Hull University Business School

Professor Amar Ramudhin

Professor Amar Ramudhin

Director of the Logistics and Humber Development Institute, Hull University Business School

Logistics Institute

  • Biography
  • Qualifications
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Key Publications


Professor Amar Ramudhin is a supply chain and logistics expert with over 25 years of experience as an educator, researcher, consultant and IT executive. He has worked on a wide variety of projects: from classical supply chain issues (supply chain design, operations planning, inventory management, transportation / distribution planning and execution) to trade facilitation issues such as the design of logistics gateways and hubs with integrated sea-air-land connectivity. His interest in helping organizations to better align their processes lead to the development of a new Unified business Modeling Notation that allows the composite modeling of an enterprise’s business processes resulting in a deeper understanding of the interaction between people, processes, policies and information that can then be used to streamline, control and manage complex systems. He previously served as one of the directors of Georgia Tech's Supply Chain & Logistics Institute in Atlanta and was the research director for Georgia Tech's Trade and Logistics Innovation Center in Panama. In the past, he has held senior positions in the software industry and has served on the faculty of several Canadian universities.


PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta), MSc (Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal), B.Ing (University of Quebec, Trois-Rivieres)


·         Supply Chain Design, Organisation and Strategy

·         Inventory Management

·         Transportation and Distribution

·         Supply Chain Technology


·         Designing global logistics systems for trade facilitation

·         Sustainable supply chain design and management

·         Food supply chain

·         Healthcare logistics

·         Massively connected Supply chains


Journal Articles
  • Chaabane, A. Ramudhin, and M. Paquet (2012), “Design of Sustainable Supply Chains under the Emission Trading Scheme”, International J. of Production Economics, Vol 135, Issue 1, 37-49.
  • Alzaman., Ramudhin., Bulgak (2012), “A Hybrid Genetic and Gradient Based Solution Procedure for Solving a Supply Chain Model“, Journal of Operations & Logistics, Vol. 4, Issue 3.
  • A. Chaabane, A. Ramudhin, M. Kharoune, and M. Paquet (2011) “A trade-offs model for Carbon Market Sensitive Green Supply Chain Network Design”. International Journal of Operational Research, Volume 10.
  • A. Ramudhin, A. Chaabane, and M. Paquet, (2010) “Carbon Market Sensitive Sustainable Supply Chain Network Design”. International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management, Volume 5, Issue 1, pages 29-37.
  • Alzaman, C., Ramudhin, A., and Bulgak, A.A., (2010), Gradient Method in Solving Nonlinear Cost of Quality Functions in Supply Chain Network Design, International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management, 5 (6), 411-421.
  • Chaabane A., A. Ramudhin, M. Paquet, (2010) “A Two-Phase Multi-Criteria Decision Support System for Supply Chain Management”, International Journal of Operational Research, Volume  9,  Issue 4.
  • Ramudhin A., M.A. Benkaddour, (2010) “Supply Chain Network Design with Considerations for Modular Assembly”, International Journal of Operational Research, Volume 9, Issue 4.
  • Alzaman C., Ramudhin A., Bulgak, (2010) “Quality in Operational Supply Chain Networks:  An Aerospace Case Study", International Journal of Operational Research, Volume 9, issue 4.
  • Ramudhin A., Alzaman C., Bulgak A., (2010) ‘Incorporating Quality Costs in Supply Chain Design”, Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol 14, Issue 1, 71-86.
  • Ramudhin A., M.A. Benkaddour, (2009), “Using Modularization in Supply Chain Network Models”, Journal of Operations and Logistics, Vol.2; Issue 4,   I.1-I.16.
  • Ramudhin, Paquet, Artiba, Varvaro, Thomson, Dupré, (2008) ‘A Generic Framework to Support the Selection of an RFID based Control System with Application to the MRO Activities of an Aircraft Engine Manufacturer’, Production Planning and Control, Vol 19, Issue 2 183 – 196.
  • Martel A., Rizk N., Ramudhin A., (2006) “A Lagrangean Relaxation Algorithm for Multi-Items Lot Sizing Problems with Joint Piecewise-Linear Resource Costs”, International Journal of Production Economics, 102, 344 – 357.
  • Ramudhin A., P. Marrier (1996), “The Generalized Shifting Bottleneck Procedure”, European Journal of Operational Research, vol 93, no 1, 34-48.
  • Ramudhin A., Bartholdi J.J., Calvin J., Vande Vate J. et Weiss G.(1996), “Probabilistic Analysis of a Two-Machine Flowshop”, Operations Research, vol 44, no 6.
  • Ramudhin A, Ratliff, H.D. (1995), “Generating Daily Production Schedules in a two-Stage Process Industry Manufacturer”, IIE Transactions, vol 27, 646-656.
  • Ramudhin A., Lefrançois P., D'Amours S., Montreuil B., (1996) “A DSS for Operations Scheduling in a Distributed Environment”, Journal of Decision Systems, 1-2, Vol 5., 51-7
  • Ramudhin A., Montreuil B., Lefrançois P., (1994) “Scheduling Project Operations in Distributed Manufacturing Networks”, European Journal of Operational Research, vol 78, no 2.
  • Ramudhin A., Ratliff H.D., (1994) “On the Complexity of the Process Shop”, Information Systems and Operations Research, vol 32, no 2.
  • D'Amours S., Montreuil B., Soumis F., Ramudhin A., (1994) “Scheduling Global Serial Operations in Symbiotic Manufacturing Networks”, International Journal of Production Economics, v32, 315-326.
  • D’Amours S., Lefrançois P., Montreuil B. et Ramudhin A., (1993) “Unquality-Sampling Plans and their Implication on Supply Relationships”, International Journal of Production Economics , vol 32, 315-326.
  • Ramudhin A., Rochette R., (1991) “Just-In-Time in an Unstable Environment: A Simulation Study”, Manufacturing Research and Technology, vol. 12, pp. 133-40.



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