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Professor Afshin Mansouri

Eastern Gateway 202d


Afshin Mansouri is a Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management and the Director of Research in Brunel Business School, Brunel University London. 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 in 2007, he has held academic and research positions at the University of Tours, University of Tehran, and King’s College London. His research interests include Sustainable operations management; Humanitarian operations and disaster management; Data-driven decision making; and  Business analytics. His research on humanitarian supply chain management for disaster relief in Iran has been funded by ESRC. Professor Mansouri 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. He is principal investigator of the EU Horizon 2020 project PortForward that aims at improving sustainability of port operations, and co-investigator of Horizon 2020 project Z-Fact0r that aims to enhance sustainability of manufacturing operations in Europe. He was also co-investigator and leader of the scientific work package of the EU FP7 funded project MINI-CHIP which aimed to minimise carbon footprint in maritime shipping, co-investigator of EU Horizon 2020 project CLOUD-VAS that aimed at developing a cloud-based decision support system for vessel chartering, and co-investigator of a collaborative research funded by BAM and ANZAM to investigate supply chain collaboration among agribusiness SMEs in UK and Australia in the post-Brexit era. 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 member of the EPSRC Peer Review Associate College, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS).


Director of Research

REF 2021 Unit of Assessment Lead for Business and Management

Newest selected publications

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 ├ľnkal, 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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Sahebjamnia, N., Torabi, SA. and Mansouri, SA. (2018) 'Building organizational resilience in the face of multiple disruptions'. International Journal of Production Economics, 197. pp. 63 - 83. ISSN: 0925-5273 Open Access Link

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