Staff profile

Dr Jay Daniel


Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain

Jay Daniel

Subject

Business

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Derby Business School

Research centre

Centre for Business Improvement, Centre for Supply Chain Improvement

ORCiD ID

0000-0002-8668-2502

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

j.daniel@derby.ac.uk

About

I am Programme Leader for MSc Global Operations & Supply Chain Management and Senior Lecturer in Derby Business School at the University of Derby. I am also member of the College Research Committee, College of Business, Law and Social Sciences and research Centre for Supply Chain Improvement and Centre for Business Improvement. Before joining Derby Business School I was a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Supply Chain and Information Systems at University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. Previously with DB Schenker, Australia, and Alliance International Registrar, Asia Pacific, I held positions of Senior Management Consultant, Supply Chain Solution Analyst, Project Manager, Industry Trainer and Lead Auditor.

I have made contributions to multiple research areas in the context of logistics and supply chain management with demonstrated practical applications across a wide range of industries. My research has been funded by government agencies and industry collaborators. My primary areas of research focus are:

  • Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics
  • Information Technology/Systems and Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Blockchain and Industry 4.0 (Artificial Intelligent, IoT, ...)
  • Healthcare Supply Chain Management

I have actively published in leading scientific journals, refereed book chapters and International Conferences. I am serving on the editorial board of several journals such as Australasian Journal of Information Systems (ERA rank A), reviewing papers for numerous leading international journals and serving on several scientific/program committees of national/international conferences.

An expert in applied and problem-driven research, I have used analytical tools and innovative optimisation approaches to help managers create efficient, resilient and sustainable supply chains. I have been engaged in consulting to a wide range of industries and organisational structures, from small and medium size Australian companies to Fortune 500 corporations.

I am actively engaged in research, teaching and consulting on information technology/systems and sustainable supply chain themes. I have been invited as a keynote/invited speaker at international industry and academic workshops and conferences around the globe. I am honoured to be included in the Top 50 Thought Leaders & Influencers on Supply Chain developed by thinkers 360.

Teaching responsibilities

I am a creative and award wining lecturer with strong industry background, helping students make a significant difference in the global marketplace. I create inspiring and engaging student learning experiences through live industry project briefs, innovative real-world learning with academic underpinning, flipped classes, research informed teaching, etc. enabling students to achieve their best. I lead undergraduate and postgraduate modules for students undertaking Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Logistics and Supply Chain programmes which run in the UK and also at our partner colleges and universities in Europe (Spain, Greece, etc.) and Asia (Malaysia, etc.).

I am Programme Leader for the MSc Global Operations and Supply Chain Management and responsible for shaping the content of the Masters degree.

I'm also a personal tutor for a number of MSc Global Operations and Supply Chain Management students.

I lead and teach postgraduate and undergraduate modules including:

Postgraduate

  • Improving Supply Chain and Logistics Operations
  • Business Project

Undergraduate

  • Managing Performance in Operations
  • Applied Operations Management

Professional interests

  • Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Analytics/Information Systems
  • Blockchain and Industry 4.0
  • Healthcare Analytics and Supply chain
  • Performance Measurement
  • Complex Supply Chains Optimization and Planning
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Lean Operations and Continuous Improvement
  • Sustainable Supply Chain

Research interests

I am actively engaged in research and consulting on information technology/systems and sustainable supply chain themes.

My primary areas of research focus are:

  • Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management
  • Information Technology/Systems and Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Blockchain and Industry 4.0 (Artificial Intelleginet, IoT, ...)
  • Healthcare Supply Chain Management

Prospective PhD and Masters applicants interested in the research areas outlined above, please contact me at j.daniel@derby.ac.uk.

