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Associate Professor Dr Ezutah Udoncy Olugu

CEng

Associate Professor | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Academic Qualifications

PhD Mechanical Engineering

MEng Mechanical Engineering

BEng Mechanical & Production Engineering

Areas of Interest
Operations Management
Total Quality Management
Industrial Ergonomics
Sustainable Manufacturing
Operations Research
Manufacturing Process Optimization
Tribology
Sustainable Supply Chain management
Plastic Recycling
Performance Measurement & Improvement
Quality & Reliability Engineering
Professional Bodies

CEng. (UK), MIMechE (UK)

Research

 

Research Grants

i. Development of a Vegetable Oil Based Nano Cutting Fluid for Sustainable Manufacturing – (Ongoing) 

ii.      Design and Analysis of Inter-Sectoral Green Supply Chain Performance Measurement Expert System – (Completed) 

iii. Investigation of the Influence of Different Sustainable Supply Chain Network Topologies on Manufacturing Performance within the SMEs  (Completed) 

iv.  Development of a Stochastic Multi Objective Mixed-integer Linear Programming (momilp) Model in Sustainable Manufacturing a Case for the End-of-Life (EOLl) Products  (Completed) 

 

Current Research Project

  1. Sustainable Machining Process
  2. Optimization of Plastic Recycling

Publications

  1. Fallahpour, A., Wong, K.Y., Rajoo, S., Olugu, E.U., Nilashi, M., Turskis, Z. (2020), A fuzzy decision support system for sustainable construction project selection: An integrated fpp-fis model, Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Vol. 26, Issue 3, 247-258.
  2. Majak, D., Olugu, E.U., Lawal, S.A. (2020), Analysis of the effect of sustainable lubricants in the turning of AISI 304 stainless steel, Procedia Manufacturing, Vol 43, 495-502.
  3. Ng J.P, Olugu E.U, Wahab S.N (2019), Development of a Campus Carbon Footprint Intervention Framework, Test Engineering & Management, 81(12), 639-648.
  4. Tang, D. K. H., Md. Dawal, S. Z., & Olugu, E. U. (2018). A review of oil and gas safety indices. Safety Science.109, 344-352.
  5. Integrating fuzzy expert system and scoring system for safety performance evaluation of offshore oil and gas platforms in Malaysia
  6. Actual safety performance of the Malaysian offshore oil platforms: Correlations between the leading and lagging indicators
  7. A Fallahpour, KY Wong, EU Olugu, SN Musa (2018), A Predictive Integrated Genetic-Based Model for Supplier Evaluation and Selection, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems 19 (4), 1041-1057
  8. Olugu, E.U., Wong, K.Y., Awaluddin, M.S., Abdul-Rashid, S.H, Ghazilla, R.A. (2017), Sustainable supply Chain management in Malaysian SME: perspectives from practitioners, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 16(9), 2123-2132.
  9. Fallahpour A, Olugu E.U, Musa S., Wong KY, Noori A, (2017), A decision support model for sustainable supplier selection in sustainable supply chain management, Computers & Industrial Engineering, in Press
  10. Tang DKH, Leiliabadi F, Olugu, EU (2017), Factors affecting safety of processes in the Malaysian oil and gas industry, Safety Science, (92), 44-52.
  11. Alikar, N, Mousavi, MN, Ghazilla RAR, Tavana, Olugu EU, (2017), A Bi-Objective Multi-Period Series-Parallel Inventory-Redundancy Allocation Problem with Time Value of Money and Inflation Considerations, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 104, 51-67.
  12. Pedram A., Yussof N., Olugu E.U, (2017), Integrated forward and reverse supply chain: A tire case study, Waste Management, 60(1), 460-470
  13. Shekarian E, Olugu E.U, Abdul-Rashid S.H, Bottani E, (2016), Fuzzy inventory models: A comprehensive review, Applied Soft Computing, 55, 588-6212.
  14. N Alikar, SM Mousavi, RAR Ghazilla, M Tavana, EU Olugu (2016), Application of the NSGA-II algorithm to a Multi-Period Inventory-Redundancy Allocation Problem in a Series-Parallel System, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 160, 1-10.
  15. Ehsani,S, Kazemi,N, Olugu,EU, Grosse, EH, Schwindl K, (2016), Applying fuzzy multi-objective linear programming to a project management decision with nonlinear fuzzy membership functions, Neural Computing and Applications, 1-14
  16. Shekarian E, Olugu E.U, Abdul-Rashid S.H, Bottani E, (2016), A Fuzzy Reverse Logistics Inventory System Integrating Economic Order/Production Quantity Models, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, 1-21
