Oscar Rodriguez-Espindola


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Oscar Rodríguez-Espíndola is a senior lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Aston University and a member of the Aston CRISIS centre. He has published in the area of humanitarian logistics in a range of high-quality journals. For more information, please visit the ResearchGate Profile

Research Interests

His research is focused on Supply Chain Management, Operational Research, Humanitarian logistics and Project Management. His expertise includes de use of optimisation models, simulation and geographical information systems for the analysis of the supply chain and the development of tools to support logistics decisions


  • PhD, Aston University, 2015. Subject: Operations and Information Management. Thesis title: A multi-organisational approach for disaster preparedness and response: The use of optimisation and GIS for facility location, stock pre-positioning, resource allocation and relief distribution.
  • MSc, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, 2011. Subject: Transportation Engineering. Thesis title: Metodología para la ubicación de albergues, centros de distribución y determinación de la política de abastecimiento inicial en inundaciones en México
  • BSc, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, 2008. Subject: Mechanical Engineering.

Teaching Activity

Undergraduate modules

  • Principles of Operations Management (BN1157)
  • Simulation (BN3324)
  • Effective project Delivery (BN3385)

PhD Supervision

  • Ms. Asma Jdaitawi - Analysis of the role of social media in promoting resilience in post-disaster recovery

Oscar is interested in supervising projects related to disaster management, sustainable supply chains and use of operational research in supply chain management

Media Contributions

Deay, P. and O. Rodríguez-Espíndola (2019) Mexico is being held to ransom by oil thieves and systemic corruption. The Conversation UK

Contact Details

Phone:+44(0)121 204 3558
Emailo.rodriguez-espindola@aston.ac.uk                        Room: ABS265

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert

Jan 2017Oct 2017


1 Oct 201227 Sep 2015


1 Sep 200931 Aug 2011


1 Sep 200331 Aug 2008

External positions

Warehouse Supervisor

Oct 2011Jan 2012

Research assisstant

17 Aug 20091 Sep 2011


  • HD61 Risk Management
  • Disaster Management
  • Supply chain management
  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • Logistics
  • Humanitarian
  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Operational Research

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 8 Conference contribution
  • 5 Article
  • 3 Paper
  • 1 Special issue

Achieving Agility in Evacuation Operations: An Evidence-Based Framework

Rodríguez-Espíndola, O., Despoudi, S., Albores, P. & Sivarajah, U., 26 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Production Planning and Control.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Non-governmental organizations
Social media

If Blockchain is the answer what is the question?

Chowdhury, S., Rodríguez-Espíndola, O., Beltagui, A. & Mackenzie, L., 19 Jun 2019, EUROMA 2019.

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

Open Access
Supply chains

Understanding Value of Social Media in Supply Chain Management

Chowdhury, S., Rodríguez-Espíndola, O., Uren, V. S., Albores, P. & Dey, P. K., 19 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the 26 th EurOMA Conference. Helsinki, Finland, 10 p.

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

Open Access
Supply chain management
Social media
Global supply chain
Value capture
Decision making