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Professor of Operations Management, University of Nottingham

Professor MacCarthy is Professor of Operations Management at Nottingham University Business School. After an early career in industry he undertook his PhD at the University of Bradford, followed by postdoctoral work in the Mathematics Institute at Oxford University. At Nottingham, he teaches at Executive, MBA, Masters and undergraduate levels in operations and project management. He developed the Executive Masters programme in Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management with Rolls-Royce and Southampton University.

His research spans the analysis, modelling and management of operational systems in a wide range of sectors. He has led major funded research projects on effective decision support in planning and scheduling, Mass Customization, Supply Chain management and Order Fulfilment modelling. Sources of funding have included the research councils, European funding agencies and industry. He has researched and consulted with a wide range of industries including textiles and clothing, automotive, aerospace, engineering, consumer products and food. He has published widely in the Operations Management and Management Science literature.

He is European Editor for the International Journal of Production Economics, published by Elsevier and is a consulting Editor for the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, published by Emerald. He is a member of the Board for the Decision Sciences Institute as VP for Europe. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics (IMA), the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).


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    Professor of Operations Management, University of Nottingham