Dr Nazarpour Co-Writes Paper Presented at POMS 2017 International Conference, Sydney

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 11:45

A paper co-written by Dr Ali Nazarpour was presented at the POMS 2017 International Conference, which took place from 12 – 14 December 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
The theme of the conference was ‘Navigating the Future: Innovative Technologies and Methodologies in Operations Management’ and it was hosted by the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM). POMS is the Production and Operations Management Society, an international professional organization representing the interests of POM professionals from around the world. 
The title of the paper is ‘Resiliency in Pharmaceutical Supply Chains: Collaborative Sourcing under Disruptions and Competition’.
Although outsourcing to Contract Manufacturing Organisations in cheaper locations is a cost-efficient strategy (specially to reduce the manufacturing and material costs) in Pharmaceutical industry, the inherent uncertainty of decentralization and the potential for supply chain disturbances are critical issues that needs to be considered at early design stages.
Dr Ali Nazarpour is a Lecturer in Management at the School of Business. He has been awarded a PhD in Operations and Supply Chain Management from UCD Smurfit School of Business. Prior to his PhD studies, Ali worked for two years in the construction sector and seven years in the automotive industry where he served as Sales Supervisor, Marketing and Sales Planning Chief, and Inventory Management Project Manager.