Logistics Systems Dynamics Group

The Logistics Systems Dynamics Group (LSDG) is a collaborative and collegial team interested in understanding the dynamic behaviour of logistical, or supply chain, business systems.

We bring together control theory, good operations management and industrial engineering practice, business process engineering and system dynamics simulation to form an integrated approach to logistics systems dynamics problem solving. We produce high quality and influential research within the Public Value ethos of Cardiff Business School, such as EPSRC research on remanufacturing systems and sustainable supply chain management. Our research on the dynamic behaviour of organisations has a positive impact on our members and collaborators. We add value to the careers of our members, enhance the research reputation of the University, and improve the performance of our collaborators.

The group was established by Professor Denis Towill, a long-serving and distinguished Cardiff University academic. He made a significant contribution to the Business School and the wider University across 50 years and will be remembered for his personal and professional achievements. Professor Towill passed away in August 2015.

In July 2017 we held our first Alumni Conference. Dr Peter McCullen from Brighton University, a long term collaborator with the LSDG, gave The Denis Towill Memorial Lecture, more details can be found on Peter's Blog.

Logistics Systems Dynamics Group alumni conference
Logistics Systems Dynamics Group alumni conference.

Collaborative research

Academics from the LSDG also participate in Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE)

Selected publications

Some of the projects currently being worked on by members of this group:

Yeo Valley research project

Cardiff Business School has partnered with Yeo Valley, the largest organic dairy producer in the UK, on a project to streamline the company’s forecasting, planning and replenishment systems.

Find out more about the project.

Resilient Remanufacturing Networks: Forecasting, Informatics and Holons

  • 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2018
  • Sponsored by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Led by Professor Aris Syntetos with Professor Mohamed Naim, Dr Ying Liu (Cardiff School of Engineering)
  • Award type: Research

To develop and apply a novel inventory control decision support system for closed loop supply chains found in the remanufacturing environment

  • 15 February 2016 to 14 February 2018
  • Sponsored by Technology Board, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Qioptiq Ltd
  • Led by Professor Aris Syntetos
  • Award type: Knowledge Transfer Partnership

To combine advanced supply chain and 3D Printing solutions

  • 13 January 2016 to 31 January 2018
  • Sponsored by Technology Board, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Panalpina World Transport Ltd
  • Led by Professor Aris Syntetos
  • Award type: Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Engaged Manufacturing

  • 1 January 2016 to 31 January 2017
  • Sponsored by Cardiff Business School
  • Led by Dr Andrew Potter with Dr Daniel Eyers, Dr Jonathan Gosling, Dr Laura Purvis and Dr Michael Ryan
  • Award type: Research

Co-ordinator

Stephen Disney

Professor Stephen Disney

Professor of Operations Management

Email:
disneysm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6310

Academic staff

Wessam M.T. Abouarghoub

Dr Wessam M.T. Abouarghoub

Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management

Email:
abouarghoubw@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5852
Emrah Demir

Dr Emrah Demir

Senior Lecturer in Management Science,Panalpina Associate Professor of Manufacturing and Logistics

Email:
demire@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0971

Dr Daniel Eyers

Lecturer in Manufacturing Systems Management

Email:
eyersdr@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4516
Thanos Goltsos

Thanos Goltsos

Research Associate (EPSRC, Innovate UK, QIOPTIQ Ltd.)

Email:
goltsosa@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 9325
Jonathan Gosling

Dr Jonathan Gosling

Reader in Supply Chain Management, Deputy Head of Section for Innovation and Research

Email:
goslingj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6081

Dr Irina Harris

Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Modelling

Email:
harrisi1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4447
Qinyun Li

Dr Qinyun Li

Lecturer in Supply Chain Dynamics

Email:
liqy@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5485

Dr Jane Lynch

Senior Lecturer in Supplier Management

Email:
lynchj2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6144
Mohamed Naim

Professor Mohamed Naim

Deputy Dean, Professor in Logistics and Operations Management

Email:
naimmm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4635
Borja Ponte Blanco

Dr Borja Ponte Blanco

Research Associate in Operations Management

Email:
ponteblancob1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6641

Dr Andrew T Potter

Director of MSc International Transport,Reader in Transport and Logistics,Deputy Head of Section for Learning and Teaching

Email:
potterat@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5214
Laura Purvis

Dr Laura Purvis

Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management

Email:
purvisl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 9368

Dr Michael Ryan

Project Officer (ASTUTE)

Email:
ryanm6@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5481

Dr Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues

Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management

Email:
sanchezrodriguesva1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5185
Aris Syntetos

Professor Aris A. Syntetos

Chair in Operational Research and Operations Management, The Panalpina Chaired Professor of Manufacturing and Logistics

Email:
syntetosa@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6572
Yingli Wang

Dr Yingli Wang

Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management

Email:
wangy14@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5066
Paul Xun Wang

Dr Xun (Paul) Wang

Lecturer of Operations Management and Management Science

Email:
wangx46@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5845