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Dr Andrew Greasley

 

Operations & Information Management Group

Andrew Greasley
 

Andrew Greasley is a lecturer in Information Systems, Operational Research and Statistics in the Operations and Information Management Group at Aston Business School. His research area is the application of discrete-event simulation modeling for process improvement. He has over fifteen years' experience of building simulation models for industrial clients in the private and public sectors. He has taught modeling techniques for a number of years in Europe and Africa, including in the UK, France, Hungary, Malawi and Zimbabwe. He has published papers in journals such as the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of the Operational Research Society, and SIMULATION. He is author of the text Simulation Modeling for Business published by Ashgate Ltd. and co-author of the best-selling text Business Information Systems published by Pearson Ltd.

Position: Lecturer 

Phone:+44(0)121 204 3110 Email: a.greasley@aston.ac.uk Room: ABS263
CV

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Aston University, 2007

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Higher Education Academy, 2007

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Derby, 1994

Academic

  • Lecturer, Aston Business School. (September 2001 - Present)
  • Senior Lecturer, Derbyshire Business School. (1994 - 2001)

  • BN2216 (UG) Operations Management (module leader)
  • BN3318 (UG) Operations Strategy, Systems and Implementation (module leader)
  • BNM802 (PG) Simulation for Managerial Decision Making (module leader)
  • BUP100, Undergraduate Placement Assessment
  • DISS1, Dissertation Part 1
  • DISS2, Dissertation Part 2
  • DR3SUP, Doctoral Supervision 3
  • MBAPROJ, Project Part B
  • Discrete-Event Simulation Modeling (Business Process Simulation)

  • Business Process Management

  • Systems Thinking and Modeling

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 

 

   

Editorial Board Member

  • The Open Operational Research Journal
    ISSN: 1874-2432

  • The Open Management Journal
    ISSN: 1874-9488


Authored Books

  • Greasley, A. (2013). Operations Management 3rd Edition. John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
  • Greasley, A. (2009). Operations Management, 2nd edition. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Greasley, A. (2008). Operations Management: Sage Course Companion Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Bocij, P., Greasley, A., Hickie, S. (2008). Business Information Systems: Technology, Development and Management for the e-business (4th ed.). London: Financial Times and Prentice Hall.
  • Greasley, A. (2008). Business Information Systems: Technology, Development and Management, 4th edition. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.
  • Greasley, A. (2008). Enabling a Simulation Capability in the Organisation. Springer Verlag.
  • Greasley, A. (2007). Operations Management: Short Cuts. Sage.
  • Greasley, A. (2006). Operations Management. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Greasley, A., Clegg, B., Bennett, D., Albores-Barajas, P. (2006). Technology and Global Integration  Proceedings of Second European Conference on Management of Technology  Aston Business School & IAMOT. Birmingham: Aston Business School.
  • Greasley, A., Clegg, B., Bennett, D. J., Albores-Barajas, P. (2006). Technology and Global Integration  Proceedings of Second European Conference on Management of Technology  Aston Business School & IAMOT. Aston Business School.
  • Albores-Barajas, P., Bennett, D. J., Clegg, B., Greasley, A. (2006). Technology and Global Integration  Proceedings of Second European Conference on Management of Technology  Aston Business School & IAMOT. Aston Business School.
  • Albores-Barajas, P., Bennett, D., Clegg, B., Greasley, A. (2006). Technology and Global Integration  Proceedings of Second European Conference on Management of Technology  Aston Business School & IAMOT. Birmingham: Aston Business School.
  • Bennett, D., Clegg, B., Greasley, A., Albores-Barajas, P. (2006). Technology and Global Integration  Proceedings of Second European Conference on Management of Technology  Aston Business School & IAMOT. Birmingham: Aston Business School.
  • Clegg, B., Bennett, D., Greasley, A., Albores-Barajas, P. (2006). Technology and Global Integration: Proceedings of Second European Conference on Management of Technology  Aston Business School & IAMOT. Birmingham: Aston Business School.
  • Greasley, A. (2004). Simulation Modelling for Business. London: Ashgate Press.
  • Bocji, P., Greasley, A., Hickie, S. (2003). Business Information Systems  Technology, development and management for e-business (Instructors Manual). Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.

 

Book Chapters

  • Greasley, A. (2013). The Simulation Modelling Process. Simulation Strategies to Reduce Recidivism: Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) Modeling for the Criminal Justice System (pp. 41-72). New York: Springer.
  • Wang, Y., Greasley, A. (2012). The Contradictions and Complementarities of Combining ERP Systems with Enterprise 2.0 Supported Informal Systems. Strategic and Pragmatic E-Business: Implications for Future Business Practices (pp. 132-155). IGI Global Publishing.
  • Greasley, A. (2011). An Alternative to Blackboard™? Student use of Web-Based Textbook Teaching and Learning Material. Good Practice Guide in Learning and Teaching Volume 8 (pp. 1-3). Aston Business School.
  • Assi, A. P., Greasley, A., Love, D. (2009). An examination of the development of LTL hub-and-spoke freight distribution systems. High Performance Logistics: Methods and Techniques. Erich Schmidt Verlag.
  • Greasley, A. (2008). A simulation of a road traffic accident reporting system. Road Traffic: Safety, Modeling, and Impacts. Nova Publishing.
  • Greasley, A. (2008). A simulation of a road traffic accident reporting system. Road Traffic: Safety,Modeling and Impacts. New York: Nova Publishers.
  • Greasley, A., Bennett, D., Greasley, K. (2005). Virtual learning environment for operations management - Practical application and student views. Teaching OM Within THENEXOM: Innovative Practices and Links to Research (pp. Nov-25). Sevilla: 3d/THENEXOM.
  • Greasley, A., Shaw, D. (2004). Case studies in visual interactive simulation. Simulation Modelling for Business (pp. 195-219). London: Ashgate Press.
  • Greasley, A. (2003). Denby Constabulary. Cases in Operations Management (pp. 219-224). FT Prentice Hall.

