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Dr. Saurabh Pratap
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering IIT(BHU)
+91 542 716 5600
+91 7223068662
Area of Interest: 
Supply Chain Network design and Modeling, Operations Research Applications in Production, Transport, and Logistics Systems, Agriculture 4.0

  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • E-commerce Platforms
  • Agriculture 4.0
  • Application of Data Analytics in the domain of E-commerce
  • Circular Economy
  • Sharing Economy

  • X Zhang, Y Zhou, F Zhou, Saurabh Pratap. (2021). Internet Public Opinion Dissemination Mechanism of COVID-19: Evidence from the Shuanghuanglian Event. Data Technologies & Applications. Accepted for Publication
  • D Prajapati, M M Kumar, Saurabh Pratap, H Chelladurai, M Zuhair. (2021). MINLP Approach to Minimize the Orders Time Horizons Sustainable Logistics Network Design for Delivery Operations with sustainability Time Horizons in B2B E-commerce Platform. Logistics. 5(3), 61.
  • M Zuhair, R B Roy, Saurabh Pratap. (2021). Eliciting key attributes of health insurance in rural India: A qualitative analysis. SN Business & Economics. Accepted for Publication
  • D Prajapati, F Zhou, M Zhang, H Chelladurai, Saurabh Pratap. (2021). Sustainable logistics network design for multi-products delivery operations in B2B e-commerce platform. Sādhanā 46 (2), 1-13.
  • F Zhou, T Chen, P Hai, P Ma, Saurabh Pratap. (2021). Strategic Quality Improvement Management Practice for Domestic Automobile Industry from the Crucial Outsourcing Part Perspective. Engineering Letters 29 (1).
  • Y Daultani, A Diwedi, Saurabh Pratap. (2021). Benchmarking higher education institutes using data envelopment analysis: capturing perceptions of prospective engineering students. OPSEARCH (2021).
  • Saurabh Pratap, Y Daultani, A Dwivedi, F Zhou. (2021). Supplier selection and evaluation in e-commerce enterprises: a data envelopment analysis approach. Benchmarking: International Journal.
  • Y Daultani, M Goswami, A Kumar, Saurabh Pratap. (2021). Perceived outcomes of E-learning: identifying key attributes affecting user satisfaction in higher education institutes. Measuring Business Excellence. (Accepted for Publication)
  • Ashish Dwivedi, Ajay Jha, Dhirendra Prajapati, Nenavath Sreenu and Saurabh Pratap. (2020). Meta-heuristic algorithms for solving the sustainable agro-food grain supply chain network design problem. Modern Supply Chain Research and Applications, 2 (3), 161-177.
  • Yash Daultani, Kshitij Goyal, Saurabh Pratap. (2020). An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship between Store Attributes and Customer Satisfaction: A Retail Operations Perspective. Operations and Supply Chain Management, 14 (1), 100 – 110.
  • Fuli Zhou, Ming K Lim, Yandong He, Saurabh Pratap (2019). “What attracts vehicle consumers’ buying: a Saaty scale-based VIKOR (SSC-VIKOR) approach from after-sales textual perspective?". Industrial Management & Data Systems. 120 (1), 57-58.
  • M Zhang, Saurabh Pratap, Z Zhao, D Prajapati, George Q. Huang (2020), Forward and reverse logistics vehicle routing problems with time horizons in B2C E-commerce logistics, International Journal of Production Research,
  • D Prajapati, N Cheikhrorou, Y Daultani & Saurabh Pratap. (2020) “Fuzzy TOPSIS AHP approach to Study and Identify the Major factors in Shipping Logistics”. OPSEARCH, 57, 765–786.
  • Fuli Zhou, M K Lim, Saurabh Pratap. (2020). “Lean production of ship pipe-parts based on lot-sizing optimization and CONWIP control strategy” Kybernetes.
  • Arijit De, D Mogale, M Zhang, Saurabh Pratap, S Krishna and G Q Huang. (2020). “Multi-period Multi-echelon Inventory Transportation Problem considering Stakeholders Behavioural Tendencies”. International Journal of Production Economics. 225, 1-21
  • Prajapati D, Harish AR, Daultani Y, Singh H, Pratap S. A Clustering Based Routing Heuristic for Last-Mile Logistics in Fresh Food E-Commerce. Global Business Review. February 2020. doi:10.1177/0972150919889797
  • Arijit De, Saurabh Pratap, Akhilesh Kumar, and M K Tiwari. (2020). “A hybrid dynamic berth allocation planning problem with fuel costs considerations for container terminal port using Chemical reaction optimization approach”. Annals of Operation Research. 290, 783–811.
  • R Patidar, S. Agarwal, Saurabh Pratap. (2018). Development of Novel Strategies for Designing Sustainable Indian Agri-fresh Food Supply Chain, Sādhanā 43, 167 (2018).
  • M Zhang, Y Fu, Z. Zhao, Saurabh Pratap, G Q Huang. (2019). Game Theoretic Analysis of Horizontal Carrier Coordination with Revenue Sharing in E-commerce Logistics, International Journal of Production Research, 57 (5), Pages 1524-1551.
