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Seyed-Mehdi-Zahraei

Seyed Mehdi Zahraei

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Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2013)
  • Master of Science in Transportation Planning Engineering, Azad University, Tehran, Iran (2007)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Azad University, Tehran, Iran (2004)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management
  • Quantitative Modelling
  • Urban Logistics and Last-Mile Delivery
  • Production Planning
  • Sustainability in Logistics and Transportation Systems
  • Inventory Management
  • Transportation Planning
  • Urban Mobility
SUBJECTS TAUGHT
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management Science
  • Principles of Supply Chain Management
  • Management of Production & Operations
  • Quantitative Modelling
  • Logistics Analytics
  • Logistics Management for Aviation
  • Managing Operations
  • Production and Procurement in Aviation
  • Global Distribution & Transportation
  • Information Systems Dissertation
  • Management of Air Cargo
  • Urban Transportation
STUDENT PROJECT MENTOR
  • Achieving Maximum Efficiency in Last-Mile Deliveries, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore
  • Challenges in Retail Management During COVID-19 in A Supply Chain Perspective, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore
  • The comparative benefits of the application of Big Data Analytics within Supply Chain Management, Curtin University, Singapore
  • Reverse Logistics in the Indian E-commerce Industry, Curtin University, Singapore
  • The New Role of Chief Procurement Officer (CPO): Emerging Challenges and the Need for Supply Chain Integrations, Curtin University, Singapore
  • Enhancing Supply Chain Quality Visibility to Improve Supply Chain Performance, Curtin University, Singapore
  • Conceptual Framework for Reverse Logistics Network Design, Curtin University, Singapore
  • E-procurement Adoption in Asian Manufacturing Firms, Curtin University, Singapore
  • Internet of Things to Improve Information Flow and Co-ordination in Supply Chain Management, Curtin University, Singapore
  • Cold Chain Management to Reduce Food Wastage in Developing Countries, Curtin University, Singapore
  • Adopting Halal Practices Through Quality Management Theory and Concepts, Curtin University, Singapore
  • The Impact of Vendor Managed Inventory in Organizational Performance: An Analysis of Health Care Industry, Curtin University, Singapore
  • Methods for measuring and improving airport service quality, Curtin University, Singapore
  • Quality Management System in Freight Forwarding Industry, Curtin University, Singapore
  • Effects of Green supply chain processes on their performance of supply chain, Curtin University, Singapore
EXPERIENCE

Academic Experience

  • Lecturer, School of Business, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore (October 2017 – Current)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Worldwide College of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA (October 2018 – October 2019)
  • Assistant Professor, Worldwide College of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Singapore (January 2017 – September 2017)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore (April 2015 – October 2016)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Worldwide College of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Singapore (December 2015 – December 2016)
  • Part-time Lecturer, Curtin University, Singapore (July 2015 – July 2016)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (January 2013 – April 2015)
  • Research Associate, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (January 2012 – January 2013)

Corporate Experience

  • Senior Transportation and Traffic Engineer, Traffic & Transportation Organization of Tehran, Municipality of Tehran, Iran (July 2007 – November 2007)
  • Transportation and Traffic Engineer, Rah Shahr International Group, Tehran, Iran (February 2005 – July 2007)

Consulting Experience

  • DHL Excel Supply Chain Asia: Developed MATLAB-based optimisation software for time-sensitive supply chains
  • DHL Excel Supply Chain Asia: Assessed PT Pertamina’s supply chain capabilities for redesign recommendations
  • NatSteel Asia: Recommended improvement initiatives for material management

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Production Planning
  • Urban Freight
  • Sustainability in Logistics and Transportation Systems
  • Urban Mobility

Publications

  • Zahraei, S.M., Kurniawan, J. H., and Cheah, L. (2019). A foresight study on urban mobility: Singapore in 2040. Foresight, Vol. 22 No. 1, pp. 37-52.
  • Zahraei, S.M., & Teo, C. C. (2018). Value of Production Smoothing in Recover-And-Assemble Remanufacturing Systems. International Journal of Production Economics, 197C 330–341.
  • Yap, W.Y. and Zahraei, S.M. (2018), "Liner shipping alliances and their impact on shipping connectivity in Southeast Asia", Maritime Business Review, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 243-255.
  • Zahraei, S.M., & Teo, C. C. (2017). Optimizing a Supply Network with Production Smoothing, Freight Expediting and Safety Stocks: An Analysis of Tactical Trade-Offs. European Journal of Operational Research, 262(1) 75–88.

Conference Presentations

  • Zahraei, S. M., Kurniawan, J. H., and Cheah, L. (2020), “Moving Singapore in 2040: A foresight study on urban mobility:”, International Conference on Transportation Planning and Mobility Management, Istanbul, Turkey, 13 – 14 February.
  • Zahraei, S. M., Teo, C. C. (2019), “Evaluating the supply routing tactics in a global multi-facility network”, INFORMS 2019 International Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, 9 – 12 June.
  • Zahraei, S.M., Cheema, W., Choo, C., Cheah, L., (2016), “Foresight Study on Singapore Urban Mobility: Methodologies and Preliminary Insights”, Smart Nations – Sustaining and Designing: Proceedings of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Complex Systems Design & Management, Singapore, 24 – 26 February.
  • Zahraei, S. M., Teo, C. C. (2014), “Tactical Trade-Offs in Optimizing a Supply Chain with Expedited Freight”, 21st Annual Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Science, Las Vegas, USA, 20 – 23 February.
  • Wang, X., Teo, C. C., Zahraei, S. M., (2014), “Managing Container Shipping's Bunker Fuel: An Integrated Approach for Optimizing Hedging and Network Planning”, 21st Annual Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Science, Las Vegas, USA, 20 – 23 February.
  • Teo, C. C., Zahraei, S. M. (2011), “A Planning Model for a Supply Chain with Tradeoffs between Lead Times, Production Capacities and Safety Stock”, 22nd Annual POMS Conference, Reno, USA, 29 April – 2 May.

Editorial and Reviewer Activities

  • Reviewer, European Journal of Operational Research
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Production Economics
  • Reviewer, OMEGA
  • Reviewer, Computers & Operations Research

Awards & Recognition

  • Nanyang Technological University Scholarship for PhD (2008)

Memberships

  • Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Member, Association for Supply Chain Management
  • Member, American Production and Inventory Control Society