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Dr Alireza Shokri

Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader

Department: Newcastle Business School

Dr. Alireza Shokri joined Newcastle Business School in January 2011 as a lecturer in logistics and supply chain management.

 Alireza joined Newcastle Business School in January 2011 as a lecturer in logistics and supply chain management. He has previous experience for 12 years working in food sector. Prior to academic career, his previous practitioner roles include the procurement and quality manager and also project manager responsible for problem solving, operations management, procurement and stock control and also application of ISO9001. Alireza has research and professional experience of integration of Lean, Six Sigma, and Supply Chain Management. He has carried out a number of different lean Six Sigma related projects in food logistics. Alireza's PhD research was about the Six Sigma application in food distribution SMEs. His publications and conference proceedings fit within Lean Six Sigma, quality management, Food Distribution and Sustainability. He is currently interested in doing research and publication in relation to the integration of Lean Six Sigma with other management initiatives such as sustainability, green manufacturing, global entrepreneurial leadership and talent management. He has strong research track record with different peer reviewed journal articles in high ranking journals. Allireza has recently been involved in a global EU-funded multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and multi - sectoral research project (GETM3) as part of Horizon 2020 as part of project management team and also researcher. He has also been part of REF 2014 selection and has strong REF 2021 research record too.

Alireza is currently a member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) as two of the top supply chain and operations management professional bodies.  He is also the flow of Higher Education Academy in the UK. He is currently the programme leader for "BA (Hon) International Business Management" programme in the faculty. Alireza is also a certified Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt.

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Qualifications

PhD MSc PGCE BEng (Hon) MCIPS MCILT Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Cert.

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

His main research interest lies on application of the systematic and rigorously data driven methodology of Six Sigma in a food supply Chain to improve the supply chain and logistical measures. He is currently interested to work on sustainability in supply chain and the role of Six Sigma in sustainable supply chain. He has also been selected as a REF- able researcher in the university, since his outputs have been included form REF 2014 submission.

Alireza is currently a member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) as two of the top supply chain Management professional bodies.  He is also the flow of Higher Education Academy in the UK. He is currently the programme leader for “International Business Management” programme in the school.

Current/Recent Projects

The RISE EU-Funded Global Tallent Management multi-Disciplinary, Multi-National and cross-Sectoral Project with the value of 1m€

PhD Research Project - 2012 - Teesside University


KTP Project - 2006 - Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme

Key Publications

Shokri, A. and Nabhani, F. (2018), "Quality management vision of future early career Operations Managers: a model approach", International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, forthcoming

Uhl, C. Nabhani, F. Shokri, A. Kauf, F. (2017), "Purchasing manages and optimises existing product variance", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, forthcoming

Uhl, C. Nabhani, F. Kauf, F. Shokri, A. and Hughes, D. (2017), “Purchasing Management: The optimisation of product variance”, Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 11, pp. 1366-1374.

Shokri, A. (2016), "Quantitative analysis of Six Sigma, Lean and Lean Six Sigma research publications in last two decades", International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Vol. 34 No. 5, pp. 598-625.

Shokri, A. Waring, T. and Nabhani, F. (2016), “Investigating the readiness of people in manufacturing SMEs to embark on Lean Six Sigma projects: An empirical study in the German manufacturing sector”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 33 No. 8, pp. 1-33. 

Shokri, A. and Nabhani, F. (2015), “Lean Six Sigma (LSS), a problem solving skill for graduates and SMEs: Case Study of investigation in a UK Business School curriculum” (forthcoming), International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Vol. 6 No. 2, pp. 176-202.

Shokri, A. Oglethorpe, D. Nabhani, F. (2014), “Application of Six Sigma in food distribution SME to improve logistical measures”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 25 No. 7, pp. 998-1027.

Shokri, A. Oglethorpe, D. Nabhani, F. (2014), “Evaluation of sustainability in the UK fast Food Supply Chain”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 25 No. 8, pp. 1224-1244.

Shokri, A. Nabhani, F. Hodgson, S. (2010), “Supplier Development in a food Supply Chain through Six Sigma”, Robotics & Computer Integrated Manufacturing Journal, Vol. 26, pp 639 – 646.

Shokri, A. Nabhani, F. (2009), “Reducing lead time in a food distribution SME thorough simplified version of Six Sigma methodology”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management; Vol. 20, No. 7; pp 957-974.

 

Book Chapter:

Shokri, A. (2013) Six Sigma in Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Strategies: Issues and Models, Springer UK, ISBN: 978-1-4471-5351-1 (Print) 978-1-4471-5352-8 (Online)

 

Refereed Conference Papers:

International IAENG Conference – London – July 2007– Application of Six Sigma to improve the supply chain performance in a food distribution SME; A.Shokri; F.Nabhani.

International conference of Six Sigma – Edinburgh – Dec 2008- Application of day to day tools and technologies in food distribution to facilitate the effective Six Sigma methodology; A.Shokri; F.Nabhani.

FAIM International Conference – Teesside – July 2009 - Supplier Development in a food distribution SME – A.Shokri; F.Nabhani.

FAIM International Conference – Teesside – July 2009 - Improving transport productivity in a food distribution SME through Six Sigma methodology; A.Shokri; F.Nabhani.

Research Seminar – Teesside – May 2010 - promoting the Application of new approach of the Six Sigma for business improvement in North Based SMEs; A.Shokri; F.Nabhani.

International Conference of Six Sigma – Glasgow – March 2011 – Six Sigma application in a food distribution SME to improve the logistical measures; A.Shokri; D.Oglethorpe, F.Nabhani

Technology Futures Institute Annual Research Day “Engineering for a Sustainable Future Supporting Your Business” – Teesside – May 2011 – Application of Six Stigma Methodology in a Food Distribution SME to Improve Logistical Measures – Research of a Doctoral Research; A. Shokri, F. Nabhani.

FAIM International Conference – Helsinki, Finland- June 2012- Assessment of key sustainability indicators in a UK fast food supply chain: a life cycle perspective, A. Shokri, D. Oglethorpe, F. Nabhani.

First International Conference on Lean Six Sigma (LSS) for Higher Education – Glasgow – June 2013 - Evaluating Lean Six Sigma role in reducing the gap between higher education and industry: Case Study of a UK based Business School; A. Shokri.

Fifth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma (LSS)– Edinburgh – June 2014 - Investigating the readiness of people in manufacturing SMEs to embark on LSS projects: An empirical research for European manufacturing SMEs; A. Shokri.

Fifth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma (LSS) – Edinburgh – June 2014 – The  Adoption of Lean Six Sigma in the UK ‘Third Sector’ to Reduce and Control Waste to Promote Good Practice in Supply to overcome Food Insecurity  Amongst the Urban Poor.; G, heron; A. Shokri.

Shokri, A. Nabhani, F. Catchpole, D, “Lean Six Sigma approach to increasing operational efficiency: An action research in a meter supply contractor for energy providers”, 25th International FAIM Conference – Wolverhampton, UK, June 2015.

Sixth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma – Edinburgh, UK, May 2016, “Reducing the scrap rate in an electronic manufacturing SME through Lean Six Sigma methodology”, Shokri, A. Nabhani, F. and Bradley, G.

Further Information:

http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4471-5352-8_4 

http://www.ktponline.org.uk/case-study search/634/KTP_DirectLineSupplies_0251.pdf

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