Prof.dr. Jalal Ashayeri

Prof.dr. Jalal Ashayeri

Full Professor
Expert areas: Health & Education (Health Care Management), Management & Organisation (Business Intelligence, Change Management, Decision Making, Knowledge Management, Logistics Management, Operations Management, Performance Management, Project Management, Quality Management, Research and Development, Risk Management, Service Management, Supply Chain Management), Operations (Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Transport), Quantitative Methods (Business Research Methods, Operations Research), Strategy & Innovation (Process Innovation, Product Innovation, Strategic Decision Making, Strategy of Logistics, Sustainable Development)


Dr. Ashayeri is professor of Supply Chain Management at TIAS Business School. He is Academic Director of MScBA programs of TIAS, the Utrecht Campus.  Dr. Ashayeri is also a member of the Center for Economic Research (CentER) at Tilburg University. He has delivered guest lectures at various conferences, workshops and other educational institutes. He maintains links with leading-edge research institutes in Europe and around the world. Prior to joining Tilburg University, he was faculty member of the department of Industrial Engineering Management at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

A distinguished industrial researcher and speaker, Dr. Ashayeri has more than 30 years experience teaching and advising manufacturing organizations through the managerial and technical changes required to achieve greater value, quality, productivity and flexibility. Dr. Ashayeri has dedicated his career to advancing the fields of materials handling, manufacturing, and supply chain design and management. His goal is to enable professionals in industry to benefit from academic research and capacities. Collaborating with companies representing a broad array of manufacturing and service industries, Dr Ashayeri has conducted and participated in more than 120 projects in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Operations and Production Management, Facilities Design, Manufacturing Automation, and Management Science. He has published some 100 refereed journal articles and papers in the proceedings of international conferences on automated material handling systems, advanced manufacturing systems design and planning, logistics, and supply chain management.


    1. Supply Chain Network Downsizing with Product Line Pruning using a New Demand Substitution (2015), Co-authors: Ma, N. & Sotirov,  the Journal of Operational Research Society, 66, 10, p. 1669-1685,

  • A Simulation Model of a Coordinated Decentralized Linear Supply Chain, (2015), Co-author Cannella S., López Campos M., Miranda P.A., International Transactions in Operational Research, Volume 22, Issue 4,  pages 735–756, July 2015,
  • The redesign of a warranty distribution network with recovery processes, (2015) Co-authors: Ma, N. & Sotirov,  Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. 77, p. 184-197,
  • Environmentally Conscious Design of Upstream Crude Oil Supply Chain, (2014), Co-authors: Hadi Sahebia, Stefan Nickela, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 (28), pp 11501–11511, DOI: 10.1021/ie403492c.