Dr Aristides Matopoulos

Aristides Matopoulos
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The Aston Lab for Intelligent Collectives Engineering
Aston University
B4 7ET
Birmingham
United Kingdom

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General

Aristides joined Aston University as a Lecturer in August 2011 and is currently a Reader in Supply Chain Design & Logistics Systems, member of the Aston Logistics & Systems Institute and a Visiting Professor at the University of Lille 2, in France. 

His research focuses on how to assess the present—   and especially the future— logistics and supply chain capabilities; how to design the supply chain based on strategic and logistical assessments. He is particularly interested in the concepts of “Design for Supply Chain/Logistics” and “Three Dimensional Concurrent Engineering” (3DCE).

He has been involved in several research (FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020, ERDF) and consulting projects as a freelance consultant particularly in manufacturing, food, healthcare and humanitarian sectors. He is also a regular invited speaker at international business conferences.

At Aston University he led the development of the Supply Chain Readiness Level Tool to assess the maturity and the capabilities of manufacturing supply chains. His research has appeared in the major Supply Chain Management/Logistics outlets. He has been involved in several research and consulting projects as a freelance consultant and as an external evaluator where he has reviewed proposals for the French National Research Agency (ANR) and for the prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs (Government of Canada). 

In the DISCUS project (funded by the Advanced Propulsion Centre, Innovate UK) he looked into Drivetrain Integration, Supply Chain Upscaling and Streamlining in the Electric vehicle sector. In the NextNext (EU funded) project he is exploring the identification of trends and scenarios for future supply chains. He recently received funding (£1m.) from the European Regional Development Fund to help companies in the food and other manufacturing sectors to assess and rebuild the capabilities of their supply chains, delivering the maximum UK content, and to grow.

In 2019 he was appointed a Royal Society Short Industry Fellow to collaborate with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) a world-class technical innovation, engineering and specialist low volume manufacturing services provider in developing group’s supply chain strategy and the changes required to futureproof the business. 

Aristides’ industrial research collaborators include Jaguar Land Rover, Saietta Group, MCT Reman, Microcab, Goodfloo, Marks & Spencer, AB Vassilopoulos, and many small and medium size companies. 

 

 

Research interests

  • Supply Chain & Logistics Systems Design
  • Supply Chain Readiness Levels and Capability Assessment
  • Resource Efficient, Biomass Supply Chains & Life Cycle Assessment
  • Supplier-Buyer Relationships  
  • Main sectors of interest: Manufacturing, Retail, Food, Humanitarian

Teaching Activity

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management (BSc)
  • Contemporary Issues in Supply Chains (BSc)
  • Logistics and Transportation (MSc)
  • Supply Management (MSc)

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, 2013.
  • Post-doc in Innovation in the Food Chain, Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Greece, 2011.
  • PhD in Supply Chain Management & E-business, Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Greece, 2006
  • MSc in Food Industry Management & Marketing, Imperial College, University of London, 2002
  • BSc in Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2000

Employment

  • 2018-date: Reader, Aston University
  • 2015-2018: Senior Lecturer, Aston University
  • 2011- 2015: Lecturer, Aston University
  • 2007 – 2011: Adjunct Lecturer,  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Macedonia and City College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield
  • 2006-2009: Researcher in the FP6 European Project “e-Trust”, University of Macedonia.
  • 2004-2007: Scientific Associate and Trainer, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
  • Member of the European Association of Operations Management

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  1. International Journal of Logistics (Journal)

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  2. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management (Journal)

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