Andreas C. Nearchou

Dipl.-Ing, Dr.-Ing

Professor of Production and Logistics Management

Department of Business Administration,
University of Patras, 26504, Patras, GREECE
Phone: +302610 969980, Fax: +302610 969838

Logistics Research Group:  Members



Born in Cyprus in 1962. Married, father of two daughters. He holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Computer Engineering and Informatics, and a Dr.-Ing. degree in Mechanical Engineering (both from University of Patras, Greece). Before joining academia in 2006, he has held various industrial appointments reaching the position of the Director of the Central Information Systems Services at Patras University. He has extensive experience in managing large IT projects. He has authored more than 60 research papers in scientific refereed journals and international conferences on various production management and manufacturing technology topics.

His research interests lie in the field of production and logistics management and its interface with computer science, operational research and robotics. Ηe mainly works on the planning and scheduling of manufacturing and service production systems. Specifically, he works on the development of efficient algorithms for, operations scheduling, manpower shift planning, balancing and sequencing of assembly lines, projects scheduling, facilities layout design, routing and scheduling in transportation and robot motion planning. Related results have appeared in several refereed journals including Int. J. Prod. Economics, Int. J. Prod. Research, Computers & OR, J. Adv. Manuf. Technology, J. Heuristics, J. Intelligent Manufacturing, Engineering Optimization, Eng. Applications of AI, European. J. Ind. Eng., Assembly Automation, Ind. Robot, J. Computers in Industry among others. He is regular reviewer in more than 20 scientific journals and member of the editorial board of 4 referred scientific journals. He is, also, acting as a Program Committee member in several IT and industrial engineering related international conferences.


- Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services.
- Optimal Design of Production and Assembly Lines.
- Logistics and Supply Chain Optimization.
- Advanced Transportation Systems.
- Computational Robotics (algorithmic aspects for autonomous robots).
- Combinatorial Optimization (heuristics to large-scale manufacturing and services optimization problems)

- Computational Intelligence with emphasis on Evolutionary Computation and Swarm Intelligence models.


Google Scholar                Scopus


Member of the editorial board, Memetic Computing Journal
Member of the editorial board, Industrial Robot 
Member of the editorial board, Assembly Automation 
Member of the editorial board, International Journal of Metaheuristics


Papers               Books               Thesis


Program Committee Member in International Conferences


Operations Management
Production and Supply Chain Management (Logistics)
Special Topics on Operations Management
Operations, Supply Chains and Project Management (MBA) 

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