Hadi Rezaei Vandchali

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Hadi Rezaei Vandchali

Lecturer - Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Postgraduate Course Coordinator
Centre for Maritime and Logistics Management, Australian Maritime College (AMC)

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  • Lecturer, Department of Maritime and Logistics Management, National Centre for Ports and Shipping, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, 2022
  • Associate lecturer, Department of Maritime and Logistics Management, National Centre for Ports and Shipping, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, 2019-2022
  • Supply chain & logistics specialist, Kalleh Company (Food & Beverages Industry), Tehran, Iran, 2014-2015
  • Planning specialist – NADCO (Software industry), Tehran, Iran, 2012-2014
  • Project management office (PMO) Expert, Hamkaran System Group (Software Industry), Tehran, Iran, 2011-2012
  • Supplier management expert, Hamkaran System Group (Software Industry), Tehran, Iran, 2009-2011
  • Procurement planner, ISOICO (shipbuilding industry), Tehran, Iran, 2008-2009


Dr Hadi Rezaei Vandchali is a lecturer in the department of Maritime and Logistics Management (MLM), Australian Maritime College (AMC). Hadi has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology and a master’s degree in Industrial Management from University of Tehran. In December 2015 he joined UTAS to start his PhD and he received his PhD degree in 2019. His main research interests are about logistics and supply chain network, sustainability, relationship management, procurement, and industry 4.0 technologies. He also teaches units related to supply chain management in MLM both in postgraduate and undergraduate courses. Hadi's passion and innovation in teaching and care for students have been recognised by students, nominating Hadi for a University's teaching merit application. Successfully, he received a Teaching Merit Certificate in recognition of his teaching practice at UTAS in May 2021.

Career summary


PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia (2019)
Master of Industrial Management, University of Tehran, Iran (2011)
Bachelor of Industrial engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran (2008)

Languages (other than English)



Professional practice

Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)
CIPS (affiliate)


Strategic Procurement Management, Warehousing and Inventory management, Business Logistics, Global procurement

Teaching expertise

  • Teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Unit design and development

Teaching responsibility

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  • Sustainable supply chain
  • Strategic procurement management
  • Business analytics and operations research
  • Relationship management strategies
  • Supply chain network structure
  • Business logistics
  • Warehousing and distribution management
  • Project management
  • Multi Criteria Decision-Making

Research Themes

  • Marine, Antarctic and Maritime
  • Environment, Resources and Sustainability
  • Creativity, Culture and Society
  • Data, knowledge and Science

Fields of Research

  • Supply chains (350909)
  • Logistics (350903)
  • Business information management (incl. records, knowledge and intelligence) (350302)
  • Entrepreneurship (350704)
  • Maritime transportation and freight services (350904)
  • Maritime engineering (401599)
  • Aquaculture (300501)

Research Objectives

  • Logistics (140107)
  • Technological and organisational innovation (150306)
  • Management (150302)
  • Supply and demand (150511)
  • Energy storage, distribution and supply (170399)
  • Bakery products (241302)
  • International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas) (270405)
  • Wind energy (170808)
  • Application software packages (220401)
  • Wave energy (170807)
  • Water transport (270499)


Total publications


Journal Article

(11 outputs)
2022Rezaei Vandchali H, Cahoon S, Chen S-L, 'Governance mechanisms in managing sustainability practices in retail supply networks', International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 41, (1-2) pp. 3-28. ISSN 1742-7967 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2022.120983 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cahoon S; Chen S-L


2022Sepehri A, Rezaei Vandchali H, Siddiqui AW, Montewka J, 'The impact of shipping 4.0 on controlling shipping accidents: A systematic literature review', Ocean Engineering, 243 Article 110162. ISSN 1873-5258 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2021.110162 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5


2021Jahani N, Sepehri A, Vandchali HR, Tirkolaee EB, 'Application of Industry 4.0 in the Procurement Processes of Supply Chains: A Systematic Literature Review', Sustainability, 13, (14) Article 7520. ISSN 2071-1050 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/su13147520 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 21


2021Rezaei Vandchali H, Cahoon S, Chen S-L, 'The impact of power on the depth of sustainability collaboration in the supply chain network for Australian food retailers', International Journal of Procurement Management, 14, (2) ISSN 1753-8432 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2020.10029503 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cahoon S; Chen S-L


2021Rezaei Vandchali H, Cahoon S, Chen S-L, 'The impact of supply chain network structure on relationship management strategies: An empirical investigation of sustainability practices in retailers', Sustainable Production and Consumption, 28 pp. 281-299. ISSN 2352-5509 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.spc.2021.04.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Cahoon S; Chen S-L


2021Tirkolaee EB, Sadeghi S, Mooseloo FM, Vandchali HR, Aeini S, 'Application of machine learning in supply chain management: a comprehensive overview of the main areas', Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2021 Article 1476043. ISSN 1024-123X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1155/2021/1476043 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 17


