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

She has experience in teaching modules in Management Science Modelling, Statistics and Simulation, Logistics Operations Techniques, Supply Chain Modelling, Quantitative Methods, Global Logistics and Business Research Methods.  Nicoleta's teaching portfolio includes the development, delivery and assessment of a range of modules in the area of analytics and supply chain at undergraduate, Masters and doctoral level. She has developed teaching material that is unique in its method of delivery and assessment and incorporates current theoretical and practical content. Recently, she has developed dedicated teaching material that incorporates audio/video content that is very well received by students and could be used for online delivery of content. 

Since 2005, Nicoleta has been a Course Leader to a range of different courses at Masters and PhD level. She is the former Course Leader for the MSc Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, former Course Leader to the Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods for PhD and current Couse Leader to the MSc in Business Intelligence and Analytics (https://courses.hud.ac.uk/2019-20/full-time/postgraduate/business-intelligence-and-analytics-msc)

Nicoleta acts as a PhD project supervisor for a number of projects in the area of supply chain modelling and simulation, supply chain performance measurement systems, supply chain product design and sustainability. To date Nicoleta has 15 successful PhD completions (9 as main supervisor and 6 as co-supervisor). Students who completed their research under her supervision are now in academic positions at Universities in different parts of the world (UK, Greece, Nigeria and Egypt) as well as managers in manufacturing companies. 

Nicoleta is keen to continuously develop her research portfolio, and currently, she has material published in journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Systems Science, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Maritime Policy and Management, Maritime Economics and Logistics journal and others. 

She has considerable industrial experience, having spent over three years in Unilever, Home and Personal Care Europe as a Supply Chain Modelling Manager. During the time spent in industry, she was able to evaluate how supply chain modelling, business analytics, master data management and ERP systems are developed, implemented and applied in industry. 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 of production and supply chain systems. She has an MA in Professional Development (Higher Education Practice) from the University of Huddersfield (UK). Nicoleta graduated with an engineering (Ing) degree in Computing and Automatic Control Engineering from The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania).

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Supply Chain Modelling, Simulations and Supply Chain Dynamics
  • Feedback control techniques for supply chain systems
  • Supply Chains Performance Measurement Systems
  • International Packaging Logistics models and applications
  • Teaching Supply Chain Modelling
  • Logistics Skills and Competencies

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Supply Chain Modelling
  • Sustainability
  • Operational Research
  • System Complexity
  • Performance Measurement Systems
  • Supply Chain Analytics

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Supply chains Engineering & Materials Science
Logistics Engineering & Materials Science
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
logistics Social Sciences
Enterprise resource planning Engineering & Materials Science
supply Social Sciences
Feedback control Engineering & Materials Science
concession Social Sciences

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Research Output 1999 2019

  • 10 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Editorial
  • 1 Review article
2 Citations (Scopus)

Key characteristics for designing a supply chain performance measurement system

Elgazzar, S. H., Tipi, N. & Jones, G., 11 Feb 2019, In : International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. 68, 2, p. 296-318 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Performance measurement system
Supply chain performance
Conceptual framework
Systematic review
10 Citations (Scopus)

Generation X versus Millennials communication behaviour on social media when purchasing food versus tourist services

Dabija, D-C., Bejan, B. M. & Tipi, N., 29 Mar 2018, In : E&M Economics and Management . 21, 1, p. 191-205 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social media

Packaging redesign - benefits for the environment and the community

Georgakoudis, E., Tipi, N. & Bamford, C., 3 Sep 2018, In : International Journal of Sustainable Engineering. 11, 5, p. 307-320 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Supply chains

Enterprise in logistics research: matching the needs of industry with academia

Hubbard, N. & Tipi, N., 2017, In : International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications. 20, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Research networks
Business schools
Academic research
5 Citations (Scopus)

Analysis of the potential contribution of value-adding services (VAS) to the competitive logistics strategy of ports

Okorie, C., Tipi, N. & Hubbard, N., 1 Jun 2016, In : Maritime Economics and Logistics. 18, 2, p. 158-173 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Water supply
Developing countries

Activities 2012 2019

  • 7 Oral presentation
  • 4 PhD Examination

The Development of a Performance Measurement system for Road Freight Transport

Sohaila Elgazar (Speaker), Nicoleta Tipi (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Eric Tchouamou Njoya (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
5 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Business Analytics within a Simulated Supply Chain System

Nicoleta Tipi (Speaker)
3 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Impact of Supply Chain Characteristics on the Adoption of Innovation

Marina Papalexi (Speaker), David Bamford (Speaker), Benjamin Dehe (Speaker), Nicoleta Tipi (Speaker)
6 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Impact of Supply Chain Strategy on the Financial Performance: A Case Study of a Manufacturing Company

Nicoleta Tipi (Speaker), Nicolas Hubbard (Speaker), Sara H. Elgazzar (Speaker)
3 Jul 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

PhD External Examiner at the University of Plymouth

Nicoleta Tipi (Examiner)

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination