Our people

Meet our Centre for Supply Chain Management (CSCM) members and learn about their research interests.


Professor Tava Olsen, Academic Director

Marcus Rinaldi, Associate Director

Advisory Board members

Member Position
Aaron Greene GM Transformation and Parcels, Toll Global Express
Andrea Manley General Manager Strategy and Innovation, Napier Port
Charles Lott Chief, Joint Defence Services, Royal New Zealand Air Force
Deena Clarkson General Manager, Distribution NZ,Fonterra
Reinhold Goeschl General Manager, Supply Chain, Ports of Auckland
Deborah Howarth Director - Industry Engagement, Royal New Zealand Air Force
James Feeney Managing Director, Optimity
Jonti Rhodes General Manager: Supplychain, Facilities, Sustainability - Fisher&Paykel Healthcare
Suzanne O'Leary Director, January Group
Dave Christie GM Commercial Integration, CODA Group
Liz May Consultant
Lisa Norton Senior Manager, Airport Resources, Air New Zealand
Louise Wood General Manager Supply Chain, Sanford Limited 
Gerard Morrison CEO, CODA Group
Sharne Usherwood Director, KPMG

Research centre members

Professor Tava Olsen, Academic Director

  • Supply chain management, pricing and inventory control
  • Stochastic models of production, service and health systems
  • Agricultural supply chains

Professor David Robb

  • Supply chain improvement in systems with supply and demand
  • Service-level/inventory trade-offs - empirical and modelling approachesuncertainty
  • Supply chain practice and performance in China

Associate Professor Tiru Arthanari,

  • Alternative polyhedral approaches to solve difficult combinatorial problems in supply chain management, like the travelling salesman problem
  • Multivariate measurement systems
  • Interface between information systems and operations management
  • Human decision-making paradigms and gaps in market and economic modelling
  • Combinatorial optimisation problems in various fields including scheduling and routing in supply chain management

Associate Professor Arvind Tripathi

  • Online markets
  • Social networks
  • Open innovation
  • Supply chain management

Dr Valery Pavlov, Senior Lecturer

  • Supply chain coordination
  • Behavioural operations

Dr Gabrielle Peko, Lecturer

  • Business process design
  • Supply chain management

Dr Timofey Shalpegin, Lecturer

  • Incentive conflicts in collaborative product development
  • Models of supply chain coordination at product development stage
  • Early supplier involvement

Dr Jaeseok Lee, Lecturer

  • Management of technology
  • Supply chain management
  • Sustainable operations management

Mojtaba Mahdavi, Adjunct Lecturer

  • Supply chain strategy
  • Supply chain design

Dr Subhamoy Ganguly, Senior Lecturer

  • Food Loss and Waste
  • Academic Admissions
  • Health Care Operations


Administrative staff

Alisha Castelino
CSCM Administrator
Email: a.castelino@auckland.ac.nz  
Phone: 09 923 4585  

PhD students

Mahsa Boroushaki, PhD student

  • "Environmental trade-offs in international trade of agro-based products"

Na Luo (Rona), PhD student

  • "Food Loss Reduction in China’s Food Supply Chain: a Contract Mechanism Perspective"

Miriam Sierfert, PhD student

  • "Transparency and certifications in ethical sourcing a key differentiator in the fashion industry"

Diep N. Ly, PhD student

  • "Financial metrics that predict supply chain effectiveness"

Aida Shams, PhD student 

  • "Decreasing Length of Stay in New Zealand Emergency Departments"

External members

Dr Riccardo Mogre, Assistant Professor, Durham University Business School, UK

  • Supply chain risk management
  • Stochastic models of production and service systems
  • Technology adoption in operations and supply chains

Dr Lincoln Wood, Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, New Zealand

  • Operations and supply chain management in construction
  • Performance in logistics service relationships

Dr Quan (Spring) Zhou, Lecturer, University of Wollongong, Australia

  • Supply chain management and coordination
  • Humanitarian supply chain, nonprofit operations

Dr Yangyan (Peter) Shi, Associate Professor, Macquarie University, Australia

  • Third-party purchase
  • Third-party logistics
  • Operations and supply chain management


Hendrik Reefke, PhD
Lecturer in Supply Chain Management, School of Management, Cranfield University

Yangyan (Peter) Shi, PhD
Director of Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Management, Business School, Changzhou University

Chin Boo Soon, PhD
Asia Pacific Sales and Technical Manager, BT9 International

Lincoln Wood, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Department of Management, University of Otago
Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia

Samsul Islam, PhD

Dusan Ku, PhD

Quan (Spring) Zhou, PhD
Lecturer in School of Management, Operations and Marketing, University of Wollongong

Xiaoyan (Miya) Qian, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Management Science and Engineering, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, DaLian, China

Mojtaba Mahdavi, PhD  
Adjunct Lecturer, ISOM department, University of Auckland