PROF Prakash Singh

PROF Prakash Singh


  • Innovation management (process improvement, lean six sigma, product development)
  • Operations management (process design, operations strategy, quality management, project management)
  • Supply chain management (strategy, design, analysis)
  • Sustainable operations and supply chains (sustainability, social investment, social capital)



  • Dr Prakash J. Singh is Professor of Management with the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne. He is the Head of Department. Prakash's expertise is in operations and supply chain management fields. His studies have been based in a number of industry sectors including transport and logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, public sector as well as the not-for-profit and voluntary sectors. His research has been published in many leading journals. He has obtained Australian Research Council Discovery, Linkage and Industrial Transformation Training Centre grants to support his research. Prakash is an experienced lecturer, having taught many courses in undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, executive and custom programs. Prakash has also actively engaged with a number of organisations for the purpose of providing advice and expertise.   


Member of

  • Production and Operations Managment Society. Member 2011 -
  • Academy of Management. Operations Management Division 2009 -
  • Decision Sciences Institute. Member 2005 -
  • European Operations Management Association. Member 2004 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2002
  • BBus, Queensland University of Technology 1993
  • BE, Queensland University of Technology 1993


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Areas of research interest:
    Strategic issues in operations management
    Analysis of supply chains and networks 
    Sustainable operations and supply chains
    Quality and business excellence drivers
    Process improvement methods
    Innovation management