D. John Mangan is Professor of Logistics at Newcastle University. He has spent his entire career around the logistics sector, starting as an air freight clerk, then as a civil servant focused on transport, and following this he commenced his academic career – qualifications include masters degrees (Lancaster and Cranfield), PhD (Cardiff Logistics Systems Dynamics Group), Fulbright Scholar (Boston College) 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; his textbook (Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, published by Wiley) has become one of the standard textbooks in the field with the 3rd edition published in 2016. John has supervised or examined some 30 PhDs to date and his research has been funded by both public (EPSRC and EU) and private sector sources (Lloyds Register, John Prime Foundation, Peter Thompson Foundation) with published outputs in a wide range of journals and other media. 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, retail and government.