Professor Mohamed Naim
Professor of Logistics and Operations Management, Co-Director of CAMSAC
Mohamed Naim is a former Deputy Dean at Cardiff Business School. He is currently a co-director of the Logistics Systems Dynamics Group and the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems at Cardiff (CAMSAC) formerly the EPSRC funded Cardiff University Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IMRC). He was the Cardiff lead on the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) sponsored project Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE), and is a co-director on the current ASTUTE2020 and ASTUTE East programmes.
Mohamed's current research interests may be summarised as the development of novel business systems engineering approaches to the establishment of resilient supply chains. This encompasses sustainable supply chains and the role of flexibility in lean, agile and leagile systems. Recent supply chain research in the construction sector has led to three best prizes at the Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference.
In 1997 he was awarded the Institution of Electrical Engineers' Manufacturing Division Premium for a paper on supply chain modelling and simulation. In 2003 he was granted a Royal Academy of Engineering Global Research Award at Linköping University, Sweden.
- Past Editor-in-Chief - International Journal of Logistics: Research & Applications
- Editorial board - International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management, Journal of Supply Chain Relocation
- Scientific / Advisory Committee - International Working Symposium on Production Economics, International SYmposium in Logistics, Logistics Research Network.
Honours and awards
- 2012 Rod Howes Commemorative Award for Innovation, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference
- 2011 Construction Engineering Award for Best Paper, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference
- 2008 Paul Townsend Commemorative Award for Best Paper, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference
- 2005-2010 Visiting Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
- 2004 Outstanding Paper in Supply Chain Management, Emerald Literati Club
- 2003 Royal Academy of Engineering, Global Research Award
- 1996 Manufacturing Division Premium, Institution of Electrical Engineers
- 1994 Outstanding Paper in Logistics Information Management, Emerald Literati Club
- Chartered Engineer
- Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport
Logistics Optimisation and Simulation (BST814) and Supply Chain Dynamic (BST838) on the Logistics and Operations Management masters programmes.
- Business systems engineering
- Supply chain and logistics resilience
- Manufacturing systems management
- Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE2020) aims to enable the manufacturing industry in West Wales and the Valleys to grow by adopting more advanced technologies, and at the same time improve its sustainability by reducing its environmental impact
- Various EPSRC research grants including Green Logistics and the Cardiff University Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre, and most recently "Resilient remanufacturing networks: forecasting, informatics and holons"
- Various KTP projects with AS&W, Wall Colmonoy, Ortho (OCD) and Qioptiq
PhD supervision research interests
- Development of novel business systems engineering approaches to the establishment of resilient supply chains
- Role of flexibility in lean, agile and leagile systems
- Sustainable supply chains