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Global Operations and Supply Chain Competitiveness

The GLOPSCO RIG is a research group with the aim of promoting socilisation and networking of research activities and outputs and also multi-disciplinary research activities integrated with enterprise development.

The key research focus of this research group is in global operations and supply chain competitiveness and improvement, but due to the nature of this topic there will be an opportunity of cross-disciplinary approach amongst various fields and disciplines.  The scope of this research group is a contemporary element with significant research and knowledge development that encourages research in practice (action research), and empirical research. These elements may include digital supply chain (digital operation/business), agile and lean supply chain and operation, and service and manufacturing quality supply chain and operations. Operations and Supply Chain Management is a recognised academic discipline with number of different high-ranking journals and conferences. However, our research group will have distinctive approach to this via “Internationalisation” and “Competitiveness” contexts that sometimes the inter-face between these two makes this discipline more interesting. In fact, the inter-face of efficiency, digitalisation, quality, globalisation and three bottom line sustainability (Environmental, Social and Economic) is an augmenting and interesting area for both research and practice. Local, national and international enterprises, social enterprises, manufacturing and service SMEs and their larger counterparts and broader community will find our research activities and publication useful.

Current events:

Webinar -Dr Stephen Anthony

We are pleased to invite you to our ninth GLOPSCO RIG webinar that is about a very important ad controversial topic for managers, academics and professional support staff in HE. We all appreciate the importance of improvement in the practice of HE. This webinar will provide us with some insights about operational excellence in HE that is delivered by Dr Stephen Anthony. Stephen has more than 25 years of experience in consultancy for operational and business excellence and has done his PhD with many publications about operational excellence in HE institutions within last eight years. The topic of Stephen's talk is:

"The nine lessons of operational excellence in higher educational institutions"

Wednesday 19th May 2021 - 14:00-15:00

Please, contact Dr Alireza Shokri for booking a place  by via:


Previous events:

Webinar - Prof Vikas Kumar

The Impact of Industry 4.0’s Technologies on Supply Chains: An Empirical Investigation amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, 16th Nov 2020 14:00-15:00

Webinar - Prof Andrew Thomas

Management 4.0 – an Evolutionary Perspective on Operations Management

Thursday 10th Dec 2020, 15:00-16:00

Webinar - Dr Carla Pereira 

The role of supply chain resilience in reducing food waste: an approach based on dynamic capabilities

Wednesday 24th Feb 2020 16:00-17:00 


Webinar - Prof Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes

The Contribution of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management towards Environmental Sustainability – A Review of Concepts and Methodologies

Wednesday 17th March 2020 16:00-17:00


Webinar - Prof Chris Hicks

Why and how to write for high-ranking journals

Wednesday 21st April 2021 - 15:00-16:00


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