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Dr Maryam Lotfi

Dr Maryam Lotfi

Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management

Cardiff Business School

Email
lotfim@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0877
Campuses
Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Maryam is a lecturer (assistant professor) of supply chain management at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. She joined Cardiff Business School in 2018 as Research Associate on the Co-Growth project within the Logistics and Operations Management group. She Holds PhD in Supply chain management and MRes in Management both from Cass Business School, City University London. She also holds MSc in Industrial engineering from Sharif University and BSc in Mechanical engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology in Tehran. Passionate about industry, she has different industry experiences in Petrochemical companies and auto industry.
Maryam's academic research focuses on Supply Chain Management with interests including lean, agile, resilient, green, and sustainable (LARGS) supply chains and collaboration among micro, small and medium firms in the supply chains. Her new focus is on "People in supply chain" with the priorities of child slavery, modern slavery and women empowerment in supply chains.
She has published over seven papers in refereed journals and international conferences on the subject. She is also advisory board in Continuity & Resilience Review, Emerald Publishing in association with the Business Continuity Institute).
Maryam is passionate about teaching, She is also associate fellow of Higher Education Academy from 2011 and currently is module leader for "Lean operations' for MSc and MBA students in CARBS.

Educational Background:

- PhD in Management (Operations and supply Chain Management), Cass Buisness School, City University London (2011-2015)

- MRes in Management, Cass Buisness School, City University London (2010-2011)

- MSc. in Industiral engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran (2007-2009)

-BSc in Mechinacal engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (1999-2003)

Honours and awards

Cass PhD Bursary, GBP 85000,  Sponsor: Cass Business School

Professional memberships

Member of British Academy of management(BAM)

Member of European Operations Management Association (EUROMA)

Member of Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)

Associate member of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Academic positions

2018- present: Research Associate, Cardiff Busienss School, Cardiff University, UK

2016-2018: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management and Economics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran

2015-2016: Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Iran

2013-2014: Visiting lecturer, Cass Business School, City University London, UK

Committees and reviewing

Advisory board, Continuity & Resilience Review, Emerald Publishing in association with the Business Continuity Institute (launches from Jan. 2019)

Reviewed for: Production planning and control, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logisitics Management, Journal of Sustainability

2019

2018

2017

2014

2013

2012

Associate member of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Teaching Certificate:  Introductory Certificate in Academic Practice, City University London (2011)

Module leader for the following courses:

BST828: Lean Operstions for the MSc students

BST546: Lean Operations. BST828 for the MBAs

Main research interests:

Social sustainablity in supply chains, Human rights in supply chains including child slavery, modern slavery and women empowerment

Supply Chain Management: Lean, Agile, Resilient, Green, and Sustainable supply chains

Collaboration in supply chains with specific fcus on micro, small and medium firms

interested to supervise students in the areas of:

- Social sustainability in supply chains, Human rights in supply chains, child slavery in supply chains, modern slavery, women empowerment, gender inequality

- Collaobration in the supply chains with specific focus on micro, small and medium firms

- Lean, agile, resilient, green and sustainable (LARGS) supply chains

Current supervision

Mr Abhishek Panchwagh

Research student

Past projects

 Co- Supervisor (40%): In his PhD, Abhishek Panchwagh is working on a multi-disciplinary research between Cardiff School of Law and politics and the Business School with the focus on Force majeure in the supply chain contracts. This becomes more important in times of uncertainties that supply chains encounter in different periods such as COVID 19 Pandemic that affects the supply chains globally (Expected end date: 2023).