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Professor Afshin Mansouri
Professor - Operations and Supply Chain Management’


Afshin Mansouri is a Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Brunel Business School (BBS). He holds a PhD, MSc, and BSc in Industrial Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology. In addition to his academic education, he has gained valuable experience working for several business organisations in the fields of production and project management. Prior to joining Brunel University London, he held academic and research positions at the University of Tours, University of Tehran, and King’s College London. His areas of interest encompass sustainable operations, supply chain management, and disaster relief, utilizing OR/MS methodologies and data-driven decision-making. During his tenure at BBS, he has held various leadership roles including Director of Research (2017-22), overseeing BBS's REF 2021 submission, Director of Postgraduate Studies (2016-17), and Course Director for BSc Business and Management (2010-16).

Professor Mansouri has secured over two million euros of funding as a Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Investigator (Co-I) in eight projects from EU and UK funding bodies. He is recognized as a pioneer in the field of Green Scheduling and is actively working to expand its application in both the maritime and manufacturing sectors. In the PortForward project, Afshin successfully led the development of The Green Yard Scheduler (GYS), an innovative decision support system aimed at improving the sustainability and productivity of container terminals. This system has progressed from fundamental principles to TRL7, marking its first implementation at the Port of Vigo in Spain. Afshin is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS).

Newest selected publications

Raeesi, R., Sahebjamnia, N. and Mansouri, SA. (2023) 'The synergistic effect of operational research and big data analytics in greening container terminal operations: a review and future directions'. European Journal of Operational Research, 310 (3). pp. 943 - 973. ISSN: 0377-2217 Open Access Link

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Hezarkhani, B., Arisian, S. and Mansouri, SA. (2023) 'Global agricultural supply chains under tariff-rate quotas'. Production and Operations Management, 32 (11). pp. 3634 - 3649. ISSN: 1059-1478 Open Access Link

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Danishvar, M., Danishvar, S., Katsou, E., Mansouri, SA. and Mousavi, A. (2021) 'Energy-aware flowshop scheduling: a case for AI-driven sustainable manufacturing'. IEEE Access, 9. pp. 141678 - 141692. ISSN: 2169-3536 Open Access Link

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Geng, R., Mansouri, SA., Aktas, E. and Yen, DA. (2020) 'An empirical study of green supplier collaboration in the Chinese manufacturing sector: The double-edged sword effect of guanxi'. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 25 (3). pp. 359 - 373. ISSN: 1359-8546 Open Access Link

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Mansouri, SA., Golmohammadi, D. and Miller, J. (2019) 'The moderating role of master production scheduling method on throughput in job shop systems'. International Journal of Production Economics, 216. pp. 67 - 80. ISSN: 0925-5273 Open Access Link

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