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Professor Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues

Professor Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues

Professor in Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Cardiff Business School

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

Overview

Vasco is a Professor in Sustainable Supply Chain Management, and acts as Programme Director of the Ocado's Operational Excellence in Supply Chain Management and Logistics Executive Education Course and MSc Sustainable Supply Chain Management, and holds several external leadership roles - Chair of the Logistics Research Network, editorial board member of Resources Conservation & Recycling, External Examiner of Supply Chain Management & Logistics modules of the Universities of Derby and Middlesex.

Vasco contributes actively to leading organisations within the UK retail, food/drinks and European logistics sectors through the wide range of knowledge-transfer and applied-research activities he leads. Vasco also publishes actively in principal international academic journals, leads applied-research projects, generates funding  proposals, and secures funding with strong support from his industry collaborators. The bulk of Vasco's 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 and contributed to the UK Research Excellence Framework Cardiff University's submission with one 4* and 13 3* publications.

Currently, Vasco acts as principal investigator or co-leader of several applied research projects, including CO-Growth, Giro Zero, a range of projects funded by Ocado and the annual innovation Lean Effectiveness Green Operations (iLEGO) workshop. Since 2018 Vasco has secured a total of £3.2 million from WEFO, Welsh Government, Innovate UK and the Engineering Physical Science Research Council and the UK Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy for running these projects.

In the last five years, Vasco arranged and led 60 live projects for dissertation students in companies such as Ocado, P&G, Yusen Logistics and DHL. Many of these live projects has a particular focus on pharmaceutical supply chain and logistics in companies such as GSK and AstraZeneca. He is also the supervisor of six PhD students, one of whom is about to successful completed her PhD and another two due to complete in 2021.

Vasco collaborates with external academics from British and international Universities, such as UniAndes (Colombia), UNCuyo (Argentina), UDD (Chile), Portland State University, Worcester Politechnic Institute (USA), Cranfield, Aston and Strathclyde (UK).

Biography

Employment history

  • 2021 - Professor in Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Cardiff University
  • 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

Publications

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2010

2009

  • Sanchez Rodrigues, V. A., Cowburn, J., Potter, A. T., Naim, M. M. and Whiteing, A. 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., Potter, A. T., Naim, M. M., Schoeman, C. and Greeff, S. 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., Cowburn, J., Potter, A. T. and Naim, M. M. 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

  • Sanchez Rodrigues, V. A., Stantchev, D., Potter, A. T., Naim, M. M. and Whiteing, A. 2007. Establishing a transport operation focussed uncertainty model for the supply chain. Presented at: 14th Euroma Conference, Ankara, Turkey, 17-20 Jun 2007 Presented at Acur, N., Erkip, N. K. and Günes, E. D. eds.14th Euroma Conference: managing operations in expanding Europe. EurOMA Conference Proceedings Ankara: Bilkent University pp. 424-425.

2006

Teaching

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
  • Zero carbon 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

Supervision

I am interested in PhD supervision in the below topical research questions.

1) How can circular economy models enhance the sustainable performance of supply chains?

2) How can sharing-economy models enable productivity, environmental performance and resilience of medium, small and micro enterprises?

3) How can retail supply chains be better prepared and more responsive to black swam events such as COVID-19?

4) How can a food supply chain be designed and run for the purpose of minimising and mitigating the direct economic, environmental and social impacts of food waste?

5) How can carbon footprint be measured and minimised in logistics networks across road, rail and water transport modes?

I am also very keen to supervise PhD students that focus on areas such as sustainability in the context of supply chains and logistics, horizontal supply chain collaboration, circular economy and suppy chain risk management.