Dr Stella Despoudi

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Staff profile Aston Despoudi

 Role: Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management                                                               Phone: 01212044594                                                                                                                             Email Address: s.despoudi@aston.ac.uk                                                                                             Room Number: ABS279

Dr. Stella Despoudi is Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the Aston Business School since September 2018. Prior to this Stella has been working for Coventry University and for Loughborough University’s School of Business & Economics. She holds a PhD in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics. Stella’s research expertise lies in the following research areas: food supply chain management, supply chain resilience, severe weather events and climatic changes, emergency logistics, food waste and food sustainability, resource efficiency. Currently she works on a multi-partner projects related to food supply chain resilience, climatic changes, and Industry 4.0 funded from ESRC and other UK funding bodies. She is Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of Production & Operations Management Society, and European Operations Management Association.

 

  • PhD in Operations, Supply Chain Management & Logistics, School of Business & Economics, Loughborough University, UK.
  • PhD Thesis Title: An Investigation of the Collaboration - Postharvest Food Loss Relationship & the Effect of the Environmental Turbulence Factors. Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education, Coventry University, UK.
  • MSc in Business Analysis & Management, School of Business & Economics, Loughborough University, UK.
  • BSc Accounting, Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece.
  • BSc in Finance & Investment, Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece.
  • Lecturer in Operations & Supply Chain Management (FT), Aston Business School, Aston University, UK (Sept 2018- current)
  • MSc Project Supervisor at Warwick Manufacturing Group (PT), Warwick University, UK (Sept. 2017 – Dec. 2018)
  • Lecturer in MBA modules (PT), DEI College, Greece (Jan. 2018 – Sept. 2018)
  • Lecturer in Operations & Supply Chain Management (FT), Coventry University Business School, UK (Jun. 2015 – Sept. 2018)
  • Lecturer in Business Studies (PT), Perrotis College in collaboration with Cardiff Metropolitan University, Greece. (Sept. 2014 – Jun. 2015)
  • External Research Collaborator (PT), Technological Research Centre of Western Macedonia (TRC), Greece. (Oct. 2009 – Jun. 2015) University Teacher (PT), School of Business & Economics, Loughborough University, UK. (Oct. 2011 – Jun. 2014)
  • Research Associate in Retailing & Marketing Group (FT), School of Business & Economics, Loughborough University, UK. (Oct. 2013 – Jun. 2014)
  • BNM810 Operations Management
  • BNK410 Operations Management (online MBA)
  • Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Food Waste & Food Losses
  • Resource Scarcity & Efficiency 
  • Supply Chain Resilience
  • Buyer - Supplier Relationships 
  • Blockchain, IoT, Industry 4.0 
  • Pedagogy in Higher Education 
  • Food Security & Food Sustainability 
  • Business Performance Measurement
  •  Agricultural Supply Chain Management 
  • Sustainable Supply Chains & Logistics Management 
  • Humanitarian Operations & Disaster Management
  • Towards sustainable and resilient fresh produce supply chains in the UK: A planetary boundaries perspective (in progress)
  • Humanitarian Logistics responding to Refugee Crisis (in progress)
  • An Assessment of UK’s Agricultural Supply Chain Resilience in Response to Climatic Change and Severe Weather Events (in progress) 
  • Food Supply Chains responding to Severe Weather Events (in progress)
  • Resource Efficiency and Supply Chain Resilience in the food manufacturing industry (in progress)
  • Adaptation of Export Products (funded by Academy of Marketing - in progress)
  • An Investigation of Customer Experience in Town Centres (funded by ESRC) 
  • Penetration of intelligent forms of energy in participating regions (in collaboration with ‘Em power’ – Intelligent Energy Europe)
  • Social Media & Advertising (funded by Loughborough University)
  •  Local Tourism Enterprises Capabilities, Training and the Impact on Firm Competitiveness (funded by 3rd and 4th Community Support Framework)
  • Development of innovative sales and export methods for the Centre of Greek Furs (funded by EUREKA)

Available for PhD supervisions in the areas of research interest. 

Starting in September 2019 in the topics of:

  • Agriculture 4.0
  •  Agricultural supply chain design under the Brexit contex

 

  • POMS (Production & Operations Management Society)
  • Teaching Fellow of Higher Education Academy of UK

