Programme Director: David Carpenter
After his first degree, David qualified as a Chartered Accountant, subsequently specialising in acquisitions, mergers and takeovers. He has many years’ experience in teaching Supply Chain and Engineering Management subjects at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. David’s research interests lie in the fields of financial mathematics and jurisprudential aspects of the accounting-legal interface. He is published in several international journals.
Dr Ming K Lim
Lecturer – Logistics Management
Dr. Lim's research domains are in the areas of logistics & supply chain management and manufacturing systems & management. His research interests include Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, lean & agile manufacturing, responsive & reconfigurable manufacturing/supply chain, multi-agent systems, cost & system optimisation, and system modelling & simulation. Dr Lim is actively consulting companies from manufacturing and logistics industries in the implementation of RFID in their operations, as well as in enhancing production and supply chain competitiveness.
Dr Louise Knight
Senior Lecturer in Management, Engineering Systems and Management Subject Group
Dr Knight joined the ESM team in late 2007 to teach strategic management and strategic purchasing. She came to Aston from the University of Bath where she was Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply, and before that held various roles in human resource management and purchasing and supply at London Underground Ltd. Her research interests include supply networks, network learning and leadership, collaboration and public procurement.