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Samir S Dani joined the Business School in Feb 2014 as Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Prior to joining academia, Samir’s mechanical engineering background led him to work in the Indian automotive industry for five years. He completed his PhD at the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing, Loughborough University, exploring buyer-supplier relationships within a psychological perspective. In 2005, he joined the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing as Lecturer in Manufacturing Organisation, and in September 2008 left to join the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University as Senior Lecturer in Operations Management.

Samir has experience of leading and working on various EPSRC projects in a diverse range of management issues from supply chain alignment to leadership to e-commerce. Samir has received nearly £600k in research funding from EPSRC (First Grant, INTERACT call 5), IMCRC, KTP, and from other sources for funding EngDoc and PhD students.

Samir has experience in teaching a wide variety of management topics at UG, PG, MBA and Exec education levels. He has been an external examiner at the University of Hull, University of Liverpool, Cardiff University, Heriot Watt and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Supply chain management (risk, resilience and sustainability)
  • Food supply chains 
  • Operations management 
  • Systems engineering 
  • Human behaviour 
  • New business models 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Risk
  • Resilience
  • Sustainability
  • Food Supply Chains
  • Operations Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Human Behaviour
  • New Business Models

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Research Output 2008 2019

A conceptual framework for improving effectiveness of risk management in supply networks

Chaudhuri, A., Ghadge, A., Gaudenzi, B. & Dani, S., 11 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Logistics Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk management
risk management
Supply chains

Decision Support Systems and Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Risk Management

Baryannis, G., Dani, S., Validi, S. & Antoniou, G., Jan 2019, Revisiting Supply Chain Risk. Zsidisin, G. A. & Henke, M. (eds.). Springer, Cham, (Springer Series in Supply Chain Management; vol. 7).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)
motor vehicle
automotive industry
traffic safety
2 Citations (Scopus)
Supply chains
Learning systems
Artificial intelligence
Supply chain management
Risk management
Open Access
Marketing organization
Industrial marketing
Decision making
Online advertising

Activities 2014 2019

  • 13 Oral presentation

Intelligent decision systems within supply chain risk management: the potential of AI

Sahar Validi (Speaker), Samir Dani (Speaker), Anastasia Zapan (Speaker)
3 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

AI techniques and Intelligent Decision Support System – A structured literature review

Anastasia Zapan (Speaker), Sahar Validi (Speaker), Samir Dani (Speaker)
19 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Conceptualising the Physical Internet: a system thinking approach

Walid Mourhrib (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Sahar Validi (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Samir Dani (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
27 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Physical Internet: Stakeholder Mapping

Walid Mourhrib (Speaker), Sahar Validi (Speaker), Samir Dani (Speaker)
18 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Does Collaboration Pay in Agricultural Supply Chain? An Empirical Approach

Samir Dani (Speaker), Grammatoula Papaioannou (Speaker), George Saridakis (Speaker), Stella Despoudi (Speaker)
12 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Has the barcode reached its 'use by' date?

Samir Dani


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment