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Ms. Navodika Karunarathna

Lecturer

Faculty of Business | Information Management

Career Summary

Navodika Karunarathna is a Lecturer attached to the Information Management Department of SLIIT Business School, Malabe, Sri Lanka.

  • 01/09/2021 - Present -  Lecturer/Department of Information Management
  • 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2021  -  Assistant Lecturer/Department of Information Management
  • 01/04/2019-31/08/2020  - Instructor/Department of Information Management
  • 09/2017-04/2018 - Team Member - ERP Implementation Project, Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company PLC

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD (Reading) in Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Program (Theoretical Completion)- The Lean Six Sigma Company Asia - 14th Oct 2023 - 7th Jan 2024
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Business Economics (Reading) - April 2021 to June 2023 -  Department of Business Economics, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Certificate course in Research Methodology & Scientific Writing -2021 - Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Certificate in Teaching Methodology in Higher Education (SLIIT) - February,2021
  • Lean Green Belt Certification (LGBC) – October, 2019 (Lean Academy Sri Lanka (LASL))
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Management and Information Technology – January, 2019- (1st  Class, Specialization in Operations & Supply Chain Management) Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management - October, 2019 (Merit Pass) -Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Sri Lanka
  • Lean White Belt Certification (LWBC) – 2018 (Lean Academy Sri Lanka (LASL))
  • Certificate Course in Human Resource Management - 2016 - Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Sri Lanka
  • Diploma in Computer Science - 2014 - Infortec International Institute of Information Technology, Nugegoda,Sri Lanka

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • Wining a SLIIT Research Award for publishing a Highly rated scientific research publication in a journal in the Top 25% of Scopus Cite Score Index during year 2022.
  • Winning the Best Paper Award for a research study titled as “The role of Green Supply Chain Practices on environmental sustainability” in International Conference on Sustainable and Digital Business (ICSDB)
  • Winning the Best Paper Award for a research study titled as “Impact of Terminal Handling Charges on the performance of Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers with special reference to the 2013 Government Regulation” in International Conference on Sustainable and Digital Business (ICSDB)
  • Winning the FIIB Business Review Best Paper Awards for the  two best papers presented at ICSDB.
  • 1st Place in Best Kaizen Suggestion Competition of CIPM Quality Week -October, 2019 organized by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM)
  • 1st Runner-up in Marketing Category for “Watering Mate” (Product Design) - InCo 16', Invention Convention for Engineering Smart Systems for Industry 4.0 organized by Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya.
  • A winner in the CINEC Logistics Day Article Competition 2019 - 10th Logistics Day Organized by the Department of Logistics and Transport, Faculty of Management Humanities and Social Sciences, CINEC Campus.

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Inventory and Warehouse Management
  • Quality Management (Lean Management/ Six Sigma/ISO Standards)
  • Human Resource Management

Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) - MILT No: 51996   - 18th August 2023  to Present
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) - Associate Membership No: 51485   - 08/2020 to 17th August 2023
  • Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management (CIPM) - Affiliate Membership No:1504 -  09/2020 to Present
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) - Student Membership No: S1325   - 2018 to 09/2020

Ongoing Research

  • Critical Success Factors affecting the Successful Implementation of Lean Manufacturing Concept within SMEs in the Apparel Manufacturing Industry in Sri Lanka
  • Proposal for Factors affecting for Women Participation in Software Industry in Sri Lanka
  • Analyzing the Impact of Reverse Logistic Practices on Customer Satisfaction: A Study of the E-commerce Industry in Sri Lanka

My Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • Karunarathna, K. N. P.*, Wickramarachchi, A. P. R., Tharaka, V. K.   A Study of the Implications of Logistics 4.0 in Future Warehousing: A Sri Lankan Perspective  in International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management,  year 2019,  Bangkok,Thailand,  pp.12,  Industrial Engineering & Operations Management ( IEOM ) Society,      
  • Karunarathna, K. N. P.*, Wickramarachchi, A. P. R., Tharaka, V. K.   A Maturity Model to Evaluate the Readiness of 3PL Service Providers in Implementing Warehousing 4.0  in POMS 2018 International Conference,  year 2019,  Amaya Hills Hotel,Kandy, Sri Lanka,  pp.1,  Production and Operations Management Society (POMS),    14th - 16th of December 2018,  
  • Karunarathna, K. N. P.; Rasanjani, P. M. D.; Weerasekara, M. M.; Rupasinghe, T. D.   The strategic relationship building through value procurement: A systematic review of literature from the apparel industry.  in International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences - 2017,  year 2019,  University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,  pp.1,  Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya ,    20th October, 2017,  
  • Kavindi B.G.H, Priyasath G.D, Perera L.S.A, Anuradha R.P.S, Weligodapola H. W. M.C, Karunarathna K.N.P   The Effect of the Covid 19 on Overall Firm Performance in Sri Lankan Apparel Companies  in 23rd Kuala Lumpur International Business, Economics and Law Conference 2021 ,  year 2021,  Virtual,  pp.8,      Kavindi B.G.H, Priyasath G.D, Perera L.S.A, Anuradha R.P.S, Weligodapola H. W. M.C, Karunarathna K.N.P,  4/7/2021
  • Gihini Weerasinghe, Banusha KanaheraArachchi, Madushan Jayaweera, Ishini Aryaratne, Udanee Samarasinghe, Navodika Karunaratna   Effectiveness of Implementing E-Government Procurement in Sri Lanka    year 2022,  Istanbul, Turkey,    International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management,,      
  • Chamanthi D, Thalpawilaa C, Lakshani R, Uththaman G, Nagendrakumar N, Karunarathna N   Impact of Green Supply Chain Practices on Organizational Performance of the Hotel Industry in Sri Lanka,  in International Conference on Smart Computing and Systems Engineering (SCSE 2023),  year 2023,          29th of June 2023,  
  • Navodika Karunarathna, Dinesha Siriwardhane, Amila Jayarathne   Extraordinary Strains in Food Supply Chains: A Literature Review on COVID-19 Induced Food Supply Chain Disruptions and Resilience  in First Australian International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management,,  year 2023,  Sydney, Australia,  pp.13,      December 20-21, 2022,  
  • Wickramathunga, K.G.; Patabendige, D.I.K.; Dilshan, S.A.S.; Udugampola, N.C.; Karunarathna, N.; Shamila, A.K.P.P   Application of Lean Practices in the Sri Lankan Private Hospital Sector  in 12th International Conference on Management and Economics (ICME),  year 2023,  University of Ruhuna,  pp.503-512 ,        
  • Chamari Kaushalya, Subachandran Sahana, Omitha Wijenayake, Susith Jayawardana, Navodika Karunarathna and Naduni Kalansuriya   Impact of Green Supply Chain Management Practices on Operational Performance in Logistics Companies in Sri Lanka  in 2nd International Conference on Sustainable & Digital Business ,  year 2023,  SLIIT,  pp.48- 66,  SLIIT Business School,    14-15th Dec 2023,  
  • D.I.K. Patabendige, N.C. Udugampola, K.G. Wickramathunga, S.A.S. Dilshan, N. Karunarathna, and Shamila A.K.P.P   Lean Tools to Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness in Sri Lankan Private Hospital Sector  in 2nd International Conference on Sustainable & Digital Business ,  year 2023,  SLIIT,  pp.87- 101,  SLIIT Business School,    14-15th Dec 2023,  
  • Supundi Perera, Amasha Pinto, Himaya Sewmini, Andrea Ulugalathenne, Samantha Thelijjagoda and Navodika Karunarathna   Influence of IoT on Warehouse Management Performance in the Global Context: A Critical Literature Review  in 2nd International Conference on Sustainable & Digital Business ,  year 2023,  SLIIT,  pp.118- 132,  SLIIT Business School,    14-15th Dec 2023,  
  • Ayodya Delpitiya, Diwyanjalee Paththuwearachchi, Wishmi Jayalath, Thanuja Mendis, Navodika Karunarathna, Colinie Wickramarachchi   Parental Involvement, Demographic Factors, and its Effects on the Academic Success of Undergraduates in Sri Lanka  in 2nd International Conference on Sustainable & Digital Business ,  year 2024,  SLIIT,  pp.395- 409,  SLIIT Business School,    14-15th Dec 2023,  

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