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Degree: Master of Science
Major: Industrial Engineering

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topBrief biography

Mohsen Jafari Songhori has been Information Technology (IT) and Project Management consultant of NIPEC Co. ( since 2005.

He has completed his Bachelor of Science (2003) at Sharif University of Technology ( and his Master of Science (2006) at University of Tehran ( in Industrial Engineering. He is working with some consultant companies in nonferrous and oil field in IT planning and Project Management area.

He is interested in working on topics in IT/IS investment evaluation, and Group Decision Making Techniques and Project Management.


top Interests

  • Information Technology: Especially, IT/IS investments evaluation, IS Success, User Satisfaction.
  • Project Management: Especially, Project network scheduling, Earned value indices and time/cost tradeoff by use of tools like Mont Carlo Simulation, Queue modeling, LP models, ...
  • Supply Chain Management: Especially, Supplier evaluation, order allocation by use of tools like TOPSIS, VAHP, DEA,..

top Education

The dependent high school to Razi University, 
Kermanshah, Iran

High School                 (1994-1997)

  • High school diploma in  Mathematics and Physics, Total GPA: 18.86 /20

Bachelor of Science    (1998 - 2003)

  • B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering (System Analysis), Sep. 2003, Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Tehran, Iran, 144 hours; Total GPA: 15.53/20

Thesis Title:

Development of Cellular Manufacturing Systems For Lean Manufacturing  Implementation  in Assembly Line

Master of Science      (2003—2006)

  • MSc. in Industrial Engineering, July. 2006, University of Tehran (UIT), Tehran, Iran, 32 hours; Total GPA: 18.25/20


Thesis Title:

Developing a comprehensive model for measuring Information Technology (IT)/Information Systems (IS) impacts on organizations by using multivariate techniques

Text Box: More Information about Thesis

top Honors

  • Ranked 1st in graduate program, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, University of Tehran

  • Award of Honorable Graduate Student of the university, University of Tehran, Oct. 2005

  • Ranked 4th in undergraduate program, System Analysis branch of Industrial Engineering Dept., Sharif University of Technology

  • Ranked 9th in undergraduate program, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

top Publications (Journals, Conferences, Working papers)

  1. Journal
  • Ali Azadeh, Mohsen Jafari Songhori, “An Integrated Framework for Information Technology/Information System Investments evaluation”, Accepted to be published in International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2008 (PDF) (Acceptance Letter).

  • Ali Azadeh, Mohsen Jafari Songhori, “An Integrated Delphi/VAHP/DEA Framework for Information Technology/Information System Investments evaluation”, Submitted to International Journal of Production Research (PDF).

  • Jafar Razmi, Mohsen Jafari Songhori, Mohammad Hossein Khakbaz, “An Integrated Fuzzy Group Decision Making/ Fuzzy Linear Programming (FGDMLP) Framework for Supplier Evaluation and Order Allocation”, Submitted to International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (PDF).

  1. Conferences
  • Ali Azadeh, Mohsen Jafari Songhori, Mohammad Sadegh Sanghari An empirical study of end-user information system satisfaction using Doll and Torkzadeh instrument: The case of an Iranian power holding company”, Accepted in 2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial
     Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore (,.(Article PDF) (Acceptance Mail PDF)

  • Ali Azadeh, Mohsen Jafari Songhori,. An integrated Information Technology/Information System (IT/IS) Investment Evaluation Framework”, Accepted to be published in Information Resources Management Association International Conference 2007 USA,. PDF) (Acceptance Mail PDF)

  • Ali Azadeh, Mohsen Jafari Songhori,. “Integrated DEA-Integer Programming Model to Plan and Optimize End-User Training Programs Based on Information Technology and Information Systems impacts”, Accepted to be published in Information Resources Management Association International Conference 2007 USA,. PDF) (Acceptance Mail PDF)

  • Ali Azadeh, Mohsen Jafari Songhori, "A comprehensive framework based on Balanced Score Card(BSC) for measuring the impact of information technology and information system (IT/IS) on organization and applying it with rule-based expert system", The 36th CIE Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, 2006 (PDF).

