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Dr Alireza Shokri is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Operations and Supply Chain Management and the subject group leader of "Operations, Supply Chain and Logistics Management" in the Department of Operations, Marketing and Systems. Prior to the current position, Alireza was the programme leader for the BA (Hon) International Business Management Programme. Before joining Newcastle Business School in 2011, Alireza had different practitioner roles including supply chain manager, quality manager, and ISO9001 internal consultant in food sector. Alireza got his first degree in Agriculture Engineering in University of Zanjan, Iran following by MSc in Food Technology in 2001 in Teesside University in the UK. Alireza completed his PhD in Lean Six Sigma application within food distribution SMEs in 2011 and since then he is working as an academic.

 Alireza is passionate in teaching and research. He is very active in action research and research/Enterprise development activities. Alireza is currently leading the "Global Operations and Supply Chain Competitiveness" Research Interest Group with academic members across the globe. Alireza is also member of editorial board for the “International Journal of Lean Six Sigma". As the referee, Alireza is serving many different specialised and high ranking journals such as “International Journal of Operations and Production Management", "International Journal of Production Economics", "International Journal of Lean Six Sigma" and "International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management". As the principal investigator, Alireza is currently leading a British Academy - funded project about Green application of Lean Six Sigma projects in manufacturing sector. He is also part of the project management team as the quality manager and researcher of a multi-disciplinary global EU-funded (1m Euros) project as part of "Horizon 2020" called "GETM3 Project". Alireza's research focuses on Lean Six Sigma and its application in service and manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma integration with Supply Chain Management, HR and Sustainability, Supply Chain Quality Management and process improvement and Lean Management. His research has been published in international leading/excellence level journals in his research including "International Journal of Operations and Production Management (ABS 4*).

 Alireza is the member of Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) as the practitioner. Alongside that, Alireza is the Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), and member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) that is co-joint professional body with Chartered Institute of Operations Management (CIOM). Alireza is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Green belt with professional capability of leading on lean Six Sigma projects.  

 Alireza is keen on working with local, national and international businesses and he is the strong believer on "Research in Practice". Alireza is currently working with leading organisations such as "Unipress", "Nifco", “NBT", "North East Chamber of Commerce", "North East Freight Partnership", etc.


Education/Academic qualification

Education, PGCHE

30 Aug 201331 Dec 2099

Award Date: 30 Aug 2013

Food Science, PhD

10 Jan 201131 Dec 2099

Award Date: 10 Jan 2011

Food Science, MSc

30 Jun 201031 Dec 2099

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010


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