Mahesh Babu Purushothaman

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Lecturer

Email: mahesh.babu@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5062-272X

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Academic appointments:

  • Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2019 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • PhD, Auckland University of Technology
  • M.Sc, The Birla institute of technology and science

Overview:

Mahesh Babu Purushothaman received his Ph.D. from Auckland University of Technology with research interests in the human factors influencing lean manufacturing systems and waste reduction. He has managed lean manufacturing units for 25 years. He works in the School of Future Environments, Auckland University of Technology His experience includes manufacturing, procurement, warehousing, marketing, demand planning, and change management. He has implemented projects, which combined digital and Information technology integration in the process to reduce stress in the manufacturing environment. He has executed projects in the USA, Europe, Australia, China, southern Asia, and Dubai. Mahesh has designed process architecture and was involved in developing IT projects for facilities, manufacturing, and SCM.

Research interests:

Human factors
Lean Manufacturing
Waste minimisation
productivity improvement
Scheduling
IT architecture
Supply chain management
Procurement
warehousing
logistics
Lean construction

Teaching summary:

Enginnering Management
Construction materials
Engineering mechanics, Statics

Fields of research:

  • Dynamical Systems In Applications
  • Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
  • Human Information Behaviour
  • Transport Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Flexible Manufacturing Systems
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (Excl. Textiles)
  • Manufacturing Safety and Quality
  • Packaging, Storage and Transportation (Excl. Food and Agricultural Products)
  • Manufacturing Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Transport Planning
  • Transportation and Freight Services Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Other Studies In Human Society
  • Studies In Human Society Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
  • Psychology and Cognitive Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • student member, Human factors and ergonomics society of New Zealand (2016 - ongoing)

Award, prize, fellowship, and scholarship

  • Best presentation, Awarded Best presentation at The 5th annual series of the New Zealand Built Environment Research Sym (2017)
  • 3rd prize in poster presentation, MaD for the Future (2017)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Purushothaman, M. B., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2020). Waste reduction using lean tools in a multicultural environment. Journal of Cleaner Production, 265. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121681

Conference contributions

  • Purushothaman, M. B. (2019). Shed bias, astute work stress. In Auckland University of Technology 3 Minute Thesis Finals (part of the 2019 Postgraduate Research Symposium). Auckland: Auckland University of Technology Graduate Research School. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVwFzjHb2g4

  • Purushothaman, M., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2019). Improving productivity and staff wellbeing at a manufacturing facility in India using integrated lean and humans factors/ergonomics. In ICEMSO 2019: 21st International Conference on Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Operations, Sydney, Australia. Sydney. Retrieved from https://panel.waset.org/conference/2019/03/sydney/program

  • Purushothaman, M. B., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2017). A critical review of the organisational waste in the construction industry. In The 5th annual series of the New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS). Auckland. Retrieved from https://nzbers.massey.ac.nz/index.php/2017-symposium/

  • Purushothaman, M. B., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2017). Improving productivity and staff wellbeing at a manufacturing facility in India using integrated Lean and HFE principles. In HFESNZ 2017 Conference Wellbeing - Design - Practice. Wellington. Retrieved from https://www.hfesnz.org.nz/

  • Purushothaman, M. B., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2017). Stress reduction through digital technology in manufacturing.. In AUT post graduate research symposium. Auckland: AUT university. Retrieved from https://thesislink.aut.ac.nz/

  • Purushothaman, M. B., Seadon, J., & Moore, D. (2017). Stress reduction through digital technology in manufacturing.. In MaD for the Future 2017: A National Conference for Innovation in Manufacturing and Design, Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland. Retrieved from https://cpb-ap-se2.wpmucdn.com/

  • Purushothaman, M. B. (2016). E ­ Receiving: Concept to Use Cyber Space & Wave Frequency Technologies. In Conference Proceedings, 2nd International Conference on Design, Analysis, Manufacturing & Simulation. Chennai. Retrieved from http://www.icdams2016.com/

Edited books/volumes

Reports

Theses

  • Purushothaman, M. B. (2019). Improving business processes through enhanced understanding of the interactions of lean, waste, and cognitive factors in work places. (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/12870

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