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Parminder Kang


Ph.D. (De Montfort University) M.Sc. Information Technology (De Montfort University) B.Technology (Punjab Technical University)

306-966-8459 kang@edwards.usask.ca

Room 84
25 Campus Drive, Nutrien Centre, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, SK, S7N 5A7


Dr. Parminder Singh Kang is a lecturer at Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Kang also holds honorary senior visiting research fellow position at De Montfort University's (UK) School of Engineering and Sustainable Development.

Dr. Kang's research interests are; evolutionary algorithms, combinatorial optimization, simulation modeling, Lean/Six Sigma, autonomous decision making, supply chain management and optimization and application of these techniques (integrated approaches) in industrial/service process improvement and operations optimization.

As a post-doctoral fellow at De Montfort University UK, Dr. Kang worked as a lead academic and successfully delivered three industrial projects funded by Innovate UK. During these Projects, Dr. Kang worked with Preactor International Ltd. – A Siemens Company, Costain UK Ltd., TATA Steel Europe, Unipart, Plessey Semiconductors Ltd., TDK-Lambda Corporation, BlueFrog Design, Zest Fresh Produce Ltd., Virtalis and several UK based SMEs.

Dr. Kang taught a range of topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the areas of Manufacturing Science, Operations Management and Supply Chain Management. Some of the topics are; Lean Management, Advanced Supply Chain Management, Qualitative Analysis, Modeling and Optimization, Engineering Business Environment, Operations Management, Demand Forecasting and Inventory Management, Procurement and Project Management.

Courses Taught

Courses at the U of S

  • Management Information Systems (COMM 307) – Fall 2018
  • Operations Management (COMM205) – Winter 2019

Other Courses Taught

  • Advanced Supply Chain Management
  • Mathematics for Management
  • Lean Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Demand Forecasting and Inventory Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Logistics
  • Warehouse Management
  • Purchasing and Sourcing

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • EIT (Engineer in Training)
  • Member (CORS) - Canadian Operational Research Society
  • Supply Chain Management Association of Canada (SCMA)


  • Best Paper Award – Administrative Sciences of Canada, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
  • 46th annual conference of the Administrative and Management Sciences of Canada – Management Science Division
  • Recognition of Professional Excellence – Faculty of Business, Robertson College, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Horace Pops Medal Award in the General Division Wire Cable Conference
  • Conference Presentation: Comparative Study of Two Scheduling Approaches to Resolve Scheduling Problem for a Wire and Cable Manufacturing Process

Supervision and Advisory Activities

Current Ph.D. Thesis Supervision at De Montfort University, UK

Improving Operational Performance for Construction Companies through lean Project management; Saudi Arabia

Applying lean principles to health economics to improve the transactional process; King Saud Medical City

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Supervision

Over fifteen undergraduate students supervised in operations and supply chain management and optimization.

Graduate Theses Supervised

Thesis Supervised to Successful completion: Ph.D. – 2, MPhil – 2

Recent Publications

  • Kang, P. S. and Bhatti, R. S., 2018. Continuous Process Improvement Implementation Framework Using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms and Discrete Event Simulation. Business process Management Journal. 25 (1). Accepted Emerald Publishing
  • Aboutaleb, A., Kang, P. S., Hamzaoui, R. and Duffy, R., 2017. Standalone closed-form formula for the throughput rate of asynchronous normally distributed serial flow lines. Journal of Manufacturing Systems. 43 (1),117 – 12. Elsevier
  • He, Y., Ma, W. and Kang, P. S. 2012. On Semi-Bent Functions Niho Exponent, Journal of China Information Sciences. 55 (7). 1624 – 1630 Springer
  • Construction Process Improvement by Addressing Concrete Delivery Scheduling Problem – In progress
  • Passenger Departure Process Operations Improvement using Lean Management and Discrete Event Simulation – Case Study of a Major International Airport – In progress

Recent Conference Publications

  • Kang, P. S., Appadoo S. and Bhatti, R. S. 2018. Understanding Forecasting Problem in Business-to-Business Fresh Produce Supply Chains. Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. Toronto. Canada
  • Al-Dhaheri, A. and Kang, P. S. 2018. Departure Process Modelling to Investigate the Effect of Variability for a Major International Hub. Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. Toronto. Canada
  • Alrashed, I. and Kang, P. S. 2017. Applying Lean Principles to Health Economics Transactional Flow Process to Improve the Healthcare Delivery. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore, Dec 10 – 13, 2017.
  • Kang P. S. and Taylor, M. 2017, SME Fresh Produce Wholesaler Forecasting Issues – Lean Management Perspective, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Vol. 38, HEC Montreal, Canada.
  • Kang, P. S., Aboutaleb, A., Erhart, A., Todeschini, V., and Duffy A. 201. Comparative Study of Two Scheduling Approaches to Resolve Scheduling Problem for a Wire and Cable Manufacturing Process. 7th Biennial Cable and Wire Technical Conference, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2 – 4th Nov 2015.
  • Kang, P. S., Aboutaleb, A., Silva, C., Erhart, A., Todeschini, V., and Duffy A. 2015. Process Control Parameters Evaluation Using DES and DOE Approach for Business Process Optimization, The International Cable Connectivity Symposium, Atlanta, GA USA, 5 – 8 October 2015.
  • Kang, P. S., Aboutaleb, A., Embley, T., Glenn, J., Adams, C. and Duffy, A. 2015. Discrete Event Simulation to Reduce the Effect of Uncertainties on Project Planning, 29th European Simulation and Modelling Conference, Leicester, UK, 26 -28 October 2015.
  • Clement, R., Kang, P. S., Hopewell, A. and Duffy, A. 2015. Using Agent-Based Simulation to Investigate Daily Order Variation of a B2B Fresh Food Supplier, 29th European Simulation and Modelling Conference, Leicester, UK, 26 -28 October 2015.
  • Taylor, M., Kang, P. S., Clement, R. and Duffy, A. 2015, Knowledge Engineering-Based Forecasting to Improve Daily Demand Prediction for Refrigerated and Short Shelf-Life Food Supply Chains, The 20th Annual Conference of The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Logistics Research Network (LRN), 9 – 11 Sept. 2015.