Staff profile

Dr Jay Daniel

Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain

Jay Daniel




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Business School

Research centre

Centre for Supply Chain Improvement


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am Programme Leader for MSc Supply Chain Improvement and Senior Lecturer in the Derby Business School at University of Derby. Before joining the Derby Business School I was a Lecturer (Assisstant 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 primary areas of research focus are:

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

Teaching responsibilities

Programme Leader: MSc Supply Chain Improvement

 I lead and teach postgraduate and undergraduate modules including:



Professional interests

Research interests

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

My primary areas of research focus are:

Prospective PhD and Master applicants interested in the research areas outlined above, please contact Dr Daniel 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 & 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 recognized 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

Programme/technical chair of international conferences

Invited international seminars

Recent publications

Book chapters

Journal papers