Edward Sweeney BA, BAI, MPhil, PhD, PGCert, FCILT, FCMI, FInstLM, FRSA is Professor of Logistics, Head of the Engineering Systems & Management (ESM) Group and Director of the Aston Logistics & Systems Institute at Aston University. In this capacity he leads a multidisciplinary group of academics with interests i n logistics, transport, supply chain and engineering management. His research interests are in supply chain design and integration, with a particular emphasis on the divergence between theory and practice.
Edward was previously Director at the National Ins titute for Transport and Logistics (NITL), based at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). At NITL, he was responsible for the award winning SCM development programmes. He also carried out research into various SCM themes, as well as advising NITL partn er companies and organisations. Edward has held full - time academic posts at the University o f Warwick (UK) and the University of Technology, Malaysia (UTM), as well as visiting positions in several universities and institutes. He has worked and lectured in over 50 countries in Europe, North America and Asia, and is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Kuala Lumpur (UniKL). He is an experienced researcher with over 200 publications including books and book chapters, papers in international pee r - reviewed academic journals, practitioner journal articles and conference papers. Edward has also worked with many of the world's leading companies in his role as an educator and facilitator.
In his spare time Edward regularly attends a variety of sportin g and cultural venues. He maintains close links with his home town of Wexford and is a Friend of Wexford Festival Opera and a member of the Wexford Historical Society. He is also a Friend of Good Works Opera, a member of the Delius Society, a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and a member of the Birmingham & Midland Institute (BMI).
Founded in Dubai/UAE, SCLG is a membership driven industry business group with 200+ corporate members. SCLG is expanding internationally to continuously enhance its global foot-print.
Managing supply chain and logistics more effectively shall contribute to positive growth of economy in range of 3% to 5% (GDP terms).
Impact of climate change on managing supply chain should be on agenda of all supply chain professionals.
Oil and Gas industry should enlarge its theme to manage supply chains of larger energy domain.
Reduction in current level of wastage in food supply chain shall help mitigate poverty.
Managing Fresh water supply chain needs attention of all.
Sophisticated demand forecast and planning for sure helps improve efficiency of supply chain.
IATA World Cargo Symposium , Istanbul, Turkey 12th -14th October 2021
World Breakbulk Expo , Shanghai, China 12th -13th October 2021
China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair (CILF) , Shenzhen, China 23rd -25th September 2021
Seamless Middle East , Dubai World Trade Centre 29th -30th September 2021
43rd Annual SAPICS Virtual Conference , Online 24th -26th August 2021
3rd Virtual Retail Supply Chain ExCon , Online 22nd -23rd July 2021
ProcureCon Asia , Online 13th -15th July 2021
Global SC&Pro Influence Summit , Shanghai, China 20th -21st May 2021
Home Delivery Mena 2021 , Online 23rd March 2021
Pro Con Online Forum , Online 16th -17th March 2021