  • Saurabh Pratap, M Zhang, Christopher LD Shen, George Q Huang, (2019). “A multi-objective approach to analyze the effect of fuel consumption on Ship Routing and Scheduling Problem” International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 11 (2-3), 161-175.
  • Saurabh Pratap, Yash Daultani, Manoj Kumar Tiwari & B Mahanty. (2019). “Rule based optimization for bulk material handling port operations” in Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Springer, 29 (2), 287-311.
  • M Zhang, Saurabh Pratap, George Q Huang, Z Zhao (2017). “Optimal collaborative transportation service trading in B2B e-commerce logistics” International Journal of Production Research. 55 (18), 5485-5501.
  • Saurabh Pratap, Ashutosh Nayak, Naoufel Cheikhrouhou and M K Tiwari, (2017). “A Decision Support System for Integrated Berth and Ship Un-loader Allocation in Bulk Material Handling port” Computers & Industrial Engineering. 106, 386-399.
  • Saurabh Pratap, Manoj Babu, & M K Tiwari, (2016). “Integrated Scheduling of Rake and Stockyard Management with Ship Berthing: A Block Based Evolutionary Algorithm” International Journal of Production Research. 54 (14), 4182-4204.
  • Mohit Goswami, Saurabh Pratap, Sri Krishna Kumar, (2016). “An Integrated Bayesian-Game Theoretic Approach for Product Portfolio Planning of a Multi-Attributed Product in a Duopolistic Market” International Journal of Production Research. 54 (23), 6997-7013.
  • S A K I Babu, Saurabh Pratap, Geet Lahoti, Kiran J Fernandes, Manoj K Tiwari, Matthew Mount and Yu Xiong. 2014. “Minimizing delay of ships in bulk terminals by simultaneous ship scheduling, stockyard planning and train scheduling” in Maritime Economics & Logistics, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1–29. (doi:10.1057/mel.2014.20).
  • Siya Ram Meena, Shambhu D Meena, Saurabh Pratap, Rakesh Patidar, Yash Daultani, (2019). “Strategic analysis of the Indian agri-food supply chain”, OPSEARCH, 1-18.
  • Saurabh Pratap, Ashutosh Nayak, Naoufel Cheikhrouhou and M K Tiwari. 2015. “Decision Support System for Discrete Robust Berth Allocation” in IFAC-Papers OnLine, Elsevier, 48 (3), 875–880.
  • Saurabh Pratap, Manoj Kumar B, N. Cheikhrouhou and M. K. Tiwari, "The robust quay crane allocation for a discrete bulk material handling port," 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), Singapore, 2015, pp. 1174-1178. doi: 10.1109/IEEM.2015.7385833
  • Y Daultani, N Cheikhrouhou, Saurabh Pratap, D Prajapati. Designing Forward and Reverse Supply Chain Network for Refurbished Products. Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) 2019, Vietnam. Dec 2019
  • K Goyal, Y Daultani, Saurabh Pratap. An Exploratory Study on Retail Supply Chain of Branded Jewellery Stores In India. Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) 2019, Vietnam. Dec 2019.
  • D Prajapati, N. Cheikhrouhou, Fuli Zhou, & Saurabh Pratap. Minimizes the Time Window for Delivery of Orders in B2B E-commerce. 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering (ICIE 2019). SVNIT Surat.
  • Manoj M Kumar, D Prajapati, P Pratap, F Zhou, Saurabh Pratap. Berth and Quay Crane Allocation Problem for the Container Handling. 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering (ICIE 2019). SVNIT Surat.
  • D Prajapati, A R Harish, Saurabh Pratap, M Zhang, Y Daultani. Multi-cyclic scheduling of identical parts in an N-machine no-wait robotic cell. Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Dubai, UAE, March 10-12, 2020

  • Operations Research
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management

  • Associate Editor of OPSEARCH Journal, Springer
  • Editor role in Sage Open Access Journal
  • Editor in Advances in Operations Research Journal, Hindawi
  • Editor in Coegent Engineering Journal, Taylor & Francis
  • Guest Editor in International Journal of Engineering Business Management (IJEBM), Sage
  • Guest Editor in Computers and Industrial Engineering Journal, Elsevier

  • M.Tech Students
    • Mr Mayank Bhoria (IIT BHU)
    • Mr. Sanjeeb Gouda (IIT BHU)
    • Mr. Manish R Sahu (IIT BHU)
  • PhD Students
    • Mr. Neeraj Bhoi (IIIT DM Jabalpur)
    • Mr. Dhirendra Prajapati (IIIT DM Jabalpur)

  • University of Hong Kong, HK
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
  • Geneva School of Management, Haute ecole de Gestion, Geneva
  • University of SASKACHEWAN, Canada
  • College of Economics and Management, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Zhengzhou, China
  • Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Macau Business School, Maccau

  • Warden: Moorvi Hostel (IIT BHU)
  • Member Secretary, Department Purchase Committee
  • Member, Department Library Committee