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Dr. Jonathan D Owens is a proud Welshman and a registered Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council. He left school at sixteen to serve a four year accredited Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship with British Steel® Plc. Later he successfully won a scholarship to read Engineering at the University of Salford.
Post-graduation he was employed as a Research Engineer with Celestica® Limited, a leading global manufacturer of printed circuit boards. During this time his research evolved around Quality Modelling Systems for Surface Mount and Through Hole Technologies.
He returned to the University of Salford where he was part of a research team who successfully bid for a £1.25m Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) grant investigating the cost and benefits of integrating current technologies into the NPD process, and how NPD could be understood more effectively and taught in a learning organisation, whether this be industrial or academic. He left Salford in order to take up a Junior Lectureship in Operations Management at Buckinghamshire Business School. He then spent eleven years as a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at the University of Lincoln
With over twenty five years’ work experience and fifteen of those in academia; he has gained extensive experience of teaching and publishing in the Operations Management discipline. In addition, he has experience of teaching in Europe and the United States. He currently lectures and researches in the Operations Management discipline within Salford Business School.
The programme rationale was the successful process mapping of the grading facility to improve operational efficiency primarily through themore >>.
The programme rationale was the successful implementation of manufacturing software leading to improvement in ma... more >>.
A small research project funded by Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce investigating the barriers for sma... more >>.
The programme rationale was the successful development, re-design of facility and implementation of inventory co... more >>.
A team member on an Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) grant investigating the cost and benefits of integrating current technologies into the New Product Development (NPD) process, and how NPD could... more >>.
External Examiner for Undergraduate Business Management Studies suite from 2018 to 2022
External Examiner for Postgraduate Operations Management and Supply Chain Management degree from 2010 to 2015
External Examiner for MSc in Service Quality Management at Ulster Business School, from September 2009 to December 2010.
External Examiner for Postgraduate Operations Management degree programmes at Staffordshire Business School. [September 2004 - August 2009].
Certificate of Achievement for Best Conference Paper from the Europea... more >>.
Certificate of Achievement for Best Conference Paper in Track by the ... more >>.
For the Intitute of Mechanical Enineers (UK). (Jan 2011 - ongoing).
Awarded Professional European Engineer status by FEANI and UK Engineering Council.
Awarded Chartered Engineer (CEng) status by the UK Engineering Council and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Slack, N, Brandon-Jones, A and Johnston, R (2013). Operations Management, 7th Edition. Pearson. ISB... more >>.
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Patton, S; Clegg, B; Hsuan, J and Pilkington, A (2011). Operations ... more >>.
Verma, R and Boyer, K K (2010). more >>.
Helbæk, M and McLellan, B (2010). more >>.
Greasley, A (2006). more >>.
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