R. R. K. Sharma

Fellow in Management (IIM Ahmedabad)

Professor, Department of Industrial & Management Engineering




  • Joined IITK: 01 MAR 1989
  • Fellow in Management, IIM Ahmedabad, 1988
  • BE Mechanical Engineering, VNIT Nagpur, 1980



  • Sharma, R.R.K., “Modeling a Fertilizer Distribution System”, European Journal of Operational Research, 51, 1991, pp. 24-34.

  • Sharma, R.R.K., “A new algorithm for preparing PERT networks”, Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research, V 15 No.1, 1998, pages 37-48.

  • Sharma, R.R.K. and Sharma, K.D., “A new dual based procedure for the transportation problem”, European Journal of Operational Research, V 122 (3), 2000, pp. 611-624.

  • Sharma, R.R.K.. and Saumya Prasad, “Obtaining a good solution to the uncapacitated Transportation problem”, European Journal of Operational Research, V144(3), Feb 2003, 560-564.

  • Sharma, R.R.K. and Chaudhary, R., “ERP implementation and its effect on a few variables of organization structure and manager’s job”, Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, Volume V, Number 3, 2005, pp. 140-149.

  • Sharma, R.R.K. and Berry, V., “Developing New Formulations and Relaxations of Single Stage Capacitated Warehouse Location Problem (SSCWLP): Empirical Investigation for Assessing Relative Strengths and Computational Effort”, European Journal of Operational Research, 2007, V 177, pp. 803-812.

  • Shardindu Pandey and Sharma R.R.K., “Relating OD interventions to the strategy of the firm”, European Journal of Management, 2008, V8 (1), pp. 44-53.

  • Priyanka Verma and RRK Sharma, “Vertical Decomposition Approach to solve Single Stage Capacitated Warehouse Location Problem”, American Journal of Operational Research, V 1
    (3), 2011, pp. 1-18.

  • RRK Sharma and Pritee Agarwal, “Approaches to solve MID_CPLP problem: Theoretical results and empirical investigation”, American J of Operational Research, 4, 2014, pp. 142-154.

  • Singh, S.P. and Sharma R.R.K., “Two-level modified simulated annealing based approach for solving facility layout problem”, International Journal of Production Research; V 46(13), July 2008, pp. 3563 – 3582.

  • Singh, S.P. and Sharma R.R.K., “A review of different approaches to the facility layout problem”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2006, V30, 425-433.

  • RRK Sharma and Priyanka Verma, “Hybrid Formulations of single stage uncapacitated warehouse location problem: Few theoretical and empirical results”, International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, V 18 (1), Mar 2012, pp. 53-69.


  • Mayank Verma and RRK Sharma, “Lagrangian based approach to solve a two level capacitated lot sizing problem”, COGENT ENGINEERING (Open Access Journal); 2015; (Manuscript No: COGENTENG: 113R2); (accepted).

  • RRK Sharma, Pararg Tyagi, Vimal Kumar and Ajay Jha, “Developing strong and hybrid formulation for the Single Stage Single Period Multicommodity warehouse location problem: Theoretical Framework and Empirical Investigation”, American J of Operational Research; 2015; V 5; pp. 112-128.

  • Mayank Verma and RRK Sharma, “Hybrid Formulation of Multi Item Capacitated Lot Sizing Problem”, American J of Operational Research, V5; 2015; pp. 503-513.

  • Vinay Singh, RRK Sharma, Thanos, P, and R Dubey, “Differences in information system for exploratory and exploitative processes of innovation and UDR/USR type of innovators”, International J of Business Information Systems, (accepted: forthcoming).

  • Deepa Mishra, RRK Sharma, Sameer Kumar and Rameshwar Dubey, “Bridging and buffering: Strategies for mitigating supply risk and improving supply chain performance”, Int. J of Production Economics, V 180 (2016), pp. 183-197.

  • Somen Dey and RRK Sharma, “Relating flexibility of information systems to different planning process styles, information systems architecture and strategy of the organization (ID 173)”, 7 th Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Rabat, Morocco, Apr 11-13; 2017.

  • Prof. RRK Sharma Judged as OUTSTANDING EDITOR: AIMS International Journal of Management, at AIMS-6 conference, Dec 28-31, 2008; held at Greater Noida.

  • Prof. RRK Sharma, Judged as OUTSTANDING MANAGEMENT RESEARCHER, at AIMS-7 conference, Dec 20-22, 2009; held at IIM Bangalore, India. Award given at the hands of Prof. MR Rao (Ex Director: IIM BANGALORE INDIA and Ex Dean Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, INDIA).

  • Prof. RRK Sharma, awarded the title of “FELLOW of AIMS INTERNATIONAL”, at AIMS-9 conference, Jan 1-4, 2012; FLAME PUNE, India.

  • Prof. RRK Sharma, recipient of the Dr Manubhai M Shah Memorial Award 2013 instituted by the INDIAN COMMERCE ASSOCIATION (ICA). Award carried a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh, trophy and a certificate of excellence. Award given at the 66 Annual Conference of ICA at BANGALORE UNIVERSITY on 5 DEC 2013.

  • Prof. RRK Sharma, recipient of the “MEMBERSHIP AWARD” given by IABE 2015 (International Academy of Business and Economics; USA); 2015.

  • Prof. RRK Sharma, recognized as “Distinguished Scientist”, by Venus International Foundation Research Awards 2015 (VIFRA 2015) at CENTRE FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH AND DESIGN; Chennai: Dec 19; 2015.

  • Prof. RRK Sharma, Sanjay Mittal Chair Professor, IIT KANPUR; Dept of IME (15 Sept 2015 - 14 Sept 2018).

  • Prof. RRK Sharma, “Distinguished Educator Award”, selected by IEOM (Industrial Engineering and Operations Management) Society, USA. Award given on Mar 9; 2016 at Kuala Lumpur.

  • Prof. RRK Sharma and Somen Dey, Paper No. 19 above adjudged as BEST TRACK PAPER in OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT at IEOM conference at RABAT 2017.

  • Dr. Sharma has had 33 years of career to date. Started as graduate engineer trainee with TELCO (PUNE) (now TATA MOTORS INDIA) during 1980-82, and later went on to do Ph.D. in management at I.I.M., Ahmedabad, INDIA. After Ph. D. in management, he worked with TVS Suzuki (for 9 months) as executive assistant to GM (marketing). Now he has 30 years of teaching and research experience at the department of Industrial and Management Engineering, I.I.T., Kanpur, 208 016 INDIA. He has taught over 22 different courses in management at IIT Kanpur INDIA (to B. Tech., M. Tech. and M.B.A. students) and is well versed with all the facets of management and has unique ability to integrate different areas of the subject. To date he has written over 642 (grand total) publications (220 Full Length Papers and 422 Extended Abstracts Outlining Theoretical Framework) in international/national journals and seven research monographs). He has developed over 8 software products. Till date he has guided 58 M TECH and 17 Ph D theses at IIT Kanpur. He has guided 129 Special Studies Projects for MBA II nd year students of IME, IIT Kanpur. He is currently HAG professor at IIT Kanpur. He has been Sanjay Mittal Chair Professor at IIT KANPUR.


Department of IME
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

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Email: rrks[AT]iitk.ac.in


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