Dr Hajar Fatorachian, Senior Lecturer

Dr Hajar Fatorachian

Senior Lecturer

Hajar is a Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management. She is an enthusiastic and experienced academic with a broad range of teaching and research experience. She also has 5 years' industrial experience in operations and supply chain management, where she was responsible for managing overall operations and logistics planning.

Her PhD research investigated adoption of information technologies within supply chain management of manufacturing SMEs in the UK, and provided a practical implementation framework for successful electronic supply chain practice in SMEs. Her current research looks into the role of innovative technologies associated with Industry 4.0, including Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data Analytics, and Cyber Physical Systems, in operations and supply chain management. She recently published a paper about operationalization of Industry 4.0 within manufacturing processes in Production Planning and Control Journal. She is also a reviewer of the aforementioned journal.

Hajar has been involved in various research projects including Sustainable Freight Transportation research in REINVEST Project in University of Sheffield. Also, currently, she is investigating optimized supply chain model for medical delivery in a research project funded by Innovate UK.

She has also been involved in a number of consultancy projects in various Universities, including the Retail institute at Leeds Beckett University, where she has translated her academic knowledge into professional contexts.

Current Teaching

  • International operations and global supply chain management
  • Retail supply networks and operations
  • Sourcing and supplier management

Research Interests

  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Information systems / ERP and MPR
  • Smart supply networks
  • Smart factories
  • Big data analytics
  • Internet of things
  • Blockchain
  • Systems theory
Dr Hajar Fatorachian, Senior Lecturer

Selected Publications

  • Fatorachian H; Shahidan M (2013) Role of internet in supply chain integration; empirical evidence form manufacturing SMEs of the UK.