W. Allen Reed Associate Professor
|position:||Supply Chain Management|
|dept:||Department of Systems and Technology|
|office:||434 Lowder Hall|
At Auburn since 2012
- Ph.D., University of Alabama
- M.S., Texas A&M University
- B.S., U.E.T., Pakistan
Dr. Ishfaq's research is focused on exploring the interplay between operational and
service issues in retail supply chains. His research studies adapt analytical models
in an empirical framework to explore the effects of managerial decisions on firm performance.
He often uses multi-method approaches built on econometric and empirical techniques
for exploring primary and secondary data to quantify the value of supply chain decisions.
His research broadly addresses issues related to the strategic planning of logistics
operations and the efficient use of resources within supply chain networks. One of
his key research areas is order fulfillment and delivery services in omni-channel
retail. Dr. Ishfaq's research has also addressed operational and logistical issues
in other industries as well, including healthcare, energy, automotive, and information
The findings of his research studies have been published in scholarly journals including Decision Sciences, IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, International Journal of Logistics Management, Omega, Supply Chain Quarterly, Transportation Research (E), Journal of Operational Research Society, International Journal of Logistics Research, Journal of Transportation Research Forum, Computers & Operations Research, and Information Resource Management Journal.
Dr. Ishfaq's research has received the Association of European Operational Research Societies' "Best EJOR Research Paper Award," and "Emerald Literati Award for Research Excellence" from the International Journal of Logistics Management. His research has appeared in Science Direct's "Top-25 Hottest Articles" list in multiple years and received coverage from print and electronic media: NBC-38, WTVM9-ABC, YouTube, DCVelocity, RetailWire, Beyond Auburn, and Harbert Magazine.
Auburn University has recognized the scholarly contributions of Dr. Ishfaq by awarding W. Allen Reed Endowed Professorship in Supply Chain Management. Dr. Ishfaq has also received "Outstanding Researcher Award," "Recognition in Research Award," and "Outstanding Teaching Award" from Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University.
Dr. Ishfaq has been teaching full-time for over ten years in undergraduate and MBA programs. Prior to his academic career, he worked in industry for close to a decade, holding management positions in Production Operations and Supply Management. He is member of professional organizations, including Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) and Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). He routinely presents his research findings at international academic conferences, industry seminars, and corporate board meetings. Dr. Ishfaq has also provided consulting services to multiple manufacturing, wholesale-distribution and retail firms.