Mr. Manish Shukla

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellow
Field of Specialization: Operations Management
Name: Mr. Manish Shukla
Official Address and Designation:  Fellow
Fellow program in Management (FPM) Office
Indian Institute of Management (IIM)--Kozhikode
IIM Kozhikode Campus
Kozhikode, Kerala 673 570  
Telephone (O): 91-495-2809380   
Duration of Grant: Nine Months                        
Project Title: Study of select issues in Fresh Produce Supply Chain Management
Abstract of Project :
A majority of the total production (20-60%) goes waste in various operational stages of the fresh produce supply chains. The aim of my research is therefore to identify the major reasons for post-harvest waste and to provide effective solutions to reduce the waste. In order to identify the major reasons for post-harvest wastes, literature review of the supply chain management literature addressing fresh produce is done. It is found that a major percentage of total post-harvest waste happens while storage and transportation. Therefore, the objective is to propose highly effective management techniques for storage and transportation of fresh produce.

Academic Background :
Fellow program in Management Quantitative Methods and Operations Management IIM—Kozhikode, Kozhikode 2007 – till date
B. Tech. Manufacturing Engineering National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi 2007
Mr. Manish Shukla