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 is Head of Research Degrees in the Business School and programme lead for the MSc Global Logistics and Supply Chain Analytics. 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 Organising Activity

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

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner Aberystwyth University: Exec MMan and Exec Global MBA
  • 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

  • Invited Panellist-availability of supports that can help to close the skills gap in industry: Data Management as a Competitive Advantage, Amazon HQ Dublin , January 2024
  • Offsite Manufacturing, Onsite Placement , Assembly & Logistics (Construction Wales Innovation Centre)
  • Offsite Ready: Estimating/Commercial and Logistics (Construction Scotland 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

  • Asia Pacific Management Review
  • Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance
  • 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


29 results

The welfare effects of nationalization in a mixed duopoly public transport market

Journal Article
Qin, F., Zhang, X., & Plant, E. (2017)
The welfare effects of nationalization in a mixed duopoly public transport market. Operational Research, An International Journal, 17(2), 593-618. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12351-016-0241-1
Recently, many cities have launched new rail transit lines. Once these new rail transit lines start commercial operation, they will play important roles as competitors to conv...

Information Technology Usage in SMEs in a Developing Economy

Journal Article
Afolayan, A., Plant, E., White, G. R., Jones, P., & Beynon-Davies, P. (2015)
Information Technology Usage in SMEs in a Developing Economy. Strategic Change, 24(5), 483-498. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsc.2023
Information communication technology adoption is well advanced in Nigerian SMEs, but further development is hampered by poor infrastructure and corruption.

Green Supply Chain Management in Chinese Electronic Manufacturing Organisations: An Analysis of Senior Managements' Perceptions

Journal Article
Plant, E., Xu, Y., & White, G. R. (2015)
Green Supply Chain Management in Chinese Electronic Manufacturing Organisations: An Analysis of Senior Managements' Perceptions. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 6(3), 21-30. https://doi.org/10.4018/ijsesd.2015070102
Green supply chain management and reverse logistics has emerged as a key area of research interest. Recent environmental regulations have also stimulated interest in this fiel...

Measuring Outsourcing Efficacy: An Examination of Performance in the Aerospace Sector

Journal Article
Davies, L., White, G. R., Plant, E., & Lee, C. (2015)
Measuring Outsourcing Efficacy: An Examination of Performance in the Aerospace Sector. Strategic Change, 24(4), 339-350. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsc.2014
On‐site outsourcing can be an effective strategy for organizations but operational performance may be temporarily hindered and recovery from this can take many months. This st...

Challenges and practices in Halal meat preparation: a case study investigation of a UK slaughterhouse

Journal Article
Thomas, A. M., White, G. R., Plant, E., & Zhou, P. (2017)
Challenges and practices in Halal meat preparation: a case study investigation of a UK slaughterhouse. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, 28(1-2), 12-31. https://doi.org/10.1080/14783363.2015.1044892
Consumer concerns over the provenance of food that has been prepared in accordance with religious requirements has risen in importance. Instances of improper identification an...

The future of sustainable urban freight distribution: a Delphi study of the drivers and barriers of electric vehicles in London

Conference Proceeding
Ablola, M., Plant, E., & Lee, C. (2014)
The future of sustainable urban freight distribution: a Delphi study of the drivers and barriers of electric vehicles in London. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2014.0953
The use of electric delivery vehicles in urban applications is a viable solution proposed by government and academic research to enable the logistics industry to achieve the c...

Challenges to the Adoption of E-commerce Technology for Supply Chain Management in a Developing Economy: A Focus on Nigerian SMEs

Book Chapter
White, G. R. T., Afolayan, A., & Plant, E. (2014)
Challenges to the Adoption of E-commerce Technology for Supply Chain Management in a Developing Economy: A Focus on Nigerian SMEs. In E-commerce Platform Acceptance (23-39). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06121-4_2
The evolution of Information Technology has enhanced consumers' and organisations’ ability to gather information along with purchasing goods and services. Information Technolo...

Sustainable Six Sigma – An Organisational Learning Perspective

Conference Proceeding
Thomas, A., Plant, E., & Paul, B. (2012)
Sustainable Six Sigma – An Organisational Learning Perspective. In ICMR 2012: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Abstract not available.

Behavioural Antecedents of Inter-firm Linkages in the Irish Road Freight Industry

Conference Proceeding
Plant, E., & McGovern, J. (2011)
Behavioural Antecedents of Inter-firm Linkages in the Irish Road Freight Industry. In Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Universities’ Transport Studies Group
The Irish road haulage industry exhibits a structure dominated by single-vehicle owner-managed operators. This has implications for the Irish economy through reduced efficienc...

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Supervised five doctoral students to completion