Maher Itani

Maher Itani

Assistant Professor
Ext: 5161

Maher Itani is an Assistant Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Ajman University. Previously and for sixteen years, he was the Senior Logistics Officer at United Nations for Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA). Concurrently, he worked as an adjunct faculty in Supply Chain and Business Decision Systems lecturing at Lebanese American University and American University of Beirut. Maher received a Ph.D. in Supply Chain Systems from North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, United States and a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS), Stamford, United Kingdom. He has over fifteen years’ experience in areas of supply chain management such as implementation of procurement procedures and tendering process to purchase goods, works and services, and ensures that open and free competition for procurement is adhered too. This requires him to administer the contracting processes for acquisition pharmaceutical supplies, construction works, and educational services to refugees. He is also an expert in designing and implementing logistical plans to provide various relief supplies to refugees in accordance with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) guidelines, the humanitarian charter, and minimum standards in humanitarian response (SPHERE).

Education
  • Ph.D in Supply Chain Management from North Dakota State University, USA, 2014
Experience
  • Assistant Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Ajman University, UAE, 2019 - 2020
  • Senior Logistics Officer at United Nation for Relief and Work Agency, LEB, 2003-2019
Teaching Area
  • Quantitative Business Analysis, Business Statistics, Land and Maritime Transportation Systems, Operations Research, Introductory Transportation Economics, Business Research Methods, Contract Management, ERP/SAP, Managerial Finance, Operations Management, Business Logistics, Transportation Management, Business Decision Modeling, Data Analysis; Intermediate Business Statistics, Economics, Microeconomics, Econometric, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, and Project Management.
Research
  • Emergency Operations Management
  • Procurement and Contract Management
  • Sports Management
Publications
  • "A Bankruptcy Approach to Support Decision on Allocation of Scarce Resources in Emergency Operations.” Journal for Global Business Advancement. 2017, 10(5):506-526.
  • “Integrate Supply chain model in urban freight planning for Fargo-Moorhead cities.” Working paper funded by MPC (North Dakota - Department of Transportation) www.mountain-plains.org/pubs/pdf/MPC13-259.pdf
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • AGBA’s Vice President for the Promotion of Research in Operations Management
  • MCIPS