Membership of professional bodies

  • CITL (Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics)
  • Leadership Team Member, Supply Chain Council, Australia and New Zealand Chapter
  • Member of Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)
  • Member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • Senior Member of Industry and Management Society (IMS) in International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT)

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Technology Sydney
  • PhD, Systems Engineering and Management/Supply Chain
  • BSc, MSc (Operations Research), Industrial Engineering and Management

Recent conferences

  • Stapleton, D., Nandialath, A.M., Daniel, J., Franklin, D., (2020), CSR Activity and Inventory Efficiency: A Performance Feedback Perspective, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference, Minneapolis, USA
  • Stapleton, D., Nandialath, A.M., Franklin, D., Daniel, J., (2020), Inventory Efficiency and Mandatory CSR Spending: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference, Minneapolis, USA
  • Maroun, E. A., Daniel, J., Finney, B. (2019), "Adoption of Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Transparency: Australian Manufacturer Case Study", Proceeding of 10th Annual European Decision Sciences Conference, Nottingham, UK, June 2-5.
  • Hanson-New, C., Daniel, J. (2019), 'The Application of Big Data and AI in the Upstream Supply Chain', Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Logistics Research Network (LRN). Northampton, United Kingdom, 4-6 September, pp, 1-8.
  • Sawe, F. B., Daniel, J. (2019), "An Investigation of Supply Chain Operational Improvements for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): A UK Manufacturing Case Study" , Proceeding of 3rd International European Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Czech Republic, July 23-26.
  • Maroun, E. A., Daniel, J. (2019), "Opportunities for use of blockchain technology in supply chains: Australian manufacturer case study", Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), Bangkok, Thailand, March 5-7.
  • Amjad, M., Daniel, J., Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2019), “Optimisation of a Distribution System in the Retail Industry: An Australian Retail Industry”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), Bangkok, Thailand, March 5-7.
  • Dieu Ho, TH, Daniel, Jay; Nadeem, Simon Peter; GarzaReyes, Jose Arturo; Kumar, Vikas, (2019), ‘Improving the reliability of warehouse operations in the 3PL Industry: an Australian 3PL case study’, Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). Kandy, Sri Lanka, 14-16 December. IEEE, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.1109/ POMS.2018.8629453.
  • Talaei-Khoei, A., Daniel, J., Dokhanchi, M., (2018), Students’ Learning Experience in Flipped Classes Using Social Media, The 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), New Orleans, US
  • Liu, C., Zowghi, D., Talaei-Khoei, A., Daniel, J., (2018), Achieving Data Completeness in Electronic Medical Records: A Conceptual Model and Hypotheses Development, The 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Hawaii, US
  • Dao, N. H. T., Daniel, J., Hutchinson, S., Naderpour, M. (2017). Logistics and Supply Chain Management Investigation: A Case Study. In Australian Symposium on Service Research and Innovation (pp. 216-230). Sydney, Australia
  • Taghikhah, F., Daniel, J., Mooney, G., (2017), Sustainable Supply Chain Analytics: Grand Challenges and Future Opportunities, The 21th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Langkawi, Malaysia
  • Taghikhah, F., Daniel, J., Mooney, G., (2017), Profit, Planet and People in Supply Chain: Grand Challenges and Future Opportunities, The 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães, Portugal
  • Talaei-Khoei, A., Daniel, J., Kaul, M., Lundy, L., Sharma, R., (2017), Use of Lean Robotic Communication to Improve Social Response of Children with Autism, The 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Boston, US
  • Daniel, J., Talaei-Khoei, A. (2016), Developing a Conceptual Model to Evaluate Green Suppliers: Decision Making Method using DEMATEL, The 23th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Diego, US, 1-10
  • Talaei-Khoei, A., Daniel, J. (2016), Peer Tutoring on Facebook to Engage Students with Flipped Classes: A Correlational Experiment on Learning Outcomes, the 23th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Diego, US, 1-9
  • Daniel, J., Talaei-Khoei, A. (2016), Can Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Making Improve Strategic Planning by Balanced Scorecard? The 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (ERA A), Chiayi, Taiwan, Paper 215

Experience in industry

For more than 15 years, I have extensive global corporate, consulting and academic experiences in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Quality and Productivity Management, HSEQ (ISO Standards), Business Excellence Models (Balanced Scorecard and European Foundation for Quality Management), Decision Modelling and Project Management.

