Faculty Team of the Institute for Supply Chain Excellence
Our educational aim is to focus energies and resources in support of the needs of our membership in their continuous personal development as supply chain practitioners
All our Teaching Fellows are fully committed to the development of the Institute as a third level educational provider. Our teaching staff have pledged to protect the invested interests of each and every student and/or their respective companies with which the Institute has dealings.
With proven qualifications and experience in our respective specialist fields, we are confident that we have the collective expertise to effectively deliver our MSc post-graduate programme: Leadership in Supply Chain Management.
Our Teaching Fellowship are experienced practitioners in supply chain management, with long-term involvement of working in academia as full-time and or part-time lecturers in their corresponding specialist disciplines. As a team, we have the experience of designing, delivering and managing educational programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and master’s level over the past 20 years.
Gerard Glynn MSc. is the Founding Director & Teaching Fellow of the Institute for Supply Chain Excellence and is subject leader in Change Management and International Human Resource Management for the MSc, Leadership in Supply Chain Management programmes.
Gerard is a graduate of Bolton Street College and Trinity College Dublin where he obtained a M.Sc. in Organisational Behaviour. Gerard lectured in Human Resource Management on under and post graduate programmes for the Faculties of Business and the Built Environment at TU Dublin. He has successfully supervised a large number of post graduate students in the development and production of their MSc. Dissertations.
He has practiced for last 30 years’ as a freelance management consultant advising on management and organisational development projects with International bodies such as The World Scout Organisation [WOSM], the European Youth Service [EYC] and the United Nations Association [UNA] development programmes. He has also applied his knowledge and experience of supply chain management & organisational development with SME organisations and the growing not-for profit 3rd sector.
Gerard’s core specialisation is in long term scenario planning. The two most successful initiatives he has facilitated are: The Technology Foresight Ireland – Transport and Logistics Panel initiative for ICSTI and the scenario foresight exercise for DIT, which led to the eventual establishment of the TU Dublin [Technical University of Dublin].
Prof. Edward Sweeney
Edward Sweeney is a visiting academic at ISCE. He is an experienced supply chain professional with over 30 years’ experience in a variety of academic and business settings.
Edward is currently Professor of Logistics and Systems at Aston University in Birmingham where is also Head of the Department of Engineering Systems & Supply Chain Management (ESSCM). His research focusses on sustainability and resilience in global supply chains and has been widely published. Edward was elected by his peers in 2015 as Chair of the Logistics Research Network (LRN); LRN, part of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), is the UK’s premier forum for researchers working in the logistics and supply chain area. Edward has held full-time academic posts at the University of Warwick (UK), the University of Technology, Malaysia (UTM) and at TU Dublin. He currently sits on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals.
Edward is an engineer by background and spent his early career in the automotive and aerospace sectors. As an educator and facilitator he has worked with leading international companies in the life sciences, food and drink, logistics and electronics sectors. Edward is a recognised thought leader in the supply chain area, regularly appearing in the print and broadcast media, as well as at business workshops and conferences as a keynote speaker. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT), the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and the Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM).
Dr John Daniel Park
Dr Daniel Park is a visiting Teaching Fellow with ISCE. He has worked in business strategy and strategic management for the whole of his career. His early experience was in marketing, logistics and strategic planning with a leading multinational oil company.
He entered the consulting profession in the late-1980s and has practised since then as a specialist in the fields of business strategy, organisational development and global operations. Dan’s clients include major multinational corporations; small and medium-sized enterprises in areas of emerging science and technology; and financial institutions engaged in supporting industrial and commercial development. He recently served as an independent (non-executive) director of a large Asian manufacturing company headquartered in Hong Kong and employing 5000 people in mainland China with customers in Asia, North America and Europe.
Dan has led economic impact studies for several government institutions assessing the effectiveness of financial support schemes aimed at accelerating the uptake of advanced technologies and systems. He has also acted as consultant to the Economic & Social Research Council and the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council on aspects of research policy, priorities and initiatives.
