Faculty Profile

Dr. Arif Iqbal Rana

Associate Professor

Academic

Arif is heading the Family Business Initiative at LUMS.  Previously he had spearheaded the SME Pulse Initiative as well as the Textile Productivity Initiative. He was also the Director of the Entrepreneurship Small and Medium Enterprise Centre (ESMEC) for almost a decade.  Arif has been a consultant to a few Pakistani businesses in the area of Family Business, Productivity Improvement and Inventory Management.  He has also been consultant/academic advisor for a couple of universities, where he helped in developing and implementing new systems for faculty evaluation and development, in addition to upgrading the curriculum and facilities. He has taught in the MBA program as well as several executive programs in the areas of Operations Management, Decision Making, Supply Chain and Retail Management, and Family Business. Arif has published papers in Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, The Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Computes & Operations Research, European Journal of Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, and Malaysian Journal of Small & Medium Enterprises. He has also written/supervised over fifty case studies.

    • Applied Book
      • Rana, A. & Khan, J. (2009). Achieving Competitive Advantage in Pakistan's Knitwear Garments, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Rana, A. & Asad, U. (2007). SME Pulse: A Survey Report on the Health of the Small and Medium Manufacturing Enterprises in Pakistan, LUMS.
    • Article
      • Iqbal Rana, A. (2016). Sales force Incentives at Service Sales Corporation. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Malik, M., Rana, A. & Bashir, M. (2014). Packages Ltd. Capacity Addition in Carton Line: Riviera vs. Austin. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Malik, M. (2013). Packages Limited VS ATN. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Mumtaz, K. (2011). Service Sales Corporation: Incentive Pay Plan. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Rana, A. & Abdul Ghani, J. (2008). The Economics of Outsourcing in a De-integrating Industry. Journal of International Business Research.
      • Rana, A., Bhutta, K. & Asad, U. (2008). Owner Characteristics and the Health SMEs. Journal of Small Business & Enterprise Development.
      • Rana, A., Asad, U. & Bhutta, K. (2007). SCM Practices and the Health of the SMEs in Pakistan. Supply Chain Management: an international journal.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Chaudhry, H. (2007). Leisure Textiles: Salary versus Piece Rate. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. (2006). Attock Refinery Upgradation Project. Asian Case Research Journal.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Muzaffar, N. (2005). Ayesha Woollen: 48-Count Yarn. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Erskine, J. (2004). BMX Cycles. Business Case Journal.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Laique, A. (2004). Dynasel (PVT) Limited: Process Design for Productivity Improvement. The Management Case Study Journal.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Abdul Ghani, J. (2004). Dynamics of Outsourcing in Industrial Clusters: A Study of the Gujrat Fan Industry in Pakistan. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. (2003). NoKalb Genetics (Pakistan) Limited: Supply Chain Management. Asian Case Research Journal.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Qureshi, Z. (1998). Factors Influencing Productivity in the Knitwear Sector in Pakistan. Malaysian Journal of the Small and Medium Enterprises.
      • Iqbal Rana, A., Mittenthal, J. & Raghavachari, M. (1996). A Class of Single Machine Central Tendency- Dispersion Bicriteria Problems. Journal of the Operational Research Society.
      • Iqbal Rana, A., Mittenthal, J. & Raghavachari, M. (1995). V- and ? -shaped properties for Optimal Single Machine Schedules for a Class of Non-separable Penalty Functions. European Journal of Operational Research.
      • Iqbal Rana, A., Mittenthal, J. & Raghavachari, M. (1993). A Hybrid Simulated Annealing Approach for Single Machine Scheduling Problems with Non-Regular Penalty Functions. Computers and Operations Research.
    • InsDev Chapter
      • Iqbal Rana, A. (2005). Sohaff Shawls, Published. Family Business Casebook Annual 2005, Cox Family Enterprise Centre.
TitleSemesterCode
Supply Chain and Retail ManagementFall Semester 2014-151401
Introduction to Case MethodFall Semester 2014-151401
Introduction to Case MethodFall Semester 2014-151401
Decision Modeling for ManagersFall Semester 2014-151401
Problem Solving and Decision MakingFall Semester 2014-151401
EMBA ProjectSpring Semester 2014-151402
International Module; Globalization and Cross Cultural ManagementSpring Semester 2014-151402
Project ManagementSpring Semester 2015-161502
Operations ManagementSpring Semester 2015-161502
Operations ManagementSpring Semester 2015-161502
Family BusinessSpring Semester 2015-161502
PedagogyFall Semester 2016-171601
Operations Management FundamentalsFall Semester 2016-171601
Decision AnalysisFall Semester 2016-171601
Family BusinessSpring Semester 2016-171602
Retail ManagementSpring Semester 2016-171602
Supply Chain ManagementFall Semester 2017-181701
Operations Management FundamentalsFall Semester 2017-181701
Decision AnalysisFall Semester 2017-181701
Retail ManagementFall Semester 2017-181701
  • Past Courses
    TitleSemesterCode
    Seminar in PedagogyAutumn Qtr 2008-09801
    Project ManagementTerm I 2008-2009810
    Supply Chain ManagementTerm I 2008-2009810
    Operations and Supply Chain ManagementTerm II 2008-2009820
    Quantitative Analysis for Decision MakingTerm I 2009-2010910
    Supply Chain and Retail ManagementTerm I 2009-2010910
    Decision AnalysisTerm I 2010-20111010
    Supply Chain and Retail ManagementTerm I 2010-20111010
    Modeling Business DecisionsTerm I 2010-20111010
    Operations ManagementTerm II 2010-20111020
    EMBA ProjectTerm II 2010-20111020
    Supply Chain and Retail ManagementTerm I 2011-20121110
    Data, Models and DecisionsTerm I 2011-20121110
    Operations and Supply Chain ManagementTerm II 2011-20121120
    Leading OrganizationsTerm II 2011-20121120
    Family BusinessTerm II 2011-20121120
    Supply Chain and Retail ManagementFall Semester 2012-131201
    Introduction to Case MethodFall Semester 2012-131201
    Introduction to Case MethodFall Semester 2012-131201
    Project ManagementFall Semester 2012-131201
    Project ManagementSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Operations and Supply Chain ManagementSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Family BusinessSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Entrepreneurship and Family Business: Sustaining Value over the Long TermSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Operations and Supply Chain ManagementFall Semester 2013-141301
    Supply Chain and Retail ManagementFall Semester 2013-141301
    Introduction to Case MethodFall Semester 2013-141301
    Introduction to Case MethodFall Semester 2013-141301
    Problem Solving and Decision MakingFall Semester 2013-141301
    Project ManagementSpring Semester 2013-141302
    Operations ManagementSpring Semester 2013-141302
    New Product DevelopmentSpring Semester 2013-141302