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Chris O‘Brien Emeritus Professor

MIEE, FIFPR, Ceng, DSc (Lappeenranta), DrHC (Cluj-Napoca), BSc (Leeds), OBE
Emeritus Professor (Operations Management and Information Systems Division)

Division: Operations Management and Information Systems
E-mail: chris.obrien@nottingham.ac.uk
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Research Interests
Decision making processes in operations management; Supplier selection and performance assessment in supply chain design; Reverse logistics and sustainable business; New product development processes; Flexible employment and operational performance.

 

Publications prior to 2005



Publications prior to 2005

Journal Articles

Moattar, S.; O'Brien, C. (2004), "Strategic Implications of Manufacturing Performance Comparisons for Newly Industrialising Countries", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol.24 (11), pp.1126-1148.

O'Brien, C.; Olhager, J. (Eds.). (2003), "Structuring and Planning Operations", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.85 (3).

O'Brien, C.; Olhager, J. (Eds.). (2003), "Supply Chain Management - A Production Perspective", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.85 (2).

Zorriassatine, F.; Tannock, J.; O'Brien, C. (2003), "Using Novelty Detection to Identify Abnormalities Caused by Mean Shifts in Bivariate Processes", Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol.44 (3), pp.385-408.

O'Brien, C. (2002), "Global Manufacturing and the Sustainable Economy", International Journal of Production Research, Vol.40 (15), pp.3867-3877.

Ghosypour, S.; O'Brien, C. (2001), "The Total Cost of Logistics in Supplier Selection Under Constraints of Multiple Sourcing, Multiple Criteria and Capacity Constraint", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.73, pp.15-27.

Li, D.; O'Brien, C. (2001), "A Quantitative Analysis of Relationships Between Product Types and Supply Chain Strategies", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.73, pp.29-39.

Chiadamrong, N.; O'Brien, C. (1999), "Decision Support Tool for Justifying Alternative Manufacturing and Production Control Systems", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.60-61, pp.177-186.

Guh, R.; O'Brien, C. (1999), "Economical Statistical Process Control Using Quality Cost Simulation Approach", International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol.6 (1), pp.48-60.

Guh, R.; Tannock, J.; O'Brien, C. (1999), "IntelliSPC A Hybrid Intelligent Tool for On-line Economical Statistical Process Control", Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.17 (3), pp.195-212.

Guh, R.; Zorriassatine, F.; Tannock, J.; O'Brien, C. (1999), "On-line control chart pattern detection and discrimination - A neural network approach", Artificial Intelligence in Engineering, Vol.13 (4), pp.413-425.

Li, D.; O'Brien, C. (1999), "Integrated Decision Modelling on Supply Chain Efficiency and Effectiveness", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.59 (1-3), pp.147-157.

Nagawasdi, M.; O'Brien, C. (1999), "Patterns of Organizational and Technological Development in the Thai Manufacturing Industry", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.60-61, pp.599-605.

O'Brien, C. (1999), "Sustainable Production - A New Paradigm for New Millennium", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.60-61, pp.1-7.

Quezada, L.; O'Brien, C. (1999), "A Methodology for Formulating a Business Strategy in Manufacturing Firms", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.60-61, pp.87-99.



Conferences

Frias, J.; O'Brien, C. 2003, "Innovation and Competitiveness through the Design of New Products in Mexican SMEs", in the proceedings of the 10th Latino-Iberoamericana Seminar of Technology Management, Mexico.

Frias, J.; O'Brien, C. 2003, "Design Innovative Production Mexican SMEs", in the proceedings of the 5th European Academic Design Conference, Barcelona.

Frias, J.; O'Brien, C. 2003, "Industrial Design and Innovation in Mexican Enterprises", in the proceedings of the 6th Asian Design International Conference, Tsukuba, Japan.

Popescu, V.; O'Brien, C. 2003, "A New Approach to Materials Production Taking Environmental Problems into Consideration", in the proceedings of the 17th International Conference in Production Research, Blacksburg, USA.

