Alireza Shokri

Management Team

Degree/info: PhD
University Northumbria
Faculty and department Business & Law
Mail Alireza.shokri@northumbria.ac.uk
About Alireza joined academia in Jan 2011 after 12 years of working experience in industry. His main research interest falls in quality management integration with other management fields such as supply chain management, human resource management and sustainability in both service and manufacturing sectors. His key research interest in GETM3 project is to globally network his research particularly in relation to Lean Six Sigma (LSS) tool to articulate the use of LSS to promote employability, talent management and entrepreneurship. His key managerial responsibility in this project is to ensure the quality assurance in all processes and activities in order to guarantee enhanced fulfilment of project and efficient and effective delivery of outcomes.
Fields of interests / Quality Management
Proposition of common research in GETM3 Use of sustainable and strong quality management tools and techniques to promote global entrepreneurship and talent management

Important Publication

Peer reviewed Journal articles:

Uhl, C. Nabhani, F. Shokri, A. Kauf, F. (2017), “Purchasing manages and optimises existing product variance”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, forthcoming

Uhl, C. Nabhani, F. Kauf, F. Shokri, A. and Hughes, D. (2017), “Purchasing Management: The optimisation of product variance”, Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 11, pp. 1366-1374.

Shokri, A. (2017), “Quantitative analysis of Six Sigma, Lean and Lean Six Sigma research publications in last two decades”, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Vol. 34 No. 5, pp. 598-625.

Shokri, A. Waring, T. and Nabhani, F. (2016), “Investigating the readiness of people in manufacturing SMEs to embark on Lean Six Sigma  projects: An empirical study in the German manufacturing sector”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 36 No. 8, pp.850-878.

Shokri, A. and Nabhani, F. (2015), “LSS, a problem solving skill for graduates and SMEs: Case Study of investigation in a UK Business School curriculum”, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Vol. 6 No. 2, pp. 176-202.

Shokri, A. Oglethorpe, D. Nabhani, F. (2014), “Evaluation of sustainability in the UK fast Food Supply Chain”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 25 No. 8, pp. 1224-1244.

Shokri, A. Oglethorpe, D. Nabhani, F. (2014), “Application of Six Sigma in food distribution SME to improve logistical measures”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 25 No. 7, pp. 998-1027.

Shokri, A.  Nabhani, F.  Hodgson, S. (2010), “Supplier Development in a food Supply Chain through Six Sigma”, Robotics & Computer Integrated Manufacturing Journal, Vol. 26, pp 639 – 646.

Shokri, A.  Nabhani, F. (2009), “Reducing lead time in a food distribution SME thorough simplified version of Six Sigma methodology”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management; Vol. 20, No. 7; pp 957-974.

Under reviewed Journal Articles:

Shokri, A. and Nabhani, F. (2017), “Quality management vision of future early career Operations Managers: a model approach”, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management– Under Review

Shokri, A. and Li, G. (2018), “Green implementation of Lean Six Sigma in manufacturing sector”, European Journal of Operational Research – Under Review

Shokri, A. and Nabhani, F. (2017), “Reducing the scrap rate in an electronic manufacturing SME through Lean Six Sigma methodology”, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma –  Under Review

Nabhani, F. Shokri, A. and Uhl, C. (2017), “Digital Sourcing and the Optimal Number of Suppliers”- Under Review 

Conference peer reviewed papers and Proceedings:

Fifteen International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR)- London, UK, September 2017, “Investigation of applicability of lean Six Sigma in food manufacturing Supply Chain for environmental waste reduction and efficiency”, Bala, S. Shokri, A. and Nabhani, F.

Twenty Seventh International Conference of Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Modena – Italy, 27th-30th June 2017, “Purchasing Management: The Optimisation of Product and Process Variance”, Uhl, C. Nabhani, F. Shokri, A. and Hughes, D.

Sixth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma – Edinburgh, UK, May 2016, “Reducing the scrap rate in an electronic manufacturing SME through Lean Six Sigma methodology”, Shokri, A. Nabhani, F. and Bradley, G.

25th International FAIM Conference – Wolverhampton, UK, June 2015, “Lean Six Sigma approach to increasing operational efficiency: An action research in a meter supply contractor for energy providers”, Shokri, A. Nabhani, F. Catchpole, D.

Fifth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma (LSS) – Edinburgh – June 2014 – The  Adoption of Lean Six Sigma in the UK ‘Third Sector’ to Reduce and Control Waste to Promote Good Practice in Supply to overcome Food Insecurity  Amongst the Urban Poor.; G, heron; A. Shokri.

Fifth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma (LSS)– Edinburgh – June 2014 – Investigating the readiness of people in manufacturing SMEs to embark on LSS projects: An empirical research for European manufacturing SMEs; A. Shokri.

Northumbria University Research Conference – Newcastle – May 2013 – Role of Six Sigma training and education in knowledge and skill exchange between universities and businesses; A. Shokri

First International Conference on Lean Six Sigma (LSS) for Higher Education – Glasgow – June 2013 – Evaluating Lean Six Sigma role in reducing the gap between higher education and industry: Case Study of a UK based Business School; A. Shokri.

FAIM International Conference – Helsinki, Finland- June 2012- Assessment of key sustainability indicators in a UK fast food supply chain: a life cycle perspective, A. Shokri, D. Oglethorpe, F. Nabhani.

Technology Futures Institute Annual Research Day “Engineering for a Sustainable Future Supporting Your Business” – Teesside – May 2011 – Application of Six Sigma Methodology in a Food Distribution SME to Improve Logistical Measures – Research of a Doctoral Research; A. Shokri, F. Nabhani.

International Conference of Six Sigma – Glasgow – March 2011 – Six Sigma application in a food distribution SME to improve the logistical measures; A.Shokri; D.Oglethorpe, F.Nabhani

Research Seminar – Teesside – May 2010 – promoting the Application of new approach of the Six Sigma for business improvement in North Based SMEs; A.Shokri; F.Nabhani.

FAIM International Conference – Teesside – July 2009 – Improving transport productivity in a food distribution SME through Six Sigma methodology; A.Shokri; F.Nabhani.

FAIM International Conference – Teesside – July 2009 – Supplier Development in a food distribution SME – A.Shokri; F.Nabhani.

5th International Conference of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) – Edinburgh – 1st July 2014 – Reducing the Waste in food supply networks, http://www.sml.hw.ac.uk/departments/business-management/workshop

1st UK-China Workshop in Green and sustainable Supply Chain and Logistics – 2nd – 4th Nov 2016 – Newcastle University, Business School.