Dr.Arvind Seth
Dr. Arvind Seth
Ph.D, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Operations Management

Dr. Arvind Seth is Professor of Operations Management. He holds a Ph. D. from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He has also done Post Graduate Diploma in Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research after completing his Master’s in Statistics.
Dr. Arvind Seth has served as Dean MBA program at IMT Dubai from 2006 to 2011. Before joining IMT Dubai, he worked as a faculty member at Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi for almost thirty years. He has undergone International Training in Total Quality Control in industry in Sweden organized by The Swedish Board for Investment and Technical Support.
He is certified lead Assessor for ISO-9000 and ISO-14000. He was Leader of Indian Delegation to meeting of ISO/TC – 69, Technical Committee on Application of Statistical Methods in industry held in Washington, USA, 1995 and in Tokyo( 2002). He served as Chairman of National Committee set up by Bureau of Indian Standard ( BIS ) on development of Standards for Statistical Methods for Quality and Reliability, 2002 -2006.
He has more than 35 years of experience in teaching, research, training and consultancy. Providing/ provided consultancy services in the field of Six Sigma, TQM, ISO – 9000, Operations Management, SPC, DOE, Taguchi Methods and Reliability Analysis to more than 250 different organizations in different countries. Also carried out more than 600 projects and case studies for improving quality, productivity and reducing cost in industries. He has guided Ph.d and M.Tech students.

Dr Arvind Seth’s research interests include operations research and operations management, statistics, quality management, reliability modeling and component importance in a system.

  • Data and Decision MakingOperations Research and Operations Management Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • TQM and Six Sigma


  • A Heuristic Approach to One Dimensional Cutting Stock Problem, OPSEARCH Journal, Vol. 23, No. 4, 235-243,1986.
  • Wastage Reduction in Wood Cutting, OPSEARCH, Vol.24, No. 2, 94-105, 1987.
  • Component Importance in System, Quality and Reliability Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, 13-18, 1990.
  • Structural Importance of Components, OPSEARCH Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2, 88-101, 1991 (jointly with K.G. Ramamurthy).
  • A Probabilistic Model for Simple Games, OPSEARCH Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, 1991 (jointly with K.G. Ramamurthy).
  • An Approach for Prediction of Bead Geometry and Shape of Hyperbaric Welding, Indian Welding Journal, July 1992 (jointly with Das and Parmar).
  • Voting Power and Component Importance, Lecture Notes in Economic and Mathematical System : Game Theory and Economic Applications, Springer and Verlag, Germany,1992.
  • Number of Path Sets with known Size in a Consecutive – k out – n: F System, Journal of The Indian Association for Productivity, Quality and Reliability, Vol 24, No. 1,17 – 34, 1999 (Jointly with M.K. Sadegh)
  • Minimal path Sets with Known Size a Consecutive – 2 – out – n: F System, OPSEARCH Journal, Vol.38, No. 4,352 – 371, 2001.
  • A Combinatorial Approach for Component Importance, Communication in Statistics: Theory andMethods, Vol. 32 No. 2 , 2003 , 497- 507 ( jointly with K. G. Ramamurthy, and M. K. Sadegh ).
  • An optimization Model to Determine Master Designs and Runs for Advertisement Printing, Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms, 2006, ( Jointly with S. R. Mohan and S. K. Neogy ).

