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Hossein Zolfagharinia

Zolfagharinia, Hossein

Title:

Assistant Professor

Education:

BSc., MSc., PhD

Office:

TRS1-111

Telephone:

416-979-5000 x 7532

Biography:

Hossein Zolfagharinia 

Dr. Hossein Zolfagharinia is an award-wining Assistant Professor of Operations Management in the Global Management Studies department at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. He received his Undergraduate and Master's Degrees in Industrial Engineering. Following this, he earned his Ph.D. in Operations and Supply Chain Management from the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. In addition to his academic background, he has more than four years of professional work experience as a business method analyst in the oil and drilling industry. Furthermore, he gained experience in the area of Supply Chain Management through managing several projects in trucking and maritime transportation companies in the past (e.g., Logikor Inc., Global Spatial Technology Solutions (GSTS) Inc.).

Dr. Zolfagharinia’s two main research interests are in: (1) investigating the benefits of collaboration in supply chain management with a focus on logistics and transportation, (2) applying operations management techniques in a healthcare context. He is the author of a book chapter and several top-tier refereed journal articles. These journals include: European Journal of Operational Research, Transportation Research: Part B and Part E, International Journal of Production Economics, and Operations Research for Health Care. He frequently presents his work at scholarly/professional conferences at both the national and international levels (e.g., Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), Annual meeting of Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS), and Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)).

He is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Dean's Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award. He has received over $250,000 in the form of research grants, scholarships, and fellowships. These include Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-Institutional Grant (SSHRC-SIG), Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), the Best OGS Research Proposal, and the Ontario Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (OIPMAC) Achievement Excellence, and the provisional winner of Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Canada Paper Competition.

Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=CWTfH2wAAAAJ&hl=en

Department:

Global Management Studies

Research Interests

Supply Chain Management, Collaborative Transportation, Information Sharing, Operations Management Applications in Healthcare, Computer Simulation and Statistical Analysis

Select Research and Professional Contributions

Book Chapter

Co-author in one chapter of the book “FACILITIES LOCATION: Concepts, Models, Algorithms and Case Studies”, Physica-Verlag HD, 2009, 395-417, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-3-7908-2150-5.

Papers in Refereed Journals

Zolfagharinia, H., & Haughton. M. 2018. The Importance of Considering Non-linear Layover and Delay Costs for Load Truckers. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 109: 331-355.
Najafi, M., Ahmadi, A., Zolfagharinia, H. 2017. Blood Inventory Management in Hospitals: Considering Supply and Demand Uncertainty and Blood Transshipment Possibility. Operations Research for Health Care. 15: 43-56.
Zolfagharinia, H., & Haughton, M. 2017. Operational Flexibility in the Truckload Trucking Industry. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 104 (Supplement C): 437-460.
Zolfagharinia, H., & Haughton, M. 2016. Effective Truckload Dispatch Decision Method with Incomplete Advance Load Information. European Journal of Operational Research, 252(1):103-121.
Zolfagharinia, H., & Haughton. M. 2014. The Benefit of Advance Load Information for Truckload Carriers. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 70: 34-54.
Zolfagharinia, H., Hafezi, M., Zanjirani Farahani, R., & Fahimnia B. 2014. A Hybrid Two-Stock Inventory Control Model for a Reverse Supply Chain. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 67: 141-161.
Zolfagharinia, H., & Sapna Isotupa, K.P. 2013. Erratum on “Optimal Inventory Control of Empty Containers in Inland Transportation System” [Int. J. Prod. Econ. 133(1) (2011) 451–457]. International Journal of Production Economics, 141(1): 435-436.
Zolfagharinia, H., & Haughton, M. 2012. The benefit of Information Sharing in a Logistics Outsourcing Context. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 13(2): 187-208.