  • Ali Azadeh, Mohsen Jafari Songhori, "End-user training programs planning model based on Information Technology and Information Systems (IT/IS) impact on individual work", IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), India December 15-17, 2006 (PDF) (Acceptance Mail).

  1. Working papers
  • Mohammad Hossein Khakbaz, Mohsen Jafari Songhori, "A Fuzzy DEA/ Linear Programming Framework for evaluating the balanced portfolios of Government Sponsored R&D projects with interactions: A Case Study in Mellat Bank of Iran", Working paper (Abstract PDF).

top Research & Professional Experience

2006-2007 Collaboration in a Project named "Developing a Decision Support System (DSS) for  Swapping personnel of Iranian Bank personnel", Melat Bank, July 2007
Collaboration as project controller in a Project named "Developing a Ferromolybdenum plant" which is an EPC project, NIPEC, May 2007 
2005 - 2006 Collaboration in a Project named "Iran National ICT Program(Takfa 2)", Data Processing(Dp). Co, Tehran, Iran, Apr 2005
Collaboration in a Project named "Increasing capacity of BadarAbas and Geshm Gas Plant capacity through Macro ergonomic methods", Research Institute of Energy Management and Planning, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, May 2005
2004 - 2005 Collaboration in a Project named "ICT master plan development for Iran Physique Organization", Haseb Consultancy Engineering. Co, Tehran, Iran, Apr 2004
Collaboration in a Project named "ICT Master Plan development for Raja (Iran Railway company for Passengers)", Haseb Consultancy Engineering. Co, Tehran, Iran, Apr 2004, Jul 2004
Auditor of Project named "Designing Web-based project management software for Iran mobile network development project", Tarhyar Research and Industrial service, Tehran, Iran, Oct 2004
Teacher Assistant of "Time and Motion study" course  for 3 semesters in Industrial Engineering Group of Department of Engineering of University of Tehran
2003 - 2004 Writing "Using public procurement as policy tool for improving ICT applications in industry" section of a Project named "Expanding ICT applications in Iranian Industry ", Farineh System. co, Tehran, Iran, Apr 2003
Designing document control system for EPC(Engineering, Procurement and Construction) Projects, ItokIran Project Management and Engineering. Co, Oct 2003
2002 - 2003 Manager of a Project named “Design and Implementation of Project Management Information System”, Electronics and Telecommunications Command of NAJA (Iran Police force name)
1999 - 2002 Collaboration in a Project named "National Industry Strategy Development", Management and Economic Faculty of Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Collaboration in a Project named "Reviewing Entrepreneurship situation in Iran", Management and Economic Faculty of Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Collaboration in a Internship Project named "Applying Lean Production in assembly line", IranKhodro. Co, Tehran-Karaj Blv, Iran
Numerous course projects (Ergonomics, Management Science, Maintenance, Computer Information Systems, Production Methods, Engineering Economics, Facility Location and Design, Feasibility Study, Design of Experiments, …)

top Computer Skills

  • Skillful in using MS. Office software (Access, Excel, Power Point, Word, and MS. Project)
  • Skillful in programming languages including Microsoft C#.Net, Microsoft Visual Basic .Net, C++, and Pascal
  • Familiar with various software packages including AutoCAD, CAD/CAM, WinCAM, SAS, Matlab, Minitab, Primavera, Lingo, Lindo, GAMS…
  • Familiar with computer hardware and assembly of components
  • Familiar with IE(Information Engineering) and EAP(Enterprise Architecture Planning) and CDM(Oracle) Methodologies for IS planning and development

top English Proficiency

  • Very good in writing, reading and speaking.
  • I’ve taken TOEFL PBT test on August 18, 2007 and my score was 563 with TWE score 4.5.
  • I’ve taken TOEFL IBT test on September 12, 2007 and my score was 86 (Reading 22, Listening 25, Speaking 17,  Writing 22, and Total 86).
  • I’ve taken GRE General test on October 27, 2007.

top Bachelor Thesis


Development of Cellular Manufacturing Systems For Lean Manufacturing Implementation in Assembly Line


The main objective of the project is to contribute to cell formation attempts in assembly line in order to promote developing lean manufacturing principles in our industries.

