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Dr Paul Denton graduated in 1994 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Information Systems from Liverpool University and attained an MSc in Computer Integrated Manufacture and a part-time PhD in Business Strategy Driven IT Systems from Loughborough University in 1995 and 2003 respectively.
He has held a number of senior management, project and analyst roles within worldwide manufacturing and logistics enterprises over a period of 10 years, delivering a diverse range of business improvement projects and over twenty ERP/SCM implementations. Qualified as a Prince2 project practitioner, Paul is also a Chartered Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Through this wealth of industrial experience, Paul returned to academia in 2004 and worked as a consultant within Warwick and Teesside Universities B2B Manufacturing Centre, before joining the Regional Office of the University of Huddersfield in 2005. From management of the West Yorkshire Centre for Knowledge Exchange, Paul then led the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Sector of the local Lifelong Learning Network within the School of Computing and Engineering.
Through his current Senior Lecturer role, Paul is currently pursuing research and teaching interests around Engineering Management, Supply Chain Optimisation, Project Management, Enterprise Resource Planning and New Product Innovation.
In recent years, manufacturing enterprises have placed direct emphasis on rapid product development and globalisation as a means of achieving competitive success in the contemporary performance measures of quality, speed and price. The use of information technology, supply chain optimisation, together with mergers and acquisition, can be seen as a basis for achieving this end.
Dr Paul Dentons research interests are centred upon supporting this innovative business activity through the development of improved approaches to enterprise engineering. Paul has acquired a diverse research background founded upon a wide-ranging industrial experience and his primary research interests relate to the adoption of innovative management and IT approaches to combat the increasing dynamic and global business environment. Dr Denton has previously researched and developed a new typology of enterprise IT system and road map based upon process orientation, and is now investigating methodologies for supporting improved techniques for collaborative product development and mass customisation integration within supply chains. Teaching competencies comprise: Engineering Management, Global Manufacturing and Benchmarking, Supply Chain Management, New Product Development; Project Management; Enterprise Systems Modelling; Performance Management; together with Entrepreneurship.
Recently, he has supervised knowledge transfer partnership associates and under/post-graduate students as well as co-ordinating the development of cross-institutional MSc/CPD frameworks, new industrially focussed short courses and employer-led foundation degrees. Paul is a reviewer on 4 international technology journals, a regular session chair on conferences, and holds wider research experience, previously working upon DTI, EPSRC, ERDF and HEFCE funded projects.
Selected Project Delivery
Denton, P., Brown, R. and Morgan, E. (2012) ‘The Development of a Sustainable Approach to Learner-Employer Engagament’. In: National HE STEM Programme Conference, 4-6 September 2012, Birmingham, UK
Denton, P (2012) Succeeding in Tomorrows Engineering World of Work: case study Birmingham: National HE STEM Programme
Hua Tan, K., Denton, P., Rae, R. and Chung, L. (2012) ‘Managing Lean Capabilities through Flexible Workforce Development: A Process and Framework ’ Production Planning and Control . ISSN 09537287
Hajjaji, M. and Denton, P. (2011) ‘The Integration of Risk Management into Maintenance Project Approaches for SMEs’. In: Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Production Research ICPR21 July 31 - August 4, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany: ICPR. . ISBN 978-3-8396-0293-5
Maatgi, M. and Denton, P. (2011) ‘Understanding the Determinants of SME ISO 9000 Success: Towards a Classification of Work Environment’. In: Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Production Research ICPR21 July 31 - August 4, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany: ICPR. . ISBN 978-3-8396-0293-5
Hajjaji, M. and Denton, P. (2011) ‘A Case Study of Risk Management Tools Adoption Within Engineering SMEs’. In: Palisade Risk Conference 2011: Risk Analysis, Applications & Training, 29th - 30th March 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Maatgi, M. and Denton, P. (2011) ‘The Role of Work Environment in the Successful Implementation of ISO 9000 in SMEs’. In: Fourth Scientific Symposium for Libyan Students in the UK, 15 January 2011, Cardiff, UK , pp. 9-10
Hajjaji, M., Denton, P. and Jackson, S. (2010) ‘The effectiveness of using project management tools and techniques for delivering projects ’. In: Future Technologies in Computing and Engineering: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2010: CEARC10. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 124-129. ISBN 9781862180932
Bashir, A. and Denton, P. (2010) ‘The Identification of Enterprise System Limitations within Manufacturing Supply Chains’. In: Future Technologies in Computing and Engineering: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2010: CEARC10. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 110-115. ISBN 9781862180932
Maatgi, M. and Denton, P. (2010) ‘Achieving ISO 9000 Success in SMEs: The Development of a Work Environment Framework’. In: Future Technologies in Computing and Engineering: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2010: CEARC10. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 37-42. ISBN 9781862180932
Denton, P., Hajjaji, M. and Bashir, A. (2010) ‘Internal Supply Chain Management within SMEs: When ERPII Is Not Enough?’. In: The 4th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, 25-31 July 2010, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China , pp. 332-327
Denton, P., Tan, K., Hajjaji, M. and Bashir, A. (2010) ‘Chemical Industry Supply Chain Innovation: A Case Study of e-Enablement Practice’. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Congress Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, 1-5 March 2010. : [Unkown]. pp. 135-146.
