IOTA is published in association with the SAFEDUCATE Research and Development Centre of Excellence. This journal provides a enterprising international forum for the industry – academia exchange and diffusion of the erstwhile studies on advances in all functional areas of Industrial Engineering and Management, both in the logistic and ecommerce sectors. The main objective of the journal is to act as an instrument for research which contribute to the breakthrough of supply chain management practices with in societies and businesses globally. Driven by the industry challenges, this premier journal shall promote the cause of Supply Chain Management among the young researchers, combining domain exploration with real-world practical industrial application. The applicability of engineering and management research does not misprize from a prominence on sound methodology. This approach has established IOTA amongst respected publications in the field of industrial engineering and supply chain management.