Ammar Aamer

Associate Teaching Professor


Dr. Aamer has over 23 years of industry experience in project management, operations management, supply chain management, and strategic business. He has consulted on systems and processes, including lean manufacturing, warehousing, six sigma, process and quality improvement, and simulation modeling for numerous companies, including Volvo, TRW Automotive, and Gap Inc. This included organizing and managing executive management training, developing capacity and asset-utilization models, and managing several continuous improvement projects.

Dr. Aamer has also served in various roles in education, including as assistant professor, associate professor, professor, and dean of the faculty of engineering and technology at Sana’a and Sampoerna Universities in Yemen and Indonesia. His publications include recent articles in the International Journal of Production Research, the International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, and Benchmarking: An International Journal. His research focuses on data analytics and supply chain management, artificial intelligence and project management, lean six sigma, entrepreneurship, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Before his academic and business management roles, Dr. Aamer was a senior industrial engineer at Gap Inc.

Dr. Aamer earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 2005. He has also achieved the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute and the Six Sigma Black Belt certification (CSSBB) from the American Society of Quality. He lives in the greater Toronto area and teaches at Northeastern’s Toronto campus and online.


PhD from The University of Tennessee (2005)