Dr. Javad Feizabadi

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Dr. Javad Feizabadi is an associate professor at MIT Global SCALE Network – Malaysia institute for supply chain innovation (MISI) and a research associate with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the director of PhD program and PhD Winter academy as well as Mobility Center of Excellence at MISI.

Dr. Feizabadi’s primary research interest focuses on designing and managing supply chains in a highly volatile business landscape. Specifically he investigates the challenges associated with supply chain configurations which are exposed to various sources of turbulence. Contributing to scholarly domain of adaptable supply chain in both nascent and established markets has been the main concentration of his research. Dr. Feizabadi’s research is not constrained by the method and he uses different research designs as long as there is a fit between the state of scholarly literature and data/research question. In some of his recent research projects he has utilized various research designs including grounded theory, mathematical modeling, survey and field experiments etc. wherever the research question/data matches with the state of literature.


Current research projects:
  • Designing an ambidextrous supply chain (FRGS Funded): Using agent-based simulation Dr. Feizabadi investigates how supply chain should be designed to balance out two seemingly contradictory objectives i.e., efficiency and flexibility in subject to highly turbulent business landscape.
  • Supply chain / operational innovations in nascent market by nascent firms (FRGS Funded): Adopting a ground theory research design Dr. Feizabadi explores the effect of supply chain/operational/process innovations as opposed to product innovations on mitigating the ambiguity level confronted by nascent firms in a nascent market.
  • End-to-end supply chain strategy in consumer-packaged goods industry: Dr. Feizabadi examines the total supply chain costs using mathematical modelling/Monte-Carlo simulation in a simple product and multiple-replenishment inventory setting.

Before joining to academia Dr. Feizabadi worked in automotive industry for eight years on aligning supply chain with the firm’s business strategy. He has a B.S. in industrial management, a M.S. in Industrial Management – Majored in Operations Research and a PhD in Operations Management from University of Tehran, Iran. He is honored to be ranked first in nation-wide PhD and MS entrance examination. Dr. Feizabadi also worked as research associate at IMD Switzerland and has been an MIT visiting professor.


Publications: Refereed Journal
  • Feizabadi and Shrivastava. (2018), “Does AI-enabled demand forecasting improve supply chain efficiency?” Supply Chain Management Review, November,  pp. 8-10.
  • Feizabadi, J., Maloni M., Gligor D., (2018), “ Benchmarking the Triple-A Supply Chain: Orchestrating Agility, Adaptability, and Alignment“, Benchmarking: an International Journal, The article DOI (10.1108/BIJ-03-2018-0059)
  • Gligor D.M., Holcomb M.C., Feizabadi J., (2016),“An exploration of the strategic antecedents of firm supply chain agility: The role of firm’orientations”; International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 179, pp. 24–34
  • Fatodu, Olaiya O.; Feizabadi J., (2015),“Implications of Customer Roles in Engineer-to-Order Service Supply Chain”; International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2015
  • Feizabadi J., Singh M., Alibakhshi Motlagh S. (2014); “Supply chain contribution to corporate strategy: a case study in agriculture machinery industry”; International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp.473–499
  • Feizabadi J.; Cordon C., (2012), “Developing a Framework for Identification and Analysis of the Strategic Resources and Capabilities in Supply Chains”; Operations and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 5, Issue 2, 2012.
  • Feizabadi J., (2006); “Designing a conceptual model for supply chain performance measurement with emphasis on integration”, (Persian Language) Journal of Management Knowledge, No. 68.
  • Feizabadi J. and Alibakhshi Motlagh S. (2008), “Illustrating perspectives on sources of competitive advantage in automotive industry”, Journal of Organizational Culture, Persian Language, No. 18.


Publications: Books
  • Operations Management, By Roberta Russel and Bernard W Taylor III, Translated in Persian Language by Feizabadi J., Mehraban Publishing Co, 2008. Awarded prize of “book of the year” from Iran‘s Ministry of Guidance and Culture in 2009.
  • Feizabadi J., Karimi D. D., (2011) “Strategic Supply Chain Management (an Automotive Industry perspective), In Persian language. Tehran University Press.