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Hossein Baharmand

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

PostDoc

 
Office:
A2090 ( Jon Lilletuns vei 9, Grimstad )

The volatility of demand, the imbalance between supply and demand, and disruptions are all factors that affect supply chains and call for a high level of resilience and agility. Supply Chain managers, therefore, need decision-making support systems that would enable them to make the most optimal trade-off decision from an integrated perspective (sustainable/fair vs. efficient/lean vs. agile/resilient/effective). Building on foundations in computer science and operation management, I research the development of decision support systems and the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to address trade-offs in (i) routing/location/allocation; (ii) planning/scheduling; (iii) coordination and process orchestration; and (iv) performance evaluation. I also investigate how emerging ICTs such as blockchain, AI, and IoT can help to accomplish the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals. Areas of application include commercial and humanitarian supply chains.

Methodologically, I have experience and expertise in using qualitative methods (e.g., structured/semi-structured interviews, surveys, field observation, and content analysis) as well as quantitative methods (e.g., questionnaires, multi-criteria/attribute decision analysis, multi-objective programming, and Monte Carlo Simulation).

Research interests

  • Logistics and supply chain management,
  • Humanitarian operations,
  • Decision support systems,
  • Optimisation and mathematical modeling,

Courses and teaching

  • ORG440-1: SupplyChain Management (Guest lecurer)

  • LOG711: Supply chain management 1 (External grader)

  • LOG510: Verdikjedeanalyse (External grader)

  • MA429-G: Discrete Mathematics (Assistant)

Projects

Norwegian Research Council:

  • CONTRA - COvid19 Network Technology based Responsive Action (2020 - 2021)

EU Horizon 2020:

  • iTRACK - integrated system for real-time TRACKing and collective intelligence in civilian humanitarian missions (2016-2019)​​​​

Scientific publications

  • Seddighi, Hamed; Baharmand, Hossein (2020). Exploring the role of the sharing economy in disasters management. Technology in society. ISSN: 0160-791X. 63doi:10.1016/j.techsoc.2020.101363.
  • Baharmand, Hossein; Comes, Tina; Lauras, Matthieu (2020). Supporting group decision makers to locate temporary relief distribution centres after sudden-onset disasters: A case study of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. ISSN: 2212-4209. 45doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101455.
  • Baharmand, Hossein; Comes, Tina; Lauras, Matthieu (2019). Bi-objective multi-layer location–allocation model for the immediate aftermath of sudden-onset disasters. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. ISSN: 1366-5545. 127s 86 - 110. doi:10.1016/j.tre.2019.05.002.
  • Baharmand, Hossein; Comes, Tina (2019). Leveraging Partnerships with Logistics Service Providers in Humanitarian Supply Chains by Blockchain-based Smart Contracts. IFAC-PapersOnLine. ISSN: 2405-8963. 52 (13). s 12 - 17. doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.11.084.
  • Baharmand, Hossein; Comes, Tina (2018). Measuring the Quality of Humanitarian Information Products: Insights from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. Trends and Advances in Information Systems and Technologies. ISBN: 978-3-319-77702-3. Springer Nature. 13. s 132 - 141.
  • Baharmand, Hossein; Comes, Tina; Lauras, Matthieu (2017). Defining and measuring the network flexibility of humanitarian supply chains: insights from the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Annals of Operations Research. ISSN: 0254-5330. s 1 - 40. doi:10.1007/s10479-017-2713-y.
  • Baharmand, Hossein; Comes, Tina; Lauras, Matthieu (2017). Managing in-country transportation risks in humanitarian supply chains by logistics service providers: Insights from the 2015 Nepal earthquake. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. ISSN: 2212-4209. 24s 549 - 559. doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.07.007.
  • Baharmand, Hossein; Comes, Tina; Lauras, Matthieu (2017). Towards Designing and Implementing an Empirically Grounded Research for Humanitarian Logistics after Nepal Earthquake. NOFOMA 2017 The 29th NOFOMA Conference: "Taking on Grand Challenges". ISBN: 978-91-7753-337-5. Nordic Logistics Research Network. Full papers. s 44 - 59.
  • Baharmand, Hossein; Boersma, Kees; Meesters, Kenny; Mulder, Femke; Wolbers, Jeroen (2016). A multidisciplinary perspective on supporting community disaster resilience in Nepal. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. ISBN: 978-84-608-7984-8. Federal University of Rio De Janeiro. 3.
  • Baharmand, Hossein; Comes, Tina; Lauras, Matthieu (2016). Mitigating transportation risks at humanitarian supply chains: insights from the 2015 Nepal earthquake. 23rd EurOMA Conference. Interactions. Book of abstracts for EurOMA 2016. ISBN: 978-82-303-3277-1. NTNU Trondheim, Department of Production and Quality Engineering and the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management. Chapter 8. Humanitarian Operations and Crisis.
  • Baharmand, Hossein; Comes, Tina (2015). A Framework for Shelter Location Decisions by Ant Colony Optimization. 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. ISBN: 978-82-7117-788-1. ISCRAM. 6. s 941 - 948.
  • Baharmand, Hossein; Salvadò, Laura Laguna; Comes, Tina; Lauras, Matthieu (2015). On the Literature Divergences of the Humanitarian Supply Chain. Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in Mediterranean Countries. ISBN: 978-3-319-24398-6. Springer. Chapter 17. s 194 - 204.
  • Baharmand, Hossein (2020). Distribution of COVID19 Vaccine: a decision support system.
  • Baharmand, Hossein (2019). Implications of the Blockchain Technology for the Humanitarian Sector.
  • Baharmand, Hossein (2019). Topics in Distributed Ledger Technology; Blockchain For Humanitarian Assistance.
  • Baharmand, Hossein (2019). Planning for Relief Distribution after Sudden onset Disasters.
  • Baharmand, Hossein (2019). Topics in Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Basic Concepts.
  • Baharmand, Hossein (2019). Towards a Capability Maturity Model for Blockchain Projects in the Humanitarian Sector: Insights from Cash Transfer Pilots.

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