Professor Andrew Thomas

 

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​Associate Dean (Research)

Department: Senior Management and Planning Team
Telephone No: +44(0)29 2020 5233
Email:ajthomas@cardiffmet.ac.uk

​I am currently Associate Dean / Director of Research at Cardiff Metropolitan University. I entered academia having followed an industrial career initially with the Royal Air Force and then later with BE Aerospace where I undertook roles in aerospace, manufacturing and production engineering. I have held positions at a number of levels in both Further and Higher education including; Lecturer/Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow and, senior management positions such as Associate Dean, Dean, Head of School and Director. My main research interests include; forensic engineering, maintenance management, production management, manufacturing strategy and operations management and have published over 190 research articles, journal papers and delivered a number of key note speeches in these areas. I have supervised and led over twenty KTP projects and managed a number of ERDF, EPSRC and EU FP7 projects.

Research

Research Interests:

Innovation in manufacturing

Technology Management

Supply Chain Systems

Forensic Engineering

Strategic Operations Management

Manufacturing Strategy

Research Groups

Value Flow Research Centre

Applied Engineering & Management Research Group

Renewable Energy Systems Research Group

Memberships

Journal Reviewer:

International Journal of Production Research

International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management

International Journal of Manufacturing Research

International Journal of Performance and Productivity Management

International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage

International Journal of Production Research

International Journal of Lean Six Sigma

International Journal of Benchmarking

International Journal of Production Planning and Control

Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

Journal of Automated Assembly

Business Process Management Journal

Journal of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B Engineering Manufacture

TQM Journal

Memberships

Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE)

Publications

Editorials 

1.       Guest Editor - Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, The International Journal of Intelligent real time Automation. September 2006, Vol 19, Number 6, ISSN 0952-1976

Key Note Conferences and Papers

2.       Pham D T, A J Thomas, Pham PTN, "Integrated Production Machines and Systems -Beyond Lean Manufacture", Proceedings of the International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, National University of Singapore, May 2007, pp 17-21

3.       D.T. Pham, S. Dimov, E.Brousseau, A J Thomas, H.Zhao "Recent Advances in Micro and Nano Manufacturing" Proceedings of DET2007, 4th International Conference on Digital , Enterprise Technology, Bath, UK, September 2007.

4.       D T Pham, E E Eldukhri, B Peat, R Setchi, A Soroka, M S Packianather, A J Thomas, Y Dadam and S Dimov  - "Innovative Production Machines and Systems (I*PROMS): a Network of Excellence funded by the EU Sixth Framework Programme", Proceedings 2nd IEEE Int Conf on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2004, Berlin, June 2004, R Schoop, A Colombo, R Bernhardt and G Schreck (eds), pp 540-544, ISBN 0-7803-8513-6

5.       A J Thomas, Leigh Morris , Anthony Patterson "Where Is Your Waste? Driving Improvement In Your Plant And Beyond. Manufacturing and Value Stream Mapping" . The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Annual Prestige Lecture. February 25th 2009

6.       Pham D.T, Pham PTN, A Abdulwahab, J Z Ebrahim, J Kutbi, T Shamsuddin, A J Thomas, O A Williams "Fit Manufacturing Linking Manufacturing, Marketing and Product Innovation Strategies to Achieve long Term Economic Sustainability", International Conference On Industrial Technology, Taiwan, August 2009.

7.       A J Thomas, R Barton, J Antony "Six Sigma for the Little Guy" Strathclyde University November 2009.

8.       A J Thomas, M. Francis "Triz Six Sigma – Developing Innovative Products". The Institute of Engineering and Technology Prestige Lecture. February 24th 2010

9.       D T Pham, A J Thomas, P T N Pham 2010 "Fit Manufacturing", International Conference on Lean Enterprise Software Systems (LESS 2010), Helsinki, Finland, October 17th -20th

10.    A J Thomas, "Auditing Manufacturing Supply Chains". The Institute of Engineering and Technology Prestige Lecture. February 25th 2011

11.    A J Thomas, "Manufacturing Supply Chains – Strategies for Growth". The Institution of Engineering and Technology Prestige Lecture, February 2013

12.    A J Thomas "Emerging Themes in UK Manufacturing Business" Emerging Themes in Business Conference, University of Wales Newport, April 2013

Book Chapters

13.    Thomas A J, Potter A T, Y Wang "Delivering Performance in Food Supply Chains", Chapter Title – Supply Chain Performance and Auditing, Edited by C Mena & G Stevens, Woodhead Publishing, 2010.

14.    Nassar M, Morris D, Thomas A J Sangster A., Review of "An Empirical Study of Activity-Based Costing Systems (ABC) within the Jordanian Industrial Sector: Critical Success Factors and Barriers to ABC Implementation" Research In Accounting In Emerging Economies. Book Volume 9, 2009, pp 229-263, ISSN: 1479-3563

15.    Pham DT, Eldukhri E, Soroka A, Zlatanov V, Packianather M, Setchi R, Pham PTN, Thomas A J, Dadam Y, The innovative production machines and systems network of excellence, Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organisations , Putnik GD, Cunha MM, ISBN 978-1-59904-885-7

16.    DT Pham, A J Thomas, P. T. N. Pham  'Fit Manufacturing' Lean Enterprise Software and Systems, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Volume 65, 2010, pp 162-174 Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16416-3_30

17.    M Endean, A J Thomas "T805 Manufacture Materials and Design", Open University MSc course, Chapters 6 and 7.

18.    K Vaidya, A J Thomas (2016) "Supply Chain Management for the Curious: Why Study Supply Chain Management?"

 Refereed Journal Papers

19.    Thomas A J and Webb D 2003 "Quality systems implementation in Welsh small- to medium-sized enterprises: a global comparison and a model for change", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture 217/4 April, pp 573-579 ISSN 0954-4054.

