The Sheffield University Management School (SUMS) mission is focused on sustainability and social responsibility. Research undertaken at Sheffield University Management School makes a contribution to both society and the economy. We work with partners at local, national and international levels to provide a positive impact on the world. The thriving research culture is driven through our research centres which generate and support grant application and capture; they help to stimulate research by providing a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research and the development of new projects. Sheffield University Management School (SUMS) is ranked among the top 1% of business schools globally, holding the prestigious Triple Crown accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). The Management school faculty boasts over 100 academic staffs within an upgraded eco-infrastructure with expertise in transport research across collaborative divisions. Closely linked to this project is the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre, which is an international research centre that focusses on research, development and application of leading edge multi-disciplinary work which impacts on logistics and supply chain management nationally and internationally.
We work with various stakeholders including academics, industrialists, businesses and policy makers on R&D, knowledge exchange, consultancy, executive education and training on these important areas.
Dr Andrea Genovese, Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Director of Research and Impact for the Operations Management and Decision Sciences Division will coordinate the network and lead the node. He has leading expertise in sustainable supply chain management, with particular emphasis on the development of Decision Support Systems. Dr. Genovese is currently supervising a number of early stage researchers in the area of decision support for logistics and supply chain management.
Dr. Erica Ballantyne, Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management with specific expertise on transport systems within urban spaces will be providing technical expertise and supervision for the project, by leading WP1.
Dr. Antonino Sgalambro, Lecturer in Operations Research and Supply Chain Management, with world class expertise in optimization algorithms and mathematical programming applied to Logistics and Supply Chain Management, leads the WP2 on Decision Support Tools.
Dr. Mike Simpson, Senior Lecturer in Operations Management will provide additional input and advice to the project.
Patrizia Baldi, Project Administrator (SUMS) has worked in Project Management in the Higher Education field for many years and comes with strong experience of bringing diverse groups together into collaborative working environments. She will be responsible for the project coordination within the management school providing administrative oversight and structure to the project implementation.