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Dr. Kumar Mahadevan

Ph.D. Western Sydney University, MBA Western Sydney University, Bachelor of Science in Production Engineering Leeds Beckett University, Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (MGSM), Graduate Diplloma in Technological Economics
School of Business and Law
Level 6 - 400 Kent Street
About Me

Dr Kumaraguru (Kumar) Mahadevan PhD, MBA, Grad Dip Mktg Mgt, Grad Dip Technological Economics, BSc Production Engineering, brings extensive operations management, supply chain management and consulting expertise gained across international universities, multinational corporations and government organisations. Kumar’s PhD is in supply chain management. He is a subject matter expert on supply chain management and his research is among the first to connect supply chain integration, supply chain visibility and information sharing between supply chain partners to enable competitive advantage for organisations in the logistics and manufacturing industries. He developed a supply chain integration hierarchy model that practitioners can use to measure the effectiveness of the integration, visibility and information sharing in their organisation.

Research profile, view ORCID: 0000-0001-6677-0006, Google Scholar and LinkedIn.


1. Mahadevan, K. Elias, A. A. and Samaranayake, P. (2022), Supply Chain Performance Measurement through Collaborative Effectiveness: An Asia Pacific Perspective, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

2. Mahadevan, K. Baumler, I. and Kotzab, H. (2021), Frame conditions, mindsets and skills in supply chain management from Taylorism to Industry 4.0, World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research

3. Mahsood Shah, Kumaraguru Mahadevan & Ming Cheng (2021) Poaching international students? A study of an Australian university with metropolitan campuses, Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education

4. Mahadevan, K. (2021), Demystifying the Dabbawallahs: India’s Lean Food Delivery Operations Explained with Operations Management Practices, Operations and Supply Chain Management.

5. Mahadevan, K. (2019), “Collaboration in reverse: A Conceptual Framework for Reverse Logistics for consumer electronics industry”, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management.

6. Mahadevan, K. (2018), “Measuring Collaborative Effectiveness: A conceptual approach, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management.

7. Mahadevan, K. (2017), "Culture driven regeneration (CDR): a conceptual business improvement tool", The TQM Journal.

8. Mahadevan, K. (2015), “Collaborative Supply Chain through Integration, Visibility and Information Sharing: The Antidote for Supply Chain Myopia”, Oxford Journal: An International Journal of Business & Economics.


1. Mahadevan, K. (2020) “Benchmarking Collaborative Effectiveness: A 2020 Vision for CEOs” BAM Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, held on 3rd to 5th September 2020.

2. Mahadevan, K. (2019), “Reverse Logistics: From Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang to Fast and the Furious”, 33rd ANZAM Conference, Cairns, Australia, held on 3rd to 5th December 2019.1. Mahadevan, K. (2019), “Back to the Future: Who Drives the Delorean in your Supply Chain”, BAM Conference, Aston University, United Kingdom, held on 3rd to 5th September 2019.

2. Mahadevan, K.(2018), “Executing Chain of responsibility (COR) within a supply chain: a Management Dilemma”, EURAM Conference, Reykjavik (Iceland) held on 19th -22nd June 2018.

3. Mahadevan, K. (2018), “Collaborative supply chain practices: An industry and regional Perspective”, BAM Conference, Bristol, United Kingdom held on 4-6th September 2018.

4. Mahadevan, K. (2014), “Supply chain visibility, supply chain integration and information sharing: the antidote for supply chain myopia”, Cambridge Business & Economics Conference (CBEC): 1st - 2nd July 2014, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K.

5. Mahadevan, K., Samaranayake, P. and Matawie, K. (2010), “Supply Chain Integration, Information Sharing and Supply Chain Visibility-The remedy for Supply Chain Uncertainty in Australian Organisations”, 8th International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems, Hong Kong, China, 6th - 8th October 2010.

6. K.Mahadevan, P.Samaranayake and K.Matawie, “Supply Chain Uncertainty-How Australian CEOs and Managers can leverage off Supply Chain Integration, Information Sharing and Supply Chain Visibility as an antidote”, BAM (British Academy of Management) Conference, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, 14th-16th September 2010.

7. Mahadevan, K. “Supply Chain Integration, and Supply Chain Visibility-The current directions in organizations: A comprehensive literature review and research questions”, The 2nd International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering”, Singapore, 26th - 28th February 2010.

8. K.Mahadevan, P.Samaranayake and K.Matawie, “Supply Chain Integration and Visibility in global supply chain operations – Current Practices and Outcomes”,10th CiNet Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 6th -7th September 2009.

9. Mahadevan, K.“Supply Chain Uncertainty: An Insight for Australian CEO’s and managers”, 8th International Research Conference on Quality, Innovation and Knowledge Management, New Delhi, India,
12th - 14th February 2007.


Title: Who is calling the shots in your supply chain

Universities Studied At

Western Sydney University - Sydney, Australia

PhD – Thesis title: Investigation of collaborative supply chain practices through integration, visibility, and information sharing: theoretical and industry perspective

Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM) - Western Sydney University

Master of Business Administration - (AACSB Accredited)

Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) - Macquarie University - Sydney, Australia

Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management - (AACSB Accredited)

University of Stirling - Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

Graduate Diploma In Technological Economics

Leeds Beckets University - Leeds, United Kingdom

Bachelor of Science in Production Engineering


Best Paper award for Operations Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Track at BAM (British Academy of Management) Conference 2010, University of Sheffield, U.K.

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