Devika Kannan

Associate Professor Devika Kannan

Deputy Director

Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources

Division of Research and Innovation

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Devika Kannan is currently a Deputy Director of Centre for Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Resilience at the University of Adelaide. She has been recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher in ‘Engineering’ for three years (2019, 2021, and 2022) by Thomson-Reuters/Clarivate Analytics. She has published more than 85 international journal articles (with 15500+ citations and an h-index of 50) in leading journals such as Nature, European Journal of Operational Research, Omega, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, International Journal of Production Economics and International Journal of Production Research. Many of her papers were selected as the ESI top 1% highly cited papers or 0.1% hot papers and highlighted as the Key Scientific Articles contributing to the excellence in Engineering and Environmental research. She is an Editorial Board Member of several international journals. Her research interests include supply chain management, sustainable and circular supply chain, sustainable and circular procurement, circular economy, circular entrepreneurship and procurement 4.0.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Kannan, D., Khademolqorani, S., Janatyan, N., & Alavi, S. (2024). Smart waste management 4.0: The transition from a systematic review to an integrated framework. Waste Management, 174, 1-14.
    DOI Scopus19
    2023 Fatimah, Y. A., Kannan, D., Govindan, K., & Hasibuan, Z. A. (2023). Circular economy e-business model portfolio development for e-business applications: Impacts on ESG and sustainability performance. Journal of Cleaner Production, 415, 1-13.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS3
    2023 Hou, Y., Guo, P., Kannan, D., & Govindan, K. (2023). Optimal eco-label choice strategy for environmentally responsible corporations considering government regulations. Journal of Cleaner Production, 418, 17 pages.
    DOI Scopus5
    2023 Zarbakhshnia, N., Govindan, K., Kannan, D., & Goh, M. (2023). Outsourcing logistics operations in circular economy towards to sustainable development goals. Business Strategy and the Environment, 32(1), 134-162.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS26
    2023 Fattahi, M., Keyvanshokooh, E., Kannan, D., & Govindan, K. (2023). Resource planning strategies for healthcare systems during a pandemic. European Journal of Operational Research, 304(1), 192-206.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS6 Europe PMC11
    2023 Kannan, D., Solanki, R., Darbari, J. D., Govindan, K., & Jha, P. C. (2023). A novel bi-objective optimization model for an eco-efficient reverse logistics network design configuration. Journal of Cleaner Production, 394, 1-27.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS13
    2023 Xu, S., Nupur, R., Kannan, D., Sharma, R., Sharma, P., Kumar, S., . . . Bai, C. (2023). An integrated fuzzy MCDM approach for manufacturing process improvement in MSMEs. Annals of Operations Research, 322(2), 1037-1073.
    2023 Eshghali, M., Kannan, D., Salmanzadeh-Meydani, N., & Esmaieeli Sikaroudi, A. M. (2023). Machine learning based integrated scheduling and rescheduling for elective and emergency patients in the operating theatre. Annals of Operations Research, 1-24.
    2023 Maihami, R., Kannan, D., Fattahi, M., Bai, C., & Ghalehkhondabi, I. (2023). Ticket pricing for entertainment events under a dual-channel environment: a game-theoretical approach using uncertainty theory. Annals of Operations Research, 1-40.
    2023 Bastos, X. S., Ferreira, F. A. F., Kannan, D., Ferreira, N. C. M. Q. F., & Banaitienė, N. (2023). A CM-DEMATEL assessment of SME competitiveness factors. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 46, 74-88.
    2023 Kannan, D., Gholipour, P., & Bai, C. (2023). Smart manufacturing as a strategic tool to mitigate sustainable manufacturing challenges: a case approach. Annals of Operations Research, 1-37.
    2022 Aditi., Kannan, D., Darbari, J. D., & Jha, P. C. (2022). Sustainable supplier selection model with a trade-off between supplier development and supplier switching. Annals of Operations Research, 1-42.
    2022 Kannan, D., Shankar, K. M., & Gholipour, P. (2022). Paving the way for a green transition through mitigation of green manufacturing challenges: A systematic literature review. Journal of Cleaner Production, 132578.
    2022 Ferreira, F. A. F., Kannan, D., Meidutė-Kavaliauskienė, I., & Vale, I. M. T. (2022). A sociotechnical approach to vaccine manufacturer selection as part of a global immunization strategy against epidemics and pandemics. Annals of Operations Research, 1-30.
    2022 Sharma, R., Kannan, D., Darbari, J. D., & Jha, P. C. (2022). Analysis of Collaborative Sustainable Practices in multi-tier food supply chain using integrated TISM-Fuzzy MICMAC model: A supply chain practice view. Journal of Cleaner Production, 354, 131271.