  17. Kazemi, N., Olugu E.U, Abdul-Rashid SH, Ghazilla RAR, (2016), A fuzzy EOQ model with backorders and forgetting effect on fuzzy parameters: An empirical study, Computers & Industrial Engineering 96, 140-148
  18. Fallahpour, A.,Olugu E.U, Musa, S.N (2016) An Integrated Model for Supplier Performance Evaluation under Fuzzy Environment: Application of Analytical Hierarchy Process and Multi-Expression Programming", Neural Computing and Applications, Accepted. (ISI cited publication)
  19. Shekarian E, Olugu EU*, Abdul-Rashid S.H, Kazemi, N., (2016) An economic order quantity model considering different holding costs for imperfect quality items subject to fuzziness and learning, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, Accepted, (ISI cited publication)
  20. Singh, S., Olugu, E.U., Musa, S.N, Wong, K.Y, Mahat, A.B (2016), Strategy selection for sustainable manufacturing with integrated AHP -VIKOR method under interval-valued fuzzy environment, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, (ISI cited publication)
  21. Kazemi N,Shekarian E., Cárdenas-Barrón L.E, Olugu E.U, (2015), Incorporating human learning into a fuzzy EOQ inventory model with backorders, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 87: 540-542,, (ISI cited publication)
  22. Singh, S., Olugu, E.U., Musa, S.N, Mahat, A.B. (2015), Integrated Fuzzy AHP-FIS based sustainability evaluation model for manufacturing SMEs using balanced scorecard, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing,
  23. Fallahpour, A.,Olugu E.U, Khezrimotlagh, D., Musa, S.N. Wong, K.Y (2015), An Integrated Model for Green Supplier Selection under Fuzzy Environment: Data Envelopment Analysis and Genetic Programming approach, Neural Computing and Applications (ISI cited publication)
  24. Seyedeh M.M.K., Abdul-Rashid S.H, Olugu, E.U (2015), An Integrated framework for designing a strategic green supply chain with an application to the automotive industry; International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice, 22(1). (ISI cited publication)
  25. Kazemi N, Olugu E.U, Abdul-Rashid S.H, Ghazilla RABR, (2015), Development of a fuzzy economic order quantity model for imperfect quality items using the learning effect on fuzzy parameters, Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems
  26. Singh,S., Olugu,E.U., Fallapour, A.(2014). Fuzzy-based sustainable manufacturing assessment model for SMEs, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 16,847-860.
  27. Masoumik, S.M, Abdul-Rashid, S.H., Olugu, E.U., Ghazilla, RAR (2014), Sustainable Supply Chain Design: A Configurational Approach, Scientific World Journal,
  28. Fallahpour, A.,Olugu E.U, Moghassem, A., Musa, S.N (2014), Ranking Alternatives in Rotor-Spun Knitting Process Using Extended VIKOR on Interval Data, Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, Vol 9(4).
  29. Masoumik, M.S, Abdul-Rashid, S.H, Olugu, E.U, (2014), Gaining Competitive Advantage through Strategic Green Supply Chain Management: From a Literature Review towards a Conceptual Model, International Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol 3(3),pp. 49-58.
  30. Development of key performance measures for the automobile green supply chain
  31. An expert fuzzy rule-based system for closed-loop supply chain performance assessment in the automotive industry
  32. Olugu E.U, and Wong, K.Y. (2011), Evaluation of green supply chain management practices in the Malaysian automotive industry, International Journal of Service and Operations Management, 9(2), pp. 245-258
  33. Olugu E.U. and Wong, K.Y (2011), Fuzzy logic evaluation of reverse logistics performance in the automotive industry, Scientific Research and Essays, Vol. 6(7), pp. 1639-1649.
  34. Olugu E.U, Wong K.Y and Shaharoun M.A (2010), Comprehensive approach to closes-loop supply chain management, Sustainability: an International Journal, 2(4), pp.871-889.
  35. Olugu Ezutah and Wong Kuan Yew, Supply Chain Performance Measurement, Trends and Challenges, American J. of Eng and Applied Sciences, 2 (1): 202-211, 2009: ISSN 1941-70202.
  36. Olugu, E.U. and Wong, K.Y. (2011),A Study on the Validation of performance measures for automobile green supply chain performance measurement’ Communications of the IBIMA, in press.