2021Torkayesh AE, Vandchali HR, Tirkolaee EB, 'Multi-objective optimization for healthcare waste management network design with sustainability perspective', Sustainability, 13, (15) Article 8279. ISSN 2071-1050 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/su13158279 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11


2020Rezaei Vandchali H, Cahoon S, Chen S-L, 'Creating a sustainable supply chain network by adopting relationship management strategies', Journal of Business-To-Business Marketing, 27, (2) pp. 125-149. ISSN 1051-712X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/1051712X.2020.1748354 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Cahoon S; Chen S-L


2019Rezaei Vandchali H, Cahoon S, Chen S-L, 'Developing relationship management strategies in a network context', Journal of Administrative and Business Studies, 5, (3) pp. 179-192. ISSN 2414-309X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.20474/jabs-5.3.5 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cahoon S; Chen S-L


2017Momeni M, Rezaei Vandchali H, 'Providing a structured methodology for supplier selection and evaluation for strategic outsourcing', International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling, 9, (1) pp. 66-85. ISSN 1758-9401 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPSCM.2017.083888 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9


2012Razavi SM, Safari H, Shafie H, Rezaei Vandchali H, 'How customer satisfaction, corporate image and customer loyalty are related?', European Journal of Scientific Research, 78, (4) pp. 588-596. ISSN 1450-216X (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
2020Sepehri A, Rezaei Vandchali H, 'Cyber-physical systems in maritime transportation: a risk perspective', Proceedings of the 10th Asian Logistics Round Table Conference (ALRT), 19-20 November 2020, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1-15. (2020) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2020Wadke PP, Rezaei Vandchali H, 'IoT and big data technologies to avoid disruptions: creating a resilient model for global supply chain networks', Proceedings of the 10th Asian Logistics Round Table Conference (ALRT), 19-20 November 2020, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1-24. (2020) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Wadke PP

2011Feili H, Rezaei Vandchali H, Firooze H, Nouri M, 'Application of Kim-Nelson optimization and simulation algorithm for the ranking and selecting supplier', Recent Researches in Economics and Management Transformation, 2011, Angers, France, pp. 143-148. ISBN 9781618040534 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Novel Offshore Fish Farm Design: Phase 1 (Conceptual Development) (2022)$468,123
With fish farming moving from onshore to offshore, a novel fish pen design is needed. The scoping study "Review of Fish Pen Designs and Mooring Systems" by C. M. Wang et al. (2020) provided an overview of current challenges and future design opportunities for offshore fish pens. Based on that, two new design schemes called SeaFisher and SeaDipper evolved. Submitted as a patent application, they reduce the wave load by either elevating or submerging the main parts of the structure (see attachment 01 for further information). Linked with the other BECRC programs, this project proposal will develop the SeaDipper and SeaFisher conceptually further to create safer, more efficient and affordable offshore fish pen structures.Two major industry partners (Tassal Group and Huon Aquaculture) with broad operational expertise will participate and co-select the most promising concepts of the SeaFisher and SeaDipper during this first phase before the concepts will be improved and tested in detail, prototyped, and commercialised in the subsequent two phases.This project is led by Professor Joerg Baumeister from Griffith University, partner universities include AMC/UTAS and University of Queensland (UQ). AMC/UTAS will be undertaking Activity 3 (Costs, Logistics, and Power Estimations for offshore fish pens) among three in this project i.e. Activity 1: Conceptual design development of SeaFisher and SeaDipper (Griffith University); Activity 2: modelling, analysis and engineering design of fish pens and mooring systems(UQ and Griffith). AMC/UTAS will undertake the following research activities during the two years. 1. Assessment of energy sources and demand for the SeaFisher and SeaDipper designs and analyse the materials flow for commissioning SeaFisher and SeaDipper designs (Phase 1a. from January to June 2022):2. Review ORE conversion techniques, identify transport logistics requirements, costs, and risks (Phase 1b. from July to December 2022):3. Design energy system concepts (mainly for SeaDipper); analyse the operating logistics and cost components (Phase 1c. from January to June 2023):4. Finalise energy system designs, estimate CAPEX for both fish pen designs, write report, prepare next Phase (Phase 1d. from July to December 2023):
Blue Economy CRC Co ($468,123)
General Projects
Administered By
Blue Economy CRC Co
Research Team
Baumeister J; Chen S; Nader JP; Bhaskar PR; Rezaei Vandchali H; Howe DP; Carter CG

Research Supervision

Seeking PhD students who are interested in the Logistics and supply chain area




PhDApplying Smart Port Technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) in Australian Ports2021
PhDEmpirical Investigation of the Impact of Impediments to Efficient Food Cold Chain on Chain Performance: A study of the Australian perishable food industry2021
PhDThe applications of artificial intelligence in procurement functions to enhance supplier-driven innovations2021
PhDIndustry 4.0 in Maritime Supply Chain:Using industry 4.0 technologies to develop appropriate buyer-supplier relationships to mitigate maritime supply chain network disruptions2023