Staff profile

Dr Pouria Liravi


Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management (Procurement)

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Email

p.liravi@derby.ac.uk

About

I have been working in, around, and with the procurement, logistics and supply chain management functions since the late 1990s, both as a professional and as a researcher. I have been delivering operational, tactical and strategic thinking to clients in Iran and Latin American countries. More recently I've been engaged as Programme Leader of the CIPS Centre of Excellence Study Centre at the University of Derby.
 
Expertise has been validated through leading European Commission project Horizon 2020 programs MG4.1 [AEOLIX] (Global logistics connectivity & ICT), and IND CE 2017 [PolyCE] (Resource efficient circular economy supply chains) alongside UK Government research with the Department for Transport on smart city transportation and the Government Office of Science delivering intelligence around freight and transportation futures. 
 
I am
also engaged as a  Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and Chartered Member of Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transportation (UK).

Teaching responsibilities

I am Programme Leader for CIPS Centre of Excellence Study Centre at the University of Derby. I lead and teach on various modules in this programme. I also teach on modules related to topics of Operations and Logistics to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

I am supervising student projects at undergraduate, postgraduate and DBA level.

Professional interests

I am interested on the topic of Social Isolation, Risk and Resilience in Food Supply Chains, Geographical Dispersion of Supply Chains, Connected Communities, Tackling Poverty and leveraging skills to combat same.

Research interests

I am interested in conducting research in all aspects of global supply chain management, in particular within the food industry.

I also maintain the interest to research on the use of Information Communication Technlogy in supply chain operations with the aim of improving visibility, connectivity and interoperability between supply chain actors who are geographically dispersed.

Another field of research that I am eagerly following is the digitalisation of the industry, both how it can be accelerated and also the effects/implications of it.

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