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Portrait of Dr Nicoleta Tipi Dr Nicoleta Tipi

n.tipi@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472615



Biography

Position: Senior Lecturer, Department of Logistics Operations and Hospitality Management
Qualifications: MA, PG Cert, PhD, CMILT, MIET, FHEA
Research Group: Business Operations, Supply Chain and Transport Research Group


Dr. Nicoleta S Tipi is senior lecturer in the Business School, Logistics, Transport and Tourism Division at The University of Huddersfield (UK).

She teaches modules in Logistics Operations Techniques and Supply Chain Modelling.

Nicoleta is Head of Research for Transport and Logistics Research and Enterprise Group and Deputy Director of Graduate Education for the School of Applied Sciences.

She is Chartered Member of the CILT (Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics), Fellow Member of the Higher Education Academy and Member of the IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology).

Nicoleta acts as a PhD project supervisor for a number of projects in the area of supply chain modelling, packaging logistics, supply chain performance measures and logistics education.

She has considerable industrial experience having spent over three years in Unilever, Home and Personal Care Europe as a Supply Chain Modelling Manager. Prior this Nicoleta started her research career in Cranfield School of Management (UK), Transport and Logistics Department as a Research Fellow. She received a PhD from The University of Sheffield (UK), Department of Automatic Control and System Engineering in the area of On-line scheduling and heuristic control for production and supply chain systems. She has an MA in Professional Development (Higher Education Practice) from the University of Huddersfield. Nicoleta graduated with an engineering (Ing) degree in Computing and Automatic Control Engineering from The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania).

Research & Scholarship

Her primary areas of research include:

  • Supply Chain Modelling, Simulations and Supply Chain Dynamics
  • Feedback control techniques for supply chain systems
  • Supply Chains Performance Measures Analysis. Main supervisor for two PhD research projects in Supply Chain performance measures analysis in a port and in a manufacturing environment.
  • International Packaging Logistics models and applications. Main supervisor for a PhD research in Packaging Logistics.
  • Global Logistics and E-business. Director of Study for a PhD research in Global Logistics and E-business models.
  • Teaching Supply Chain Modelling for Logistics Students
  • Logistics Skills and Competencies. Main supervisor for a PhD in Logistics Skills and Competencies.

PhD degrees supervised to completion

  • 2011 - Designing a competency framework for senior logistics managers: a case study of the ready-made garments manufacturers in Egypt (main supervisor - PhD)
  • 2011 - Value-adding services as competitive strategy: a multiple case-study analysis of ports in developing and developed economies (main supervisor - PhD)

Invited Speaker

  • 2008 – Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals Egypt – presented "Performance Measures for Supply Chain Systems"
  • 2008 - University of Hull Logistics Institute Academic Research Seminar – presented "The Role of Performance Measures in Supply Chain Modelling: A Critical View"

Reviewed journal papers for:

The International Journal of Logistics, The International Journal of Logistics Management, The International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Packaging Technology and Science, and Production Planning and Control.

External Committee Member

  • Member in the advisory committee for the ISL (International Symposium in Logistics)
  • Member in the advisory committee of the 43rd Annual Convention of Operations Research Society of India (ORSI 2010) & International Conference on OPERATIONS RESEARCH FOR URBAN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT at Thiagarajar College of Engineering during 15-17th December 2010

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2014

Tipi, N (2014) ‘The Use of an Open Case Study Coursework Assessment and Self-Evaluation Approach to Improve Student LearningInternational Journal of Assessment and Evaluation , 20 (1), pp. 15-24. ISSN 2327-8692

2013

Abdel Hafez, M., Hubbard, N., Tipi, N. and Eltawil, A. (2013) ‘A Simulation based model for the berth allocation and quay crane assignment problem’. In: LRN Annual Conference and PhD Workshop 2013, 4th-6th September 2013, Birmingham, UK

El Sayed, M., Hubbard, N. and Tipi, N. (2013) ‘Evaluating enterprise resource planning (ERP) post implementation problems in Egypt: Findings from case studies of governmental, multinational and private Egyptian organisations’. In: LRN Annual Conference and PhD Workshop 2013, 4th-6th September 2013, Birmingham, UK

2012

Elgazzar, S., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Leach, D. (2012) ‘Linking supply chain processes’ performance to a company’s financial strategic objectivesEuropean Journal of Operational Research , 223 (1), pp. 276-289. ISSN 0377-2217

Nwanosike, F., Tipi, N. and Warnock-Smith, D. (2012) ‘An evaluation of Nigerian ports post-concession performance’. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference. : Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. . ISBN 9781904564447

Sinha, P., Tipi, N., Beverley, K., Day, C. and Taylor, I. (2012) ‘Closed loop supply chain for end of life textiles’. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference. : Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. . ISBN 9781904564447

Elgazzar, S., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Leach, D. (2012) ‘Linking SCM strategy to financial performance: a scenario analysis approach’. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference. : Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. . ISBN 9781904564447

Sinha, P., Beverley, K., Day, C. and Tipi, N. (2012) ‘Supply Chains for the Management of Post-Consumer Apparel Waste: Three scenarios addressing the UK-Tanzania context.’. In: Proceedings of the 18th International Sustainable Development Research Conference. : The University of Hull. .

