Dr Tony Anosike

Tony Anosike

Position: Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management

College: College of Business

Department: Derby Business School

Research Centre: Centre for Supply Chain Improvement

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About

I'm working with a fantastic team at the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement at Derby Business School. Derby Business School has a long-standing record as a Centre of Excellence in the area of supply chain and logistics. We specialise in delivering business improvements in supply chains, logistics, manufacturing and a wide range of business areas.

I believe that creativity plays a central role in enabling businesses to streamline their processes, identify latent business opportunities, develop innovative business ideas, solve business problems innovatively and remain competitive. I'm passionate about creativity and innovation and I have expertise in the use of various creativity techniques particularly TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) to facilitate creative problem solving in various business areas.

My research into creativity & innovation, sustainability, process improvement techniques, and artificial intelligence applications underpin my teaching, training and my collaboration with companies. Please feel free to visit my personal website for more details (www.structured-creativity.co.uk).

Teaching responsibilities

I am responsible for developing industry-focused training programmes and short courses for the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement. I also lecture on:

  • Innovation and Technology in Logistics
  • Improving Business Performance
  • Introduction to Operations Management & IT (Module Leader)
  • Innovating in operations management (MOOC – Massive Open Online Course)

Research interests

RESEARCH INTERESTS

        Advanced Research - Applications of ICT, Artificial Intelligence & Multi-Agent Systems

  • Modelling and simulation of manufacturing systems, supply chains and logistics networks

  • Supply chain for circular economy

  • Reducing food waste in food supply chain

  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data in supply chain and logistics

  • Data capture and analytics for retail

  • Supply chain and logistics for omin-channel retailing

     

    Applied Research - Process improvement techniques & their Applications

  • Lean thinking

  • Agility

  • Process re-engineering

  • Theory of Constraints

  • Systems thinking

     

    Applied Research - Creativity & Innovation

  • Process innovation i.e. creativity & innovation in process improvement and problem solving

  • Systematic Innovation (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving - TRIZ)

  • Improving the creativity of individuals, groups and organisations

     

    Current Doctoral Research Supervisions (PhD & DProf)

  • Research & development of methodology for enhancing the agility and sustainability of companies & supply chains

  • Using business process management approach to overcome the challenges to implement sustainability projects

  • Lean road transportation

  • Investigating the organisational learning culture of ambulance services across England so as to understand the impact this has on patient safety and service improvements

  • An ethnographic account of organisational response to cost reduction in a corporate environment

 

Membership of professional bodies

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

Qualifications

  • PhD in Modelling and Simulation of Dynamically Integrated Manufacturing Systems (University of Exeter, UK)
  • BEng in Mechanical and Production Engineering (Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria)

Recent publications

2013 - Date

Gallotta, B., Garza-Reyes,J., Anosike, A., Lim, M.K., Roberts, I. (2016) A conceptual framework for the implementation of sustainability business processes. To be presented at the 27th Annual Conference, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS2016 May 6 – 9, 2016).

Anosike, A.I & Lim, M.K (2014) A synergistic Approach to Process Innovation. Accepted for publication in Intl’ Journal on Knowledge Innovation and Enterprise.

Udokporo, C. K., Anosike, A.I & Lim, M.K (2014) A Comparative Analysis of Agility and Sustainability. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2014).

Anosike, A.I & Lim, M.K (2013) Integrating Lean, Theory of Constraints and TRIZ for Process Innovation. In Ogulnlegy, J., Heger, D & Richter, U.H. (eds), Short Research Papers on Knowledge, Innovation and Enterprise.

Anosike, A.I, Zhang, D.Z. & Lim, M.K (2013) Agent-Based Iterative and Recursive Bidding within an Integrated Decision Platform for Manufacturing Control. In Lim, M.K (ed), Bidding: Types, Strategies and the Impact of Irrationality.

2009 - 2012

Zhang D. Z., Anosike A.I., (2012), “Modelling and Simulation of Dynamically Integrated Manufacturing Systems", Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, December 2012, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp 2367-2382.

Zhang D. Z., Anosike A.I., (2010), “Modelling and Simulation of Dynamically Integrated Manufacturing Systems", Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology, Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, Volume 66, 2010, pp 865-876.

Anosike, A. I & Zhang, D. Z., (2009), “An Agent-Based Approach for Integrating Manufacturing Operations”, Intl Journal of Production Economics, 121(2), pp 333-352.

Anosike AI, Zhang DZ., (2009), "Agent-based Modelling and Simulation of Dynamically Integrated Manufacturing Systems", 20th International Conference on Production Research, Shanghai, China, 2nd - 7th Aug 2009, Proc. of 20th International Conference on Production Research, pages 2.75.1-2.75.6.

