Milind Akarte



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B.E. (Production Engg), M.Tech. (IE & OR- IITB) and Ph.D (IITB)

Area & Groups
Operations & Supply Chain Management

  • Smart Manufacturing 
  • Additive Manufacturing - Operations Management Pespective
  • Manufacturing Strategy,
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management,
  • Industrial Engineering 

  • Smart Manufacturing - Digital Twin 
  • Additive Manufacturing Operations Management (AMOM)
  • Manufacturing Strategy,
  • Manufacturing System Design 
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management,
  • Strategic Sourcing

Pl Visit Google Scholar

  1. Smart manufacturing: a framework for managing performance, Shreyanshu Parhi, Kanchan Joshi and Milind Akarte
    International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 2020

  2. Benchmarking maintenance performance in select agro-based industry, Balasaheb Shahaji Gandhare, Milind M. Akarte, Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, 2020

  3. Investigating additive manufacturing implementation factors using integrated ISM-MICMAC approach, Harshad Sonar, Vivek Khanzode and Milind Akarte, Rapid Prototyping Journal, 2020

  4. A Conceptual Framework on Implementing Additive Manufacturing Technology Towards Firm Competitiveness, HC Sonar, V Khanzode, Milind Akarte, International Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness, 1-15, 2020

  5. Twenty-five years’ contribution of “Benchmarking: an International Journal” to manufacturing strategy: a scientometric review, V Dohale, A Gunasekaran, Milind  Akarte, P Verma, Benchmarking: An International Journal, 2020

  6. Additive Manufacturing Process Selection Using MCDM, V Dohale, Milind Akarte, S Gupta, V Verma, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 601-609,  2020

  7. Prioritisation of success factors to sustain buyer-supplier dyadic relationship and its impact on business performance, S Dutta, SK Das, Milind Akarte, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management 35 (4), 526-540        2020

  8. Determining the Process Choice Criteria for Selecting a Production System in a Manufacturing Firm Using a Delphi Technique, VD Dohale, MM Akarte, P Verma, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering …        2019

  9. Interpretive framework for analyzing lean implementation using ISM and IRP modeling, AP Chaple, BE Narkhede, MM Akarte, R Raut, Benchmarking: An International Journal    16, 2018

  10. Modeling the lean barriers for successful lean implementation: TISM approach, AP Chaple, BE Narkhede, MM Akarte, R Raut, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, 16, 2018

  11. Maintenance performance measurement–a case of the sugar industry, BS Gandhare, MM Akarte, PP Patil, Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, 5, 2018

  12. Understanding of industry performance from the perspective of manufacturing strategies- Editorial, Akart Milind, Journal of King Saud University – Engineering Sciences 30, 6,   2018

  13. Manufacturing strategy implementation and performance benchmarking in Indian packaging product manufacturing companies, PP Patil, BE Narkhede, MM Akarte, International Journal of Competitiveness 1 (1), 33-52, 3, 2016

  14. Segmentation based product design using preferred features, SR Gangurde, MM Akarte, Benchmarking: An International Journal, 7, 2015

  15. Framework to evaluate manufacturing capability using analytical hierarchy process, RR Lekurwale, MM Akarte, DN Raut, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 76 (1-4), 565-576, 23, 2015

  16. Pattern of manufacturing strategy implementation and implications on manufacturing levers and manufacturing outputs and business performance, PP Patil, BE Narkhede, MM Akarte, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management 10 (2), 157-177    1    2015

  17. Assessing the impact of collaborative practices on the performance of automotive SMEs: an exploratory study, NS Bhalkikar, MM Akarte, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management 11 (1), 59-78    8    2015

  18. Status of implementation of Lean manufacturing principles in the context of Indian industry: A Literature Review, AP Chaple, BE Narkhede, MM Akarte, 5th International & 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and …    11    2014

