• Javad Feiz Abadi Headshot
  • Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Supply Chain Management Department
    Room 626 Drake Centre
    181 Freedman Crescent
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V4

    T: 204-474-6988

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Dr. Feizabadi (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Asper School of Business. Before joining the Asper School, he was an associate professor of supply chain management at the Asia School of Business (in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management). Prior to the Asia School of Business, he was a faculty member at MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network and a Research Affiliate with MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) for over a decade. During his time at MIT SCALE Network, he worked on a wide range of global supply chain issues in various capacities as an educator, scholar and engaging with industry practitioners. Before starting his academic career, he worked for eight years in various manufacturing companies ranging from the automotive to the agriculture machinery manufacturing industry. Through over a decade of working under MIT-affiliated schools and almost a decade of industry working experience, he has accumulated an extensive knowledge base combining both theory and practice of supply chain management

His primary research area focuses on the system-level understanding of supply chain phenomena. In particular, he explores the interdependencies in supply chain systems at various levels of analysis, i.e., firms, dyads, and supply chain/supply networks. In the context of endogenous and exogenous sources of changes and consequent adaptation need, understanding multi-dimensional and interdependent dynamics/events are paramount to enhancing the system's performance. He also studies behavioral supply chain management to understand the supply chain systems' individual and collective cognitive ability to improve their adaptability. In a nutshell, his primary area of research is understanding the supply chain strategic decisions, which are inherently interdependent spatially and temporally.  His scholarly research has appeared in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, International Journal of Production Economics, and Journal of Business Logistics, among others.

Research Interests

  • Strategic supply chain decisions
  • Interdependencies in supply chains
  • Supply chain adaptability and resiliency

Teaching Interests

  • Supply chain planning and design
  • Supply chain financial analysis

Scholarly Publications

Feizabadi, J., Gligor , D.,  & Alibakhshi Motlagh, S. (2023) From a rugged to a smooth supply chain performance landscape: a complementarity perspectiveProduction Planning & Control.

Azadegan, A. and Feizabadi, J. (2022). Organizational learning theory and its application in purchasing/supply and supply chain management. Book Chapter, Editors Lisa M. Ellram, Wendy L. Tate, Lydia Bals; Publisher: Edward Edgar Publishing

Gligor, D., Feizabadi, J., Pohlen, T., Maloni, M., & Ogden, J. A. (2022). The impact of the supply chain orientation fit between supply chain members: A triadic perspective. Journal of Business Logistics, 00, 1– 22.

Feizabadi J., Gligor, D., Choi, T.Y. (2021). Examining the viability of intertwined supply networks: A jury-rigging perspective. International Journal of Production Research.

Gligor, D., Novicevic, M., Feizabadi, J., Stapleton, A. (2021). Examining investor reactions to appointments of Black top management executives and CEOs. Strategic Management Journal.

Feizabadi, J., Gligor, D. and Alibakhshi, S. (2021). Strategic supply chains: a configurational perspective. The International Journal of Logistics Management.

Feizabadi J.., Alibakhshi M. S. (2021). Synergistic effect of cooperation and coordination to enhance the firm’s supply chain adaptability and performance. Benchmarking: An International Journal.

Feizabadi, J., Gligor D.M., Alibakhshi S.M, (2021). Examining the synergistic effect of supply chain agility, adaptability, and alignment: A complementarity perspective. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal.

Gligor, D., Feizabadi, J., Russo, I., Maloni, M., Goldsby T. (2020). The Triple-A Supply Chain and Strategic Resources: Developing Competitive Advantage. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management

Feizabadi, J. (2020). Machine learning demand forecasting and supply chain performance. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 1-23.

Feizabadi, J.; Gligor, D.; Alibakhshi Motlagh, Somayeh (2019). The triple-As supply chain competitive advantage. Benchmarking: An International Journal, DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-10-2018-0317

Feizabadi, J., Maloni, M. and Gligor, D. (2019). Benchmarking the triple-A supply chain: orchestrating agility, adaptability, and alignment. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 26 (1): 271-295.

David M. Gligor; Mary C. Holcomb; Feizabadi, J. (2016). An exploration of the strategic antecedents of firm supply chain agility: The role of firm ‘orientations. International Journal of Production Economics, 179: 24–34

Fatodu, Olaiya O.; Feizabadi, J. (2015). Implications of Customer Roles in Engineer-to-Order Service Supply Chain. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 22(3):22-33

Feizabadi, J.; Mahender, S., Alibakhshi Motlagh, S. (2014). Contribution of the supply chain to corporate strategy: a case study in agriculture machinery industry. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 18(4): 473–499.

Feizabadi, J.; Cordon, C. (2012). Developing a Framework for Identification and Analysis of the Strategic Resources and Capabilities in Supply Chains. Operations and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 5(2): 2012.

Practitioner-focused publications

Feizabadi J. and Sridharan S. (2019), “Supply chain-enabled process innovation: How to embark on the journey, “Supply Chain Management Review, November, p. 6-9

Feizabadi J. and Shrivastava A. (2018), “Does AI-enabled demand forecasting improve supply chain efficiency?” Supply Chain Management Review, November, pp. 8-10.

Feizabadi, J.; “Gaining Power Through Diversity”; Automotive Logistics Magazine;

Feizabadi, J.; The Malaysian Automotive Industry; “Automotive Logistics” Interviews; 

Feizabadi, J.; “Supply Chain Risk and Reward for Malaysia’s Automakers” MIT CTL Supply Chain Frontier, Issue 49

Feizabadi, J.; “A New Road Map for Auto Industry”; MIT CTL Supply Chain Frontier, Issue 46, 2012

Feizabadi, J.; “Outsource versus insource decision made easier”; MIT CTL Supply Chain Frontier, Issue 59