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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

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

Chaudhuri, A., Ghadge, A., Gaudenzi, B. & Dani, S., 9 Feb 2020, In : International Journal of Logistics Management. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 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

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 14 Oral presentation

    Investigating the implications of incentivisation on the effective application of Blockchain in a supply chain

    Abdul Jabbar (Speaker), Samir Dani (Speaker)
    3 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral 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

    Press / Media

    Has the barcode reached its 'use by' date?

    Samir Dani


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment