R R K Sharma

R R K Sharma is heading the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, IIT, Kanpur, for the past over two years. A PhD in management from IIM, Ahmedabad, Sharma has taught over 16 different courses in management to IIT students for the last over 18 years. Well versed with all the facets of management, he has unique ability to integrate different areas of the subject. To date, he has written over 33 papers in international/national journals.

As a researcher, Sharma has made some important contributions to the field of management science. He has developed the fastest known algorithm for preparing PERT networks (that runs in O (n2 log(n)) time). For the single and multi stage warehouse location problems, he has developed the 'capacity constraints' that result in getting stronger linear programming bounds to yield faster solution (optimal) to these problems. He has written many papers in the field of manufacturing strategy, warehouse location theory, strategic management, entrepreneurship, portfolio selection problem and MRP (manufacturing resources planning systems) systems.

Sharma was recently appointed member of Research Council of International Biographical Centre. In 2006, he received the American Medal of Honor and the Man of the Year Award, given by the American Biographical Institute. Besides, he also received the Archimedes Award for his contributions to the field of management science, and Life Time Achievement Award, by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridgeshire, England.

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