Arijit De

Ph.D., M.Tech., B.Tech., FHEA, CMILT, FRSA, Dr

  • Room 3.086, Alliance Manchester Business School, , Booth St W, The University of Manchester

    M15 6PB Manchester

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile


Arijit De is currently working as an Assistant Professor at The University of Manchester. He is an Industrial and Systems Engineer, Operations Research Scientist and Management Science Lecturer.

Arijit has authored 18 technical papers in International Journals (peer-reviewed) such as European Journal of Operational Research (Grade 4 Journal, CABS list), Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (Grade 3 Journal, CABS list), International Journal of Production Economics (Grade 3 Journal, CABS list), Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (Grade 3 Journal, CABS list), IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (Grade 3 Journal, CABS list), International Journal of Production Research (Grade 3 Journal, CABS list), Annals of Operations Research (Grade 3 Journal, CABS list), Computers and Industrial Engineering, Expert Systems with Applications and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. Arijit is also serving as a reviewer for several renowned International Journals. Web of Science citations is 694 with H-index as 15 (Web of Science Link), and Google Scholar citations is 1012 with H-Index as 17 (Google Scholar Link). 

Arijit De received his Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering and M.Tech in Industrial Engineering and Management. Arijit holds the Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Arijit is a Chartered Professional, holding the Chartered Membership (CMILT) with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Previously, Arijit was associated as a Co-Investigator - Operations Research Expert with VALUMICS_H2020. He also worked as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Operations Management at Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University.

Research interests

Real-World Supply Chain and Freight Transportation

Arijit was associated as a Co-Investigator for VALUMICS (, which received funding (€318,555) from European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 72724. Developed Operation Research based models for Real-World Supply Chain Problems to enable decision makers to evaluate policy impacts on food value chains. The research work is published on Transportation Research Part E.

Arijit worked on a UK-India Education and Research Initiative UKIERI-UGC funded Project "Advanced Analytics for Green and Resilient Supply Chain Decision Making". Grant Contract Number: UGC UKIERI 2016-17-067. He developed a conceptual framework based on Intuitionistic fuzzy set theory to evaluate Supply Chain Organization's sustainable performance. The work is published on Annals of Operations Research.

Arijit assisted number of organizations such as Ocean SupremeFadne etc. as part of the consultancy support for resolving real-world supply chain problem. Arijit addressed complex Inventory Management and Freight Transportation problem comprising of multiple stakeholders and published the work on International Journal of Production Economics. Moreover, Arijit addressed Sustainable Freight Transportation network problem considering cross-docks and published on International Journal of Production Research. Furthermore, Arijit investigated the Sustainable Freight Transport performance of third-party logistics service providers within automobile industry and published the work on International Journal of Production Research. 

Moreover, Arijit carried out a research work aiming to determine the pricing strategy for two supply chain members such as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Independent Remanufacturer (IR) focussing on producing remanufactured products. The work is published on International Journal of Production Research.

Maritime Logistics and Port Operations

Arijit worked on a European Union EuropeAid - funded project EU-India Research & Innovation Partnership for Efficient and Sustainable Freight Transportation (REINVEST). Some of the research works on topics such as Maritime Transportation, Bunker Fuel Management and Port Operations, obtained out of this project are published in reputed journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operation Research and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. Arijit's expertise can be further highlighted, as he published research works on Sustainable Ship Routing and Scheduling in reputed journals such as Computers and Industrial Engineering and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence.

At University of Hong Kong, Arijit's research was funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China and The University of Hong Kong through the Seed Fund for Basic Research. Arijit carried out research within Sustainable Shipping Operations addressing Disruption aspect within Maritime Logistics. The works are published on IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems and IEEE Transactions on Engineering management.

Other Research Areas

Arijit developed a decision support framework considering ontology-based text mining and self organising maps for analysing the customer warranty data related to product failure information. The work is published on Computers and Industrial Engineering. The reserch work received funding from Raytheon Chair for Systems Engineering.

Arijit has the experience of using following software and tools for various practical research works - IBM CPLEX, OPL, JAVA Eclipse, Python, MATLAB, RStudio, SAS, SPSS, Power BI and Tableau.

Arijit is a regular contributor to London School of Economics (LSE) Business Review. Refer to the latest policy piece on Quad Supply Chain.

Other research


University of Manchester and Dover Harbour Board Dual Associate KTP. Innovate UK, £333,585, Co-I, (Project duration - 33 months).

Investigation of Fuel Bunkering and Electric Vessel Charging Operations at UK Ports. EPSRC Catapult Network - ILN+, £50,000, PI, (Nov 2023 - April 2026).

Sustainable maritime transportation network considering sulphur fuel regulation – application of advanced machine learning and optimization. ESRC CDT, £147,000, PI, (Sept 2023 to Aug 2027)

Assessment of the ability of cargo buses to improve the efficiency of small businesses’ logistics, reduce carbon emissions from transport, and improve the financial viability of rural bus services. ESRC CDT, £90,800, PI, (Sept 2023 to Aug 2027).

Reducing Environmental Risks in Mining Using Machine Learning and Data Fusion to Improve Tailings Analysis. ESRC CDT, £147,000, Co-I, (Project duration - 4 years).

Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and wearable devices: A new developed technology to address Home Health Care (HHC) patients. Lord Alliance PhD Studentship, £147,000, Co-I, (Sept 2022 - Aug 2026). 

Relationship building with Port of Dover to explore possible research collaborations. UKRI IAA, £9,804.85, PI, (July 2023 - June 2024).

Access to Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure to support the transition to zero emission vehicle mass access. UoM Seed Fund, £7,500, Co-I, (May 2023 - July 2023).

The role of Social Responsibility in the employability of MSc Students. AMBS SR Fund, £5,200, PI, (Jan 2023 - June 2023). 

Turing Exchange Fellowship – Research work in collaboration with National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise. The Alan Turing Institute and UoM, £6,000, PI, (Oct 2022 - March 2023).

VALUMICS - Understanding food value chains and network dynamics. EU H2020, Euro 318,555, Co-I, (June 2017 - Sept 2021)

Supervision information

Interested in supervising PhD Students on following areas,

- Sustainable Maritime Operations

- Supply Chain Logistics

- Disruption within Freight Transportation

Methodological Expertise required for PhD students

- Operations Research

- Algorithm development

- Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Statistical Knowledge


Associated with following courses,

BMAN24291 - Operations Management and Strategy

BMAN70202 - Business Improvement Tools Techniques and Systems

BMAN24650 - Integrative Team Project 2

BMAN31260 - ITMB Final Year Project


Taught following courses previously,

  1. Supply Chain and Logistics Modelling and Control
  2. Optimisation Models for Supply Chain and Operations Management
  3. Research Methods
  4. Data Driven Marketing Decisions
  5. International Logistics


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

External positions

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Australian Institute of Business, Adelaide

23 Mar 202322 Mar 2026

Turing Exchange Fellow , National Innovation Centre of Rural Enterprise (NICRE), Newcastle University

15 Oct 202231 Mar 2023

Areas of expertise

  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Freight Transportation
  • Maritime Logistics
  • Port Operations
  • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
  • Optimization Algorithms
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Simulation
  • TS Manufactures
  • Manufacturing Industry


  • Operations Research
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation Networks
  • Algorithm


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