Dr Amir Azadnia

School of Business

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Amir Azadnia is an Assistant Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Maynooth University School of Business, having previously been a Lecturer in Business at Letterkenny Institute of Technology. He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering in the area of Supply Chain Management from Universiti Teknologi MalaysiaBesides his academic activities, he has acted as a business advisor for several service and manufacturing companies in the area of operations and supply chain management and sustainability. Amir has also been engaged in several secure-funded research projects. Dr. Azadnia’s research interest includes Operations and Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, Circular Economy, and Business Analytics. He has published in top journals such as International Journal of Production Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Resource, Conservation & recycling.  

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Research Interests

My research interests encompass: 
  • Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Circular Supply Chain
  • Business Analytics 
  • Multi-Criteria Decision-Making
  • Risk Analysis



Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
An integrated problem-solving approach for waste reduction and process improvement Academic Lead European Union / EU / Non Commercial 15-DEC-20 15-DEC-21
Industry readiness measurement for implementing closed-loop supply chain: an Irish dairy industry perspective. Lead / Government State Bodies 30-SEP-20
Building Supply Chain Resilience through Lean Practices Lead / Government State Bodies 30-SEP-20
SWOT analysis of information technology implementation in special schools PI / 01-JAN-18 01-JAN-19

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2022 'A Comprehensive Performance Measurement Framework for Business Incubation Centers: Empirical Evidence in Irish Context'
Azadnia.A.H, Stephens. S., Ghadimi. P., Onofrei. G (2022) 'A Comprehensive Performance Measurement Framework for Business Incubation Centers: Empirical Evidence in Irish Context'. Business Strategy and the Environment, [DOI] [Details]
2022 'The successful implementation of industry 4.0 in manufacturing: An analysis and prioritization of risks in Irish industry'
Ghadimi P.;Donnelly O.;Sar K.;Wang C.;Azadnia A.H. (2022) 'The successful implementation of industry 4.0 in manufacturing: An analysis and prioritization of risks in Irish industry'. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 175 [DOI] [Details]
2022 'Analysis and evaluation of challenges in the integration of Industry 4.0 and sustainable steel reverse logistics network'
Pourmehdi M.;Paydar M.M.;Ghadimi P.;Azadnia A.H. (2022) 'Analysis and evaluation of challenges in the integration of Industry 4.0 and sustainable steel reverse logistics network'. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 163 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Electric vehicles lithium-ion batteries reverse logistics implementation barriers analysis: A TISM-MICMAC approach'
Azadnia A.H.;Onofrei G.;Ghadimi P. (2021) 'Electric vehicles lithium-ion batteries reverse logistics implementation barriers analysis: A TISM-MICMAC approach'. Resources, Conservation and Recyclcing, 174 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'A weighted fuzzy approach for green marketing risk assessment: Empirical evidence from dairy industry'
Azadnia A.H.;Geransayeh M.;Onofrei G.;Ghadimi P. (2021) 'A weighted fuzzy approach for green marketing risk assessment: Empirical evidence from dairy industry'. Journal of Cleaner Production, 327 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Green supplier selection and order allocation: a nonlinear stochastic model'
Hashemzahi, Pooria and Azadnia, Amirhossein and Galankashi, Masoud Rahiminezhad and Helmi, Syed Ahmad and Rafiei, Farimah Mokhatab (2020) 'Green supplier selection and order allocation: a nonlinear stochastic model'. International Journal of Value Chain Management, 11 (2):111-138 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2020 'Quality and lean practices synergies A swift even flow perspective'
Onofrei, G;Fynes, B;Nguyen, H;Azadnia, AH (2020) 'Quality and lean practices synergies A swift even flow perspective'. International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Life cycle-based environmental performance indicator for the coal-to-energy supply chain: A Chinese case application'
Ghadimi P.;Wang C.;Azadnia A.H.;Lim M.K.;Sutherland J.W. (2019) 'Life cycle-based environmental performance indicator for the coal-to-energy supply chain: A Chinese case application'. Resources, Conservation and Recyclcing, 147 :28-38 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'An integrated approach of fuzzy quality function deployment and fuzzy multi-objective programming to sustainable supplier selection and order allocation'
Azadnia A.;Ghadimi P. (2018) 'An integrated approach of fuzzy quality function deployment and fuzzy multi-objective programming to sustainable supplier selection and order allocation'. Journal Of Optimization In Industrial Engineering, 11 (1):1-22 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'A Multi-objective Mathematical Model for Sustainable Supplier Selection and Order Lot-Sizing under Inflation'