    2022 Ali, I., & Kannan, D. (2022). Mapping research on healthcare operations and supply chain management: a topic modelling-based literature review. Annals of Operations Research, 315(1), 29-55.
    2022 Kannan, D., Solanki, R., Kaul, A., & Jha, P. C. (2022). Barrier analysis for carbon regulatory environmental policies implementation in manufacturing supply chains to achieve zero carbon. Journal of Cleaner Production, 358, 131910.
    2022 Mendes, A. C. S., Ferreira, F. A. F., Kannan, D., Ferreira, N. C. M. Q. F., & Correia, R. J. C. (2022). A BWM approach to determinants of sustainable entrepreneurship in small and medium-sized enterprises. Journal of Cleaner Production, 371, 133300.
    2022 Govindan, K., Kannan, D., Jørgensen, T. B., & Nielsen, T. S. (2022). Supply Chain 4.0 performance measurement: A systematic literature review, framework development, and empirical evidence. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 164, 1-41.
    DOI Scopus43 WoS14
    2021 Kannan, D., Moazzeni, S., mostafayi Darmian, S., & Afrasiabi, A. (2021). A hybrid approach based on MCDM methods and Monte Carlo simulation for sustainable evaluation of potential solar sites in east of Iran. Journal of Cleaner Production, 279, 122368-122387.
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    2021 Kannan, D. (2021). Sustainable procurement drivers for extended multi-tier context: A multi-theoretical perspective in the Danish supply chain. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 146, 102092.
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    2021 Mina, H., Kannan, D., Gholami-Zanjani, S. M., & Biuki, M.. (2021). Transition towards circular supplier selection in petrochemical industry: A hybrid approach to achieve sustainable development goals. Journal of Cleaner Production, 286, 125273-125289.
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    2020 Zarbakhshnia, N., Kannan, D., Kiani Mavi, R., & Soleimani, H. (2020). A novel sustainable multi-objective optimization model for forward and reverse logistics system under demand uncertainty. Annals of Operations Research, 295, 843-880.
    2020 Mardani, A., Kannan, D., Hooker, R. E., Ozkul, S., Alrasheedi, M., & Tirkolaee, E. B. (2020). Evaluation of green and sustainable supply chain management using structural equation modelling: A systematic review of the state of the art literature and recommendations for future research. Journal of cleaner production, 249, 119383.
    2020 Kannan, D., Mina, H., Nosrati-Abarghooee, S., & Khosrojerdi, G. (2020). Sustainable circular supplier selection: A novel hybrid approach. Science of the Total Environment, 722, 137936.
    2020 Rashidi, K., Noorizadeh, A., Kannan, D., & Cullinane, K. (2020). Applying the triple bottom line in sustainable supplier selection: A meta-review of the state-of-the-art. Journal of Cleaner Production, 269, 122001.
    2020 Govindan, K., Shankar, K. M., & Kannan, D. (2020). Achieving sustainable development goals through identifying and analyzing barriers to industrial sharing economy: A framework development. International Journal of Production Economics, 227, 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus153 WoS113
    2020 Sharma, M., Joshi, S., Kannan, D., Govindan, K., Singh, R., & Purohit, H. C. (2020). Internet of Things (IoT) adoption barriers of smart cities’ waste management: An Indian context. Journal of Cleaner Production, 270, 21 pages.
    DOI Scopus167 WoS102
    2019 Darbari, J. D., Kannan, D., Agarwal, V., & Jha, P. C. (2019). Fuzzy criteria programming approach for optimising the TBL performance of closed loop supply chain network design problem. Annals of operations research, 273, 693-738.
    2019 Mehlawat, M. K., Kannan, D., Gupta, P., & Aggarwal, U. (2019). Sustainable transportation planning for a three-stage fixed charge multi-objective transportation problem. Annals of Operations Research, 1-37.
    2018 Li, Y., Kannan, D., Garg, K., Gupta, S., Gandhi, K., & Jha, P. C. (2018). Business orientation policy and process analysis evaluation for establishing third party providers of reverse logistics services. Journal of Cleaner Production, 182, 1033-1047.
    2018 Li, Y., Kannan, D., Jha, P. C., Garg, K., Darbari, J., & Agarwal, N. (2018). Design of a multi echelon product recovery embeded reverse logistics network for multi products and multi periods. Annals of Operations Research, 1-22.
    2018 Kannan, D. (2018). Role of multiple stakeholders and the critical success factor theory for the sustainable supplier selection process. International Journal of Production Economics, 195, 391-418.
