Tom is a hybrid academic and manager. He has over 25 years experience in supply chain management, primarily logistics, procurement and distribution followed by another decade as an academic researcher and project manager in the same fields. That entire career has had parallel streams of line management, strategic review and change management. Tom is comfortable in multi-site, multi-national organisations with inter-disciplinary teams. He has worked in heavy and medium engineering and been involved in analysing and implementing solutions in road, rail and sea freight. His research work has covered ICT and transport logistics, urban freight and city logistics and railfreight both long and short haul.
1997-98 Cranfield University
MSc in Distribution and Logistics.
1983-1986 University of Sheffield
BA Honours in Economic and Social History. Class: Upper Second 2:1
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT)
Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS)
urban freight and city logistics
supply chain management
ICT in transport logistics
On an IS/IT level Tom has been involved in the specification, design, project management and implementation of various enterprise and supply chain systems. Tom is used to working at Board level and influencing decisions. Tom is a fully qualified procurement professional.
Chair of the BESTFACT conference on “Green Logistics and Co-modality”, Vienna, Sept 2013
Invited speaker and moderator at the European ITS conference, Dublin June 2013
Chair of the “Rail Freight Without Borders” Conference, Budapest 2012.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, 2011.
Member of the European Railway Research Advisory Council.
Invited member of the Tyne and Wear Freight on Rail group, 2011-present.
Invited member of the Tyne and Wear Freight Quality Partnership, 2010-present.
Chair of the FREIGHTWISE International Conference; London, UK, April 2010
Invited Speaker and Chair at the 2nd European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics; Venice, IT,
Chair of FREIGHTWISE International Conference; Prague, CZ, December 2008
Invited Chair at the BESTUFS International Conference, Athens, Greece, June 2008
Invited to write leading opinion piece in Rail Freight Handbook 2008
Chair of FREIGHTWISE International Conference; Newcastle, UK, December 2007
Presented paper on “Methodology for City Freight Solutions” at ‘eDrul/MEROPE/CITYPORTS’ conference Florence November 2004.
Articles published on Road Pricing in the CILT UK magazine FOCUS, October and November 2004
Article published in the ‘Freight Industry Yearbook 2004/2005’
Presented paper “Road pricing and effect on urban freight” at ‘The Sustainable City 2004’; Siena, Italy 18-19th June 2004.
Invited speaker at the Polish Logistics Congress; Poznan, Poland, 19-21st May 2004.
Invited speaker at ‘Integrated Intelligent Transport Solutions’; London, UK, March 2004
Keynote speaker on “Urban Freight in the European Union” at the Freight and Logistics Symposium; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 5th December 2004
Chair of the BESTUFS Conference on Urban Freight Logistics and the Environment; Copenhagen, May 2003
Chair of the BESTUFS Conference on Urban Freight and International Best Practice; Paris, June 2002
SMARTFUSION, smart urban freight, European Commission, 2012 to 2015
SPECTRUM, innovative rail freight, European Commission, 2012 to 2015
eFreight, ICT and Transport Logistics, European Commission, 2010 to 2012
SUPERGREEN, Green Corridors and Co-modality, European Commission, Jan 2010 to Dec 2013
BE LOGIC, logistics benchmarking and standards, European Commission, 01 Sept 2008 to 28 Feb 2011
KOMODA, eLogistics research, European Commission, 01 Jan 2008 to 31 Dec 2009
RETRACK, railfreight logistics research, European Commission, 01 May 2007 to 30 April 2011
FREIGHTWISE, systems and intermodality, European Commission, 01 November 2005 to 30 April 2009
BESTUFS 2, urban logistics research, European Commission, 01 September 2004 to 31 August 2008
PhD Student Supervision 2007-present
Rail Freight and Logistics Logistics MSc teaching 2010-present