El Sayed, M., Hubbard, N. and Tipi, N. (2012) ‘Evaluating enterprise resource planning (ERP) post-implementation problems in Egypt ’. In: The International Conference on Industrial Logistics (ICIL) 2012, 14th-16th June 2012, Zagreb, Croatia

2011

Elsayeh, M., Hubbard, N. and Tipi, N. (2011) ‘An Assessment of hub-ports competitiveness and its impact on the Mediterranean container market structure.’. In: Proceedings of the 16th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference 2011. Southampton: Transportation Research Group. .

Georgakoudis, E., Tipi, N. and Bamford, C. (2011) ‘An evaluation of current European packaging regulations on the core logistics operations of a paper packaking manufacturer in Greece’. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL) 2011. Nottingham, UK: Centre for Concurrent Enterprise Nottingham University Business School. pp. 629-636. ISBN 978 085358 278 6

Rogers, H., Pawar, K. and Tipi, N. (2011) ‘Mobile intelligence for reporting of supply chain KPI's’. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL) 2011. Nottingham, UK: Centre for Concurrent Enterprise Nottingham University Business School. pp. 190-195. ISBN 978 085358 278 6

Elgazzar, S., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Leach, D. (2011) ‘Linking supply chain operations' performance to the company's financial strategy: a case study of an Egyptian natural bottled water company’. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL) 2011. Nottingham, UK: Centre for Concurrent Enterprise Nottingham University Business School. pp. 173-181. ISBN 978 085358 278 6

Tipi, N (2011) ‘Recent Developments in Transport Modelling – Lessons for the Freight Sector, Moshe Ben-Akiva, Hilde Meersman, Eddy Van De Voorde (Eds.). Emerals Group Publishing Limited (2008). ISBN: 978-0-08045-119-0.Journal of Transport Geography , 19 (1), pp. 186-187. ISSN 09666923

2010

Corns, C. and Tipi, N. (2010) ‘2010 LRN Conference reportLogistics and Transport Focus , 12 (11), pp. 30-33. ISSN 1466-836X

Elgazzar, S., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Leach, D. (2010) ‘An application of fuzzy AHP to SCOR performance measures: a case study of an Egyptian natural bottled water company’. In: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference. Northamptonshire, UK: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK. pp. 180-187. ISBN 9781904564348

2009

Miligy, B., Tipi, N., Bamford, C. and Hubbard, N. (2009) ‘Enhancing the Operational Efficiency of the Global Supply Chain through the Development of an E-Business Model: A Case Study of Alexandria Port of Egypt ’. In: 14th International Symposium on Logistics, 5th - 8th July 2009, Istanbul , Turkey , pp. 377-383

EL-Sakty, K., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Bamford, C. (2009) ‘Developing a supply chain performance measurement system: case study of Damietta Port in Egypt’. In: 14th International Symposium on Logistics, 5 - 8 July 2009, Istanbul , Turkey , pp. 149-156

Tipi, N (2009) ‘Modelling performance measures for supply chain systems using discrete event simulation’. In: 14th International Symposium on Logistics, 5th - 8th July 2009, Istanbul , Turkey , pp. 157-164

Tipi, N (2009) ‘Teaching and assessing supply chain modelling modules in higher educationThe International Journal of Learning , 16 (3), pp. 283-292. ISSN 1447-9494

2008

Tipi, N (2008) ‘Teaching logistics & supply chain modelling modules in higher education’. In: Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2008, 10th-12th September 2008, University of Liverpool, UK

EL-Sakty, K., Tipi, N., Bamford, C. and Hubbard, N. (2008) ‘Port supply chain performance measurement analysis’. In: Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2008, 10th-12th September 2008, University of Liverpool, UK

El-Zarka, S., Tipi, N., Bamford, C. and Hubbard, N. (2008) ‘Creating a logistics competency framework for Egyptian clothing companies’. In: Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2008, 10th-12th September 2008, University of Liverpool, UK

Maden, W., Tipi, N. and Savage, C. (2008) ‘The use of variable travel time information to aid in vehicle scheduling –a UK example’. In: Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2008, 10th-12th September 2008, University of Liverpool, UK

Okorie, C. and Tipi, N. (2008) ‘An empirical view of value-adding services strategy in ports of developing economies’. In: Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2008, 10th-12th September 2008, University of Liverpool, UK

Tipi, N., Crompton, R. and Mayer, R. (2008) ‘The Way in Which Supply Chains are Measured’. In: 15th International Conference on recent advances in Retailing and Services Science, July 14-17 2008, Zagreb, Croatia