    2018 Mathivathanan, D., Kannan, D., & Haq, A. N. (2018). Sustainable supply chain management practices in Indian automotive industry: A multi-stakeholder view. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 128, 284-305.
    2018 Govindan, K., Shankar, M., & Kannan, D. (2018). Supplier selection based on corporate social responsibility practices. International Journal of Production Economics, 200, 353-379.
    DOI Scopus112 WoS86
    2018 Jabbour, C. J. C., Jugend, D., Jabbour, A. B. L. D. S., Govindan, K., Kannan, D., & Leal Filho, W. (2018). “There is no carnival without samba”: Revealing barriers hampering biodiversity-based R&D and eco-design in Brazil. Journal of Environmental Management, 206, 236-245.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS23
    2017 Luthra, S., Govindan, K., Kannan, D., Mangla, S. K., & Garg, C. P. (2017). An integrated framework for sustainable supplier selection and evaluation in supply chains. Journal of Cleaner Production, 140, 1686-1698.
    DOI Scopus633 WoS502
    2017 Furlan Matos Alves, M. W., Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, A. B., Kannan, D., & Chiappetta Jabbour, C. J. (2017). Contingency theory, climate change, and low-carbon operations management. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 22(3), 223-236.
    2017 Kannan, D., Garg, K., Jha, P. C., & Diabat, A. (2017). Integrating disassembly line balancing in the planning of a reverse logistics network from the perspective of a third party provider. Annals of Operations Research, 253, 353-376.
    2017 Amui, L. B. L., Jabbour, C. J. C., de Sousa Jabbour, A. B. L., & Kannan, D. (2017). Sustainability as a dynamic organizational capability: a systematic review and a future agenda toward a sustainable transition. Journal of cleaner production, 142, 308-322.
    2017 Shankar, K. M., Kannan, D., & Kumar, P. U. (2017). Analyzing sustainable manufacturing practices–A case study in Indian context. Journal of cleaner production, 164, 1332-1343.
    2017 Diana, G. C., Jabbour, C. J. C., de Sousa Jabbour, A. B. L., & Kannan, D. (2017). Putting environmental technologies into the mainstream: Adoption of environmental technologies by medium-sized manufacturing firms in Brazil. Journal of cleaner production, 142, 4011-4018.
    2016 Devika, K., Jafarian, A., Hassanzadeh, A., & Khodaverdi, R. (2016). Optimizing of bullwhip effect and net stock amplification in three-echelon supply chains using evolutionary multi-objective metaheuristics. Annals of Operations Research, 242, 457-487.
    2016 Shankar, K. M., Kumar, P. U., & Kannan, D. (2016). Analyzing the drivers of advanced sustainable manufacturing system using AHP approach. Sustainability, 8(8), 824.
    2016 Wang, Z., Soleimani, H., Kannan, D., & Xu, L. (2016). Advanced cross-entropy in closed-loop supply chain planning. Journal of Cleaner Production, 135, 201-213.
    2016 Govindan, K., Madan Shankar, K., & Kannan, D. (2016). Application of fuzzy analytic network process for barrier evaluation in automotive parts remanufacturing towards cleaner production - A study in an Indian scenario. Journal of Cleaner Production, 114, 199-213.
    DOI Scopus160 WoS120
    2016 Govindan, K., Madan Shankar, K., & Kannan, D. (2016). Sustainable material selection for construction industry - A hybrid multi criteria decision making approach. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 55, 1274-1288.
    DOI Scopus195 WoS140
    2016 Govindan, K., Muduli, K., Devika, K., & Barve, A. (2016). Investigation of the influential strength of factors on adoption of green supply chain management practices: An Indian mining scenario. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 107, 185-194.
    DOI Scopus135 WoS104
    2016 Kannan, D., Govindan, K., & Shankar, M. (2016). Formalize recycling of electronic waste. Nature, 530(7590), 281.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS19 Europe PMC1
    2016 Jabbour, C. J. C., De Sousa Jabbour, A. B. L., Govindan, K., De Freitas, T. P., Soubihia, D. F., Kannan, D., & Latan, H. (2016). Barriers to the adoption of green operational practices at Brazilian companies: Effects on green and operational performance. International Journal of Production Research, 54(10), 3042-3058.
    DOI Scopus93 WoS73
    2016 Lalmazloumian, M., Wong, K. Y., Govindan, K., & Kannan, D. (2016). A robust optimization model for agile and build-to-order supply chain planning under uncertainties. Annals of Operations Research, 240(2), 435-470.
