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Professor Afshin Mansouri
Professor - Operations and Supply Chain Management’


Afshin Mansouri is a Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in Brunel Business School (BBS). He holds PhD, MSc, and BSc Degrees in Industrial Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology. Alongside academic education, he has worked for a number of business organisations in the areas of production and project management. Prior to joining Brunel University, he has held academic and research positions at the University of Tours, University of Tehran, and King’s College London. His areas of interest include sustainable operations, supply chain management, and disaster relief using OR/MS methodologies and data-driven decision-making. During his service at BBS, he has served as Director of Research (2017-22) responsible for BBS REF 2021 submission, Director of Postgraduate Studies (2016-17), and Course Director for BSc Business and Management (2010-16). 

Professor Mansouri has received over two million euros of funding as PI and Co-I in seven projects from EU and UK funding bodies. He is a pioneer in the area of Green Scheduling and is working to extend new applications of this concept in maritime as well as manufacturing sectors. In the PortForward project, Afshin successfully led the development of The Green Yard Scheduler (GYS), an innovative decision support system to enhance the sustainability and productivity of container terminals, from basic principles to TRL7 for the first implementation at the Port of Vigo. Afshin is member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS).

Newest selected publications

Raeesi, R., Sahebjamnia, N. and Mansouri, SA. (2022) '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, 0 (in press). ISSN: 0377-2217 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, A., 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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Eksoz, C., Mansouri, SA., Bourlakis, M. and Önkal, D. (2018) 'Judgmental adjustments through supply integration for strategic partnerships in food chains'. Omega, 87. pp. 20 - 33. ISSN: 0305-0483 Open Access Link

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