Conference presentations

Zolfagharinia, H. (2017) Time Window Discretization Method for a Dynamic Truckload Pickup and Delivery Problem. 21st Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, Quebec City, Canada.
Zolfagharinia, H. (2017) Transportation Modal Choice in a Remanufacturing System. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Montreal, Canada.
Zolfagharinia, H. (2016). Analysis of Alternative Truckload Dispatching Methods. Annual meeting of Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS), Banff, Canada.
Zolfagharinia, H. (2015). A Hybrid Inventory Control Policy for a Remanufacturing System in a Reverse Logistics Environment. Invited Presentation at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
Zolfagharinia, H. (2015). Effective Dispatching Methods under Uncertainty. Invited Presentation at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, United States.
Zolfagharinia, H. (2015). Quantifying the Benefits of Load Information in Road Transportation. Invited Presentation at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, United States.

Zolfagharinia, H. & Haughton, M. 2015. Operational Flexibility in the Truckload Trucking Industry. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM) Conference, Toronto, Ontario, June 29-30.

Zolfagharinia, H. & Haughton, M. 2015. Truckload Dispatching Flexibility in Presence of Advance Load Information. Annual meeting of Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS), Montréal, Québec, June 14-17.
Zolfagharinia, H. & Haughton, M. 2014. Dispatch Decision Methods with Incomplete Advance Load Information. Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), Tampa, FL, USA, November 22-25.
Zolfagharinia, H. & Haughton, M. 2014. The Benefit of Information Sharing for Truckload Carriers. Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), San Francisco, CA, USA, November 9-12.
Zolfagharinia, H. & Haughton, M. 2014. Effective Truckload Dispatch Decision Methods. Annual meeting of Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS), Ottawa, Ontario, May 26-28.
Zolfagharinia, H. & Haughton, M. 2013. The Benefit of Advance Load Information for a Truckload Carrier. Annual meeting of Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS), Vancouver, British Columbia, May 27-29.
Zolfagharinia, H. & Haughton, M. 2012. A Multi-terminal Truckload Pickup and Delivery Problem with Time Windows in a Dynamic Context. Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), Arizona, USA, October 14-17.
Zolfagharinia, H. & Haughton, M. 2012. A New Model for a Dynamic Truckload Pickup and Delivery Problem. Annual meeting of Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS), Niagara Falls, Ontario, June 11-13.
Zolfagharinia, H. & Haughton, M. 2011. The Benefit of Information Sharing in a Logistics Outsourcing Context. Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), North Carolina, USA, November 12-16.
Zolfagharinia, H. & Haughton, M. 2011. Coordination in Logistics Management: The Role of 4PL Operating Model and its Operational Efficiency. Annual meeting of Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) St. John’s, Newfoundland, May30-June1
Teaching
2015 - current

Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

  • GMS803: Principles of Transportation
  • GMS804: Studies in Global Supply Chain Management
2013 - 2014 Instructor, School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • BU275: Business Decision Models (BDM).
2008 - 2009 Instructor, Industrial Engineering Department, Azad University
  • Computer Applications in Industrial Engineering
  • Project Management
Research Funding
2017 - 2022              Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants, $110,000 CAD (Sole Applicant)
2017 - 2018 Dean's Research Award for supporting a postdoctoral research fellow, $22,500 CAD
2016 - 2017 TRSM Research Development Grant, $7,000 CAD (Co-Investigator)
2017 - 2018 SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG), $10,000 CAD (Sole Applicant)
2016 - 2017 TRSM Research Development Grant, $7,000 CAD (Sole Applicant)
2015 - 2020 Start-up Grant, $7000
2014 - 2015 Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Research Award, $60000
Honours & Awards
2017 - 2018 Dean's Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award, 2000
2014 - 2015 Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Research Award - 25,000 (Canadian dollar)
2009 - 2014 Graduate Studentship Award, $49000
2009 - 2013 School of Business and Economics Graduate Scholarship, $24000

Feb. 2012

The Ontario Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (OIPMAC) Achievement Excellence Scholarship, $2000

May 2011

Provincial Winner of Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Canada Paper Competition, $500
Industry-related projects
2014 - 2015 Optimizing Transportation Capacity Utilization in the Logistics Industry, Budget: $60,000
2013 - 2014 Preliminary Analysis of a Maritime Vessel Planning and Optimization Application using Satellite AIS DATA, Budget: $30,000
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