Abdulaziz T. Almaktoom is an assistant professor in the Department of Operations and Information Management at Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He earned his PhD in Industrial Engineering from Wichita State University. Dr Almaktoom is a certified supply chain analysist. He has published journal and conference papers and his research interests include supply chain management and logistics, optimization under uncertainty, reliability based robust design optimization, resilience based design optimization, and lean supply chain management. He is a member of IIE, IEOM, INFORMS, CSCMP, ASQ, ISCEA and SME.