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Dr Daniel Eyers

Dr Daniel Eyers

Senior 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


** Coronavirus update: I will be working from home until further notice.  Please contact me by telephone or email. ** 

My research explores the implications of advanced manufacturing and information technologies for modern Operations Management. As a Chartered Engineer with commercial experience in a range of specialist manufacturing industries, I am keen to integrate both research and practise into my teaching and supervision activities. I have lectured on a variety of Operations Management topics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and am a supervisor to MSc, MBA, and PhD students on a range of Operations and Supply Chain Management themes.

I am a member of the Logistics and Operations Management Section, and the Logistics Systems Dynamic Group. I am 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

I am a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner

Professional memberships

  • Production and Operations Management Society
  • European Operations Management Association
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology

Academic positions

2019 - present: Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University
2011 - 2019, Lecturer, Cardiff University
2008 - 2011, Research Associate, Cardiff University

Committees and reviewing

External roles

2019 - External Examiner, Sheffield Hallam University
2019 - External Examiner, Heriot-Watt University
2013 – 2019 Professional Registration Advisor, Institution of Engineering & Technology
2013 – 2019 Wales South East Committee Member, Institution of Engineering & Technology

Editorial Board Membership

  • International Journal of Collaborative Engineering
  • International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science
  • Poslovna Izvrsnost / Business Excellence


I regularly review for a range of journals including:

  • Elsevier: Additive Manufacturing Journal; Operations Research Perspectives; Resources, Conservation, and Recycling.
  • Emerald: Rapid Prototyping Journal; International Journal of Production Economics; International Journal of Logistics Management; International Journal of Quality Service Systems; International Journal of Operations and Production Management; Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
  • SAGE: Proceedings of IMECHE Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture.
  • Taylor & Francis: Production Planning & Control; Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering; International Journal of Production Research.

 I also serve as a reviewer for several international conferences.

















Teaching commitments 2020/2021

  • BS2002 Project Management (Module Leader, Lecturer)
  • BST829 Operations Strategy (Module Leader, Lecturer)
  • BST847 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
  • Strategic Operations Management
  • Management of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (particularly Additive Manufacturing)
  • Flexible and reconfigurable manufacturing systems
  • Change management within Operations Management
  • Methodological challenges in Operations Management research

External Research Funding

  • Syntetos, A. A. and Eyers, D. R. 2020. Cardiff University Centre for Redesign, Repair, Remanufacture, and Reuse. £488,040 project funded by Welsh Government.
  • Kumar, M., Eyers, D. R., and Lethbridge, S. 2019. Knowledge Transfer Partnership.  £159,801  two year project funded by Innovate UK, Welsh Government, and WJEC CBAC Limited. 
  • Eyers, D. R. and Soroka, A. J. 2017. Knowledge Transfer Partnership. £134,080 two year project funded by Innovate UK, Welsh Government, 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

I welcome email correspondence from prospective students in advance of their application. 

Current supervision

Shupeng Huang

Research student

Past projects

I have supervised over 75 postgraduate MSc / MBA dissertations during my employment at Cardiff University.