Abdulaziz T. Almaktoom is an assosiate professor and chair of Supply Chain Management Department 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 and LEAN Six Sigma trainer. Also, Certified Fellow (FHEA) from the Advance HE, United Kingdom. Dr. Almaktoom has published many journal and conference papers. His research interests include Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Optimization under Uncertainty, Failure Diagnostics and Prognostics, Lean Supply Chain Management, Facilities Planning, Energy, Sustinability, and Industrial Ergonomics and Safety. His research network involves partners from national and internatonal universities, businesses, and industries. Dr. Almaktoom is a member of IIE, INFORMS, IEOM, ASQ, CSCMP, ISCEA and SME.