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Since 2001 Dr Andrew Greasley has been a Lecturer in Operations and Technology Management with the Operations and Information Management Department at Aston University. Between 1994 and 2001 he was a Lecturer (promoted to Senior Lecturer/School Reader) within the Derbyshire Business School at the University of Derby. He has also worked for Warwick University as a Teaching Associate and the University of Birmingham as a MBA Distance Learning Tutor as well as institutions in Europe and Africa.

He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management.

He has supervised DBA and PhD students to completion and has been an internal and external DBA and PhD examiner.

He has extensive experience of working with organisations in the public and private sectors in the area of developing discrete-event simulation models in commercial software such as Arena and Simio. Details of his simulation projects can be found in the practitioner book ‘Simulating Business Processes for Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics’ published by DeGruyter in the USA in 2019.

He is interested in supervising PhD students and undertaking consultancy in the public and private sectors in the following areas of application:

  • Simulation models which implement machine learning approaches such as reinforcement learning
  • Simulation models which implement digital twins of processes
  • Simulation models which model aspects of human behaviour
  • Simulation models which model agent-based systems

Research Interests

Discrete-Event Simulation Modeling (Business Process Simulation)

Simulation and Analytics

Simulation and Machine Learning

Business Process Management

Systems Thinking and Modeling

Teaching Activity

BN2210 (UG) Operations Management
BN3318 (UG) Operations Strategy, Systems and Implementation (module leader)
BNM802 (PG) Simulation for Managerial Decision Making (module leader)


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Aston University, 2007
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Higher Education Academy, 2007
Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Derby, 1994

Contact Details

Phone:+44(0)121 204 3110
Email: a.greasley@aston.ac.uk
Room: ABS255

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Research Output 1995 2019

Absolute Essentials of Operations Management

Greasley, A., 19 Nov 2019, Routledge. 128 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Operations management
Process design
Job design
Product design

A study on improving transport efficiency in multi-tier retail supply chains

Venegas Vallejos, M., Matopoulos, A. & Greasley, A., 6 Sep 2019, 2019 Logistics Research Network Annual Conference. p. 12-17

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Law enforcement

A Delphi Study to Develop Graduate Employability in Higher Education

Asiri, A., Bocij, P. & Greasley, A., 6 Sep 2018, Proceedings of 2018 British Academy of Management Conference.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

An assessment of the simulation capabilities of process mining

Greasley, A., 22 Dec 2018, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence (ICBAI).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A simulation analysis of spoke-terminals operating in LTL Hub-and-Spoke freight distribution systems

Author: Assi, A., 6 Jun 2013

Supervisor: Greasley, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Business Administration

Combining an enterprise resource planning system and informality: a study of efficiency and flexibility complmentarity [sic]

Author: Wang, Y., 1 Jul 2014

Supervisor: Greasley, A. (Supervisor) & Albores-Barajas, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Enabling the use of simulation

Author: Greasley, A., Jun 2007

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy



Highly commended award

Andrew Greasley (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2011 2013

  • 2 Consultancy
  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

5th International Conference on Advances in System Simulation

Andrew Greasley (Speaker)
27 Oct 20131 Nov 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

A simulation to assess staffing levels at a police control room. Warwickshire Police

Andrew Greasley (Advisor)

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Warwickshire Police

Andrew Greasley (Visiting lecturer)

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Consultancy services, Warwickshire Police

Andrew Greasley (Advisor)

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy