B.A., B.A.I. (Dublin), M.Phil. (Warwick), FCILT, MIIPMM.
T: +353 (0)1 402 3951
Edward Sweeney is Director of Learning at NITL, where he is responsible for the development and implementation of the integrated supply chain management (SCM) development programmes and carries out research and consultancy work on behalf of NITL client companies. He has held full-time academic posts at the University of Warwick (UK) and the University of Technology, Malaysia, as well as visiting positions in several Asian universities and institutes. Edward is an engineer by background and has worked and lectured in over 30 countries in Europe, North America and Asia. He is an experienced researcher with over 100 publications including books and book chapters, papers in international peer-reviewed academic journals, practitioner journal articles and conference papers. His recent publications include papers in the International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications and Supply Chain Management: an International Journal. Edward has also supervised over 100 postgraduate students over the past 20 years. The focus of his current work is on resilience and sustainability in global supply chains. In his free time, Edward enjoys classical music and travel.
Director of Learning
Selected Recent Publications:
Supply Chain Management and Logistics in a Volatile Global Environment (ed.) Dublin: Blackhall Publishers, 2009.
“The Role of Information and Communication Technology in Small Italian Logistics Enterprises” (with Evangelista, E.), in International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-18, 2009.
“Supply Chain Management Diffusion Among Firms in the Republic of Ireland” (with Wagner, C. and Huber, B.) in International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 347-358, 2008.
“The Need for Wider Supply Chain Management Adoption: Empirical Results from Ireland" (with Huber, B.), in Supply Chain Management an International Journal, Vol. 12, No.4, pp. 245-248, 2007.
Perspectives on Supply Chain Management and Logistics – Creating Competitive Organisations in the 21st Century (ed.) Dublin: Blackhall Publishers, 2007.
A complete publication list by Edward Sweeney is available to view or download here.
Dr Claudia-Maria Wagner
PhD (Dublin Institute of Technology)
T: +353 (0)1 402 4045
Dr Claudia-Maria Wagner is a Senior Researcher at NITL. She holds a Ph.D. from Dublin Institute of Technology on the impact of B2B e-Marketplaces in the procurement supply chain of airlines. Prior to joining NITL, she has worked with multinational companies on several industry-based research projects in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Finland, USA and Germany.
In her capacity as senior researcher, Claudia has managed a number of research projects, most recently NITL’s contribution to the InterTradeIreland funded Freight Transport Study for the Island of Ireland. She has also supervised several postgraduate students at DIT, as well as contributing to the delivery of NITL’s learning programmes. Her research expertise covers ICT strategies and implementation challenges, with particular emphasis on B2B e-Marketplace diffusion in the transport industry and its impact on competitiveness and performance. Her research interests further include global procurement strategies in an SCM context, as well as transport policy and regulation. Claudia has published articles in several peer-reviewed logistics and transport journals, such as the International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications and Transportation Research Record. She presents regularly at prestigious academic conferences including those of the Logistics Research Network (LRN) and the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA). Her current research deals mainly with the role of ICT in the design of sustainable supply chain configurations.
In her free time, Claudia enjoys gardening, jogging, walking, cooking, travelling and experiencing other cultures.
Selected Recent Publications:
“Supply Chain Management Diffusion Among Firms in the Republic of Ireland” (with Sweeney, E. and Huber, B.) in International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 347-358, 2008.
“E-Business and Supply Chain Management”(with Huber, B.) in Sweeney, E. (Eds.) Perspectives on Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Blackhall Publishing, Dublin, pp. 265-280, 2007.
“B2B eMarketplaces in the Airline Industry: A Tool for Competition, Cooperation and Enhanced Efficiency in a Volatile Business Sector” (with Smyth, A.) in Transportation Research Record, 1951, pp. 60-68, 2006.
“E-Procurement in the Aviation Industry: Value Creation Potential of B2B E-Marketplaces” (with Huber, B., Sweeney, E., Smyth, A.), in Trasporti Europei, Quarterly Journal of Transport Law, Economics and Engineering, 24, pp. 24-30, 2005.
“B2B E-Marketplaces in the Airline Industry: Process Drivers and Performance Indicators” (with Huber, B., Sweeney, E., Smyth, A.), in International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, 8 (3), 2005.
A complete publication list by Dr Claudia-Maria Wagner is available to view or download here
Ms. Roisin Byrne
DipEng, BEng, ME
Business and Technical Development Manager
T: +353 (0)1 402 4068
Roisin Byrne joined the Department of Transport Engineering at DIT in January 2005 and served as a Senior Researcher for the “National Review of Vehicle Standards for Taxi, Hackneys and Limousines in Ireland”, carried out by DIT for the Irish Commission for Taxi Regulation in 2005 (in collaboration with Goodbody Economic Consultants) and an Enterprise Ireland Feasibility Study for the “Low Noise Solutions for Night Deliveries” project. She was then appointed Project Manager for the full scale Innovation Partnership project with a consortium of eleven industrial partners. She also managed the “Silent Nights” project, supported by the Dublin Transportation Office, relating to the application of acoustic architecture in an urban environment. Ms. Byrne has been involved in the delivery of two EC 6th Framework Programme contacts, BESTUFS (traffic management systems in Europe) and Silence (urban noise abatement). Current projects she is managing includes "BAPTS" INTERREG IV-B project on behalf of a Dublin partnership (which includes the Dublin Transportation Office, Dublin City Council and An Taisce) and is a member of the Enterprise Ireland Irish National Focus Group for Transport for the 7th Framework Programme and is a national expert to the EC EPTR (European Platform for Transport Research) group.
She was appointed Research Manager in early 2007 and Business and Technical Development Manager for NITL in March 2008 and has been effective in gaining funding and managing, monitoring progress and tracking deliverables of innovative applied research projects as well as recruiting, leading and motivating high performing research teams. Her responsibilities also include managing budgets and procurement and providing technical support to team members.
Mr. Hugh Finlay
BSc, MBA, MCILT, FICI
T: +353 (0)1 402 3970
Mr. Hugh Finlay joined DIT in January 2005 having completed a Department of Transport/ HEA funded research project on sustainable urban freight transport (as a research fellow in Trinity College Dublin). This research has merited 8 publications including 3 from the Transport Research Board of the (American) National Academies. He successfully followed through on the more applied aspects of this work within the DIT by acting as Lead Researcher on the “Low Noise Solutions for Night Deliveries” project (2005-2007) which was supported by Enterprise Ireland under the Innovation Partnerships scheme.
He serves as the national focal point for the EC thematic network on city freight (BESTUFS). Within Enterprise Ireland he developed initiatives to improve SCM and logistics capabilities in Irish companies and also administered schemes to support strategic research in the third level colleges.
He has seen service in the EC Commission (DG XVI – Regional Policy) concerned with the transport operational programmes co-funded by the ERDF and Cohesion Funds and was appointed to the DG-TREN expert group on “Sustainable Mobility & Intermodality”.
Mr. John Grimes
T: +353 (0)1 402 4069
John Grimes was appointed Senior Research for the Department of Transport Engineering and NITL (subsequently) in May 2007. John’s background is in Mechanical Engineering and has worked on the innovative design of low noise products as part of the “Low Noise Solutions for Night Deliveries” Innovation Partnership (2005-2007) and the Green Schools Travel Programme (survey) for An Taisce (2008/09). His research strengths lie in product design, acoustics, traffic management and survey design.