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Nader Azad
PhD

Assistant Professor

Operations Management

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 3052
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 6486

Nader.azad@ontariotechu.ca


Research topics

  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Logistics
  • Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Game Theory
  • Large-Scale Optimization

Background

Dr. Nader Azad joined Ontario Tech University from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he was an Assistant Professor of Management Science in the Sobey School of Business. He received his undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering. Following this, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Operations Management in the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University.

His research expertise is in the area of supply chain risk management, in particular developing mitigation and recovery strategies for the supply chain risks. He is interested in applying stochastic optimization and game theory models to analyze managerial decisions of the supply chain firms in the presence of supply and demand risks. His research has been published in top-tier refereed journals such as Transportation Science, Omega, European Journal of Operations Research, Transportation Research Part B and E and International Journal of Production Economics.

He currently holds a Discovery Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to develop models and solution techniques for the disruption risks in both centralized and decentralized supply networks.

Education

  • PhD, Industrial Engineering Amirkabir University of Technology
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Operations Management McMaster University
  • MSc, Industrial Engineering Iran University of Science & Technology
  • BSc, Industrial Engineering Iran University of Science & Technology

Research and expertise

2017-2022 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grant
Project: Disruption Risk Management in Multi-Echelon Supply Networks
Award amount: $100,000

2017-2018 FGSR Faculty Grant, Saint Mary’s University
Project: Risk Aversion Assessment of Supply Chain Disruptions
Award amount: $5,000

2012-2013 IFER International Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) Paris-France
Project: Disaster logistics network design using stochastic optimization

2008-2009 Top Ranked PhD Student Tehran-Iran
Industrial Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology

Involvement

  • Selected journal publications

    1 -  Azad, N., Hassini, E. A Benders decomposition method for designing reliable supply chain networks accounting for multi-mitigation strategies and demand losses.Transportation Science2019, https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2018.0875.

    2 - Jabbarzadeh, A., Azad, N., Verma, E. An analytical approach to planning rail hazmat shipments in the presence of random disruptions. Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omega.2019.06.004. 

    3 - Azad, N., Hassini, E. Recovery Strategies from major supply disruptions in single and multiple sourcing networks. European Journal of Operational Research 275(2), 2019, 481-501.

    4 -  Vickson, R.G., Hassini, E., Azad, N. A Benders decomposition approach to product location in carousel storage systems. Annals of Operations Research, 2019, 1-21.

    5 - Golmohammadi, A., Taghavi, M., Farivar, S., Azad, N. Three strategies for engaging a buyer in supplier development Efforts. International Journal of Production Economics 206, 2018, 1-14.

    6 - Azad, N., Hassini, E. Verma, M. Disruption risk management in railroad networks: An optimization-based methodology and a case study. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 85, 2016, 70-88.

    7 -  Azad, N., Saharidis, G.K.D., Davoudpour, H., Malekly, H., Yektamaram, A. Strategies for protecting supply chain networks against facility and transportation disruptions: An improved Benders decomposition approach. Annals of Operations Research 210, 2013, 125-163.

    8 - Ahmadi Javid, A., Azad, N. Incorporating location, routing and inventory decisions in supply chain network design. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 46, 2010, 582-597.

    9 - Alavi, S., Azad, N., Heydar, M., Davoudpour, H. Integrated Production, Inventory, and Location-Allocation Decisions in Designing Supply Chain Networks. International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management 9(4), 2016, 22-42.

    10 - Azad, N., Davoudpour, H. Designing a stochastic distribution network model under risk. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Technology 64, 2013, 23-40.

    11 - Azad, N., Davoudpour, H., Saharidis, G.K.D., Shiripour, M. A new model to mitigating random disruption risks of facility and transportation in supply chain network design. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Technology 70, 2014, 1757-1774.

    12 Jabbarzadeh, A., Jalali, S.G., Davoudpour, H., Azad, N. Designing a supply chain network under the risk of disruptions. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2012, 1-23.

    13 - Azad, N., Davoudpour, H. A two echelon location-routing model with considering Value-at-Risk measure. International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management 5, 2010, 235-240.

    14 - Ahmadi Javid, A., Azad, N. A location-inventory model including delivery delay cost and capacity constraints in a stochastic distribution network. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering 21(2), 2010, 51-61.

    15 - Azad, N., Davoudpour, H. A hybrid tabu-SA algorithm for location-inventory model with considering capacity level and uncertain demands. Journal of Information and Computing Science 3, 2008, 290-304.

     

  • Working papers
    1. Azad, N., Reliable supply chain network design under risk-averse decisions. 
    2. Azad, N., Jabbarzadeh, A. Verma, M. Optimal mitigation and recovery strategies in hazmat railroad networks.
  • Conference Presentations
    1. Jabbarzadeh, A., Azad, N., Verma, E. Planning rail hazmat shipments in the presence of random disruptions. POMS International Conference, Brighton, UK, 2019.
    2. Jabbarzadeh, A., Azad, N., Verma, E. Disruption risk management in railroad transportation of dangerous goods: An optimization Approach. Canadian Operational Research Society Annual Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 2019.
    3. Azad, N., Hassini, E. Verma, M. Optimal investment decisions for recovery from disruptions in the decentralized supply chains. 29th European conference for Operational Research (Euro 2018), Spain, 2018.
    4. Azad, N., Hassini, E. recovery strategies from major disruptions in supply networks. International Conference on Business Management, Turkey, 2018.
    5. Azad, N., Hassini, E., Verma, M. Optimal investment decisions for recovery from disruptions in the decentralized supply chains. 2017 IFORS-CORS International Conference, Quebec, Canada.
    6. Azad, N., Hassini, E. Verma, M. Disruption risk management in railroad networks: An optimization-based methodology and a case study. 2015 CORS-INFORMS International Conference, Montreal, Canada.
    7. Azad, N., Hassini, E., Verma, M. Strategies for recovery from railroad disruptions. 2014 INFORMS Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA.
    8. Azad, N., Hassini, E. Role of pricing, inventory and transportation in recovery from major supply chain network disruptions. 2014 CORS Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada.
    9. Azad, N., Hassini, E. Multi-mitigation strategies for designing reliable supply chain networks under disruption risks: A Benders decomposition method. 2013 Industrial-Academic Workshop on Optimization in Finance and Risk Management, Toronto, Canada.
    10. Azad, N., Saharidis, G.K.D., Malekly, H. Improvements on Benders decomposition algorithm. 2012 INFORMS Annual Conference, USA.