  19. Modelling Barriers of Lean Manufacturing Using ISM, AP Chaple, BE Narkhede, MM Akarte, NCIETM-2014, 155-163        2014

  20. Benchmarking of Collaborative Practices: A Case Study of Select Automotive SMEs in a Cluster in India, NS Bhalkikar, MM Akarte, International Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness 9 (1), 47-59        2014

  21. Measurement of manufacturing effectiveness of a company using analytical hierarchical process: A case study, RR Lekurwale, MM Akarte, DN Raut, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering …    3    2013

  22. Customer preference oriented product design using AHP?modified TOPSIS approach, SR Gangurde, MM Akarte, Benchmarking: An International Journal    25    2013

  23. An exploratory study of manufacturing strategy of packaging product manufacturing companies in India, PP Patil, BE Narkhede, MM Akarte, International Journal for Quality research 6 (3), 233-249    8    2012

  24. Impact of process technology on manufacturing outputs in an Indian packaging product manufacturing company: a case study, PP Patil, BE Narkhede, MM Akarte, Performance Improvement 51 (7), 14-20    2    2012

  25. Maintenance strategy selection, BS Gandhare, M Akarte, Ninth AIMS International Conference on Management, 1330-1336    24    2012

  26. Ranking of product design alternatives using multi-criteria decision making methods, SR Gangurde, MM Akarte, ICOQM-10 June, 28-30    8    2011

  27. Ranking of product alternatives based on customer-designer preferences, SR Gangurde, MM Akarte, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering …    4    2010

  28. Casting product–process–producer compatibility evaluation and improvement, MM Akarte, B Ravi, International Journal of Production Research 45 (21), 4917-4936    19    2007

  29. Virtual Foundry Modeling and Its Applications, RG Chougule, MM Akarte, B Ravi, 20th AIMTDR Conference, Ranchi    2    2002

  30. Web-based collaborative engineering of cast products, B Ravi, M Akarte, 30th Computers and Industrial Engineering Conference, Greece    10    2002

  31. Web-Based Process and Producer Evaluation for Collaborative Engineering of Cast Products, M Akarte, B Ravi, Proc. IDMME, Clermont Ferrand, France, 1-10    2    2002

  32. Casting Data Markup Language for web-based collaborative engineering, B Ravi, MM Akarte, TRANSACTIONS-AMERICAN FOUNDRYMENS SOCIETY 1, 93-108    16    2002

  33. Web based casting supplier evaluation using analytical hierarchy process, MM Akarte, NV Surendra, B Ravi, N Rangaraj, Journal of the Operational Research Society 52 (5), 511-522    319    2001

  34. Internet: Millenium Mantra for Metalcasters, B Ravi, MM Akarte, 49th Indian Foundry Congress    4    2001

  35. RP/RT Route Selection for Casting Pattern Development, MM Akarte, B Ravi, Manufacturing Technology, Proc. Of 19th AIMTDR Conf, 699-706    10    2000

  36. Casting process selection using AHP and fuzzy logic, MM Akarte, B Ravi, RC Creese, International Seminar on Manufacturing Technology Beyond    15    2000

  37. Product-Process Compatibility Evaluation for Metal Casting, MM Akarte, B Ravi, RC Creese, 1999

  38. Casting Information Management, B Ravi, MM Akarte, Transactions of the American Foundrymen's Society, 104, 217-223    8    1996

  39. Product Development and Customer Segmentation using Fuzzy Logic-ROC Approach, SR Gangurde, MM Akarte

  40. Product Maintainability Evaluation in Concept Design–A Fuzzy Ideals (?, ?? q) of Lattice, BS Gandhare, M Akarte

Recipient of a research grant from the SERC, DST for the project “Benchmarking of hybrid tooling methods (Rapid Prototyping & Tooling) for metal casting.”