  • Use of Response Surface Methodology in Determining Optimum Formulation for Cine Film, National Conference on Quality, Hyderabad,1976.
  • Determination of Optimum Blank Cutting Patterns, IAQR and Max Mullar Conference, New Delhi, 1984.
  • A Heuristic Approach to Steel Cutting Problem, Symposium on System Improvement Through OR
    / SA organized by ISSA, New Delhi, 1985.
  • Determination of Optimum Tube Patterns, Symposium on OR / SA in Nineties Organized by DRDO, New Delhi, 1987.
  • Simulation of Accumulating Analysis using Bootstrap Method, Seminar on Taguchi’s Techniques, Hyderabad, 1987.
  • Statistical Approach to Experimentation, Biennial Conference on Directorate General of
    Quality Assurance, New Delhi, 1989.
  • Trim Loss Problem , in a Workshop on Cutting and Packing as a part of IFOR Conference, Athens (Greece), June 28 – 29, 1990.
  • Reducing Wave Soldering defects at the International Exposition of QC Circles (IEQCC), 27
    – 31 November, 1990, Singapore.
  • Optimization of Tractor Engine Performance with respect to Fuel Injection System in the
    XXIII Annual Convention of the Operational Research Society of India held during 14-16 December, 1990,New Delhi,(jointly with D.K. Manna).
  • A Probabilistic Model for Simple Games in an International Conference on Game Theory an
    Economic Applications held during 18-22 December 1990, New Delhi.
  • Optimization of Wave Soldering Process using Statistical Techniques, Second Iranian Statistical Conference, Mashhad, Iran, Sept. 1994.
  • Component Importance and Consecutive – k-out-of-n:F system, In the Third Iranian Statistical Conference,held in Tehran, during 1-3 July, 1996.
  • A Combinatorial Approach For Component Importance, International Symposium on Statistical Methods for Quality and Reliability – Recent trends in Theory and Practice,May-June, 1997, Calcutta.
  • Number of Minimal Path Sets with Known Size in a Consecutive – 2 – out – of – n: F System,International Conference on Statistical Methods for Quality and Productivity Improvement – Current Trends, 5 – 6 February, 1998, New Delhi.
  • Use of Statistics in Proficiency Testing, National Workshop on Inter-laboratory Proficiency Testing, March 2001, New Delhi.
  • Statistical Analysis of Proficiency Data, National Workshop on Inter-laboratory Comparison for Testing and Calibration Laboratories, 30 – 31 August, 2001, Bangalore.
  • Statistical Requirements of PT Program, National Workshop on Inter Laboratory Proficiency Testing for Calibration &Testing Laboratories, 9-12 July, 2003, Pune, India
  • Statistical Approach to Uncertainty in Measurement, NABL Workshop on Uncertainty in Measurements for Testing Laboratories, 1-3 August, 2003, Bangalore.
  • Statistical Methods for Uncertainty measurements,NABL Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty,8-10 March, 2004, New Delhi.
  • Statistics – Relevance to Proficiency Testing, Corrective and Preventive Action, National Workshop on ISO/IEC 17025 Standards organized NABL & Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute,27-, August 2004, Kolkata.
  • Presented a paper on Revised Trim Loss Problem with Lex. Max . Objective Function in an International Symposium on Mathematical Programming for Decision Making : Theory and Applications, during Jan 2007, organized Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi,India.
  • A Prescription for improving the patient experience by Leaning the pharmacy in NMC Speciality Hospital,Dubai 2011.

  • Birnbaum Importance of Components in Consecutive 2-out-ofn:F System.
  • Barlow –Proschan Structural Importance of Components in a Consecutive 2-out-of-n:F System.
  • Component Importance in a Consecutive k-out-of-n: F System.
  • Non recursive Algorithm to evaluate reliability and Vesely – Fussel Measure of Importance in a consecutive – k- out- of –n system.
  • Component Allocation and Sequencing for High speed Radial and Lead Component Insertion Machine for PCB Manufacturing.
  • Component Allocation and Sequencing of Placement of Components for a Combination of Gantry Robot and Computerizes Numerically Control Machine for PCB Manufacturing.

  • Connectivity In Multifactor –Design, Lothar Butz, Published by Helderman Verlag, Germany, 1982.
  • Mathematical Programming Techniques, by N.S. Kambo, Published by Affiliated East – West Press Pvt.Ltd., New Delhi, 1984.
  • Statistical Methods : Concepts, Applications and Computations, Y.P. Aggarwal, Published by Sterling Publishers, 1986.
  • Robust Regression Analysis and Applications, edited by Kenneth D. Lawrence and Jeffrey L. Arthur, 1989, pages 570 (OPSEARCH, Volume 27, 3, 1990).
  • Statistical Design and Analysis of Industrial Experiments edited by Subir Ghosh,
    Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, pages 533, 1990, (OPSEARCH, Vol. 28, 2, 1991).
  • Coherent Structures and Simple Games by K.G. Ramamurthy, Kluwer Academic Publishers, page 1960, 1990, (OPSEARCH Journal, Vol. 28, 2, 1991).
  • Quality Engineering Handbook,edited by Thomas Pyzdek and Berger, Published by Marcel Dekker, Inc New York.