Scott, P.; O'Brien, C.; Liddle, I.; Smith, L.; Smyth, R. 2003, "A Study of the Relationship Between Manufacturing Performance and Manufacturing Strategy", in the proceedings of the 17th International Conference in Production Research, Blacksburg, USA.

O'Brien, C. 2002, "Global Manufacturing and the Sustainable Economy", at 6th International Conference on Production Design and Development, Cairo.

Foster, G.; O'Brien, C. 2001, "A Framework for Assisting the Introduction of New Products in Small Companies", at 16th International Conference on Production Research, Prague.

O'Brien, C. 2001, "Human Factors and Work in the New Millennium", at 1st International Industrial Engineering Conference, Amman, Jordan, Keynote Paper.

O'Brien, C. 2001, "Thailand Manufacturing and the Sustainable Economy", at Industrial Engineering Network 2001, Ubon-Ratchathani, Thailand, Keynote Paper.

O'Brien, C. 2001, "Global Manufacturing and the Sustainable Economy", at 16th International Conference on Production Research, Prague, Keynote Paper.

Kengpol, A.; O'Brien, C. 2000, "An Analytical Network Process for the Evaluation of Investment in Time Compression Technology", in the proceedings of the 11th Annual Meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society.

O'Brien, C. 2000, "Production Research - Challenges for the New Millennium", at ICPR 2000, Bangkok, Keynote Paper.

Ghodsypour, H.; O'Brien, C. 1999, "The Total Costs of Logistics in Supplier Selection, Under Conditions of Multiple Sourcing, Multiple Criteria and Capacity Constraint", in the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Production Research, Limerick, Ireland, August 1999.

Kengpol, A.; O'Brien, C. 1999, "An Analytical Network Process for the Selection of Advanced Technology to Achieve Rapid Product Development", in 15th International Conference on Production Research, Limerick, Ireland, August 1999.

Li, D.; O'Brien, C. 1999, "A Quantitative Analysis for Matching Product Types and Supply Chains", in the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Production Research, Limerick, Ireland, August 1999.

Quezada, L.; O'Brien, C.; Cordova, F. 1999, "Application of AHP Manufacturing Strategy Formulation: An Exploratory Study", in the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Production Research, Limerick, Ireland, August 1999.



Editorials

O'Brien, C.; Olhager, J. 2003, "Supply Chain Management - A Product Perspective", in International Journal of Production Economics, p.125.

O'Brien, C.; Olhager, J. 2003, "Structuring and Planning Operations", in International Journal of Production Economics, p.273.



Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Farooq, S; Cheng, Y; Matthiesen, RV; Johansen, J; O'Brien, C. (2017), "Management of automation and advanced manufacturing technology (AAMT) in the context of global manufacturing", International Journal of Production Research, Vol.55 (5), pp. 1455-1458.

Farooq, S; O'Brien, C, (2015), "An action research methodology for manufacturing technology selection: a supply chain perspective", Production Planning and Control, Vol.26 (6), pp. 457-488.

Faez, F.; Ghodsypour, S.; O'Brien, C. (2007), "Vendor Selection and Order Allocation using an Integrated Fuzzy Case-Based Reasoning and Mathematical Programming Model", International Journal of Production Economics, forthcoming 2007.

Amid, A.; Ghodsypour, S.; O'Brien, C. (2006), "Fuzzy Multiobjective Linear Model for Supplier Selection in a Supply Chain", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.104 (2), pp. 394-407.

Moattar Husseini, S.; O'Brien, C.; Hosseini, S. (2006), "Method to Enhance Volume Flexibility in JIT Production Control", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.104 (2), pp. 653-665.



Conferences

Saibani, N.; Muyldermans, L.; O'Brien, C. 2007, "Selecting Performance Measurement Attributes for Reverse and Closed-Loop Supply Chains", at the proceedings of the 17th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Ankara, 17-20 June.

O'Brien, C. 2005, "Lean, green and working backwards: A forward look at reverse logistics", at 18th International Conference of Production Research (ICPR18), August, Salerno, Italy.

 

 

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