Hari S. Srivastava

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PhD Student

Email: hari.srivastava@aut.ac.nz


*    Post Graduate diploma in Supply Chain Management
*    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
*    Certified digital marketing professional
*    Certified Big data analyst using Hadoop


Hari has taught courses related to operations and supply chain management at United Management Institue, Allahabad, India, Amity University, Lucknow, India, and PNG University of Technology, Lae, Papua New Guinea since 2001. His academic contributions include book chapters and peer reviewed research papers in conferences. He has successfully served on various academic administrative positions. Hari has also supervised graduate and post graduate level projects, organized short courses, and provided consultancy to industries.

Research Areas:

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Research Summary:

Thesis title

Simulation Analysis of Horizontal Collaboration Mechanisms in Distribution Logistics.

A brief introduction to the PhD research

Importance of collaboration in logistics has been increasing in recent times in a quest for improving operational efficiency. Vertical, horizontal, and lateral collaboration are common collaborative initiatives. Compared to vertical and lateral collaboration studies, extant literature lacks published work on horizontal collaboration. Few scholars have shown that horizontal collaboration offers organizations with an opportunity to reduce costs, improve logistics service quality and reduce environmental impact, however, actual implementations are limited due to complexities involved in finding right partner(s) to form a coalition, lack of gain sharing mechanism and trust, reluctance to share sensitive information, and flexibility to enter and leave the coalition. Therefore, the goal of this research is to develop a simulation model to analyze how evolution of trust facilitates horizontal collaboration through the conceptual lens of transaction cost economics. Significance of this research is to contribute towards understanding of  dynamics of trust throughout the lifetime of collaboration. Research findings will help supply chain practitioners to develop and maintain trustworthy relationships in an collaborative environment.

Research Supervisors
*    Associate Professor William Yu Chu Wang
*    Dr. Lincoln C. Wood


Research articles:

  1. Wood, Lincoln C and Reiners, Torston and Srivastava, Hari Shanker, “Exploring Sentiment Analysis to Improve Supply Chain Decisions” (September 25, 2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2665482 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2665482.

Book Chapters:

  1. Srivastava, H. S., and Wood, L. C. (2014), “Cloud computing to improve agri-supply chains in developing countries”, In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Information Science and Technology, Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, pp. 267–277.
  2. Wood, L. C., Reiners, T. and Srivastava, H. S. (2014), “Sentiment analysis in supply chain management”, In J. Wang (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Business Analytics and Optimization, Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference, pp. 444–455.
  3. Srivastava, H. S. and Wood, L. C. (2011), “The effect of relationships on information technology solutions in logistics triads”, In: Blecker, T., Jahn, C., & Kerston, W., (Eds.), Maritime Logistics in global economy: Current trends and approaches, Lohmar – Koln, Germany: EUL-Verlag, pp. 17 – 30.

Conference Papers:

  1. Wood, L. C., Reiners, T., Srivastava, H., Teräs, M., and Duong, N. K. L. (2014), “Using sentiment analysis to improve decisions in demand-driven supply chains” 2014 ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium, Auckland, NZ: ANZAM.
  2. Wood, L.C., Reiners, T. and Srivastava, H.S. (2013), “Expanding Sales and Operations Planning using Sentiment Analysis: Demand clarity from social media”, ANZAM 2013, Stream 15: Technology, Innovation and Supply Chain Management, pp. ANZAM–2013– 252.R1, 1–17.
  3. Srivastava, H.S. and Pandey, P. (2013), “Curriculum Development in the Technical Education Supply Chain of Papua New Guinea”, 7th Huon Conference, Lae, Papua New Guinea.
  4. Srivastava, H.S. (2012), “Opportunities and Barriers of Timber Supply Chain in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea”, 3rdAnnual PNG Research, Science, and Technology Conference, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
  5. Srivastava, H.S. (2010), “Developing and Managing Pharmaceutical Supply Chain in Papua New Guinea using Goal-Oriented Business Pattern Approach”, 3rd Conference on Science and Technology, Madang, Papua New Guinea.
  6. Srivastava, H.S. (2009), “Quantifying the Value of Information through Integration of RFID and GPS Technologies: A Simulation Approach”, 3rd International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM2009), Penang, Malaysia.
  7. Srivastava, H.S. (2009), “Internet-enabled Agri- Supply Chain Management in PNG to Stimulate Trade and Boost Economic Development”, 6th Huon Seminar, 2009, PNG University of Technology, Lae, Papua New Guinea.