Journal Papers

  • Mallidis, I, Despoudi, S, Vlachos, D, Dekker, R & Iakovou, E. An assessment of the Impact of Sulphur Limit Fuel Regulations on Supply Chain Network Design Decisions, Annals of Operations Research (ABS 3*)
  • Lee, H, Sivarajah, U & Despoudi, S. Idiosyncratic Risk and the Cross-section of Stock Returns the Role of Mean-Reverting Idiosyncratic Volatility, submitted in the Annals of Operations Research (ABS 3*)
  • Despoudi, S, Papaioannou, G, Saridakis, G, Dani, S (2018) Does Collaboration Pay in Agricultural Supply Chain? An empirical approach, International Journal of Production Research (ABS 3*)
  • Colwill, J, Despoudi, S & Bhamra, R. (2016) A Review of Resilience within the UK Manufacturing Sector, Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, 3: pp. 451-456.
  • Despoudi, S, Papaioannou, G, Dani, S (2015) An Investigation of the Environmental Turbulence Factors and their Sources in the Collaboration - Postharvest Food Loss Relationship, Fork to Farm: International Journal of Innovative Research and Practice, 2(1), pp.1-6.
  • Otles, S, Despoudi, S, Bucatariu, C & Kartal, C. (2014) Food Waste Production and Sustainability in the Food Industry, Chapter 1, in the book 'Food Waste Recovery: Processing Technologies and Techniques' edited by Charis Galanakis, published by Elsevier.

Conference Proceedings

  • Despoudi, S, Papaioannou, G, Saridakis, G & Dani, S. (2018) An exploration of the impact of Competitive Intensity on Collaboration and Postharvest Food Loss, Green Supply Chain Conference 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Mamat, M, Muhammad, K, Sivarajah, U, Despoudi, S & Dora, M. (2018) Theoretical Conceptualisation of Business to Consumer Product Return Knowledge – The Case of ‘End-of-Use’ and ‘End-of-Life’ Immediate Return, IPSERA 2018, Athens, Greece.
  • Tsougkou, E, Abdul-Taleb, N. Z, Boso, N, Cadogan, J.W, Despoudi, S, Hodgkinson, I.R, Oliveira, J.S & Story, V.M. (2018) Global export orientation and export competitive advantage: A study of Malaysian firms, Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA) Conference under the Journal of Business Research special issue, Valencia, Spain.
  • Despoudi, S, Papaioannou, G, Saridakis, G & Dani, S. (2017) Collaboration in Agricultural Supply Chain, Operational Research Society 59 Conference, Loughborough University, UK.
  • Despoudi, S & Yang, X. (2017) Challenges of Humanitarian Logistics in Refugee Crisis, Production & Operations Management Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Despoudi, S, Papaioannou, G, Dani, S & Saridakis, G. (2016) Collaboration, Environmental Turbulence, and Postharvest Food Loss: An Empirical Study of the Greek Agricultural Supply Chain, 3rd International Conference on Green Supply Chain, Loughborough University London Campus, UK.
  • Colwill, J, Despoudi, S & Bhamra, R. (2016) A Review of Resilience within the UK Manufacturing Sector, 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Loughborough University, UK.
  • Despoudi, S, & Kalaitzi, D.(2016) An exploration of the relationship between Resource Efficiency and Supply Chain Resilience Practices in the Food Manufacturing Industry, 5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management, Havana, Cuba.
  • Despoudi, S, Papaioannou, G & Dani, S. (2015) The Promise of Supply Chain Collaboration: A Myth or Reality? An empirical analysis of fruit producers’ perceptions, 20th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2015), Bologna, Italy.
  • Despoudi, S, Papaioannou, G & Dani, S. (2014) An Investigation of the Moderating Effect of the Environmental Turbulence Factors in the Collaboration Postharvest food loss relationship, International Conference on Global Trends in the Agro-Food Sector, Kalamata, Greece.
  • Despoudi, S, Papaioannou, G & Dani, S. (2013) An exploration of the Environmental Turbulence Factors in the Collaboration Postharvest food loss relationship, 18th Logistics Research Network Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK, pp. 10-18.
  • Despoudi, S, Papaioannou, G & Dani, S. (2013) Managing Environmental Turbulence in the EU Agricultural Supply Chains: the case of Greece, 18th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2013), Vienna, Austria, pp. 927-935, ISBN: 978 085358 292 2.
  • Despoudi, S, Papaioannou, G & Dani, S. (2012) Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC) to reduce Postharvest food losses (PHFL), 17th Logistics Research Network Annual Conference, Cranfield University, UK, pp. 1-8.
  • Despoudi, S, Papaioannou, G & Dani, S. (2012) Food Security and Food Losses: A Producer to Processor perspective, 17th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2012), New horizons in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 343-351, ISBN: 978-085358-284-7.

Blog publications:

  • Devi, N & Despoudi, S (2018) Keeping it Lean: efficient supply chain management, Available online: http://blogs.coventry.ac.uk/researchblog/keeping-it-lean-sustainable-and-efficient-supply-chain-management/
  • Despoudi, S, Lanari, N & Bek, D. (2018) Can the New Era of Retailer-Led Certification Schemes Shift the Sustainability Dial?, Available online:http://blogs.coventry.ac.uk/researchblog/can-the-new-era-of-retailer-led-certification-schemes-shift-the-sustainability-dial/
  • Bek, D, Despoudi, S & Lanari, N (2017) Less is More’ in retailer supply chains: what are the impacts on sustainability?, Available online: http://blogs.coventry.ac.uk/researchblog/less-is-more-in-retailer-supply-chains/