Global competitive priorities are undergone a marked shift from productivity and quality to flexibility and agility. This has resulted in a growing number of manufacturing companies realizing the importance of building customization capabilities into their production systems.

In considering functional characteristics, production systems are divided into assembly and manufacturing departments, each having special characteristics requiring careful design considerations. In this project, we are interested in attaining lean manufacturing goals and developing lean manufacturing structure and organization in assembly systems.

In order to reduce and remove seven known wastes in production systems, lean manufacturing uses methods such as cellular manufacturing, pulling method of production, one by one production flow and so on. These methods are different in the case of manufacturing and assembly systems. For example, cellular manufacturing has different requirements in assembly systems and various models and algorithms have been developed in this area to solve problems relating to cell formation.

After describing the principles of the lean manufacturing, the project has described the concepts and methods of forming cells and the production cell characteristics, the process of designing cellular production systems, methods and models for mathematical cellular design and finally the flexible assembly systems. Using the heuristic algorithm for designing the flexible assembly systems (PAR), the project has developed a computer program which uses the data relating to processors and operations as input and gives the processor sequence and numbers (by type) as output. Finally a heuristic algorithm  is developed which gets the program output data and levels the cells.



The developed software can get related information of assembly line or production line such as operations sequences, products information, processors or operators (or machines) information. Then it is possible to accomplish the topology test on submitted information. A variety of reports which can be generated is available by using the software. Finally, the software assigns the operations to the groups of operators or machines or manufacturing cells based on the heuristic algorithm.  

  • Kumar. Ashok, Jacobson. Sheldon H and Sewell. Edward C.(1998) ,”Computational Analysis of A Flexible Assembly System Design Problem”, European Journal of Operational Research, no.123 (2000)

  • Kinsella .M, Phadnis.s, Sukiman.D(2000), “Design,Analysis and Control of Integrated Manufacturing Systems – Part Mix Selection Using Production Flow Analysis”,Internet.

  • Yin .Yong,”Heuristic Approaches to Solving Part Family/Machine Group Formation in Cellular Manufacturing”,Doctorate Thesis For Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University, Japan ,2002.

  • Mungwattana.Anan, “Design of Cellular Manufacturing Systems For Dynamic and Uncertain Production Requirements With Presence of Routing Flexibility”, Thesis For Attaining Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Systems Engineering ,Faculty of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University(2000)

  • Kilpatrick.Auston Marmaduke,”Lean Manufacturing Principles: A Comprehensive Framework For Improving Production Efficiency”, Thesis for Attaining The Degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering,Massachusetts Institute of Technology(1997)

top Master Thesis



Developing a comprehensive model for measuring Information Technology (IT)/Information Systems (IS) impacts on organizations by using multivariate techniques


The main aim of this thesis, was to identify different aspects and impacts of IT/IS on organizations and to develop comprehensive model which included divert aspect of IT/IS on organizations. In this way, firstly, IT/IS business value identified, then different used words in this area identified, then most important words or IS Success and IS effectiveness completely identified and related variables to them are identified. Afterwards, for identified variables, validated and tested measures in literature are illustrated. Those measures are tested and validated by different researchers. Then different implementation frameworks for measuring and evaluating IT/IS investments such as Information Economics, Balanced Score Card, and Stewart and Mohamad's BSC for IT/IS performance evaluation with 5 below aspects for developing IT/IS impacts measuring model is selected:

  • User orientation

  • Organization processes

  • Organization benefits

  • IT/IS operational aspect

  • Organization future orientation

Then, variables and related measures with them are assigned to those mentioned aspects and qualitative and hierarchical model included IT/IS different impacts is developed. After that, 2 different implementation ways for model, statistical and expert system approaches, are presented.

Finally, quantitative approaches for measuring IT/IS impacts such as multivariate methods and especially DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) are presented and explained.

Above mentioned model and methods make way easier for conducting valued projects such as designing DSS for measuring IT/IS investments impacts, validating measures for measuring different aspects of IT/IS investments.


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