H. (Hamed) Vafa Arani MSc

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM PhD Candidate
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2017

Sustainable Operations Management, Circular Economy, Game Theory, Contract Theory

PhD Track PhD Positions in Supply Chain Management

The ERIM-LIS (Business Processes, Logistics, and Information Systems) research program consists of three main research themes: (i) Supply Chain Management; (ii) Business Information Management, and (iii) Innovation Management. The reader of this project description on Supply Chain Management is encouraged to visit the other project descriptions within the LIS-program as well.

The aim of the ERIM-LIS research group is to be at the forefront of the developments in its domain and to make major contributions both to management science and to management practice. The research aims to contribute significantly to the leading role of the Netherlands as a gateway to Europe and as an innovative country. Much of the research is inspired by business challenges, and by the new opportunities of innovative information and communication systems, and technologies.

The research in the ERIM-LIS program is inter-disciplinary, integrating both quantitative and empirical research methods. Around the main research themes several research centres have been built (e.g. Smart Port, Behavioural Operations, Closed Loop Supply Chains, Optimization in Public Transport, Procurement, and Future Energy Business), which are used to focus the research, to acquire external funding, and to disseminate the research findings.

Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Transportation, Inventories, Port and Terminal Operations, Sustainability, Purchasing and Supply Management, Public Transport, Behavioral Operations Management.
Time frame
2017 -


  • Academic (6)
    • Vafa Arani, H., Pourakbar, M., van der Laan, E., & de Koster, R. (2022). How to Charge in Servicizing: Per Period or Per Use? European Journal of Operational Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2022.05.002

    • Vafa Arani, H., & Torabi, S. A. (2018). Integrated material-financial supply chain master planning under mixed uncertainty. Information Sciences, 423, 96-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2017.09.045

    • Vafa Arani, H., Rabbani, M., & Rafiei, H. (2016). A revenue-sharing option contract toward coordination of supply chains. International Journal of Production Economics, 178, 42-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.05.001

    • Azadeh, A., & Vafa Arani, H. (2016). Biodiesel supply chain optimization via a hybrid system dynamics-mathematical programming approach. Renewable Energy, 93, 383-403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2016.02.070

    • Vafa Arani, H., Jahani, S., Dashti, H., Heydari, J., & Moazen, S. (2014). A system dynamics modeling for urban air pollution: A case study of Tehran, Iran. Transportation Research. Part D, Transport and Environment, 31, 21-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2014.05.016

    • Azadeh, A., Vafa Arani, H., & Dashti, H. (2014). A stochastic programming approach towards optimization of biofuel supply chain. Energy, 76, 513-525. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2014.08.048


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Postal address

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