Oscar Rodriguez-Espindola


Oscar Rodriguez-Espindola

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Oscar Rodríguez-Espíndola is a 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

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