    DOI Scopus58 WoS51
    2015 Kannan, D., Govindan, K., & Rajendran, S. (2015). Fuzzy axiomatic design approach based green supplier selection: A case study from Singapore. Journal of Cleaner Production, 96, 194-208.
    DOI Scopus257 WoS208
    2015 Govindan, K., Kannan, D., & Shankar, M. (2015). Evaluation of green manufacturing practices using a hybrid MCDM model combining DANP with PROMETHEE. International Journal of Production Research, 53(21), 6344-6371.
    DOI Scopus110 WoS94
    2015 Govindan, K., Soleimani, H., & Kannan, D. (2015). Reverse logistics and closed-loop supply chain: A comprehensive review to explore the future. European Journal of Operational Research, 240(3), 603-626.
    DOI Scopus1444 WoS1150
    2015 Jia, P., Govindan, K., & Kannan, D. (2015). Identification and evaluation of influential criteria for the selection of an environmental shipping carrier using DEMATEL: A case from India. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 7(6), 719-741.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS13
    2015 Garg, K., Kannan, D., Diabat, A., & Jha, P. C. (2015). A multi-criteria optimization approach to manage environmental issues in closed loop supply chain network design. Journal of Cleaner Production, 100, 297-314.
    2015 Shen, L., Mathiyazhagan, K., Kannan, D., & Ying, W. (2015). Study on analysing the criteria's for selection of shipping carriers in Chinese shipping market using analytical hierarchy process. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 7(6), 742-757.
    2015 Sivakumar, R., Kannan, D., & Murugesan, P. (2015). Green vendor evaluation and selection using AHP and Taguchi loss functions in production outsourcing in mining industry. Resources Policy, 46, 64-75.
    2014 Kumar, D. T., Palaniappan, M., Kannan, D., & Shankar, K. M. (2014). Analyzing the CSR issues behind the supplier selection process using ISM approach. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 92, 268-278.
    2014 Diabat, A., Kannan, D., & Mathiyazhagan, K. (2014). Analysis of enablers for implementation of sustainable supply chain management–A textile case. Journal of cleaner production, 83, 391-403.
    2014 Kannan, D., de Sousa Jabbour, A. B. L., & Jabbour, C. J. C. (2014). Selecting green suppliers based on GSCM practices: Using fuzzy TOPSIS applied to a Brazilian electronics company. European Journal of operational research, 233(2), 432-447.
    2014 Kannan, D., Diabat, A., & Shankar, K. M. (2014). Analyzing the drivers of end-of-life tire management using interpretive structural modeling (ISM). The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 72, 1603-1614.
    2014 Devika, K., Jafarian, A., & Nourbakhsh, V. (2014). Designing a sustainable closed-loop supply chain network based on triple bottom line approach: A comparison of metaheuristics hybridization techniques. European journal of operational research, 235(3), 594-615.
    2014 Kannan, D., Govindan, K., & Soleimani, H. (2014). Artificial immune system and sheep flock algorithms for two-stage fixed-charge transportation problem. Optimization, 63(10), 1465-1479.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7
    2014 Jabbour, A. B., Jabbour, C., Govindan, K., Kannan, D., & Arantes, A. F. (2014). Mixed methodology to analyze the relationship between maturity of environmental management and the adoption of green supply chain management in Brazil. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 92, 255-267.
    DOI Scopus85 WoS60
    2014 Govindan, K., Kaliyan, M., Kannan, D., & Haq, A. N. (2014). Barriers analysis for green supply chain management implementation in Indian industries using analytic hierarchy process. International Journal of Production Economics, 147(PART B), 555-568.
    DOI Scopus664 WoS483
    2014 Govindan, K., Jafarian, A., Khodaverdi, R., & Devika, K. (2014). Two-echelon multiple-vehicle location-routing problem with time windows for optimization of sustainable supply chain network of perishable food. International Journal of Production Economics, 152, 9-28.
    DOI Scopus507 WoS406
    2014 Govindan, K., Kannan, D., & Shankar, K. M. (2014). Evaluating the drivers of corporate social responsibility in the mining industry with multi-criteria approach: A multi-stakeholder perspective. Journal of Cleaner Production, 84(1), 214-232.
    DOI Scopus156 WoS123
    2013 Kannan, G., Grigore, M. C., Devika, K., & Senthilkumar, A. (2013). An analysis of the general benefits of a centralised VMI system based on the EOQ model. International Journal of Production Research, 51(1), 172-188.
