing and Harvard Business Review. Chinese version of this case study
is published on 07-Jun-2019
2. Theory of Constraints: Insights From The Indian Automobile Industry (2013),
Published in Case Centre (Formerly ECCH) the reference no is 613-026-1 and its teaching note is 613-026-8
3. Walmart: Scripting Success Through Customer Analytics (2013),
Published in Case Centre (Formerly ECCH) the reference no is 613-032-1 and its teaching note is 613-032-8
4. Frugal Engineering: Innovation At Renault-Nissan (2013),
Published in Case Centre (Formerly ECCH) the reference no is 613-037-1 and its teaching note is 613-037-8
5. Himalayan Tsunami: A Wake Up Call For Humanitarian Logistics (2013),
Published in Case Centre (Formerly ECCH) the reference no is 613-041-1 and its teaching note is 613-041-8
6. Southwest Airlines: Transforming Boarding Process Via Game Theory (2013),
Published in Case Centre (Formerly ECCH) the reference no is 613-046-1 and its teaching note is 613-046-8
7. IRCTC:Supply Chain Management (2013),
Published in Case Centre (Formerly ECCH) the reference no is 613-048-1 and its teaching note is 613-048-8
8. Reliability Centered Maintenance: What Went Wrong At Boeing? (2014),
Published in Case Centre (Formerly ECCH) the reference no is 614-002-1 and its teaching note is 614-002-8

Books

1. Kanaka B. (Eds.). (2009), Lean Maintenance: Perspectives and Experiences,
ISBN-10: 813142376X, ISBN-13: 978-8131423769, ICFAI University Press
2. Kanaka B , (Eds.). (2009), Reliability Centered Maintenance(RCM)-Concepts & Applications, ISBN-10: 8131423638, ISBN-13: 978-8131423639. ICFAI University Press
3. Prasad B V S, Kanaka B, (Eds.). (2009), Modern Maintenance Management - Concepts and Cases, ISBN-10: 8131421910, ISBN-13: 978-8131421918,ICFAI University Press
4. Prasad B V S , Kanaka B , (Eds.). (2009), Scheduling Theory in Project and Production Management -Concepts and Cases, ISBN-10: 8131424197, ISBN-13: 978-8131424193,ICFAI University Press
5. Prasad B V S, Kanaka B, (Eds.). (2009), Predictive Maintenance -Concepts & Applications , ISBN-10: 8131424774, ISBN-13: 978-8131424773, ICFAI University Press
6. Kanaka B & Prasad B V S, (Eds.). (2009), Queuing Theory Concept And Applications, ISBN-10: 8131423174, ISBN-13: 978-8131423172, ICFAI University Press

Chapters in Books

1. KanakaB. (2008), Theory of Constraints: Enhancing Skill in Empowerment and Delegation, in T P Rajmanohar (Eds.), Theory of Constraints-Concepts and Implementation, ISBN-10: 8131418782, ISBN-13: 978-8131418789, ICFAI University Press
2. KanakaB. (2008), Optimizing the Technique of Power Analytics for Better Performance of Human Resoure, in T P Rajmanohar (Eds.), Analytics: The new Competitive Tool, ISBN-10: 8131417190, ISBN-13: 978-8131417195, ICFAI University Press
3. KanakaB. (2008), Process Improvement by Using Cost of Poor Quality , in T P Rajmanohar (Eds.), Cost of Poor Quality - Concept and Applications, ISBN-10: 813141700X, ISBN-13: 978-8131417003, ICFAI University Press
4. KanakaB. (2008), Managing Cost of Poor Quality in Healthcare by Optimum Purchasing, in T P Rajmanohar (Eds.), Cost of Poor Quality - Concept and Applications, ISBN-10: 813141700X, ISBN-13: 978-8131417003, ICFAI University Press
5. KanakaB. (2008), Game Theory for Decision Making, in T P Rajmanohar (Eds.),
IUP on Decision Theory - Models and Experiences, ISBN-10: 8131415937, ISBN-13: 978-8131415931, ICFAI University Press
6. KanakaB. (2008), Decision Tree Analysis for Oil Exploration Companies, in T P Rajmanohar (Eds.),
IUP on Decision Theory - Models and Experiences, ISBN-10: 8131415937, ISBN-13: 978-8131415931, ICFAI University Press
7. KanakaB. (2008), Lean Product Development on Operations at Creo, in T P Rajmanohar (Eds.), Lean Product Development-Concept and Models, ISBN-10: 8131415260,ISBN-13: 978-8131415269, ICFAI University Press
8. KanakaB. (2008), Application of Lean Technique to Global Product Development, in T P Rajmanohar (Eds.), Lean Product Development-Concept and Models, ISBN-10: 8131415260,ISBN-13: 978-8131415269, ICFAI University Press
9. KanakaB. (2008), Awareness of TQM Concept Related to Managers in Service Industry of Greece, in T P Rajmanohar (Eds.), Total Quality Management - Contemporary Perspectives and Cases, ISBN-10:8131414299, ISBN-13: 978-8131414293, ICFAI University Press
10. KanakaB. (2008), Integrating Total Quality Control (TQC) and System Involvement, in T P Rajmanohar (Eds.), Total Quality Management - Contemporary Perspectives and Cases, ISBN-108131414299, ISBN-13: 978-8131414293, ICFAI University Press
11. KanakaB. (2008), Optimization of Inventory through Zero Inventory Management , in T P Rajmanohar (Eds.), Inventory Optimization - Introduction, ISBN-10: 8131420825, ISBN-13: 978-8131420829, ICFAI University Press

Journal & Magazine

1. Kanaka B & M. Jeyarathanam, A Study Of Operational Process At Leather Tanning Industry,
International Journal of Research in Commerce, IT and Management, Volume No. 6 (2016),
Issue No. 08 (August) ISSN 2231-5756, 1-4
2. Kanaka B, Inventory Optimization in Supply Chain: Zero Inventory Approach, IJ Supply
Chain Management, Sep 2008,Ref: 34J2008090301, Icfai University Press
3. Kanaka B , Theory of Constraints : Enhancing Skill in Empowerment and Delegation,
MBA Review, Aug 2008 .Ref: 16M2008080901, Icfai University Press
• Decision Support Systems
• Operational Research
• Operations Management
• Project Management
• Optimization and Simulation Modeling
• Data Analytics and Decision Making
Reviewer - American journal of industrial and business management
Member of Reviewing Team- MEA based cases (The Case Centre UK Office: Cranfield University,UK)
Written a joint case study with Dr. Magesh Nagarajan, Lecturer School of Computing , Electronics and Maths, Coventry University,UK and Dr Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada is Associate Professor at the Department of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, UK.
Ranked 7th position in Top 10 mentor award in Operations category in E4 MBA Inter Collegiate Summer Trainee Awards (India Region) 2016
Amity International Business School
Amity University, Sector-125, Noida - 201313 (U.P), India