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Professor Stephen Disney

Professor Stephen Disney

Professor of Operations Management

Cardiff Business School

Email:
disneysm@cardiff.ac.uk
Location:
Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Media commentator

Professor Stephen Disney no longer works for Cardiff University. His current contact details can be found on www.bullwhip.co.uk.

Speaking engagements

  • Research Seminar entitled “Three means of smoothing under cyclical production planning”, Faculty of Economics and Business, KU Leuven, Belgium, June 2017.
  • Invited Speech entitled “The dynamic behaviour of supply chains: the bullwhip effect” at The Public Uni, Cardiff, Feb 2017.
  • Invited Speech entitled “The bullwhip effect in supply chains”, at the Risk, resilience and robustness of dynamic supply networks: Bridging mathematical models and practice annual conference, Edinburgh, Jan 2017.
  • Plenary Speech entitled “The bullwhip effect in supply chains”, at Stochmod: The EURO Working Group on Stochastic Modelling, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, July 2016.
  • Seminar on stochastic lead-times and inventory management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, April 2016.
  • Seminar on the bullwhip problem and stochastic lead times, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, March 2016.
  • Seminar on the bullwhip effect, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA, January 2016.
  • Seminar on the bullwhip problem and stochastic lead times, Anderson School of Business,  University of California Los Angeles, October 2015.
  • Supply Chain Management lectures for the NATCOR Stochastic Modelling course, Lancaster University, March 2015.
  • Seminar on “Solving the bullwhip problem once and for all” to Said Business School, Oxford University, January 2015.
  • Christmas Lecture on Supply Chain Dynamics to the South Wales Operational Research Discussion Group (SWORDS), Cardiff University, December 2014.
  • Seminar to the Logistics and Supply Chain Forum run by Richmond Events, Whittlebury Hall, UK, March 2014.

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  • Towill, D. R., Disney, S. M. and Childerhouse, P. 1999. The seamless supply chain: fact or fantasy. Presented at: 15th International Conference on Production Research (ICPR-15), Limerick, Ireland, 9-12 August 1999 Presented at Hillery, M. T. and Lewis, H. J. eds.ICPR-15 Manufacturing for a Global Market: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference of the International Foundation for Production Research. Limerick: University of Limerick, Department of Manufacturing and Operations Engineering pp. 647-650.
  • Disney, S. M., Naim, M. M. and Towill, D. R. 1999. A decision support system for evaluation of European logistics outsourcing. Presented at: 15th International Conference on Production Research (ICPR-15), Limerick, Ireland, 9-12 August 1999 Presented at Hillery, M. T. and Lewis, H. J. eds.ICPR-15 Manufacturing for a Global Market: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference of the International Foundation for Production Research. Limerick: University of Limerick, Department of Manufacturing and Operations Engineering pp. 625-628.
  • Disney, S. M., Naim, M. M. and Towill, D. R. 1999. Improving the effectiveness of supply chains. Presented at: 15th International Conference on Production Research (ICPR-15), Limerick, Ireland, 9-12 August 1999 Presented at Hillery, M. T. and Lewis, H. J. eds.ICPR-15 Manufacturing for a Global Market: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference of the International Foundation for Production Research. Limerick: University of Limerick, Department of Manufacturing and Operations Engineering pp. 637-640.
  • Childerhouse, P., Disney, S. M. and Naim, M. M. 1999. A quick scan method for supply chain diagnostic. Presented at: 4th International Symposium on Logistics, Florence, Italy, 11-14 July 1999 Presented at Muffatto, M. and Pawar, K. eds.Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Logistics: Logistics in the Information Age, Florence, Italy, 11-14 July 1999. Padova: SGE pp. 761-775.
  • Disney, S. M. and Naim, M. M. 1999. Improving supply chain efficiency. Presented at: Creating Value with Supply Chain Management - Third Annual Conference of the Tulane Consortium for Supply Chain Management, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA, 26-27 March 1999.
  • Disney, S. M. 1999. The Quick Scan method for supply chain diagnostics. Presented at: Creating Value with Supply Chain Management - Third Annual Conference of the Tulane Consortium for Supply Chain Management, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA, 26-27 March 1999.
  • Hammant, J.et al. 1999. Modelling the consequences of a strategic supply chain initiative of an automotive aftermarket operation. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management 29(9), pp. 535-551. (10.1108/09600039910287501)
  • Towill, D. R., Disney, S. M. and Childerhouse, P. 1999. Diffusion dynamics of supply chain management. Presented at: 6th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Venice, Italy, 7-8 June 1999 Presented at Bartezzaghi, E. ed.Managing Operations Networks: Proceedings of the 6th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Venice, Italy, 7-8 June 1999. Padova, Italy: Servizi Grafici Editoriali pp. 321-328.

1998

  • Disney, S. M., Naim, M. M. and Towill, D. R. 1998. Genetic algorithm based optimisation of a class of inventory control systems. Presented at: 10th International Working Seminar of Production Economics, Igls, Austria, 16-20 February 1998 Presented at Grubbström, R. W. ed.Pre-prints : Tenth International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Vol. 3. Innsbruck: Kongresszentrum IGLS pp. 191-204.

1997

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Bullwhip effect
  • Supply chain dynamics
  • Production planning and inventory control
  • Forecasting
  • Global dual sourcing

Past projects

  • Second-supervisor for Nicole Ayiomamitou - Improving forecasting capabilities in the 3PL Industry (awarded 2017)
  • First-supervisor for Carl Philip Hedenstierna - Staggered deliveries in production and inventory control (awarded 2016)
  • First-supervisor for Qin Li - A systems dynamics perspective of forecasting in supply chains (awarded 2015)
  • Second-supervisor for Virginia Marques - Designing supply chains resilient to non-linear system dynamics (awarded 2014)
  • First-supervisor for Pairach Piboonrungroj - Supply chain collaboration: Impacts and mediation on firm performance (awarded 2013)
  • First-supervisor for Po-Ngarm Ratanachote - Distribution network dynamics with correlated demands (awarded 2011)
  • Second-supervisor for Jon Gosling - Flexibility strategies for engineer-to-order construction supply chains (awarded 2011)
  • First-supervisor for Ben Worrel - Design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a total productive maintenance system on a toroidal core manufacturing line (awarded 2011)
  • Second-supervisor for Vinaya Shakla - Rogue seasonality detection in supply chains (awarded 2010)
  • First-supervisor for Noorfa Hazlinna Mustaffa - Integrating inventory and transport optimization in multi-retailer supply chains (awarded 2009)
  • Third-supervisor for Ralph Barker - Waste assessment and application of improvement techniques in UK private house building supply chains (awarded 2006)
  • Thrid-supervisor for Andrew Potter - The impact of supply chain dynamics on transport (awarded 2005)
  • First-supervisor for Taka Hosoda - The principles governing the dynamics of supply chains (awarded 2005)
  • Third supervisor for Gilbert Aryee - The impact of technology and organizational maturity on supply chain integration performance: A UK perspective (awarded 2005).