Conferences

1. Otegbayo, B.E., Olugu, E.U, Wahab S.N, Ibrahim A., Otegbayo C.O, (2021), Global Economic Effect of Covid-19 on Young Adults, 36th IBIMA Conference: 4-5 November 2020, Granada, Spain. 

2.   Sahak, M.Y, Subramaniam, N, Wahab, S.N, Olugu E.U, Otegbayo, B.E., (2021), Drones as a Solution to Malaysia Healthcare Supply Chain Disruption during COVID-19 Pandemic  36th IBIMA Conference: 4-5 November 2020, Granada, Spain. 

3.   Wahab, S.N., Olugu, E.U., Lee, W.C., Tan, S.Y., (2020), Big data analytics adoption in Malaysia warehousing industry, Proceedings of the 32nd International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2018 - Vision 2020: Sustainable Economic Development and Application of Innovation Management from Regional expansion to Global Growth, 2018, pp. 2349-2365 

4.   Choon J.W.K., Olugu, E.U, and Zulkoffli Z. (2018), Remodelling the process flow of metal Division assembly line, Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on Industrial    Engineering and Operations Management in Bandung, Indonesia during March 6-8, 2018. 

5.    Bung, W.K, Olugu, E.U, and Zulkoffli Z. (2018), Redesigning of Lamp Production Assembly Line, Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on Industrial    Engineering and Operations Management in Bandung, Indonesia during March 6-8, 2018. 

6. Shekarian E, Olugu E.U, Abdul-Rashid S.H, (2016), Analysing optimization techniques in inventory models: the case of economic order quantity problems, Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Conference, Kuala Lumpur, March 8-10, 

7.  Sujit Singh, Olugu E.U, Musa SN (2015), Development of sustainable manufacturing performance evaluation expert system for small and medium enterprises, 13th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM), Ho Chi Minh City / Binh Duong, Vietnam on 16th - 18th September, 2015 

8.  Kuo D., Olugu E.U, Dawal MS (2015), Investigation of Factors Affecting Safety of Processes in the Malaysian Oil and Gas Industry, 4th International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Johor Bahru, Malaysia on 20 – 22 September 2015. 

9.   Ata’Allah RA, Olugu E.U, AbdulRashid SH (2015), A review on reverse logistics processes with respect to carbon footprint & waste management, 2nd International Conference on Waste Management and Environment (ICWME), Kuala Lumpur , 20 – 22 August 2015. 

10.   Masoumi, S.M, Abdul-Rashid, S.M.,Olugu, E.U, R.A.R.Ghazilla (2014), A Strategic Approach to Develop Green Supply Chains, 12th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing Emerging Potential,22nd - 24th September 2014 Johor Bahru, Malaysia. (Scopus indexed) 

11.  Singh, S., Olugu, E.U, (2013), Sustainable Supply Chain Performance Measurement: Metrics And Models,17th International conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications and Practices (IJIE 2013), 06th October 2013, Busan, Korea  

12.   Ghazilla R.A.R, N.Sakundarini, S.H.Abdul-Rashid,N.S.Ayub, E.Olugu,S. N.Musa Drivers and Barriers Analysis for Green Manufacturing Practices in Malaysian SMEs : A Preliminary Finding, 12th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing Emerging Potential,22nd - 24th September 2014 Johor Bahru, Malaysia. (Scopus indexed) 

13. Masoumi, S.M, Abdul-Rashid, S.M.,Olugu, E.U,(2014,Importance-performance analysis of green strategy adoption within the Malaysian electric and electronic industry, 12th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing Emerging Potential,22nd - 24th September 2014 Johor Bahru, Malaysia . (Scopus indexed) 

14. Masoumi, S.M, Abdul-Rashid, S.M.,Olugu, E.U,Ghazilla, R.A.R., An Integrated Theoretical Framework For Designing Strategic Green Supply Chain, 17th International conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications and Practices (IJIE 2013), 06th October 2013, Busan, Korea (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)  

15. Masoumi, S.M, Abdul-Rashid, S.M.,Olugu, E.U,Ghazilla, R.A.R., Core Issues In Sustainable Supply Chain Management: An Investigation Into The Automotive Industry, 17th International conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications and Practices (IJIE 2013), 06th October 2013 to 09 Oct 2013, Busan, Korea  

16. Fallahpour,A, Olugu,E.U, Musa,S.N,Khezrimotlagh, D and Singh, S (2014), Supplier selection under fuzzy environment: A hybrid model using KAM in DEA,12th international conference on Data Envelopment Analysis, Kuala Lumpur, April 15-17, 2014.  

17. Singh,S.,Olugu, E.U., Musa, S.N.,(2014), Proposition of key performance measures for sustainable manufacturing in SMEs, National Conclave- cum Conference (MSMEC2-2014) on "Sustainable Supply Chain Capabilities of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Influences, practices, training needs and employment opportunities", 10th May 2014, India  

18. Olugu, E.U. and Wong, K.Y. (2011),“Validation of performance measures for automobile green supply chain performance measurement’ Proceeding of  the 16th IBIMA Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 29-30 June 2011. (ISI indexed) 

19. Olugu E.U, Wong K.Y and Awaludin M.S, A Two-in-One Model for Evaluating the Performance of Automotive Close-loop Supply Chain, 3rd International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Malaysia, 9-11 Dec, 2009. 

20. Olugu E.U, Wong K.Y and Awaludin M.S, A Conceptual Framework for Green Supply Chain Performance Measurement, 13th IBIMA Knowledge Management and Innovation in Advancing Economies: Analyses & Solutions, Marrakech-Morrocco, 9-10 Nov, 2009, pp. 40-50 

21. Olugu E.U, Wong K.Y and Awaludin M.S, Proposed Performance Measurement Areas for an Automobile Green Supply Chain, Knowledge Management and Innovation in Advancing Economies: Analyses & Solutions, Marrakech- Morrocco, 9-12th November, 2009, pp.130-138 

22. Olugu E.U, Wong K.Y and Awaludin M.S (2009), Key Success Areas for The Automobile Green Supply Chain Management, 3rd International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Malaysia, 9-11 Dec, 2009 

23. Olugu Ezuatah Udoncy and Wong Kuan Yew, Supply Chain Performance Measurement with Fuzzy Logic: Current Research and Future Directions, Proceedings of 2008 Student Conference on Research and Development (SCOReD 2008), 26-27 Nov. 2008, Johor, Malaysia 

24. Olugu E.U, Wong K.Y and Awaludin M.S , Investigation of the Extent of Reverse Logistics Management in Malaysian Automotive Industries, 15th International Symposium on Logistics, July 2010, Kuala Lumpur. 

25. Olugu Ezutah and Wong Kuan Yew, Simulation Study of Lens Manufacturing Process Flow, Asian Simulation and Modelling Symposium, May 2008, Kuala Lumpur. 

26. Olugu Ezutah and Wong Kuan Yew, Application of Discrete Event Simulation in Small and Medium Scale Industries, International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering; April 2008, Johor Bahru 

 

  • "Big data analytics adoption in Malaysia warehousing industry, Proceedings of the 32nd International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2018 - Vision 2020: Sustainable Economic Development and Application of Innovation Management from Regional expansion to Global Growth pp. 2349-2365"
  • "Redesigning of lamp production assembly line, Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management 2018-March, pp. 3439-3457"
  • "Remodelling the process flow of metal division assembly line, Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management 2018-March, pp. 3425-3438"
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Awards and Recognitions

  1. 2020 Best FYP Student Supervisor (Mechanical Engineering Department).
  2. 2.IEOM 2016 Conference Best Track Paper award at the Sixth International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 8-10, 2016
  3. "2015 - Intellectual Property - An Expert System for Performance Assessment and Strategy Selection for Sustainable Manufacturing in Manufacturing SMEs (O/R: 2015/CR/Z1.01/OP) "
  4. 2014 - Best Paper award at National Conclave cum Conference on Sustainable supply chain capabilities of micro, small and medium enterprises: Influences, practices, training needs and employment opportunities at Doon University, India.
  5. 2011, Gold Medal, 22nd International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX), Malaysia,.
  6. 2011, Best Invention Award, Awarded by Taiwan Invention Product Promotion Association (TIPPA), 6. 2011, 22nd International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX), Malaysia, 2011.
  7. 2010 Silver Medal, 12th Industrial Art & Technology Exhibition (INATEX), Malaysia, 2010.