Taher Ahmadi is an Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the Center for Marketing & Supply Chain Management, Nyenrode Business University. His teaching, research, and consulting focus is on helping business organizations understand and improve their operations and supply chain to remain competitive in the global marketplace. Within this major theme, his research is concerned with optimizing stochastic supply chains subject to demand and supply uncertainty, the impact of accelerating technologies on supply chain performance, Inventory & revenue management, and retail operations.
His research is published in well-known journals in the field of Operations Research and Management Science such as European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), Naval Research Logistics (NRL), IISE Transactions, and Computers & Industrial Engineering (CAIE). Besides doing scientific research, Taher is responsible for developing and teaching bachelor and master courses such as Learning through Business Games, Operations & Process Management, and Operations & Supply Chain Management.
Taher holds a Ph.D. degree in Supply Chain and Operations Management from the School of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). During his Ph.D., he visited McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, the US as a visiting scholar. He got his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology and Amirkabir University of Technology in Iran, respectively.
Taher also worked in the Automotive and Pharma industries. He has four years of working experience in controlling and managing production operations in a car manufacturer, Parskhordro Co., in Iran. He also consulted a Lean Office Improvement Project at the Supply Chain and Innovation Department of Amgen Inc. in Breda. In both industries, Taher developed some generic problem-solving solutions.