2007

Maden, W., Tipi, N. and Savage, C. (2007) ‘The use of variable travel time information to vehicle scheduling: a UK example’. In: International Symposium on Logistics, 8-10 July 2007, Budapest, Hungary

Georgakoudis, E., Tipi, N. and Bamford, C. (2007) ‘The way in which current European packaging regulations affect the environment.’. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Logistics. Nottingham: University of Nottingham Business School. pp. 350-355. ISBN 9780853582182

El-Miligy, B., Tipi, N., Bamford, C. and Hubbard, N. (2007) ‘Barriers faced by Alexandria port in operating an efficient global business’. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Logistics. Nottingham: University of Nottingham Business School. pp. 527-532. ISBN 9780853582182

2006

Tipi, N. and Crompton, R. (2006) ‘An evaluation of the extent to which modern performance systems meet changing strategic goals’. In: Logistics Research Network 2006 conference proceedings. : The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport . pp. 450-455. ISBN 9781904564171

Georgakoudis, E., Tipi, N. and Bamford, C. (2006) ‘Potential barriers generated by the implementation of the European packaging regulations.’. In: Logistics Research Network 2006 conference proceedings. : The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport . pp. 125-130. ISBN 9781904564171

2005

Tipi, N (2005) ‘The use of feedback controllers along the supply chain for an on line scheduling’. In: Innovations in global supply chain networks: proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Logistics, Lisbon, Portugal, 3 - 5 July 2005. : Centre for Concurrent Enterprise. p. 480. ISBN 9780853582168

Tipi, N (2005) ‘Simulation of multi-products multi-stations dynamic supply chain system for on-line scheduling - a review’. In: International logistics and supply chain management ; Logistics research network annual conference. : Chartered institute of transport and logistics. p. 453. ISBN 9781904564133

2000

Riddalls, C., Bennett, S. and Tipi, N. (2000) ‘Modelling the dynamics of supply chainsInternational Journal of Systems Science , 31 (8), pp. 969-976. ISSN 0020-7721

Riddalls, C., Bennett, S. and Tipi, N. (2000) ‘The optimal control of production-inventory systems.’. In: 10th International conference on Flexible automation and intelligent manufacturing. : Econo Printing. pp. 649-658. ISBN 9780970105301

Tipi, N., Bennett, S. and Riddalls, C. (2000) ‘Feedback control techniques for a manufacturing system’. In: 10th International conference on Flexible automation and intelligent manufacturing. : Econo Printing. pp. 95-104. ISBN 9780970105301

1999

Tipi, N. and Bennett, S. (1999) ‘Dispatching rules for scheduling and feedback control in a virtual enterprise - a simulationInternational Journal of Flexible Automation and Integrated Manufacturing , 7 (3-4), pp. 293-304. ISSN 1064-6345

Research Degree Supervision

Supply Chain Modelling and Simulation.

Supply Chain Modelling and Simulation, with specific reference to dynamic supply chain systems using discrete event simulation software such as ARENA.

Classical Operation Research techniques have been used to provide local solutions to limited problems(e.g. scheduling). Local solutions lead to conflicting strategies between echelons.

Multi-product, multi-echelon dynamic supply chain systems can be modelled using discrete event simulations. Using these types of simulation the dynamic aspect of supply chain systems can be clearly captured and analysed.

This project is looking to identify complex modelling procedures to be used when simulating supply chain systems.

Measuring Supply Chains

One of the most important components in the supply chain analysis is the establishment of the most relevant performance measures for an organisation. Performance measures are used within organisations to evaluate, control and improve their processes in order to ensure the achievement of their goals and objectives. Performance measures are used to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of an existing system. They are also used to design and determine competing alternatives based on changes in decision variables.

All these entail that one of the most important element in analysing supply chains performances is directly related with its supply chain performance measurement system. Analysis of the impact of changes in supply chain strategies or decision variables on performance measures will be considered in this research.

The research is also going to compare and contrast key measure groups used within different logistics organisation from transport, manufacturing and retailing with the aim to highlight critical measures within each sector.

Packaging Logistics

This project aims to identify existing issues/barriers in a packaging supply chain system, and evaluate the way in which these can be resolved by using modelling techniques.

Logistics Education

Teaching Logistics and Supply Chain Modelling Modules in Higher Education.

Teaching mathematical based modules represent a real challenge not only for lecturers but also for students. The investigation aims to provide a framework that stresses continuous improvements in teaching logistics and supply chain modelling modules in higher education programmes and to define key elements which will empower students to approach, develop and confidently apply their learning from mathematically based modules into a practical environment.

The Use of Simulation in Higher Education Teaching

This investigation is looking to evaluate how different forms of simulation techniques can be used to support teaching and learning. Paper based, games, process flow as well as computer based simulations are used here as tools to enhance the decision making process and emphasise its consequences within a complex context such as the supply chain environment.

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