    DOI Scopus34 WoS23
    2013 de Sousa Jabbour, A. B. L., Jabbour, C. J. C., Govindan, K., Kannan, D., Salgado, M. H., & Zanon, C. J. (2013). Factors affecting the adoption of green supply chain management practices in Brazil: Empirical evidence. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 70(2), 302-315.
    DOI Scopus47
    2013 Govindan, K., Kannan, D., Mathiyazhagan, K., de Sousa Jabbour, A. B. L., & Jabbour, C. J. C. (2013). Analysing green supply chain management practices in Brazil's electrical/electronics industry using interpretive structural modelling. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 70(4), 477-493.
    DOI Scopus74
    2013 Muduli, K., Govindan, K., Barve, A., Kannan, D., & Geng, Y. (2013). Role of behavioural factors in green supply chain management implementation in Indian mining industries. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 76, 50-60.
    DOI Scopus200 WoS159
    2013 Kannan, D., Khodaverdi, R., Olfat, L., Jafarian, A., & Diabat, A. (2013). Integrated fuzzy multi criteria decision making method and multi-objective programming approach for supplier selection and order allocation in a green supply chain. Journal of Cleaner production, 47, 355-367.
    2013 Diabat, A., Kannan, D., Kaliyan, M., & Svetinovic, D. (2013). An optimization model for product returns using genetic algorithms and artificial immune system. Resources, conservation and recycling, 74, 156-169.
    2013 Xu, L., Kumar, D. T., Shankar, K. M., Kannan, D., & Chen, G. (2013). Analyzing criteria and sub-criteria for the corporate social responsibility-based supplier selection process using AHP. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 68, 907-916.
    2013 Kannan, D., Jafarian, A., Khamene, H. A., & Olfat, L. (2013). Competitive performance improvement by operational budget allocation using ANFIS and fuzzy quality function deployment: a case study. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 68, 849-862.
    2012 Govindan, K., Palaniappan, M., Zhu, Q., & Kannan, D. (2012). Analysis of third party reverse logistics provider using interpretive structural modeling. International Journal of Production Economics, 140(1), 204-211.
    DOI Scopus355 WoS256
    2012 Kannan, D., Diabat, A., Alrefaei, M., Govindan, K., & Yong, G. (2012). A carbon footprint based reverse logistics network design model. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 67, 75-79.
    DOI Scopus223 WoS184
    2010 Govindan, K., Kannan, D., & Haq, A. N. (2010). Analyzing supplier development criteria for an automobile industry. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 110(1), 43-62.
    DOI Scopus147 WoS108
    2010 Kannan, G., Sasikumar, P., & Devika, K. (2010). A genetic algorithm approach for solving a closed loop supply chain model: A case of battery recycling. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 34(3), 655-670.
    DOI Scopus349 WoS261
    2009 Kannan, G., Noorul Haq, A., & Devika, M. (2009). Analysis of closed loop supply chain using genetic algorithm and particle swarm optimisation. International Journal of Production Research, 47(5), 1175-1200.
    DOI Scopus166 WoS127
    2009 Govindan, K., Noorul, H. A., & Kannan, D. (2009). Analysis of closed loop supply chain using genetic algorithm and particle swarm optimization. International Journal of Production Research, 47(5), 1175-1200.
    - Amui, L. B. L., Jabbour, C. J. C., de Sousa Jabbour, A. B. L., & Kannan, D. (n.d.). https://periodicos. sbu. unicamp. br/ojs/index. php/rbi. management, 16(15), 1699-1710.
    - Rashidi, K., Noorizadeh, A., Kannan, D., & Cullinane, K. (n.d.). Applying the triple bottom line in sustainable supplier selection: A meta. Journal of Cleaner Production.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2023 Aditi., Kannan, D., & Govindan, K. (2023). Analysis of Supplier Development Strategies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. In M. Goodsite, & N. Swanstrom (Eds.), Towards a Sustainable Arctic: International Security, Climate Change and Green Shipping (pp. 213-230). World Scientific.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2010 Govindan, K., Grigore, M. C., & Kannan, D. (2010). Ranking of third party logistics provider using fuzzy ELECTRE II. In 40th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering: Soft Computing Techniques for Advanced Manufacturing and Service Systems, CIE40 2010. IEEE.
    DOI Scopus19
    2010 Govindan, K., & Kannan, D. (2010). A Bi objective reverse logistics network design model. In 40th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering: Soft Computing Techniques for Advanced Manufacturing and Service Systems, CIE40 2010. IEEE.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Position: Deputy Director
  • Phone: 83133616
  • Email: devika.kannan@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: 10 Pulteney Street - Nexus 10 Tower, floor Twelfth Floor
  • Room: 12.51
  • Org Unit: Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER)

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