Dr Derek Friday

Dr Derek Friday


Newcastle Business School

Career Summary


Dr. Derek Friday is a Lecturer of Operations and Supply Chain Management at The University of Newcastle Australia. His PhD research focused on developing a new Collaborative Risk Management framework to improve supply chain resilience. Derek has over 10 years of experience in Supply Chain Management and Project Management as an academic and practitioner. Derek is passionate about engaging with industry and is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia, where he volunteers on several management committees. He has worked as a Consultant and Project Manager - for Inland Transportation and Related Services projects with the United Nations missions in Africa. Derek is a reviewer in leading academic journals, and has co-authored several refereed journal articles, and a book chapter.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Management, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Master of Science, Makerere University, Uganda


  • Collaborative Risk Management
  • Cyber Resilient Supply Chain Ecosystems
  • Decision Making Under Uncertainty and Risk
  • Procurement and Supplies Management
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Complexity
  • Supply Chain Cybersecurity
  • Supply Chain Digitalisation
  • Supply Chain Resilience
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Security
  • Supply Chain Uncertainty


  • English (Mother)
  • Swahili (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
350909 Supply chains 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School


Teaching Award

Year Award
2019  DVC(A) Merit List 2018 – For Learning and Teaching Excellence: The University of Newcastle Australia
Office of the DVC (A), The University of Newcastle, Australia


Code Course Role Duration
IBUS2003 International Trade Logistics
Faculty of Business and law, The University of Newcastle
Course Leader/Coordinator 1/1/2021 - 31/12/2021
MNGT2006 Decision Making Under Uncertainty
Faculty of Business & Law, The University of Newcastle
Course Leader/Lecturer 1/1/2018 - 31/12/2021
ACFI3000 Contemporary Accounting Issues
Faculty of Business and Law University of Newcastle

This course introduces students to practical operational issues in international trade logistics. The focus is on problem solving and appreciation of contemporary issues in international trade logistics. Case reports and analyses are used to provide integrative understanding of international logistics operations and process designs. Group work is employed to enhance knowledge and skills in analysis, problem solving, and teamwork.

Course Leader/Coordinator 1/1/2021 - 31/12/2021
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty
Faculty of Business & Law, The University of Newcastle
Course Leader/Coordinator 1/1/2018 - 31/12/2021
INFT3100 Project Management
Discipline of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment- The University of Newcastle
Lecturer & Tutor 1/1/2017 - 31/12/2018


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2022 Melnyk A S, Harrison N, Friday D, 'Supply chain management at an inflection point: A final perspective', The Routledge Companion to Global Value Chains, Taylor & Francis Group, London (2022)

Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Friday D, Savage DA, Melnyk SA, Harrison N, Ryan S, Wechtler H, 'A collaborative approach to maintaining optimal inventory and mitigating stockout risks during a pandemic: capabilities for enabling health-care supply chain resilience', Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 11 248-271 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/jhlscm-07-2020-0061
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Suzanne Ryan, Heidi Wechtler
2018 Friday D, Ryan S, Sridharan R, Collins D, 'Collaborative risk management: A systematic literature review', International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 48 231-253 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/IJPDLM-01-2017-0035
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Suzanne Ryan
Melnyk SA, Schoenherr T, Speier-Pero C, Peters C, Chang JF, Friday D, 'New challenges in supply chain management: cybersecurity across the supply chain', International Journal of Production Research, 1-22
DOI 10.1080/00207543.2021.1984606

Grants and Funding


Number of grants 1
Total funding $43,000

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20201 grants / $43,000

Supply chain cybersecurity: Enabling the next stage in cybersecurity$43,000

Supply chain cybersecurity is a research paradox. While the term itself is relatively new (having been coined in 1989), it has long been
studied within the Information Technology (IT) field. Spurred by Industry 4.0 advancements and digital interconnectivity,
cybersecurity has increased in importance and cyberattack surface to include humans, organisations, and billions of smart end devices supporting day to day supply chain operations. This proposed study builds on this expanded view of cybersecurity to advance supply chain cybersecurity research/theory and practice. 

Funding body: Cyber Security Hub, within the Risk Management Governance & Control (RMGC) R&D Program

Funding body Cyber Security Hub, within the Risk Management Governance & Control (RMGC) R&D Program
Project Team

Norma Harrison, Roger Moser, Peter Shi, Dali Kaafar, Steven A. Melnyk, & Friday, D.

Scheme Risk Management Governance & Control (RMGC) R&D Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2021
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE

Dr Derek Friday


Newcastle Business School
College of Human and Social Futures

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
College of Human and Social Futures

Contact Details

Email derek.friday@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 491 38726
Links Research Networks
Personal webpage


Room Level 6
Building New Space
Location Newcastle City Precinct