Faculty Profile

Dr. Kamran Ali Chatha

Associate Professor

Strategic Sector Research Centre

Dr. Kamran Chatha has research interests in the areas of Manufacturing Strategy, and Technology & Innovation Management. He was involved in a multi-country study that aimd at developing an Atlas of Science and Technology based Innovations in the Muslim World sponsored by The Royal Society and Organization of the Islamic Countries. Besides he has continuing interest in developing techniques for planning, formulating, implementing and evaluating manufacturing strategy in SME sector.

Kamran has taught courses such as operations strategy, supply chain management, project management, operations management, system dynamics, decision analysis, and spreadsheet modeling at various levels ranging from Industry Executives and PhDs to undergraduate levels. He is the director of the Factory Management Program that aims to develop know-how of contemporary manufacturing management practices among industry executives.

    • Article
      • Ali Chatha, K. & M.K.S, B. (2016). Survey of Lean Management Practices in Pakistani Industrial Sectors. International Journal of Services and Operations Management.
      • Ali Chatha, K. (2016). Talat, Z., Naeem, A. and Chatha, K.A. (Accepted for Publication), Awais Model Farms: The Crop Decision,. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Ali Chatha, K. (2015). Chatha, K.A. and Omar, A., (2015), "Chip Design Capability at GIKI", Asian Journal of Management Cases, Vol 12, No. 1, pp 55-83. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Ali Chatha, K. (2015). Jajja, M.S.S., Asif, M., Montabon, F., Chatha, K.A., (Submitted in 2015), Institutional Pressures and Organizational Culture in Supplier Social Compliance, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal.. Supply Chain Management: an international journal.
      • Ali Chatha, K., Butt, I. & Tariq, A. (2015). Research methodologies and publication trends in manufacturing strategy: a content analysis based literature review 35(4), 487-546. (Impact Factor: 1.518). International Journal of Operations & Production Management.
      • Ali Chatha, K. & Butt, I. (2015). Themes of study in manufacturing strategy literature 35(4), 604-698. (Impact Factor: 1.518). International Journal of Operations & Production Management.
      • Ali Chatha, K. & Aziz, O. (2012). National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE): Genetically Modified Spider-Cotton. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Ali Chatha, K. & Ayaz, M. (2010). Cellular Manufacturing at Prime Safety Limited. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Weston, R., Guerrero, A. & Chatha, K. (2007). "Process Classes Deployed in Manufacturing Enterprises". International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacture, 20 (6).
      • Chatha, K., Weston, R. & Ajaefobi, J. (2007). "Enriched Multi-Process Modelling in Support of the Life Cycle Engineering of Business Processes". International Journal of Production Research, 45 (1), 103-141.
      • Ajaefobi, J., Weston, R. & Chatha, K. (2006). "Predicting the Performance of Candidate Human Systems within Specific Work Contexts". International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacture, 19 (17), 651-662.
      • Chatha, K. & Weston, R. (2006). "Combined discrete event simulation and systems thinking-based framework for management decision support". Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 220, 1969-1982.
      • Hermosillo-Worlley, J., Chatha, K., Weston, R. & Aguirre & Aguirre, O. (2005). "Implementation and optimisation of ERP Systems: A Better Integration of Processes, Roles, Knowledge and User Competences". The Computer Journal, 56 (6), 620-638.
      • Chatha, K. & Weston, R. (2005). "Combined Enterprise and Simulation Modelling in Support of Process Engineering". International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacture, 18 (8), 652-670.
      • Chatha, K., Weston, R. & Monfared, R. (2003). An approach to modelling dependencies linking engineering processes". Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 217, 669-687.
    • PaperI
      • Ali Chatha, K. (2014). The role of institutional pressures and organizational culture in social compliance performance of suppliers. 21st Euroma Conference, Italy, Italy.
      • Mumtaz, M. & Chatha, K. (2014). Development of an innovative methodology for analysis and design of supply chain networks. POMS 25th Annual Conference, Atlanta, United States of America.
      • Mumtaz, M., Jalil, M. & Chatha, K. (2014). Designing the Milk Collection Networking Using Integrated Location Routing Approach". Fourth International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM). Fourth International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM),, Indonesia, Indonesia.
      • Hussain, A. & Chatha, K. (2014). Organizational Design: Need for a Socio-technical Inclusive System Design Approach to meet 21st Century Workforce Challenges". 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics. 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics., ., Poland.
      • Chatha, K. & Sohail, M. (2013). "Risk Analysis for Business Diversification at KSP Pumps Company Limited Pakistan". 2nd AJMC Case Conference, Pakistan., Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Chatha, K. & Rehman, A. (2013). "The Development of an Academic – Industry Link in Pakistan". 2nd AJMC Case Conference, Pakistan., Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Butt, I. & Chatha, K. (2012). Thematic Developments in Manufacturing Strategy: A Content Analysis. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, St. John's, Canada.
      • Ali Chatha, K. (2011). Methodological Developments in Manuacturing Strategy: A Content Analysis. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Montreal, Canada.
