Dr. Harshad Sonar

Co-Convener’s message

I am elated to announce the commencement of the International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (ICOSCM 2023), organized at Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), a constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, Nashik.

Digital transformation has become increasingly strategic, with supply chain practitioners responsible for significant modifications aligned with core business objectives. After back-to-back human and natural disasters, businesses face the reality that difficult operating conditions are the new normal. To reflect this change and focus on end-to-end business transformation, the Fifth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 5.0, is anticipated by many corporate leaders and industry pioneers and will focus on harnessing the interaction between human touch, innovation, and efficiency. Due to the expansion of the industrial revolution, the corporate sector has undergone a significant transformation. With these expectations in mind, the conference theme has been chosen as “Future of Industry 5.0 in Next Generation Supply Chains: Challenges and Way Forward”.

I invite submissions from academic, industry, and research institutions focusing on the various sub-themes of the conference. This International Conference is going to be a trendsetter in this continent. Further, the conference has the full support of internationally well-known research stalwarts, a scholarly and strong Advisory board, Program Committee, and Key Note Speakers.

I hope that ICOSCM 2023 will keep growing in the coming years with more impact on the international research community.

I thank the Convener for extending their guidance in organizing the program, the Advisory Board, Program Committee, and Keynote Speakers for accepting the invitation to participate in the conference.