Renshaw, T., Stevens, R. and Denton, P. (2009) ‘Towards understanding engagement in games: an eye-tracking study’ On the Horizon , 17 (4), pp. 408-420. ISSN 1074-8121
Denton, P. and McKinna, A. (2009) ‘Open Innovation in Global Manufacturing Supply Chains’. In: Institute of Engineering and Technology, Invited Prestige Lecture, 25 March 2009, University of Huddersfield
Renshaw, T., Stevens, R. and Denton, P. (2008) ‘Understanding Games Interaction Through Eye-tracking: From User Learning to New Business Model Development’. In: 38th SAGSET Conference: Teaching and Learning through Gaming and Simulation, 17-18 July 2008, Nottingham University Business School
Denton, P., Tan, K., Little, D. and Bonner, J. (2007) ‘A Three R Approach for Supply Chain Business Intelligence’. In: Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Production Research ICPR19, Valparaiso, Chile, 29th July - 2nd August 2007. : ICPR. . ISBN 978 956 310 7517
Denton, P. and Tan, K. (2007) ‘Revisiting the Value Proposition of E-Marketplace Connectivity’. In: Developing Sustainable Collaborative Supply Chains, Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Logistics, Budapest, Hungary, 8-9 July 2007. Nottingham: Nottingham University Business School. pp. 383-389.
Denton, P., Tan, K. and Yoshie, O. (2007) Open Innovation in Global Manufacturing Supply Chains: Opportunities for the Future Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (Submitted)
Denton, P., Little, D., Weston, R. and Guerrero, A. (2007) ‘An enterprise engineering approach for supply chain systems design and implementation’ International Journal of Services and Operations Management , 3 (2), pp. 131-151. ISSN 1744-2370
Denton, P (2006) ‘Promoting Digital Business Growth’ Yorkshire Business Insider , 4 (2).
Denton, P (2005) ‘Business Strategy Driven Information Technology Systems’. In: Proceedings of the 18th ICPR: The Networked Enterprise, July 31-August 4 2005, Fisciano, Italy , pp. 210-216
Denton, P (2005) ‘An Enterprise Engineering Approach for Supply Chain Systems Design and Implementation’. In: Proceedings of SCMIS2005: 3rd International Workshop on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems, 6th - 8th July 2005, Thessaloniki, Greece , pp. 555-566
Denton, P. and Short, C. (2004) Rapid Product Development Evaluation Report Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Consortium
Denton, P (2002) Business Strategy Driven IT Systems For Engineer-To-Order and Make-To-Order Manufacturing Enterprises Doctoral thesis, Loughborough University.
Denton, P., Hodgson, A. and Hreczuk-Hirst, I. (1999) ‘Implementing Intranet Support for BPR in a Small Manufacturing Company’. In: ICPR-15 Manufacturing for a global market. Limerick, Ireland: Dept. of Manufacturing and Operations Engineering, University of Limerick. pp. 739-742. ISBN 9781874653561
Denton, P. and Hodgson, A. (1999) ‘Can SMEs Afford MRP?’. In: ICPR-15 Manufacturing for a global market. Limerick, Ireland: Dept. of Manufacturing and Operations Engineering, University of Limerick. pp. 735-738. ISBN 9781874653561
Denton, P. and Hodgson, A. (1997) ‘Systems Development for Global Manufacturing’. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Factory 2000, 2nd - 4th April 1997, Cambridge, UK , pp. 395-402
Denton, P. and Hodgson, A. (1997) ‘Implementing Strategy-Led BPR in a Small Manufacturing Company’. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Factory 2000, 2nd - 4th April 1997, Cambridge, UK , pp. 1-8
We are seeking a number of PhD candidates with a key interest in working with industry to accelerate research activity related to enterprise engineering, supply chain optimisation and manufacturing systems management.