Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari (FNAE, FNASc, FIIIE, FIISE) is Director, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai from November 2019. He was a Professor with Higher Academic Grade (HAG) in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is actively involved in research relevant to the application of optimization, modeling, decision support systems, and data mining in the domain of logistics, supply chain management, and manufacturing. He is an associate/senior editor of several renowned journals like IJPR, POMS, JIM, IEEE-SMCA, INS, and CAIE. Prof Tiwari has led numerous projects and consultancy assignments with prominent industry and government organizations in India, including Indian Air Force, Procter and Gamble, TATA Hitachi, and ports located in eastern India. He aggressively engaged in collaborative research with partners from Loughborough University UK, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at the University of Cambridge UK, Warwick Manufacturing Group UK, Durham University UK, and the University of Connecticut, USA. He is an author of more than 332 articles in leading international journals with H index-69. He is a fellow of The National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), and Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), USA.