Associate Professor of Logistics
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Ismail Abushaikha is an Associate Professor of Logistics at the German-Jordanian University (GJU). He holds a PhD in Logistics Management and an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Dr Abushaikha gained his practical managerial skills in logistics through employment at multinational companies, including the Operations and CRM divisions of Aramex and the Commercial division of Goodyear. His current research focuses on logistics, supply chain management, and distribution networks. Dr Abushaikha has been teaching at the logistics department at GJU at both bachelor’s and master’s levels. His teaching and professional training interests include warehousing management, supply chain strategy, and the design of logistics and distribution systems. He has been recently recognized for his teaching with the German-Jordanian University’s "Teaching Excellence Award – 2015-2016" university-wide.

Educational Background

Logistics Management, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Managerial Sciences, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
Research Interests
  • Retail Logistics
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Humanitarian Supply Chain
  • Case Study Research

Selected Publications

2019 Abushaikha, I., Al-weshah, Gh., Alsharairi, M.,"How do retail firms benefit from co-locating in logistics-intensive clusters? A focus on the inbound supply function",The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research ,Taylor & Francis,2019
2019 Salhieh, L., Altarazi, S. and Abushaikha, I. ,"Quantifying and ranking the “7-Deadly” Wastes in a warehouse environment",The TQM Journal,Vol. 31 No.1 pp. 94-115 Emerald,2019
2018 Salhieh, L., Abushaikha, I., Atmeh, M., Mdanat, M.,"Transportation extended wastes and road haulage efficiency",International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management. Vol. 35, Issue 9.,Published by Emerald Publishing Limited,2018 [View]
2018 Abushaikha, I.,"The influence of logistics clustering on distribution capabilities: a qualitative study",International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management,Vol. 46 Issue: 6, pp.577-594,Emerald Publishing Limited,2018 [View]
2018 Abushaikha, I., Salhieh, L., Towers, N.,"Improving distribution and business performance through lean warehousing", International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management,46(6), 577-594,Emerald,2018 [View]
2018 Abushaikha, I., Towers, N. and Caldwell, N. ,"Beyond the dyad: Coordinating geographically dispersed supply networks with directed sourcing",6th International Conference on Contemporary Marketing Issues, June 2018,Athens, Greece,2018
2017 Omar Hiari, Dhiah el Diehn I. Abou-Tair , Ismail Abushaikha,"An IoT-Based Virtual Addressing Framework for Intelligent Delivery Logistics",Springer, Singapore,An IoT-Based Virtual Addressing Framework for Intelligent Delivery Logistics. In: Kim K., Joukov N. (eds) Information Science and Applications 2017. ICISA 2017. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 424. Springer, Singapore ,Springer, Singapore,2017 [View]
2016 Abushaikha, I., Schumann-Bölsche, D.,"Mobile phones: Established technologies for innovative humanitarian logistics concepts",in: Procedia Engineering, Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact,2016 [View]
2016 Salhieh, L., Abushaikha, I,"Assessing the driving forces for greening business practices: Empirical evidence from the United Arab Emirates’ logistics service industry",South African Journal of Business Management,Vol. 47, No.4,2016 [View]