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Luciano Batista


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    Before starting his academic career, Luciano developed large industrial experience by working in the ICT sector for eleven years. During this period, he worked as systems analyst, outsourcing manager, information manager and CIO (Chief Information Officer) for large corporations in Brazil and the USA. Luciano's PhD research focused upon the applicability of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems and strategies in the government context. Since then, his research included other key areas of the value chain such as Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. At Aston, Luciano's research focuses mainly on sustainability aspects of operations, logistics and supply chains, with particular emphasis on exploring the interface between the circular economy and the digital economy. Luciano has published and presented his work in major international conferences in Europe, USA, Brazil and China. He has also published his research in high-ranked academic journals, among them the International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning & Control, and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. He is regular reviewer for these journals and also acts as Editorial Board Member for the journals International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience and International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. He is also a board member of the CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) LRN (Logistics Research Network) Forum. Luciano also acted as External Examiner for the Management Programme at the University of Exeter and is currently engaged as External Supervisor of research projects in the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), Warwick University. He was also Member of the Scientific Committee for several EurOMA Conferences.

    Research Interests

    - Sustainable supply chain and operations management

    - Circular economy business model ecosystems

    - Digital technology applications on sustainable operations and supply chains

    - Competitive sustainability

    PhD Supervision

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

    - Sustainable operations and supply chains

    - Circular economy

    - Role of digital technologies in sustainable production and consumption systems

    - Organisational competitiveness based on sustainability strategies


    Contact Details

    Phone: 01212043679 
    Email address:
    Room number: ABS253

    Scholarship and fellowship

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

    Education/Academic qualification


    Award Date: 25 Aug 2005

    External positions

    Academic Supervisor MSc Projects

    2017 → …

    External Examiner for the Business Management Programme



    • AS Academies and learned societies (General)
    • HD28 Management. Industrial Management

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    Research Output

    Reverse logistics and the sectoral agreement of packaging industry in Brazil towards a transition to circular economy

    Guarnieri, P., Streit, J. & Batista, L., 1 Feb 2020, In : Resources, conservation and recycling. 153, 104541.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Business models in the circular economy and the enabling role of supply chains

    Batista, L., Bourlakis, M., Smart, P. & Maull, R., 2019, Operations Management and Sustainability: New Research Perspectives. de Boer, L. & Andersen, P. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 105-134

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • From linear to circular manufacturing business models

    Garza-Reyes, J. A., Kumar, V., Batista, L., Cherrafi, A. & Rocha-Lona, L., 15 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. 30, 3, p. 554-560 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  • Green and lean: a Gemba–Kaizen model for sustainability enhancement.

    Cherrafi, A., Elfezazi, S., Hurley, B., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Kumar, V. & Batista, L., 10 May 2019, In : Production Planning and Control. 30, 5-6, p. 385-399 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Green operations: what’s the role of supply chain flexibility?

    Liu, Y., Zhang, Y., Batista, L. & Rong, K., 1 Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Production Economics. 214, p. 30-43 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

    Harry Boer Highly Commended Paper Award at EurOMA Conference

    Luciano Batista (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)