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Prof Andrew Lyons M.Eng., Ph.D.

Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management Operations and Supply Chain Management


Personal Statement

I am Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management and Head of the Marketing & Operations subject group.

I have expertise in supply chain management and design from research and practice in the automotive, aerospace, consumer goods and food industries. This includes the design and implementation of vendor-managed inventory systems, the design of supply chain performance measurement systems, the development of supply chain strategy for multi-tier, high-variety environments, outsourcing and make/buy evaluations, bullwhip effect mitigation design and supply chain co-ordination planning, the evaluation and extension of sequenced-supply arrangements, supply chain mapping and modelling, the design of collaborative networks and the facilitation of collaborative innovation. My expertise in operations and process engineering management stems from research and practice in a wide range of automotive vehicle assemblers, component manufacturers and materials providers. This includes operations strategy development, the examination of lean and agile practices, technology management, and mass customisation and variety management strategy development

I have led major research and knowledge exchange projects funded by the EPSRC, EC FP7, ERDF, TSB and UK Ministry of Defence. I have published over 60 articles in the areas of operations and supply chain management including Customer-Driven Supply Chains, a book published in 2012. I am visiting professor at the Universities of Valencia and Grenoble, a member of CILT and CIPS, a member of the organising committee for several international conferences, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Logistics: Research & Applications.

Personal Distinctions

  • External Reviewer (ESRC 2016)
  • External Reviewer (Swiss National Science Foundation 2016)
  • External Reviewer (Swiss National Science Foundation 2015)
  • Visiting professor (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia 2017)
  • Visting professor (Universite Grenoble Alpes 2017)
  • Rapporteur (ESRC 2012)
  • Conference Chair (Logistics Research Network 2008)
  • Visiting lecturer (Thammasat University 2003)

Administrative Roles

  • Head of Department, Marketing and Operations

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