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Dr Daniel Eyers

Dr Daniel Eyers

Lecturer in Manufacturing Systems Management

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 4516
B07, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Available for postgraduate supervision

Daniel's research explores the implications of advanced manufacturing and information technologies for modern Operations Management, particularly in terms of low volume and customized manufacturing.

As a Chartered Engineer with commercial experience in a range of specialist manufacturing industries, Daniel is keen to integrate both research and practise into his teaching and supervision activities. He has lectured on a variety of Operations Management topics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is a supervisor to MSc and MBA students on a range of Operations and Supply Chain Management themes.

Daniel is a member of the Logistics and Operations Management Section, and the Logistics Systems Dynamic Group. He is a Committee Member of the South East Wales section of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and is a frequent reviewer for journals and international conferences in the areas of manufacturing and operations management.


  • FHEA, Higher Education Academy
  • CEng, Engineering Council (UK)
  • PhD Business Management, Cardiff University
  • MPhil Mechanical Engineering, Cardiff University
  • MSc Social Science Research Methods, Distinction, Cardiff University
  • BEng Computer Systems Engineering, First Class Honours, Cardiff University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, Cardiff University

Daniel is a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner

Honours and awards

Professional memberships

  • Cardiff Business School Research Ethics Committee
  • European Operations Management Association
  • Institute of Engineering and Technology














Teaching commitments

  • BST829 MSc Operations Strategy (Module Leader, Lecturer)
  • BST847 MSc Research Skills & Methods (Module Leader, Lectuer)
  • BST848 MSc Logistics and Operations Management Dissertation (Module Leader)
  • BST849 MSc Sustainable Supply Chain Management Dissertation (Module Leader)
  • BST850 MSc Maritime Policy and Shipping Management Dissertation (Module Leader)

I also supervise MSc and MBA students in the preparation of their individual research projects and dissertations.

Primary research interests

  • Manufacturing Systems Management
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Management of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (particularly Additive Manufacturing)
  • Flexible and reconfigurable manufacturing systems
  • Change management within Operations Management
  • Methodological challenges in Operations Management research

Research Funding

  • Eyers, D. R. and Soroka, A. J. 2017. Knowledge Transfer Partnership. £134,080 two year project funded by Technology Strategy Board, Welsh Assembly, and Shine Food Machinery Limited. 
  • Eyers, D. R. 2017. ESRC Impact Acceleration Innovation Fellowship. £5,821. Three month project funded by Economic and Social Research Council. 
  • Eyers, D. R. and Disney, S. M. 2012. Knowledge Transfer Partnership. £123,211 two year project funded by Technology Strategy Board, Welsh Assembly, and Reid Lifting Limited. 
  • Eyers, D. R. and Spiegler, V. L. M. 2012. £1,000. “Understanding Complex Systems: A one day conference bridging the gap between Engineering & Business Systems Research”. Small conference funded  by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

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

  • Applied Operations Management
  • Manufacturing Systems and Manufacturing Management
  • Applications of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Servitization