Staff profile

Dr Simon Peter Nadeem


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Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Business School

Research centre

Centre for Supply Chain Improvement




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Lecturer of Operations Management and Logistics & Supply Chain Management in the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Derby. I am also associated as a researcher with Centre for Supply Chain Improvement at the University of Derby. Alongside my academic responsibilities, I am actively engaged with transport sector industries through the project Enscite, to conduct analysis on their operations and provide consultation to help organisations achieve excellence in their operations and supply chain management. Formerly I have extensive work experience in business management and administration.

As a growing researcher, I have published in high ranking peer-reviewed scientific journals such as International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) and Production Planning and Control (PPC). I have published and presented in International Conferences such as POMS, APMS, INCOM, IEOM and have contributed chapters and case studies in books.

I also supervise research work of PhD and Masters students. 

Teaching responsibilities

I teach the following subjects at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Research interests

My research focus and expertise are in the areas of Circular Economy, Lean, Operations Management, Business Process Improvements, Sustainability, Performance Measurement, and Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Membership of professional bodies

Member, IEOM Society (Industrial Engineering and Operations Management)

Evaluator for ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), USA


PhD (2019), University of Derby, UK

MBA (2013) American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

Executive MBA (2010) - Preston University, Pakistan

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Additional interests and activities

Active Reviewer for Journals

Academic Workshops


 Photography, Travelling

Recent publications

Journal Papers

Book Chapter


[Awarded the “Best Track Paper Award” under the Circular Economy track]

[Awarded the "Best Track Paper Award" under the Entrepreneurship and Innovation track]

[Awarded the “Best Track Paper Award” under the Circular Economy and Computing track]

Simon Peter Nadeem at the University of Derby discusses the Omni channel as a new method of doing the same old business.

Plane landing at sunset

Simon Peter Nadeem at University of Derby discusses the latest advances in technology which are changing the face of logistics and supply chain management

A pile of books in a whirlwind shape

Simon Peter Nadeem, Supply Chain Improvement PHD candidate, discusses whether access to academic research should be free and open access.