Aristides Matopoulos

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Dr Aristides Matopoulos is a Lecturer In Supply Chain & Logistics as well as the Research Convenor of the Project and Supply Chain Management Group at Aston University. His research interests are related to Resource Efficiency in Supply Chains, Sustrainable/Green Logistics & Life Cycle Assessment, Humanitarian Supply Chains, Retail Logistics, Skills Requirements in Logistics, and E-Business Adoption and Impact on Supply Chains.

Prior to Aston, he was an Adjunct Lecturer for 4 years in the University of Macedonia, in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and also in City College, the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield teaching Logistics and Supply Chain related modules to BSc, MSc and ExMBA students. 

In 2010, he was awarded a one year post-doc grant on “Innovation in the Food Chain” from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. Also, for 3 years (2006-2009) he worked as a researcher in the FP6 European Project “e-Trust”, which dealt with the exploration and analysis of the trust factors affecting companies in the food chain in their transition from traditional to electronic B2B relationships.

His work in the field of humanitarian supply chain has appeared in various outlets. Indicative relevant publications: 

  • Matopoulos,A., Kovacs, G., and Hayes, O. Examining the use of local resources and procurement practices in humanitarian supply chains:an empirical examination of large scale house reconstruction projects. Decision Sciences.  (accepted for publication).
  • Kovacs, G., Matopoulos, A. and Hayes, O. (2010). A community-based approach to supply chain design, International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, Vol. 13, Νο. 5, pp. 411-422.

More information can be found here.