Dr John D. Mangan is a Professor of Logistics at the School of Engineering, Newcastle University and Visiting Professor at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin. John spent his entire career around the logistics sector, starting as an air freight clerk with Aer Lingus, then as a civil servant focused on transport, and following this he commenced his academic career – qualifications and awards include BSc, HDip, MSc (Cranfield), MA (Lancaster), PhD (Cardiff Logistics Systems Dynamics Group), Fulbright Scholar (Boston College), sabbatical at the Centre for Transportation and Logistics at MIT, and FCILT. He previously held academic roles at University College Dublin, the Irish Management Institute and the University of Hull.
His main area of interest is Global Logistics – how product moves around the world, and the associated costs and energy consumption; he has a wide range of journal and other publications and he has pioneered several new concepts in logistics and supply chain management. He is currently working on the 4th edition of his textbook (Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, published by Wiley) which has become one of the standard textbooks in the field (selling over 25,000 copies to date).
John has supervised or examined some 30 PhDs to date (a record three of his supervisees have won the prestigious Cooper Cup for the best logistics PhD in the UK & Ireland). He has taught on both graduate and management development programmes across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, and he has conducted consultancy assignments in various sectors including transport, biotech, food, banking, retail and government. He has completed Foresight Reviews for the UK government, and won research funding from both public (e.g. EU, UK and Norwegian governments, Inter-American Development Bank) and private sources (e.g. Lloyds, Prime Foundation). He has peer reviewed multiple research applications and has served an expert evaluator for some of the EU’s H2020 research programmes.