 

 Refereed Papers

  • Greasley, A. and Assi, A. (2012) "Improving 'last mile' delivery performance to retailers in hub and spoke distribution systems", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management.23(6), 794-805.

  • Greasley, A. (2008) "Using simulation for facility design: A case study" Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 16, pp. 670-677. ISSN 1569-190X.

  • Greasley, A. (2008) "Using simulation to assess the introduction of technology in a continuous operations process", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 19(8), pp. 979-984. ISSN 1741-038X.

  • Greasley, A. (2006) "Using process mapping and business process simulation to support a process-based approach to change in a public sector organisation", Technovation. 26(1), pp. 95-103.

  • Greasley, A. (2005) "Using system dynamics in a discrete-event simulation study of a manufacturing plant", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 25(5/6), pp. 534-548. ISSN 0144-3577.

  • Greasley, A. (2005) "Using DEA and Simulation in Guiding Operating Units to Improved Performance", Journal of the Operational Research Society, 56(5), pp. 727-731. ISSN 0160-5682.

  • Greasley, A.  (2004) "The case for the organisational use of simulation", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 15(7), pp. 560-566. ISSN 1741-038X

  • Greasley, A. (2004) "A redesign of a road traffic accident reporting system using business process simulation", Business Process Management Journal, 10(6), pp. 636-644. ISSN 1463-7154

  • Greasley, A. (2004) "Using a simulation model for capacity management", Control, 30(3), pp.16-18.ISSN 0266-1713

  • Greasley, A. (2004) "Process Improvement within a HR Division at a UK Police Force", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 24(2/3), pp.230-240. ISSN 0144-3577

  • Greasley, A.; Bennett, D.; Greasley, K. (2004) "A Virtual Learning Environment for Operations Management: Assessing the student's perspective", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol 24 No 10, pp 974-993. ISBN 0144-3577

  • Greasley, A. (2003) "A simulation of a cladding and window production facility", Manufacturing Engineer, 82(1), pp.26-29. ISSN 0956-9944

  • Greasley, A. (2003) "Using Business Process Simulation within a Business Process Reengineering approach", Business Process Management Journal, Vol 9 No 4, pp. 408-420. ISSN 1463-7154

  • Greasley, A. (2003) "A simulation of a workflow management system", Work Study (now International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management), Vol 52 No 5, pp. 256-261. ISSN 0043-8022


Recent Refereed Conference Papers

  • Greasley, A., Taylor, T., Smith, C. M., Simulation Series, "A simulation study of the shift system at a UK police communications centre." (2013)
  • Greasley, A., Fifth International Conference on Advances in System Simulation (SIMUL 2013), "Developing a Simulation Model for a Level of Usage," Venice, Italy. (October 27, 2013 - November 1, 2013)
  • Wang, Y., Greasley, A., Proceedings of the 20th European Operations Management Association (Euroma) Conference, "The hybrid system ERP and informality, opportunities and hazards," Dublin, Ireland. (June 9, 2013 - June 12, 2013)
  • Greasley, A., Wang, Y., IADIS International Conference: Information Systems Post-implementation and Change Management, "A Socio-Technical Perspective On ERP Implementation," Lisbon, Portugal. (2012)
  • Albores-Barajas, P., Greasley, A., Wang, Y., Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference in Manufacturing Research, "Do Manufacturing Firms Need Informality In ERP Post-Implementation?," Birmingham, UK. (2012)
  • Greasley, A., Wang, Y., Proceedings of the Summer Computer Simulation Conference, "A Simulation of an ERP Implementation with Informal Processes," Genoa, Italy. (2012)
  • Wang, Y., Greasley, A., Albores-Barajas, P., Proceedings of the 16th Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium, "Explore ERP and informality: international manufacturers in China," Cambridge, UK. (September 20, 2012 - September 21, 2012)
  • Wang, Y., Greasley, A., Proceedings of the 4th world conference P&OM: Serving the World, "Using simulation to examine the performance of an ERP system in a company with informal processes," Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (July 1, 2012 - July 5, 2012)
  • Wang, Y., Greasley, A., Proceedings of the Production and Operation Management (POM) 2012 Conference, "Can ERP and informality achieve a trade-off between efficiency and flexibility," Chicago, Illinois, USA. (April 20, 2012 - April 23, 2012)
  • Greasley, A., Assi, A.P. (2011) "Using discrete event simulation to investigate road delivery policies to UK retailers,"
  • Wang, Y., Greasley, A., Thanassoulis, E. (2011) "How to achieve complementary benefits of efficiency and flexibility in using ERP systems?"
  • Wang, Y., Greasley, A., Thanassoulis, E. (2011) "Adopting ERP with Informality in order to Foster Both Efficiency and Flexibility Operations",
  • Greasley, A. (2010) "An assessment of web-based textbook supplementary material",
  • Owen, C., Albores, P., Greasley, A., Love, D. (2010) "Simulation in the Supply Chain Context: Matching the simulation tool to the problem" Operational Research Society 5th Simulation Workshop, Warwickshire.
  • Greasley, A., Love, D., Assi, A.P. (2010) "Investigating local delivery by road to retail and non-retail customers in the UK logistics sector"

 

Administrative Roles and Responsibilities

  • OIM Group Representative, School. (2006 - Present)

 

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research