Contact Dr Imran Ali


Imran holds first degree in computer engineering and masters in telecommunication engineering. He won the most prestigious Dr. Glyn Rowlands Scholarship for undertaking his PhD.

Prior to joining Cranfield University, Imran worked as part time lecturer in Aberystwyth University, UK. He also worked as a lecturer at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. Imran is committed to undertake high quality research. Over the past couple of years, he has successfully managed to publish in high ranked peer reviewed journals and conferences. He also have got more than 5 years of practical telecom industry experience in the field of enterprise network solution designing for multinational global accounts at SIEMENS. He is certified solution consultant by Siemens Germany.

Imran has lived in Germany, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. This has provided him the experience of working with different cultures and teams and the challenges for handling versatile technology projects in different environments.

Current activities

Imran’s research interest focusses on integration of manufacturing supply chain data with real time information visibility. Recently have completed projects on integrating social media and distributed warranty data of complex car manufacturing by cloud technology, optimization of global supply chain design to match customized product architecture and identification of barriers in global supply chain for developing countries. Imran employ’s both qualitative and quantitative methods of research by proficiently using technologies such as SPSS, Stata, NVivo, R and Tableau.

Teaching areas:

Inventory and Operations Management

Analytical Techniques for Supply Chain Management

Information Systems and eBusiness

Business Process Outsourcing

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Concepts

Supply Chain of the Future

Management Research Methods

Research Projects

Imran is currently working on a Sedex collaboration project for identifying the latest technology trends and its impact on managing sustainable supply chains.

Imran is also working on DHL  Express Germany project for Cross border ecommerce in Europe.


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