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Dr Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues

Dr Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues

Reader in Logistics and Operations Management

Cardiff Business School

Email:
sanchezrodriguesva1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5185
Location:
B42, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Available for postgraduate supervision

Vasco is a Reader in Logistics and Operations Management. He is an experienced supply chain and logistics professional contributing to senior practitioners from leading organisations within the UK retail, food/drinks and European logistics sectors through the wide range of knowledge-transfer and applied-research activities Vasco leads. He also publishes actively in principal international academic journals, leads applied-research projects, rigorously generates funding proposals, and secures funding with strong support from his industry collaborators. The bulk of his research is relevant to both local and global supply chains, and topical areas such as sustainability, circular economy, shared economy and risk management. His research is published widely in prime international journals, such as IJOPM, TRA, TRD, TRE and SCM-IJ, among others. In respect of UK Research Effectiveness Framework 2021, Vasco has one 4* and 10 3* publications.

Currently, Vasco holds leadership roles as principal investigator or leader of several projects, including CO-Growth, the Ocado food waste reduction project and the annual innovation Lean Effectiveness Green Operations (iLEGO) workshop. He has recently attracted a total of £1.2 million from WEFO, Welsh Government, Innovate UK and the Engineering Physical Science Research Council.

Vasco's teaching portfolio includes  acting as the Programme Director of MSc Sustainable Supply Chain Management. Throughout his academic career, Vasco has taught modules on logistics, supply chain management and operations management, and also acted as an external examiner of several PhD students in his career. 

In the last two years, he arranged and led live projects for dissertation students in companies such as Ocado, P&G, Yusen Logistics and DHL. He is also the supervisor of four PhD students, one of whom is about to submit her PhD thesis.

Vasco collaborates with external academics from UK Universities, such as Cranfield, Kingston, Heriot-Watt and Westminster, and most recently, as well as, with academics from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Arizona State University from the US, Kedge Business School from France and several universities from South America, such as Los Andes from Bogota,  Universidad de Desarrollo from Chile and Universidad de Cuyo from Argentina.

Employment history

  • 2019 - Reader in Logistics and Operations Management, Cardiff University
  • 2017 - Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management, Cardiff University
  • 2011 - Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management, Cardiff University
  • 2009 - Lecturer in International Logistics, University of Plymouth
  • 2005 - Research Associate in Freight Transport, Cardiff University
  • 2003 - Supply Chain Improvement Projects manager > ERP project manufacturing and logistics team leader > Head of Manufacturing > Manufacturing manager, BIMBO Organisation, Latin America

Professional memberships

Logistics Research Network conference committee member

Academic positions

  • 2017 - Senior lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management, Cardiff University
  • 2011 - Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management, Cardiff University
  • 2009 - Lecturer in International Logistics, University of Plymouth
  • 2005 - Research Associate in Freight Transport, Cardiff University

Speaking engagements

Principal Investigator of the Co-growth (Co-operation for growth) and several Ocado research projects.

Co-leader of the iLEGO (innovation Lean Effectiveness Green Operations) workshop

Committees and reviewing

Programme director of MSc Sustainable Supply Chain Management

2019

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2012

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2010

2009

  • Sanchez Rodrigues, V. A.et al. 2009. Defining ‘extra distance’ as a measure to evaluate road transport performance. Presented at: Global supply chains and inter-firm networks, Istanbul, Turkey, 5 - 8 July 2009 Presented at Pawar, K. S. and Lalwani, C. S. eds.Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Logistics (14th ISL), Istanbul, Turkey, 5-8 July 2009. Nottingham: Centre for Concurrent Enterprise, Nottingham University Business School pp. 680-687.
  • Sanchez Rodrigues, V. A.et al. 2009. Diagnosis of ‘extra distance’ in the South Africa FMCG retail sector. Presented at: 20th International Conference on Production Research, Shanghai, China, 2-6 August 2009Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Production Research, Shanghai, China, 2-6 August 2009. International Foundation for Production Research (IFPR)
  • Sanchez Rodrigues, V. A.et al. 2009. Diagnosis of ‘extra distance’ in the UK FMCG primary transport sector. Presented at: 14th Logistics Research Network, Cardiff, UK, 9-11 Sept 2009Proceedings of the 14th Logistics Research Network, Cardiff, UK, 9-11 September 2009. Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) pp. 856-862.

2008

2007

2006

Programme Director of MSc Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Teaching the MSc International Logistics module currently

PhD supervision research interests

  • Green supply chain management and logistics
  • Horizontal collaboration, coopetition and clustering in logistics operations and supply chains
  • Food waste minimisation and mitigation
  • Supply chain risk and uncertainty management
  • Green and innovation in supply chain and logistics environments

Green supply chain management, green logistics, supply chain risk management, food waste reduction, and horizontal supply chain collaboration and coopetition.