I have worked in a number of internationally recognised organisations including SMEs and large private companies and government as a Planning Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Operations/Factory Manager, Project Manager, Training Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Lead Auditor/Lead Assessor of Management Systems and Senior Consultant.

International experience

My industry and academic career reflects more than 15 years of experience with extensive teaching, research, management, administrative and consulting accomplishments at major national and international universities and global companies. These include the University of Technology Sydney (Australia), Charles Darwin University (Australia), University of Putra Malaysia, DB Schenker (Singapore and Australia) and Alliance International Registrar (Asia Pacific and Middle East Branches). I have had international collaboration with over five different countries.

Additional interests and activities

Research projects and successful external research funding

  • Title: Supply Chain Improvement for Gerard Lighting, Sydney
    Funding Body: Gerard Lighting Pty Ltd
    Chief Investigator: Jay Daniel
    Duration: 2017-2020
    Amount: AU$ 171,000
  • Title: Improving forecasting capabilities to achieve more cost effective supply chain outcomes: In collaboration with ISCL
    Funding Body: FEIT Research Seeding Grant, UTS
    Chief Investigator: Jay Daniel
    Duration: 2016
    Amount: AU$ 3,000
  • Title: Development of an innovative assessment system using Neuro-Fuzzy for EFQM
    Funding Body: Malaysian Government, RUGS
    Chief Investigator: Jay Daniel
    Duration: 2009-2012
    Amount: US$ 50,000

Editorial activities

  • Section Editor of Australasian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS)
  • Editorial Board member of International Journal Business & Data Analytics
  • Reviewer, Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Reviewer, European Journal of Operational Research
  • Reviewer, Information Systems Frontiers, etc

Keynote Speaker/Programme/technical chair of international conferences

Invited international seminars

In the media

I am occasionally interviewed for local and international news and radio.

Here is my recent discussion on Supply Chain issues and HGV drivers shortage at GB News with Ellie Costello and Paul Hawkins! There are lots of logistics and supply chain challenges i.e, Covid 19, changes in tax in the UK, HGV drivers working conditions, etc. We need to come up with short term and long term strategies to tackle the issues and build a resilient supply chain!

Recent publications

Book chapters

  • Maroun, E. A., Daniel, J., Zowghi, D., Talaei-Khoei, A. (2019), 'Blockchain in Supply Chain Management: Australian Manufacturer Case Study. In: Beheshti A., et al. (eds) Service Research and Innovation. ASSRI 2018. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Springer, Cham. 
  • Dao N.H.T., Daniel J., Hutchinson S., Naderpour M. (2018) Logistics and Supply Chain Management Investigation: A Case Study. In: Beheshti A., Hashmi M., Dong H., Zhang W. (eds) Service Research and Innovation. ASSRI 2017. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 234. Springer, Cham

Journal papers

  • Daniel, J., Merigo, JM., 'Developing a new multidimensional model for selecting strategic plans in balanced scorecard', Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems. DOI:10.3233/JIFS-189188
  • Daniel, J., Naderpour, M., Lin, CT., (2018). 'A fuzzy multi-layer assessment method for EFQM', IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. DOI:10.1109/TFUZZ.2018.2874019
  • Talaei-Khoei, A., Daniel, J. (2018). How Younger Elderly Realize Usefulness of Cognitive Training Video Games To Maintain Their Independent Living, International Journal of Information Management, 42, 1-12
  • Liu, C., Talaei-Khoei, A., Zowghi, D., Daniel, J. (2017), Data Completeness in Healthcare: A Literature Survey, Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems (AIS eLibrary Journal), 9(2), 63-88