Eoin Plant

eoin plant

Dr Eoin Plant

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Eoin Plant-O’Toole is an Associate Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Edinburgh Napier University Business School. Eoin also sits on the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Ireland and currently chairs CILT Ireland’s Policy Committee.

Eoin has held a number of academic positions in the UK and Ireland. Including head of the National Institute for Transport and Logistics (NITL), and Assistant Head - School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning at Technological University Dublin. Eoin has been on national expert advisory panels (Ireland) for logistics and supply chains. He has also published in a variety of international journals. His research is not only focused on the policy level, but also the practical elements for industry.

Eoin was previously head of the Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) programme at the University of Glamorgan. He has supervised PhD and DBA researchers to completion and examined in a number of UK and Irish institutions. He is open to supervising new PhD students.

Research Interest/Agenda:
Decoupling negative externalities of transport-logistics from economic growth,
Urban Logistics,
Physical Internet,
Supply Chain Technology Adoption,
Sustainable Supply Chain Management,
Modelling Business Decision-making.
The Theory of Planned Behaviour,
Structural Equation Modelling.

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Engagement Group, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Ireland)
  • Addressing the skills needs arising from the potential trade implications of Brexit. Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation (Ireland)
  • Steering committee for project: Identifying, reviewing and testing the factors that drive the sustainable behaviour and transition of communities, groups and individuals: 2015-SE-DS-3 (Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland)

 

Conference Activity

  • Chaired: ARE WE ON THE ROAD TO SUSTAINABLE FREIGHT TRANSPORT?, CILT Ireland Webinar

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Academic Validation Panel Assessor- Exe Global MBA and Exe MMan -Aberystwyth University
  • External Academic Validation Panel Assessor- MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management (University of Westminster)
  • External Examiner: Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Social Research Methods (structured PhD- Cardiff Met)
  • External Academic Validation Panel Assessor- BA (Hon’s) Logistics and Supply Chain (University of Derby)
  • External Examiner: Supply Chain and Logistics undergraduate programmes (University of Huddersfield)
  • External Examiner: Foundation Degree in Express Logistics (Hull College-Leeds Met)

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Proposal reviewer EPA research programmes

 

Invited Speaker

  • Offsite Ready: Estimating/Commercial and Logistics (Construction Scotland Innovation Centre)
  • Offsite Manufacturing, Onsite Placement , Assembly & Logistics (Construction Wales Innovation Centre)
  • Nilai University, Brickfields Asia College, University of Indonesia, Jakarta o Institute of Technology Bandung, Maranatha University, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK)
  • Fellow of Advance HE (Higher Education Academy)
  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Ireland)

 

Non-executive Directorship

  • Governing Council and Policy Committee Chair; Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport Ireland

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Chaired Public Consultation; Haulage Strategy Webinar. Department of Transport, Government of Ireland
  • Dublin City Centre Sustainable Deliveries Working Group, Dublin City Council

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External Examiner: research masters. ( Institute of Technology, Carlow.)
  • Examined six doctorates (University of South Wales, Technological University Dublin, Manchester Metropolitan University, Edinburgh Napier University).

 

Reviewing

  • Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance
  • Asia Pacific Management Review
  • Irish Journal of Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability
  • International Journal of Logistics Research and Application
  • Strategic Change
  • Transport Policy (The official journal of the World Conference on Transport Research Society)
  • International Journal of Transport and Logistics
  • Academy of Management-Annual Meeting

 

Date


23 results

Submission to the Department of Transport for the Public Consultation on the Ten- year Strategy for the Haulage Sector

Report
Plant, E., Zhang, X., Ivers, R., Hayes, T., Henry, J., & Curran, M. (2021)
Submission to the Department of Transport for the Public Consultation on the Ten- year Strategy for the Haulage Sector. Dublin: CILT Ireland
The Department of Transport sought views on the development of a strategy for the haulage sector and implement a 10-year strategy for the sector to improve efficiencies, stand...

Submission to the Dublin Port Post 2040 Dialogue

Report
Plant, E., Zhang, X., Ivers, R., Hayes, T., Henry, J., & Curran, M. (2021)
Submission to the Dublin Port Post 2040 Dialogue. Dublin: CILT Ireland
Currently in 2021, the Dublin Port Company sought views on the long-term planning of essential port infrastructure for Dublin. We would like to put forward a few key points of...

Are we on the road to sustainable freight transport?

Other
Zhang, S., & Plant, E. (2021)
Are we on the road to sustainable freight transport?. https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2021/0427/1212308-are-we-on-the-road-to-sustainable-freight-transport/
Analysis: To decarbonise road freight transport, researchers have been working on decoupling the link of economic growth to logistics emissions through operational efficiency ...

Submission to the Dublin City Council for the Public Consultation on Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028. Theme 6: Sustainable Movement and Transport

Report
Plant, E., Zhang, X., Ivers, R., Hayes, T., Henry, J., & Curran, M. (2021)
Submission to the Dublin City Council for the Public Consultation on Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028. Theme 6: Sustainable Movement and Transport. Dublin: Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport
We complement the DCC on their achievements to date and support DCC with their continued good work and initiatives in promoting sustainable movement and transport. The DCC so...

Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors?

Report
Plant, E., & Zhang, X. (2021)
Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors?. Dublin: CILT Ireland
In response to the increasing climate disruption and global effort towards low-carbon transition, the Irish Government has set out to pursue a climate-resilient economy and be...

The Development of a Performance Measurement System for Indirect Procurement: A Delphi Study

Journal Article
Plant, E., & Darom, M. (in press)
The Development of a Performance Measurement System for Indirect Procurement: A Delphi Study. Measuring Business Excellence, https://doi.org/10.1108/MBE-05-2019-0047
Purpose – This study aims to address the current gap in knowledge on indirect procurement performance management. It attempts to argue the need for a specific and tailored pe...

Offsite Ready Booklets

Report
Duncheva, M., Calcagno, C., Henquel, V., Leitch, K., Stinson, J., Plant O'Toole, E., …Ferriz-Papi, J. A. (2020)
Offsite Ready Booklets. Edinburgh: Construction Industry Training Board

Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland Stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors?

Presentation / Conference
Plant, E., & Zhang, X. (2020, September)
Transport Policy Review: Where does Ireland Stand on Climate Change for Transport and Logistics Sectors?. Paper presented at e-LRN 2020 Special Web Conference: Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chains During Times of Crises, Cardiff [Online]
Purpose - In response to the increasing climate disruption and global effort to the low-carbon transition, the Irish Government has set out the national carbon emissions reduc...

Submission to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for Public Consultation on Sustainable Mobility Policy: Climate Change Challenge

Report
Plant, E., Zhang, X., Ivers, R., Hayes, T., Henry, J., & Curran, M. (2020)
Submission to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for Public Consultation on Sustainable Mobility Policy: Climate Change Challenge. Dublin: Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Ireland
This submission is to share insights on the transport policies towards climate change challenge and low-carbon transition in Ireland. CILT welcomes the Department of Transpor...

Environmental Sustainability of Logistics Service Providers: a systematic literature review on indicators for city logistics

Conference Proceeding
Zhang, X., Plant, E., & Valantasis Kanello, N. (2019)
Environmental Sustainability of Logistics Service Providers: a systematic literature review on indicators for city logistics
Purpose: United Nations reported that currently in Europe, 70% of the population lives in urban and metropolitan areas, this number is expected to reach 85% by 2050 (Russoand ...

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Supervised five doctoral students to completion