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We are a multidisciplinary group of academics with interests in logistics, transport, supply chain and engineering management, systems thinking and engineering education. 


We are concerned with the integrated design and operation of complex technological solutions to real world problems.

It cuts across the boundaries of traditional engineering disciplines and other fields. 

We have particular expertise in 

  • transport
  • logistics and supply chain management (SCM)
  • engineering management
  • systems thinking
  • engineering education


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It is now widely accepted that the adoption of contemporary logistics, supply chain systems and engineering management thinking by firms has the potential to significantly reduce cost, improve customer service and contribute positively to the development of longer term sustainable business models.

ESM works in partnership with firms to improve the capability of firms through the development of people and processes.

Our aim is to bring world class practices to our partner companies through an integrated portfolio of activities. Read more 



  • LogiMed logimedDr Aristides Matopoulos was invited to deliver a talk about 'The implementation of Hospital-Vendor Collaborative Practices to improve Inventory Management and Service Levels'.
  • Zhejiang Gongshang University Professor Sweeney visits the logistics laboratory at ZJSUProfessor Ed Sweeney was a guest this week at Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJSU) in China
  • A visit to Hong Kong Professor Sweeney pictured with Edmund Fan, Dr Ping Ji and Professor KC Chan (Head of Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering) at the PolyU Microsoft Enterprise Systems Centre during his visitHead of ESM, Professor Ed Sweeney, recently paid a visit to Hong Kong. He spent time with staff at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) to explore ways of building mutually beneficial collaborations in research, teaching and other areas.
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