Aristides (Aris) Matopoulos is Associate Professor Supply Chain Design and Logistics Systems, and Director of the Aston Logistics & Systems Institute at Aston University and a Visiting Professor at the University of Lille, in France. In this capacity he leads a multidisciplinary group of academics with interests in logistics, transport, supply chain systems and allied fields. From 2021 he is Head of Aston’s Engineering Systems & Supply Chain Management (ESSCM) group in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. His teaching at Aston embraces full-time foundation year, undergraduate and postgraduate modules, as well as work-based programmes at foundation, B.Sc. and M.Sc. levels.
At Aston University he led the development of the Supply Chain Readiness Level Tool to assess the maturity and the capabilities of manufacturing supply chains. His research has appeared in the major Supply Chain Management/Logistics outlets. He has been involved in several research and consulting projects and as an external evaluator he has reviewed proposals for the French National Research Agency (ANR) and for the prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs (Government of Canada). He is also a regular invited speaker at international business conferences. In 2019 he was appointed a Royal Society Short Industry Fellow to collaborate with Williams Advanced Engineering in assessing group’s supply chain strategy.
Industry Expertise (1)
Areas of Expertise (4)
Resource-Efficient and Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chains
Supply Chain Design
Supply Chain Readiness and Capability Assessment
University of Macedonia: PhD, Supply Chain
Imperial College: MSc, Food Industry Management & Marketing 2002
University of London
Aristotle University: BSc, Geotechnical Sciences 2000