2006 - 2007

Zhang, Z., Anosike, A. & Lim, M. K., (2007), “Dynamically Integrated Manufacturing Systems (DIMS) - A Multi-Agent Approach”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A – Systems and Humans, 37(5), pp 824-850.

Zhang, D. Z., Anosike A. I., Lim, M. K. & Akanle, O. M., (2006), “An Agent-Based Approach for e-Manufacturing and Supply Chain Integration”, Computers and Industrial Engineering, an International Journal, 51(2), pp 343-360.

Anosike, A. I. & Zhang, D. Z., (2006), "Dynamic Reconfiguration and Simulation of Manufacturing Systems using Agent Technology", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management (formerly Integrated Manufacturing Systems), 17 (4), pp 435-447.

Anosike, A. I. & Zhang, D. Z., (2006), "An agent-based approach for integrating manufacturing operations", Proc. 14th International Working Seminar on Production Economics, 20-24 February 2006, Innsbruck, Austria, 1, pp 21-30.

Anosike, A. I. & Zhang, D. Z., (2006), "Hierarchical multi-agent architecture for dynamically integrated manufacturing systems (DIMS)", Proceedings of the International Conference of the Production & Operations Management Society, Shanghai, China, June 2006, pp (CD005-0076).

2002-2005

Anosike, A. I., Zhang, D. Z. & Lim, M. K., (2005), “Dynamically Integrated Manufacturing Systems – Concepts and Supporting Methodology”, In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production (CARV 2005), 22-23 September 2005, Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany.

Anosike, A. & Zhang, Z., (2004), “Dynamic Reconfiguration and Simulation of Manufacturing Systems using Agent Technology”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2004) 7-9 September 2004, Sheffield Hallam University, UK pp. 440-445.

Anosike, A. & Zhang, Z., (2004), “Dynamic Integration of Manufacturing Systems’ Operations using Intelligent Agents”, Proceedings of the 10th IASTED (International Association of Science and Technology for Development) Conference on Robotics and Applications, August 23-25, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, pp 107-112.

Anosike, A. I. & Zhang, D. Z., (2004), “Dynamic Configuration and Simulation of Manufacturing Systems for Agile Manufacturing”, Proceedings of 33rd International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, March 25-27, 2004, Jeju, Korea.

Anosike, A. I. & Zhang, D. Z., (2003), “Agent-based Reconfiguration, Simulation and Programming of Manufacturing Systems”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Agile Manufacturing (ICAM 2003), 4-6 December 2003, Beijing, China.

Anosike, A. I. & Zhang, D. Z., (2003), “Agent-based Reconfiguration and Control of Manufacturing Systems”, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2003) 9-11 September 2003, University of Strathclyde, UK.

Anosike, A. I. & Zhang, D. Z., (2003), “Dynamic Reconfiguration, Simulation and Control Codes Generation for Manufacturing Systems”, Proceedings of the CIRP 2nd International Conference of Reconfigurable Manufacturing, August 20-21, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Anosike, A. I. & Zhang, D. Z., (2003), “DIMS–Dynamically Integrated Manufacturing Systems”, Proceedings of 32nd International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, August 11-13, 2003, Limerick, Ireland pp. 104-109.

Anosike, A. I. & Zhang, D. Z., (2002), “Modelling of Manufacturing Systems using Multi-Agents”, Proceedings of the 10th International Manufacturing Conference (IMCC 2002), October 2002, Xiamen, China.

Anosike, A. I. & Zhang, D. Z., (2002), “An Agent-Oriented Modelling Approach for Agile Manufacturing”, The 3rd International Symposium on Multi-Agent Systems, Large Complex Systems and E-Businesses (MALCEB 2002) 8-10 October 2002, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany.

Experience in industry

I have been involved in a number of collaborative projects with businesses particularly, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

Current KTPs

  • Encore Environment Ltd: To develop a framework for evaluating new projects to enable Encore and their customers to understand the Costs, CO2 and CSR implications of different waste management scenarios in terms of waste collection, transportation, reprocessing, recycling and/or landfilling Grant value £121,255.

     

  • IPI Ltd (Integrated Process Improvement): To develop a robust method for analysing a supply chain in any industry with a view to developing a tailored solution for exchange of information and reporting - Grant value £137,113 (terminated due to lack of suitable KTP Associate).

     

  • Logistex Ltd: To develop and implement an intelligence-based new supply chain business development process, coupled with adaptable process and workflow management systems to support and sustain current and future growth - Grant value £124,467 (terminated due to lack of suitable KTP Associate).

 

Previous KTPs that I was involved with

  • Owen Barry Ltd - manufacturing process improvement

  • Arc Energy Resources - process improvement to develop and implement modular, flexible and reconfigurable machinery and workstations for welding/cladding

  • Trio Skips and Hooks – manufacturing process improvement

 

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