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Dr Richard Oloruntoba

Senior Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (Supply Chain Management)

Career Summary

Biography

Richard worked in a range of operations, logistics, freight forwarding and transport management roles for 13 years in West Africa and the United Kingdom before beginning an academic career in 2002 at the Institute of Marine Studies, University of Plymouth, England.

In 2004, Richard moved to Australia  to take up the role of Lecturer at the then School of International Business, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane from 2004 to 2009. Richard has  been lecturing Operations Management, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management and International Business Operations at the Newcastle Business School University of Newcastle in Australia since 2009. He has undertaken research projects and published research in the area of logistics for disaster relief, humanitarian logistics and disaster operations management in leading refereed journals in Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Richard won the first competitive seed corn funding for research into Humanitarian Logistics by the then Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK in 2001. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management. Richard has won several Australian and international prizes and awards for his  teaching and research, most recently the Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award (2013) and the Highly Commended thesis award in the 2013 Emerald/European Fund for Management Development Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. In September 2014 Richard was awarded the prestigious DB Schenker Award for Outstanding Research in Logistics for his research: "The Implications and Limitations of Commercial Supply Chain Management Process Models and Frameworks for Disaster Relief." Richard was recently voted an Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the Emerald Literati Network 2015 Awards for Excellence

Research Expertise
Logistics for international humanitarian aid.

Disaster, emergency and crisis relief chains.

International logistics and International Transport.

Trade and Transport facilitation.

Cross-border customs processes.

Logistics in developing countries.

Teaching Expertise
Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management.

Administrative Expertise
Assistant Program Convenor,  Bachelor of Business

Collaborations
Richard has on-going research collaboration in the area of disaster response logistics with collaborators at the Institute of Transport Logistics at the Technical University of Dortmund (TU Dortmund, Germany), the Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund (Germany); and the Humanitarian Logistics Institute at the Hanken University in Finland. Richard also has on-going research collaboration with the New Rail Research Hub at the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England; Strachlyde University Glasgow on sustainable supply chains and early stages in innovation in technologically-intensive businesses; and with  the W.Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Tempe on innovation in humanitarian logistics and supply chains.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Management), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Ilorin
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Ilorin
  • Advanced Diploma in Shipping Ports Admin. & Mgmt., University of Lagos - Nigeria
  • Master of Science, University of Plymouth
  • Master of Science, University of Plymouth
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Emergency and Disaster Operations
  • Freighting and Freight Services
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • International / Global Marketing
  • International Business
  • International Trade and International Transport
  • Logistics Management
  • Management of Disaster Reponse
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Languages

  • Yoruba (Fluent)
  • Hausa (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified 65
150499 Commercial Services not elsewhere classified 15
150799 Transportation and Freight Services not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2013 -  Editorial Board - International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management
Australia
1/01/2011 -  Membership - Humanitarian Assistance Research Thought leaders Group (HART) Humanitarian Assistance Research Thought leaders Group (HART)
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Editorial Board - Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Membership - Humanitarian Logistics Group (HUMLOG) Humanitarian Logistics Group (HUMLOG)
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2003 - 31/12/2003 Member - International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2014 DB Schenker Award for Outstanding Research in Logistics
Deutsche Bahn Schenker Ag

Distinction

Year Award
2015 Outstanding Reviewer Award
International Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
2001 2001 Charles Gee Centenary Award
Unknown

Recipient

Year Award
1997 Otunba Akinsiku Prize
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Recognition

Year Award
2006 Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence
Unknown
2006 Formal commendation on research performance
Unknown

Research Award

Year Award
2014 Highly Commended Doctoral Thesis Award
Unknown
2007 Outstanding Paper Award
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $25,816

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20171 grants / $3,816

A Systematic Review of Humanitarian Logistics Models for Medical and Healthcare products in Humanitarian Emergencies in Africa$3,816

Funding body: Brown University

Funding body Brown University
Project Team Doctor Richard Oloruntoba, Dr Seye Babatunde, Dr Kingsley Agho
Scheme Humanitarian Innovation Initiative (HI2)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700480
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

20092 grants / $15,000

Supply Chain Process Models and Disaster Relief$10,000

Vehicle Routing in Disaster Relief

Funding body: Ministry of Education Science and Research, North Rhine Westphalia

Funding body Ministry of Education Science and Research, North Rhine Westphalia
Scheme Vehicle Routing in Disaster Relief
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

The implications and limitations of commercial supply chain management process frameworks for disaster relief chain effectiveness.$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Richard Oloruntoba
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190638
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20011 grants / $7,000

Humanitarian Aid Organizations and Logistics$7,000

Funding body: Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK

Funding body Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK
Project Team

Richard Oloruntoba

Scheme Seed Corn Competitive Funding by Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current9

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD4.1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 Unknown COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF NIGERIAN SEAPORTS EFFICIENCY IN THE PRE AND POST CONCESSION ERAS Other Management and Commerce, From the Federal University of Technology Akure Nigeria Consultant Supervisor
2017 PhD The Relation between Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure CSRD) and its Impact on Management in Both Small-to-Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Public Listed Companies PhD (Accounting & Finance), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Exploring the Entrepreneurial Mindset of Small and Medium Enterprises [SMEs] Enlisted on the Ghana Stock Exchange PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD A Study of Supply Chain Integration and Firm Performance: A Case of Grower-Roaster Collaborative Relationships in the Vietnamese Coffee Industry PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Inhibitors of Supply Chain Integration in Manufacturing-based SMEs in Malawi PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Extractive Resource Politics and Government Community Engagement in Tanzania: A Case of Natural Gas PhD (Politics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD THE ROLE OF CREATIVITY AND COGNITION IN ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Colonisation of Academic Labour: A Critical Examination of Academics' Response to Neoliberalism Practices in Universities PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Firm Performance in conditions of uncertainty and dependence in supply chain contexts PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 Professional Doctorate An Evaluation of Third Party Logistics Providers in Hong Kong Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 Professional Doctorate Managing Student Retension and Satisfaction in Higher Education: a Case Study in Hong Kong Management & Commerce, Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 Honours Supply chains and the pricing of download distributed digital goods Business & Management, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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Research Projects

Logistics Models for Medical and Healthcare Products in Humanitarian Emergencies 2017 - 2018


Humanitarian Relief logistics in the Boko Haram Crisis 2016 - 2017

With Brigadier Clement Apere


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News

Business logistics may revolutionise disaster relief

October 30, 2014

Dr Richard Oloruntoba discusses disaster relief

Dr Richard Oloruntoba wins 2013 DB Schenker Award

September 25, 2014

Newcastle Business School academic, Dr Richard Oloruntoba, awarded international logistics prize

Prize-Winning Academic Says Newcastle Ill-Prepared for Another Quake

September 10, 2014

Newcastle Business School academic, Dr Richard Oloruntoba, says Newcastle is ill-prepared for another major quake

Dr Richard Oloruntoba

Positions

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Supply Chain Management

Contact Details

Email richard.oloruntoba@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7114

Office

Room X-742
Building NeW Space
Location City Campus

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