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Dr. Saman Hassanzadeh Amin

Saman Amin
Associate Professor
BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng
416-979-5000 ext. 553627

Areas of Academic Interest

Supply chain management

Operations management

Operations research


Information technology

Decision support systems


Year University Degree
2012 University of Windsor PhD
2008 Azad University MSc
2006 Azad University BSc

Selected Courses

Course Code Course
IND 600 Systems Modeling and Simulation
IND 810/MEC 813 Flexible Manufacturing Systems
ME8120 Introduction to Operations Research


The next time you buy something, hold the product in your hand and think about how it got there. Between you and the raw materials it came from, there is a supply chain – a network of suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, marketers and retailers. In a global economy obsessed with efficiency and cost reduction, industrial engineers like Saman Amin, an expert in supply chain management, are in high demand.

Amin develops mathematical models that reveal how supply chains can be more efficient. For example, he can assess the relationship between a network of suppliers and their locations by adjusting parameters to determine the optimal geographic distribution. 

However, his expertise isn’t limited to manufacturing. By using mathematical models, Amin and his team are also analyzing the inputs and outputs of Canadian universities to determine how they can more efficiently achieve their objectives. “I love translating mathematical models into concrete solutions that organizations can use,” he says.

Saman Amin

“Industrial engineering applies to everyday life because it explores how to be more efficient and effective.”

  • FEAS Deans’ Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award, Toronto Metropolitan University (2017-18)
  • Honourable Mention Award, Production and Operations Management Division, ASAC Conference (2016)
  • Tosarkani, B. M., and Amin, S. H. “An Environmental Optimization Model to Configure a Hybrid Forward and Reverse Supply Chain Network Under Uncertainty.” Computers & Chemical Engineering, vol. 121, 2019, pp. 540-555. 
  • Amin, S. H., Wu, H., and Karaphillis, G. “A Perspective on Reverse Logistics of Plastic Pallets in Canada.” Journal of Remanufacturing, vol. 8, no. 3, 2018, pp. 153-174.   
  • Tosarkani, B. M., and Amin, S. H. “A Multi-objective Model to Configure an Electronic Reverse Logistics Network and Third Party Selection.” Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 198, 2018, pp. 662-682. 
  • Babbar, C., and Amin, S. H. “A Multi-objective Mathematical Model Integrating Environmental Concerns for Supplier Selection and Order Allocation Based on Fuzzy QFD in Beverages Industry.” Expert Systems With Applications, vol. 92, 2018, pp. 27-38.
  • Amin, S. H., Zhang, G., and Akhtar, P. “Effects of Uncertainty on a Tire Closed-Loop Supply Chain Network.” Expert Systems With Applications, vol. 73, 2017, pp. 82-91.
  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)
  • Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)