Staff profile

Dr Jay Daniel

Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain

Jay Daniel




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Business School

Research centre

Centre for Business Improvement, Centre for Supply Chain Improvement




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



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:

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:



Professional interests

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:

Prospective PhD and Masters applicants interested in the research areas outlined above, please contact me at

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

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

Editorial activities

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

Journal papers