Role: Senior Teaching Fellow Phone: 0121 204 3078 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: ABS254
Chris Owen is a Senior Teaching Fellow and Deputy Head of Department: Learning and Teaching in the OIM Department.Before joining Aston, Chris worked at PwC Consulting in the Operations Competency. Over seven years with PwC Chris worked on a number of assignments with clients across a variety of sectors including Banking, Aerospace, Industrial Products, Construction, Public Sector (Home Affairs and Education), Utilities and Food Distribution. These assignments were in the broad area of Operations helping clients to tackle a range of issues including cost reduction, performance improvement and procurement. Chris has international experience having worked in Germany, Italy, the US and China.Originally trained as a Manufacturing Engineer in the Aerospace industry, prior to PwC, Chris held a number of roles in manufacturing systems, operations and supply chain with companies such as Dowty, Lucas, Goodrich and Invensys.
My research interests cover a number of related areas. I am a member of Aston's Advanced Services Group carrying out research into servitization in businesses both large and small. I am alsointerested in exploring complex situations in organisations and developing understanding through using methods of systems modelling including Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), System Dynamics (SD), Agent Based Modelling (ABM) and Discrete Event Simulation (DES).In terms of applications, my current research is in Supply Chain and Procurement, Emergency Logistics and Rail Transportation.I am also interested in researching innovative teaching methods, including case based and problem based learning.I would be interested in supervising DBAs or PhDs in any of the areas above.
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