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Christos Papanagnou

Dr Christos Papanagnou

Lecturer in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

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Biography

I obtained a PhD in Modelling and Control of Supply Chain and Production Processes in 2007 and since then I have worked in academia, research organisations and industry.

I have held positions as Adjunct Lecturer at University of Macedonia, Aristotle University and Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki teaching the following modules: Value Chain Management, Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, Innovative Technologies and Control Theory.

I served in the past as Researcher and Consultant in several steel manufacturing companies investigating efficient modelling and simulation methods of shop floor and supply chain processes. My contribution focused on minimising the effects of physical and capacity constraints and the bullwhip effect (demand amplification phenomenon to upstream levels of supply chains).  

I applied, with great success, advanced techniques based on control theory, data analysis, probability and stochastic systems in order to improve inventory management, distribution of products, Work-In-Process, production efficiency and productivity.

Currently, I investigate the ability of manufacturing companies to build innovative data products and services, in order to turn large data volumes (Big Data Exploration) into semantically interoperable data assets leading to considerable gains. Furthermore, I apply smart tracking and tracing techniques and explore the opportunities of Industry Revolution 4.0 and Internet of Things in manufacturing environments.

I have been an advisory member of the European Commission Technical Working Group on best environmental management practices in car manufacturing sector and stakeholder for Flexible Manufacturing SIG Workshop at Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.  

 

Teaching

• Global Supply Chain Management (Level 7)

• Project, Risk and Procurement Management (Level 7)

• Applied Business Research and Analysis (Level 6)

 

 

 

Research Interests

Modelling and Control of supply chains: Applying control theory and modelling techniques in supply chains is a great challenge due to the diverse complexity and the great variety of open-issues that it offers. In particular, the implementation of alternative PID tuning methods is of immense important in decentralised supply chains.

Supply chain dynamics exploration: While the majority of organisations operate in turbulent markets co-operation has been proved as a necessary condition in order organisations to become sustainable. Estimation techniques based on OLS and Maximum Likelihood can prove beneficial for supply chain sustainability.

Logistics and supply chain integration . As supply chains in industry are changing rapidly, organisations should opt for resilient and robust dynamic manufacturing supply networks. In this context, I am interested in researching how companies can integrate their supply chain facilities and collaborate effectively with customers and other supply chain participants by building robust global supply chains and strong relationships with the aid of multivariate time series models.

Factories of the Future. Finding feasible solutions of how companies can transform their production layout with the aid of Internet of Industrial Things (IoIT) and by following the research principles of the Factories of the Future (FoF) and Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Big Data and cloud systems for cyber supply chains. Supply chains in the future will have to deal with large data volumes of great variety and high velocity. My research involves the implementation of advanced optimisation techniques through big data analysis and use of cloud computing to enable effective decision-making, co-operation, storage capacity problems and supply sourcing.

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising doctoral students on the following topics: Sustainable Procurement, Big Data Analytics in Retail Industry, Steel volatility management in the automotive industry with the aid of financial instruments, diversification and long-term supplier relationships, and Holistic Performance Measurement in an Inventory Forecasting Context.

I would be interested in supervising future doctoral students on Supply chain integration through Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data Exploration and Predictive analytics, Performance Measurement, Quantitative methods in Supply Chain Management, Implementation of Factories of The Future, and Control Theory in supply chains and manufacturing.

 

 

 

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management by Institute of Leadership & Management
  • Ph.D. in Control Engineering, City University of London. 2007. Thesis: Modelling, control and optimisation of supply chains and production processes
  • MSc in Information Engineering, City University of London. 2004.
  •  BSc (Hons) in Computer Aided Engineering, London South Bank University. 2003. • BSc (Hons) in Automation Engineering, Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece. 2001

 

 

• Valued IEEE Member since 2001

• Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management by Institute of Leadership & Management

• Ph.D. in Control Engineering, City University of London. 2007. Thesis: Modelling, control and optimisation of supply chains and production processes

• MSc in Information Engineering, City University of London. 2004.

• BSc (Hons) in Computer Aided Engineering, London South Bank University. 2003.

• BSc (Hons) in Automation Engineering, Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece. 2001

Publications

Y. Mladenova and C. I. Papanagnou (2016). The Impact of Big Data Analytics on Supply Chain Performance in Grocery Retailing Sector in the UK In: e-Proc. of the 28th European Conference on Operational Research, Poznan, Poland

I. Ekiughbo and C. I. Papanagnou (2016). The role of Sustainable Procurement in Corporate Sustainability within Oil and Gas sector. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2016: Newcastle, U.K.

A. Seiler, C. Papanagnou and P. Scarf (2016). On the relationship between economic performance and the position of businesses in supply chain networks In: Proc. of the 10th conference of the Performance Measurement Association (PMA), Edinburgh, United Kingdom

D. Karagiorgou and C. Papanagnou (2012). The impact of technology in International Financial Accounting Standards. In: e-Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Accounting and Finance, Corfu, Greece

C.I. Papanagnou and P. Tzionas (2010). Simulation of supply chain dynamic behaviour by means of discrete event tools. In: e-Proc. of the 24th European Conference on Operational Research, Lisbon, Portugal

C.I. Papanagnou and P. Tzionas (2009). State-space Proportional-integral Inventory Replenishment Practices for Bullwhip Effect Investigation in Supply Chains. In: Proc. of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering (IEEM'09), Hong Kong, China, pp. 558-562

C.I. Papanagnou P. Tzionas and C. Xanthopoulos (2007). Modelling and simulation of aluminium coils production process using Coloured Petri Nets. In: e-Proc. of the 6th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Ljubljana, Slovenia

C.I. Papanagnou and G.D. Halikias (2006). Analysing different ordering policies in a series supply chain by using Coloured Petri Nets. In Proc. of the 20th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation.Bonn, Germany. pp. 399-404

A. Ates, G. Garcia and C. Papanagnou (2014). Product traceability system using RFID technology. High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute.

C. Papanagnou (2014). The role of big data in manufacturing organisations. High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute.

D. Karagiorgou and C. Papanagnou (2012). The impact of technology in International Financial Accounting Standards. In: e-Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Accounting and Finance, Corfu, Greece C.I.

Papanagnou and G.D. Halikias (2011). Stochastic state space in supply chains under AR(1) demand profiles, International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research, Vol. 3, No. 5

C.I. Papanagnou and G.D. Halikias (2011). Simulation and modelling methods in aluminium rolling industry, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 53, Nos. 9-12, pp. 993-1018

C.I. Papanagnou and P. Tzionas (2010). Simulation of supply chain dynamic behaviour by means of discrete event tools. In: e-Proc. of the 24th European Conference on Operational Research, Lisbon, Portugal

C.I. Papanagnou and G.D. Halikias (2008). Supply Chain Modelling and Control under Proportional Inventory-Replenishment Policies, International Journal of Systems Science, Vol. 39, No. 7, pp. 699-711

More publications can be found on: http://www.seek.salford.ac.uk/profiles/CPapanagnou.jsp