Alireza Javahernia

Lecturer in Operations and Business Management


Alireza was educated in Manufacturing Management and Industrial Engineering. He has studied and researched innovation in a management and manufacturing environment prior to joining to the University of Chichester. He has more than 10 years of experience in the industry and commercial sectors ranging from automotive, manufacturing and  financial services. He joined the industry as a planning expert in 2001 which he was responsible for outsourcing and technology transfer from the main company to a subsidiary company over three years. One of his projects was to commission the materials selection software for the manufacturing process in order to minimise wastage and maximise profit.  During his career, he took senior positions such as Head of Procurement which he developed and implemented strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and liaising with key company employees to determine their product and service needs . He also has teaching and research experience in multiple disciplines such Operations Management and Manufacturing Management for postgraduate and undergraduate modules.


  • Sunmola, F.T. and Javahernia, A. , 2021. Manufacturing Process Innovation Deployment Readiness from an Extended People, Process, and Technology Framework Viewpoint. Procedia Manufacturing 55 (2021) 409–416.
  • Javahernia, A., & Sunmola, F. (2020). Distribution of Readiness Bands for Process Innovation Deployment in Manufacturing. International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IOEM 2020 Detroit). Michigan, USA.
  • Javahernia, A., & Sunmola, F. (2019). An approach to deployment readiness review in manufacturing. 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM): MIT University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Javahernia, A., Sunmola, F. & Mitchell, L. (2018). Implementing enterprise resource planning systems within a process innovation framework. 8th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM). Cranfield UK
  • Javahernia, A., Sunmola, F. & Mitchell, L. (2017). Exploring the influence of flexibility on readiness to deploy manufacturing process innovation. International Symposium on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM). Bristol UK
  • Javahernia, A. and Sunmola, F., 2017. A simulation approach to innovation deployment readiness assessment in manufacturing. Production & Manufacturing Research, 5(1), pp.81-89.
  • Javahernia, A., & Sunmola, F. (2016). Operational acceptance testing of manufacturing process innovation initiatives. 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2016) (pp. 567 – 572). Loughborough: IOS Press.
  • Sunmola, F., & Javahernia, A. (2016). Selecting Innovation Deployment Risk Response Strategies via Simulation Optimisation. 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2016) (pp. 573 – 578). Loughborough: IOS Press.
  • Javahernia, A. & Sunmola, F., 2015. Assessing deployment readiness for continuous innovation initiatives in manufacturing via simulation. Bath, UK, 13th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2015).
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His employment history and recent research experience is centre on Innovation and Operations Management and Manufacturing management.

Other department members

Bill Faust
Associate Lecturer

Bill is a guest speaker at leading global business schools including Sheffield (UK), EDHEC (FR) IMD (CH), Queensland University (AUS), Oxford SAID (UK), Rotterdam School of Management (NL) MIT (USA), to mention a few.

Jane James
Department Administrator – Business

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Nelly Walsh
Project Co-ordinator — Business

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