Operations and Systems Management

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Professor Ashraf Labib

  • Qualifications: BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD
  • Role Title: Professor of Operations and Decision Analysis
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 02392844729
  • Email: ashraf.labib@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Operations and Systems Management
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


I am a Professor of Operations and Decision Analysis at Portsmouth Business School. I have also been the Associate Dean (Research) of the Business School and Director of the DBA Programme. My main research interest lies in the field of Strategic Operations Management and Decision Analysis. This includes Manufacturing, Reliability Engineering and Maintenance Systems, Multiple Criteria Decision-Analysis and Applications of Artificial Intelligence such as Fuzzy Logic.  

Prior to joining Portsmouth Business School, I was a Senior Lecturer in the Manufacturing Division of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering at UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology). I hold a PhD and MSc from Univ. of Birmingham, an MBA from the American University in Cairo, and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Univ. of Cairo.

I have published 120-refereed papers in professional journals and international conferences proceedings.  I have been active in attracting research-funded projects from EPSRC, ESRC, European Commission and industry. I have also been involved in teaching modules to various industries such as the EDF, HP, Royal Mail, Qatar Gas, SABEC, and University of Manchester, and Glasgow Caledonian, and the NSF funded research centre IMS in the USA.

I have been involved in the design, development, and implementation of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMSs), Stock Control Spares and Ordering Systems for major companies in the automotive sector such as Land Rover, Rockwell, Peugeot Talbot and Federal Mogul  - Ferodo. I was the Director of Studies of 5 PhDs to completion.


Link to a European Funded Project in Prostate Cancer

Teaching Responsibilities

MSc in Strategic Quality Management  - Masters Classes (HP Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Cohort)

MBA Operations Management Lectures.

MBA Master Classes



Learning from Failures and Major Disasters Using Reliability Techniques.

Decision Analysis in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).


Research profile

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