  • Team member for the DHI appointed Independent expert for "Reviewing and Evaluating UNIDO-ACMA-DHI Partnership Programme- 1st year of Phase II (2010-2021)" May 2020 - August 2020.
  • Praj Industries Ltd, Pune,  Audit the methodology adopted for measurement of plant capacity 2021
  • Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), Mumbai, Assessing Pilot Plant Capacity & Capacity Utilization, Nov 2016- June 2017
  • TRIL (Transformers and Rectifiers (India) Ltd, Baroda, Manpower Assessment, July 2014 – September 2015.
  • Larsen and Toubro, Bangalore, Manpower utilization for construction and mining (Bahadurgarh workshop), Feb 2013- Nov 2014
  • MRF Ltd, Chennai, Study of manpower assessment at  Arakkonam plant, Aug 2011 – April 2012
  • Baerlocher Additives Pvt Ltd, Dewas MP    Evaluation of material handling system    Sept  2011- Nov 2011
  • MRF Ltd, Chennai, Industrial Engineering study, Type building section, Arakkonam plant    July 2010-Jan 2011
  • CMI-FPE Ltd, Mumbai, Industrial Engineering study, Taloja Plant    Nov 2010-Sept 2011


  • C4i4 Lab - NITIE Program for Tata Motors on Manufacturing System Engineering, September-October 2021.
  • MDP on “Industrial Engineering and Operational Excellence”, September 24-28, 2021
  • MDP on "Work-Study for Productivity", February 1-3, 2020
  • RITES Ltd, Supplier capacity evaluation, May 16-18, 2016
  • John Deer India Pvt Ltd, Pune    Systematic Layout Planning,March17-18, 2015
  • John Deer India Pvt Ltd, Pune    Systematic Layout Planning, Sept 22-23, 2014
  • SPMCIL (Security Printing & Minting corporation of India), Developing SPMCIL executives to excel as manager, Nov 23-28, 2015
  • Jubilant Life Sciences, Noida    Operations Management    Dec 12-13, 2011
  • Jubilant Life Sciences , Noida    Supply Chain Management    Oct 19-20, 2011
  • RIL, Mumbai    Supply Chain Management    July 14-15, 2011
  • Larsen and Toubro, Baroda    Lean manufacturing for Integrated Engineering Services, L & T.    June 9-11, 2011
  • Beroe Consulting (I) Pvt Ltd, Chennai    Supply Chain Management    May 30 –June 2, 2011
  • Beroe Consulting (I) Pvt Ltd, Chennai    Supply Chain Management    May 2 -5, 2011
  • TMTL (TAFE Motors and Tractors Limited)    Manufacturing Management, Feb 2-4,2011
  • CMI-FPE Ltd, Mumbai    Industrial Engineering    Nov 2010-Feb 2011

  • Professor Incharge DISC, September 2020 onwards

  • Chair, Advertisement committee, October 2020 onwards

  • Member, Admission Committee 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22

  • Coordinator – DML - Digital Manufacturing Lab, 2020 onwards

  • Program Coordintor, PGDIE 2020-21

  • Chair – NCIETM 2019 Conference at NITIE.

  • Programme Coordinator – PGDMM (2014--2016 and 2017-19)

  • Programme Coordinator – PGDIE (2019 onwards)

  • Chair – Curriculum Revision – M.Tech Equivalent programme

  • Chair –ABET Accreditation Committee (Accreditation Board for Engg and Technology)

  • Chair – Scrutiny – cum Selection Committee – VLFM- 03 Admission 2019

  • Chair – NITIE Officers Club 2017-19

  • Member, PGP Committee, 2014-2016, 2019-2021 
  • Chair – Engineer’s Day celebration

  • Member Library Committee 2014-2016, 2019-2021
  • Chair –Refreshment Committee – XXV convocation, 2019

  • Admission Incharge

  • Member – Admission Committee 2017-18

  • Member – Admission Advisory Committee 2017-2018

  • Member – Library Committee 

  • Core Team Member, Launch of new Executive program PGPEX-VLFM, April 2015-2018