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Dr. Imran Ali

Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Department of Accounting, Finance, Logistics and Economics


  • Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • PhD in Management and Business, MEng in Telecommunications, BSc in Computer Engineering
  • Taught MSc And BSc in Logistics and supply chain management at various universities in UK, Hong Kong and Oman
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK, Member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Areas Of Expertise

  • Digital supply chain design
  • Operational strategy
  • Management of Technology & Innovation


  • Worker and workplace Artificial Intelligence (AI) coexistence: Emerging themes and research agenda (published 2023 with co-authors). Technovation, 124, pp. 102747 (AJG = 3; ABDC = A; Impact factor = 11.373).
  • Optimal supply chain design with product family: A cloud-based framework with real-time data consideration (published 2021 with co-authors). Computers and Operations Research, 126, pp. 105112 (AJG = 3; ABDC = A; Impact factor = 5.159).
  • Antecedents of the propensity to learn management practices and their impacts on firm outcomes in emerging markets: A Bayesian Model Averaging approach (published 2020 with co-authors). International Business Review, 29 (4), pp. 101706 (AJG= 3; ABDC = A; Impact factor = 8.047).
  • Cloud-based multi-agent architecture for effective planning and scheduling of distributed manufacturing (published 2016 with co-authors). International Journal of Production Research, 54, pp. 7115-7128 (AJG = 3; ABDC = A; Impact factor = 9.018).
  • Shao, W. & Ali, I., 2022, . Applying Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain Technology to Improve Traceability in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: A Review of the Benefits and Challenges. In   Multidisciplinary   Perspectives   Towards   Building   a   Digitally   Competent Society. Bansal, S., Ahuja, V., Chaturvedi, V. & Jain, V. (eds.). IGI Global Publishing, p. 1-30
  • Dandona, M., Ali, I. & Jabbar, A., 2022. A Review of Omni-Channel and Advanced Technologies for Enhancing Customer Experience in the Retail Sector. In Driving Transformative Change in     E-Business Through Applied Intelligence and Emerging Technologies. Taherdoost, H. (ed.). IGI Global Publishing, p.74-99.
  • Bertoli, J., Habib, F. & Ali, I., 2022. Working Capital Minded Supply Chain and Procurement Management in Manufacturing Operations. Emerging Trends in Decision Sciences and Business Operations. Shrivastava, A. K. & Rana, S. (eds.). 1st ed. London and New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, p. 261-297.       
  • Sun,  Y.  and  Ali,  S.I.,  2022. Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain Applications in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Provenance to Achieve Traceability, Transparency, and Authenticity. In Advancing Smarter and More Secure Industrial Applications Using AI, IoT, and Blockchain Technology (pp. 1-36). IGI Global, p.1-36.
  • Ali, S.I., Habib, F., Ali, A., Ali, A., Khan, M.F. and Jamal, A., 2021. Integrating social media and warranty data for fault identification in the cyber ecosystem: A cloud-based collaborative framework. In Strategy, Leadership, and AI in the Cyber Ecosystem (pp. 41-70). Academic Press, p. 41-67.