Dr. Imran is a lecturer in supply chain and logistics management at AIB. He holds a PhD in business management (logistics and supply chain management) from School of Management at the University of South Australia (UniSA), which was simultaneously funded by the Australia Postgraduate Award (APA), UniSA School of Management Scholarship and Top Up scholarship. Imran brings around 13 years’ experience in operations, logistics, supply chain, and project management from academic, industrial and research institutions in Australia and overseas.
With a strong practical experience and theoretical knowledge, Imran teaches and coordinates the operations, supply chain and logistics management subjects and actively supervises MBA research projects.
Imran’s current research focuses on the risk and resilience in supply chains. His research has been published in well-ranked journals and conference proceedings as well as being presented in Australia and overseas.
In collaboration with UNDP and the Government of Pakistan, Imran has successfully supervised and completed four major research projects (three to five years for each), resulting in 'Honorarium Awards'. As a Business Consultant, he applied a wide variety of operations/supply chain management and strategic management tools, along with providing strategy and performance evaluation training to managers, resulting in a 'Best Performance Award'.
Being an active research degree supervisor, Imran currently supervises a PhD student in the area of operations and supply chain management.
Publications and Presentations
Ali, I., Nagalingam, S., & Gurd, B. (2017). A resilience model for cold chain logistics of perishable products. The International Journal of Logistics Management–In-press.
Ali, I., Nagalingam, S., & Gurd, B. (2017). Building resilience in SMEs of perishable product supply chains: Enablers, barriers and risks. Production Planning & Control, vol.28, no.15, pp: 1236-1250.
Ali, I., Nagalingam, S., & Gurd, B. (2017). ‘Supply chain resilience research: reviews, trends and opportunities for the future research. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.
Ali, I. & Shukran, K. (2016)., 'Managing supply chain risks and vulnerabilities through collaboration: Present and future scope', The Journal of Developing Areas, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 335 – 342.
Ali, I. & Soosay, C. (2015). Understanding risks in the Australian citrus supply chain. Refereed Proceedings of the 2015 ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium, Australia.
Ali, I., & Shukran, K. (2015). Managing supply chain risks and vulnerabilities through collaboration: present and future scope. Refereed Proceeding of the 2015 Asian-Pacific Conference on Business and Social Science, Kuala Lumpur.