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Dr Nasrin Asgari

Associate Professor
Faculty of Business and Law
Areas of Expertise:
Business Management , Sustainability
Research Supervision:

Dr Nasrin Asgari is an Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management. Her areas of expertise include supply chain management, operations management, sustainability, and circular economy.

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Nasrin joined ARU in October 2022. She has been teaching in various universities and doing research in supply chain management (SCM) for over 20 years. Most of her research publications are extracted from real case studies including car manufacturing, oil products distribution, granary distribution and maritime.

Prior to joining ARU, Nasrin was a Senior Lecturer, Course Leader and Module Leader at Roehampton University for over seven years, where she began supervising four PhD students in SCM and sustainability. She has also worked at Kingston University and Portsmouth University.

Research interests
  • Supply chain management
  • Circular economy
Areas of research supervision
  • Food waste mitigation in the hotel industry through implementing lean supply chain practices for sustainable development
  • Understanding the role of ICT in the sustainable supply chain management of SMEs; an institutional theory perspective
  • Operations management, Level 7
  • PhD in industrial engineering (SCM), Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran
  • PGCER in learning and teaching in higher education (PGCLTHE), University of Portsmouth, UK
  • MSc in industrial engineering (SCM), University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • BSc in industrial engineering in systems analysis, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK
  • Associate editor of 'Supply Chain Analytics' journal
  • Reviewer of 'European Journal of Operational Research', 'Transportation Research - Part E', 'Annuals of Operational Research' journals
Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange
  • Operations management applications in faith communities, funded by Southland Methodist Trust, June 2018, £2500
Selected recent publications

Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Nasrin Asgari, Luk N. Van Wassenhove (2022) Fast Fashion, Charities and the Circular Economy: Challenges for Operations Management, Volume 31, Issue3, 1089-1114

S. Gupta, M. K. Starr, R Zanjirani Farahani, Nasrin Asgari (2022) Pandemics/ epidemics: challenges and opportunities for operations management research. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Volume 24, Issue 1,1-23.

S. S. Mohria, Nasrin Asgari, R. Zanjirani Farahani, M. Bourlakis, B. Laker (2020) Fairness in hazmat routing-scheduling: A bi-objective Stackelberg game, Transportation Research E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 140

X Song, D Jones, Nasrin Asgari, T Pigden (2019) Multi-objective vehicle routing and loading with time window constraints: a real-life application, Annals of Operations Research. 1-27

A Jafarian, Nasrin Asgari, SS Mohri, E Fatemi-Sadr, RZ Farahani (2019) The inventory-routing problem subject to vehicle failure, Transportation Research E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 126, pp. 254-294.

Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Samira Fallah, Rubén Ruiz, Sara Hosseinia, Nasrin Asgari (2019) OR models in urban service facility location: A critical review of applications and future developments, European Journal of Operational Research, 276 (1), pp. 1-27.

Nasrin Asgari, Rajabi, Mohsen, Jamshidi, Masoumeh, Khatami, Maryam and Zanjirani Farahani, Reza (2017) A memetic algorithm for a multi-objective obnoxious waste location-routing problem: a case study. Annals of Operations Research, 250 (2), 279-308.

Nasrin Asgari, Nikbakhsh, Eshan, Hill, Alex and Zanjirani Farahani, Reza (2016) Supply chain management 1982-2015: a review. IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, 27 (3), 353-379. (CABS ranking: 2)

Nasrin Asgari, Ashkan Hassani, Dylan Jones, Hoang Huy Nguye, Sustainability Ranking of the UK Major Ports: Methodology and Case Study (2015) Transportation Research E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 78, pp. 19-39. (CABS ranking: 3)

Mostafa Mousavi, Mohammad Bakhshayeshi Baygi, Elnaz Miandoabchi, Nasrin Asgari*, Reza Zanjirani Farahani, A Mechanism for Determining Tanker Truck Transport Rates: A Case of Oil Products Supply Chain (2013) Journal of Management, 3(4): 206-217

Nasrin Asgari, Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Mark Goh, Network Design Modeling for Analyzing Container Hub Ports-Shipping Companies Competition and Cooperation (2013) Transportation Research A: Policy and Practice, 48 (2), pp. 1-18.