      • Ali Chatha, K. (2010). "On the Nature of Process",. IAE Conference at Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.
      • Jajja, M. & Chatha, K. (2010). "Optimal Shelf Space Allocation Using System Dynamics Approach: A Case Study in Shoe Retailing Industry". Asian Business & Management Conference, Osaka, Japan., Osaka, Japan.
      • Chatha, K. (2007). "Islamic Perspective to Enterprise Design". International Conference on Management from Islamic Perspectives, Kuala lumpur, Malaysia.
      • Ajaefobi, J., Weston, R. & Chatha, K. (2005). "Modeling Human Roles in Support of Reconfigurable Manufacturing". 3rd International Conference on Reconfigurable Manufacturing, Ann Arbor, United States of America.
      • Chatha, K. & Weston, R. (2005). "Re-Engineering Production Process Using An Enriched Multi-Process Modeling Approach". The Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference,, Atlanta, Georgia.
      • Chatha, K. & Weston, R. (2005). "Enriched Multi Process Modeling". IFAC World Congress in Praha, prague, Czech Republic.
      • Panetto, H., Whitman, L. & Chatha, K. (2005). "Ontology for Enterprise Interoperability in the domain of Enterprise Business Modelling". IFAC TC Worshop held in Geneva, Geneva, Swaziland.
      • Weston, R., Harrison, R., West, A., Monfared & Monfared, R. & Vera, D. (2003). "Linked Product and Process Modularisation: A Requirement to Model Dependent Business Processes". International Conference on Industrial Engineering & Production Management (IEPM), Porto, Portugal.
      • Weston, R., West, A., Harrison, R., Monfared & Monfared, R. & Vera, D. (2003). "Use of CIMOSA and Systems Thinking to document and inform the design and development of car engine production sysems". Proc. of the 10th International Conference on Concurrent Engineering: Research & Applications, ISPE Madeira Island, Portugal.
Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Decision Analysis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Supply Chain & Logistics Management 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Decision Analysis 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Independent Study 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1701
Summer Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1603
Spring Semester 2016-17 Decision Analysis 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Supply Chain & Logistics Management 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Seminar in Technology and Innovation Management 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Decision Analysis 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Summer Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1503
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project in Management Science 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Management & Islam 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Seminar in Technology and Innovation Management 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Seminar in Operations & Supply Chain Strategy 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Decision Analysis 1501
Spring Semester 2014-15 Operations Strategy 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Seminar in Operations & Supply Chain Strategy 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Decision Analysis 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Management of Technology and Innovation 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Doctoral Thesis Research 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Operations Strategy 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Doctoral Thesis Research 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Doctoral Thesis Research 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Supply Chain & Logistics Management 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Doctoral Thesis Research 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Operations Strategy 1201
    Term I 2011-2012 Operations Strategy 1110
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Management Science and Spreadsheet Modeling: A Practical Approach 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Doctoral Thesis Research 1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Supply Chain & Logistics Management 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Doctoral Thesis Research 1101
    Term II 2010-2011 Operations and Supply Chain Management 1020
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Management Science and Spreadsheet Modeling: A Practical Approach 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Doctoral Thesis Research 1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Supply Chain & Logistics Management 1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Doctoral Thesis Research 1001
    Term II 2009-2010 MBA Project 920
    Term II 2009-2010 Operations and Supply Chain Management 920
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Seminar System Dynamics 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Operations Management 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Independent Study 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Independent Study -I 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Senior Project I 902
    Term II 2008-2009 Operations Management 820
    Term II 2008-2009 Operations Management 820
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Project Management 803
    Winter Qtr 2008-09 Introduction to Operations Management 802
    Autumn Qtr 2008-09 Project Management 801
    Term II 2007-2008 Operations Management 720
    Term I 2007-2008 Operations and Supply Chain Management 710
    Winter Qtr 2007-08 Project Management 702
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08 Operations Management 701
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 Project Management 602