Dan qualified in economics at the University of Glasgow. He is economist and specialist in strategic management and the author of over 50 publications in the fields of international economics and business. He has taught on leading programmes in over 20 leading universities and management schools in Europe, Asia and the United States of America.
Dr Richard Crompton
Dr Richard Crompton is a visiting Teaching Fellow with ISCE where he is subject leader in Contemporary Supply Chain Logistics for the MSc, Leadership in Supply Chain Management programmes.
Richard is a freelance management consultant specialising in supply chain management. He was a Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Distance Learning Programme Manager at the University of Huddersfield, managing and delivering Supply Chain Management, Retail Logistics and Manufacturing modules to full-time degree and MSc students.
Richard has the expertise required for working with part-time students. As course leader of the MSc in Supply Chain Management he was instrumental in the development and delivery of different distance learning courses and prepared teaching material for the CILT–UK to support their diploma and MSc qualifications. Course manuals used in this programme have been adopted by different universities and training companies.
Richard has widespread industrial experience working as a supply chain practitioner. He has designed and presented specialist training courses and workshops for different companies to support various supply chain projects, in addition to creating integrated training structures to support different tiers of academic and professional qualifications. He is fully conversant with all aspects of the application of theory and practice of supply chain management and has performed in the role of external examiner for the BSc, Logistics courses for Aston University, MSc. Supply Chain Logistics courses for Muscat University and the MSc Supply Chain Management courses offered by T. U. Dublin.
Dr Shan Rajegopal
Dr Shan Rajegopal is a visiting Teaching Fellow with ISCE, he is a much sought-after international speaker, inviting his audience to embark on a journey of discovery to uncover the most successful practices and the best ideas from the world’s leading global players
Shan has nearly four decades of working as a “hands-on-practitioner” supporting executives of companies in converting their strategies into actions and radically improving their overall performance either through change in procurement improvements, bottom line revenue build and or capital infusion.
Shan is also an author and innovator. He designed the Innovation Framework for Microsoft Corporation which is now in their Project Portfolio Server software. Further, he strongly believes that “There is more gold mined from the minds of the humans than from this earth” and with the right leadership and decision-making one can change the destiny of a company and a country.
Shan sits on the Development Advisory Board of Aberystwyth University (Wales) and he is also the Visiting Professor and Teaching Fellow at ASTON University (Birmingham) where he teaches on the Executive MSc and the MBA degree programmes. He is the author of “Project Portfolio Management: How to Innovate and Invest in Successful Projects”, “Project Portfolio Management: Leading the Corporate Vision”, “Sun Tzu and the Project Battleground: Creating Project Strategy from the Art of War” and “Strategic Supply Management: An Implementation Toolkit”. He also contributed to, “Systems and Software Quality” and “Organizational Buying Behaviour”
Aidan Magner MSc
Aidan Magner MSc. is a visiting Fellow with ISCE and holds a MSc(hons) in Supply Chain Management from TU Dublin. Aidan has lectured on the topics of supply chain, operations and quality on courses run by both the TU Dublin and the IIPMM.
Aidan is also an experienced supply chain practioner who has spent the past 20 years in the high-tech sector. During this time Aidan saw 2 key trends developing in global supply chain management, that of integrated business planning and the application of Lean & Six Sigma to ensure that supply chains perform seamlessly and efficiently. This background has provided Aidan with the unique perspective of how best to eliminate variability and risk in complex supply chains operations. He is passionate about assisting clients identify and eliminate waste as well as creating a platform for continuous improvement on all client engagements
Aidan is a qualified Project Manager specialising in the development of solutions for complex global environments. He is also a qualified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has trained and certified a significant number of management executives both nationally and globally, through yellow / green / black belts levels in Lean Six Sigma.
Aidan is founding partner in 3SIXTY and heads up the operational excellence team who work with clients to solve complex supply chain problems through the application of data analytics onto the S&OP processes. While his portfolio of clients is diverse across pharma sector, manufacturing, and service sectors, the fundamentals of common issues remain constant, the ability to bake informed supply chain decisions based on data and fact.