Nasrin Asgari, Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Hannaneh Rashidi-Bajgan, Mohsen S. Sajadieh, (2013) Developing Model-Based Software to Optimize Wheat Storage and Transportation System: A Real-World Application, Applied Soft Computing, 13(2), pp. 1074-1084.

Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Nasrin Asgari, Nooshin Heidari, Mahtab Hosseininia, Mark Goh (2012) Covering Problems in Facility Location: A Review, Computers & Industrial Engineering (CAIE), 62(1), pp. 368-407.

Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Maryam Steadie Seifi, Nasrin Asgari (2010) Multi-Criteria Location Problem: A Review, Applied Mathematical Modelling (AMM) 34(7) 1689-1709.

Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Zvi Drezner, Nasrin Asgari (2009) Single Facility Location and Relocation Problem with Time-Dependent Weights and Discrete Planning Horizon, Annals of Operations Research (AOR) 167 353-368.

Morteza Pourakbar, Reza Zanjirani Farahani and Nasrin Asgari (2007) A Joint Economic Lot-Size Model for an Integrated Supply Network Using Genetic Algorithm, Applied Mathematics and Computations (AMC) 189 583-596.

Reza Zanjirani Farahani and Nasrin Asgari (2007) Combination of MCDM and Covering Techniques in a Hierarchical Model for Facility Location: A Case Study, European Journal of Operational Research 176 1839-1858.

Nasrin Asgari, Mohammad Aghdasi (2007) One-buyer and Multi-vendor SCM System with different prices, International Journal of Engineering Sciences 7(17).

Recent presentations and conferences

Nasrin Asgari, Sh. Zahid (2019) Operations Management Applications in Faith Communities, POMS conference, 2-4 September 2019, Brighton, UK.

Sh. M. Zahid, Nasrin Asgari (2019) Sustainable Food Supply Chain Management. In: POMS International Conference. 2-4 September, Brighton, UK.

R. Zanjirani Farahani, S. S. Mohri, Nasrin Asgari, M. Bourlakis (2019) FIFO discipline among dispatchers in hazmat routing-scheduling, EURO conference, 23-26 June 2019, Dublin, Ireland.

Nasrin Asgari, R. Zanjirani Farahani (2018) Supply Chain Risks in Operations Management: A Review of Empirical Research, POMS conference, 22-24 October 2018, Granada, Spain.

Nasrin Asgari, Xiang Song, Dylan Jones, Tim Pigden (2012) Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with Loading Constraints: A Case in the UK, EURO 2012, July 8-11, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Nasrin Asgari, Reza Zanjirani Farahani (2008) Analysis of on-time delivery measure in a supply chain, Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL), September 4-5, 2008, Hamburg, Germany.

Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Nasrin Asgari, Mehdi Najafi (2007) Comparison the Effect of Various Forecasting Methods on Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chain, Fourteenth Applied Probability Society of INFORMS Conference (July 9-11, 2007), Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Nasrin Asgari (2006) Using Simulation Modeling in Determining Diagnostics of a Car Manufacturing Company Future Expansion: A Case Study MESM2006 conference, August 2006, 28-30, Alexandria, Egypt.

Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Nasrin Asgari, Mohammad Aghdasi (2005) Optimizing Wheat Storage and Transportation System: A Case Study, Supply Chain Management and Information System (SCMIS 2005), July 6-8, 2005, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Nasrin Asgari, Reza Zanjirani Farahani (2003) Inventory and Transportation Planning for Multi-Commodity in n-Supplier and One Buyer System: A Case Study, EURO/INFORMS Joint International Meeting, 6-10 July 2003, Istanbul-Turkey.