Azadnia, Amir Hossein (2016) 'A Multi-objective Mathematical Model for Sustainable Supplier Selection and Order Lot-Sizing under Inflation'. International Journal of Engineering, 29 (8):1141-1150 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'A review on the buyer–supplier dyad relationships in sustainable procurement context: past, present and future'
Pezhman Ghadimi and Amir Hossein Azadnia and Cathal Heavey and Alexandre Dolgui and Birkan Can (2016) 'A review on the buyer–supplier dyad relationships in sustainable procurement context: past, present and future'. International Journal of Production Research, 54 (5):1443-1462 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Sustainable supplier selection and order lot-sizing: an integrated multi-objective decision-making process'
Azadnia, AH;Saman, MZM;Wong, KY (2015) 'Sustainable supplier selection and order lot-sizing: an integrated multi-objective decision-making process'. International Journal of Production Research, 53 :383-408 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2013 'Order Batching in Warehouses by Minimizing Total Tardiness: A Hybrid Approach of Weighted Association Rule Mining and Genetic Algorithms'
Azadnia, Amir Hossein,Taheri, Shahrooz,Ghadimi, Pezhman,Mat Saman, Muhamad Zameri,Wong, Kuan Yew,Huang, Y.-P.,Melin, P. (2013) 'Order Batching in Warehouses by Minimizing Total Tardiness: A Hybrid Approach of Weighted Association Rule Mining and Genetic Algorithms'. The Scientific World Journal, 2013 [full-text] [Details]
2012 'A weighted fuzzy approach for product sustainability assessment: A case study in automotive industry'
Ghadimi P.;Azadnia A.H.;Mohd Yusof N.;Mat Saman M.Z. (2012) 'A weighted fuzzy approach for product sustainability assessment: A case study in automotive industry'. Journal of Cleaner Production, 33 :10-21 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2020 An Integrated Approach of Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process and Fuzzy Inference System for Sustainable Supply Chain Risk Assessment
Azadnia.A.H, Onofrei. G., Ghadimi. P (2020) An Integrated Approach of Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process and Fuzzy Inference System for Sustainable Supply Chain Risk Assessment CUA Research Conference [Details]
2014 A hybrid fuzzy MCDM approach for sustainable third-party reverse logistics provider selection
Tajik G.;Azadnia A.;Ma'aram A.;Hassan S. (2014) A hybrid fuzzy MCDM approach for sustainable third-party reverse logistics provider selection Advanced Materials Research , pp.521-526 [DOI] [Details]
2013 An integrated approach for sustainable supplier selection using fuzzy logic and fuzzy AHP
Azadnia A.;Ghadimi P.;Saman M.;Wong K.;Heavey C. (2013) An integrated approach for sustainable supplier selection using fuzzy logic and fuzzy AHP Applied Mechanics and Materials , pp.206-210 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2012 Sustainable Supplier Selection Based on Self-organizing Map Neural network and Multi Criteria Decision Making approaches
Azadnia, AH;Saman, MZM;Wong, KY;Ghadimi, P;Zakuan, N (2012) Sustainable Supplier Selection Based on Self-organizing Map Neural network and Multi Criteria Decision Making approaches INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON INTERDISCIPLINARY BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 2012 (ICIBSOS 2012) , pp.879-884 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2011 Integration model of Fuzzy C means clustering algorithm and TOPSIS method for customer lifetime value assessment
Azadnia A.;Mat Saman M.;Wong K.;Hemdi A. (2011) Integration model of Fuzzy C means clustering algorithm and TOPSIS method for customer lifetime value assessment IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management , pp.16-20 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2011 Order processing in supply chain management with developing an information system model: An automotive manufacturing case study
Reza Khoei M.;Kashefi M.;Ghadimi P.;Azadnia A.;Abdul Rani M.;Lalmazloumian M. (2011) Order processing in supply chain management with developing an information system model: An automotive manufacturing case study Communications in Computer and Information Science , pp.65-76 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2011 Supplier selection: A hybrid approach using ELECTRE and fuzzy clustering
Azadnia A.;Ghadimi P.;Mat Saman M.;Wong K.;Sharif S. (2011) Supplier selection: A hybrid approach using ELECTRE and fuzzy clustering Communications in Computer and Information Science , pp.663-676 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Global Manufacturing Research Group Member /
European Operations Management Association Member /
North-west Lean Network , Ireland Member /

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2021 Teaching Hero Award National forum for the enhancement of teaching and learning
2020 LYIT President's Research Award Letterkenny Institute of Technology
2017 Outstanding reviewer award Journal of Cleaner Production

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University Assistant Professor/Lecturer 01-FEB-22 /
Letterkenny Institute of Technology Lecturer 21-OCT-19 / 31-JAN-22
IAU, Amol Dean - Faculty of Engineering 25-JUL-16 / 29-AUG-18
IAU, Amol Head of Department of Management and Industrial Engineering 20-MAY-14 / 24-JUL-16

Reviews

  Journal Role
International Journal Of Production Research Reviewer
Resources, Conservation And Recyclcing Reviewer
Journal Of Cleaner Production Reviewer
Operations Management Research Reviewer

Teaching Interests

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Decision-Making Techniques
  • Project Management