Dr. Vishnu CR is an Assistant Professor in the Production & Operations Management Division at XIME Kochi. Before joining XIME, he was Ad-hoc Faculty at National Institute of Technology Calicut (NIT Calicut), India. He obtained his B. Tech Degree in Mechanical Engineering from AWH Engineering College Calicut with Honours in the year 2012. He received his M. Tech. Degree in Industrial Engineering in 2014 from the College of Engineering Trivandrum (CET) being Kerala University topper. He is the first recipient of Dr K. Gopalakrishnan Nair IIIE Endowment Award for academic excellence. He also holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering & Management from NIT Calicut under the guidance of Prof. R. Sridharan. In addition to the formal courses, Vishnu has attended short-term courses and technical workshops organized by renowned institutions such as IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, IIM Indore, NIT Tiruchirappalli, SVNIT Surat, among others. Prior to joining NIT Calicut for his PhD, he was employed with KMCT College of Engineering, Calicut, Kerala as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering for the period 2014-15. Also, he has been a resource person for various faculty development programs organized by NIT Calicut, Indian Naval Academy, Kannur and Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science, Ernakulam. His current research interests include supply chain risk management, operations research, reliability engineering, manufacturing systems management, quantitative techniques and statistics. Right now, he is extending his abilities in techniques like data analytics and machine learning to solve unique and interesting problems in operations management. He has published research articles in reputed peer-reviewed international journals of Taylor & Francis, Emerald, Inderscience, Elsevier, IEEE and IIIE publications. He also has a scientific book chapter to his credit. Till date, his research publications have fetched more than 100 citations with h-index 4 and i10-index 4 (source: Google Scholar as on November 2020). Besides this, Vishnu serves as a reviewer for the International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) of Taylor & Francis Publishers and the International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM) of IGI Global.