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Professor Afshin Mansouri
Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management


Afshin Mansouri (PhD, MSc, BSc) is a Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Brunel Business School and member of the Institute of Energy Futures at Brunel University London. He has several years of work experience in production and project management. Prior to joining Brunel University in 2007, he has held academic and research positions at the University of Tours, University of Tehran and King’s College London. Professor Mansouri’s areas of interest include: Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management, Sustainable Operations Management, Decision Support Systems and Applied Operations Research. His research on humanitarian supply chain management for disaster relief in Iran has been funded by ESRC. He is co-investigator and leader of the scientific work package of the EU FP7 funded project MINI-CHIP which aims to minimise carbon footprint in maritime shipping, co-investigator of EU Horizon 2020 project CLOUD-VAS aims at developing a cloud-based decision support system for vessel chartering, and co-investigator of Horizon 2020 project Z-Fact0r that aims to enhance sustainability of manufacturing operations in Europe. He has also received research funding from Brunel University to investigate the role of multi-objective optimisation as a decision aid in build-to-order supply chains. Afshin is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transportation.

Newest selected publications

Geng, R., Mansouri, SA., Aktas, E. and Yen, D. (2017) 'The role of Guanxi in green supply chain management in Asia's emerging economies: A conceptual framework'. Industrial Marketing Management, 63. pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 0019-8501 Open Access Link

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Geng, R., Mansouri, SA. and Aktas, E. (2017) 'The relationship between green supply chain management and performance: A meta-analysis of empirical evidences in Asian emerging economies'. International Journal of Production Economics, 183 (A). pp. 245 - 258. ISSN: 0925-5273 Open Access Link

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Sahebjamnia, N., Torabi, SA. and Mansouri, SA. (2017) 'A hybrid decision support system for managing humanitarian relief chains'. Decision Support Systems, 95. pp. 12 - 26. ISSN: 1873-5797 Open Access Link

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Magana, U., Mansouri, SA. and Spiegler, VLM. (2017) 'Improving demand forecasting in the air cargo handling industry: A case study'. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 20 (4). pp. 359 - 380.Open Access Link

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Mansouri, SA. and Aktas, E. (2016) 'Minimizing energy consumption and makespan in a two-machine flowshop scheduling problem'. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 67 (11). pp. 1382 - 1394. ISSN: 1476-9360 Open Access Link

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