20.    Thomas A J and Antony J 2003 "An Integrated Approach to Improving the Adhesive Bond Strength of Honeycomb Composite Joints", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 52/4-5 pp 244-255 ISSN 1741-0401.

21.    Thomas A J and Antony J - Applying Shainin's Variables Search Methodology in Aerospace Applications, Assembly Automation 24/2 February 2004, 184-191 ISSN 0144-5154

22.    Thomas A J and Antony J - A Comparative Analysis of the Taguchi and Shainin DOE Techniques in an Aerospace Environment, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management   54/8 December 2005, 658-678 ISSN 1741-0401.

23.    Thomas A J and Barton R - Developing an SME based Six Sigma Strategy, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management 17/4 2006, 417-434 ISSN 1741-038X.

24.    Thomas, A.J., Barton, R. 2007 Integrating Local Suppliers into a Global Supply Network, Journal of Manufacturing Management Technology 18/5 pp 490-512 ISSN 1741-038X.

25.    Thomas, A.J., 2007 Creating Sustainable SMEs through Technological Innovation, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture. Volume 221, Number 3 pp 513-528, ISSN 0954-4054.

26.    Webb, C.J, Waters G. Thomas A.J, Liu, G.P., Thomas, C. "The use of the Taguchi Design of Experiment method in optimising splicing conditions for Nylon 66 yarn ".Journal of the Textile Institute. 98/4 2007, pp 327-336, ISSN 0040 5000,DOI: 10.1080/00405000701489255

27.    Thomas A.J, Lewis G, "Developing an SME- Based Integrated TPM-Six Sigma Strategy", International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, Vol 3, Number 3, 2007, ISSN 1479-2494

28.    Thomas A.J, Barton R.A, John E.G, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Implementation– A Review of Benefits and a Model for Change, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 2008, Vol 57, Iss 2, pp 156-176 ISSN 1741-0401.

29.    Pham D.T, Pham P.T.N, Thomas A.J, Integrated Production Machines and Systems - Beyond Lean Manufacturing, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 2008, ISSN: 0954-478X.

30.    Thomas A.J, Barton R.A, Byard P Developing a Six Sigma Maintenance Model– Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, 2008, ISSN: 1355-2511 Emerald Highly Commended Paper award for 2008.

31.    John E, Davies, A, Thomas A,J. A Note on 'Modified Hamiltonian Chain: a Graph Theoretic Approach to Group Technology' after Mukhopadhyay et al (2000). International Journal of Production Research, 2008, DOI 10.1080/00207540601164219.

32.    Barton R.A, Thomas A.J, "Implementation of Intelligent Systems, Enabling Integration of SMEs to High Value Supply Chain Networks" Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 2008, ISSN: 0952-1976

33.    A J Thomas, P.Byard and P Henry – "Self Maintenance Works", Manufacturing Engineer, Institute of Engineering and Technology April 2008.

34.    Thomas A.J, Rowlands H, Byard P, Rowland-Jones, R (2009) "Lean Six Sigma: An Integrated Strategy for Manufacturing Sustainability", International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, ISSN 1479-2494.

35.    Webb, C.J, Waters G. Thomas A.J, Liu, G.P., Thomas, C. (2009) "Optimising splicing parameters for splice aesthetics for a continuous filament synthetic yarn". Journal of the Textile Institute. ISSN 0040 5000. DOI: 10.1080/00405000701660087 pp141-151

36.    White R.T, Samson P, R Rowland-Jones R, Thomas A.J, (2009)The Implementation of a Quality Management System in the Not-For-Profit Sector – TQM Journal, ISSN 1741-038X, Vol 21,3, pp. 273-283.

37.    Thomas A.J, Barton R.A, Chuke C (2009) Applying Lean Six Sigma in a Small Engineering Company – Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, ISSN 1741-038X.Vol 20,1, pp. 113-129.

38.    Sarmiento, R., Thomas, A.J 2010 Identifying improvement areas when implementing green initiatives using a multitier AHP approach. Benchmarking: An International Journal. Vol 17, 3, pp 452-463.

39.    P Childerhouse , A J Thomas, G Phillips, D R Towill 2010 "Auditing Improvements in a Product Delivery Process (AIPDP)". International Journal of Business Process Management,  Volume 16, issue 4. 

40.    A J Thomas, J Chard, E John, A Davies 2011 "Defining a Bearing Replacement Policy Using Monte Carlo Methods". International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Vol 28, Issue 2

41.    A Davies, E.G John, A J Thomas, 2011 "Last Order Costing – An Iterative Method Towards Manufacturing Cost Reduction" International Journal of Manufacturing Research.

42.    A J Thomas, R A Barton 2011 "Using the Quickscan Audit Methodology as a Precursor to Successful Lean Six Sigma Implementation" International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Vol 2, Iss 1

43.    John E, Kuznecov A, A J Thomas, Davies A 2011 "A Weighted Similarity Coefficient Method for Facility Design", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

44.    Pham D.T, A J Thomas, 2011 "Fit Manufacturing – A Framework for Sustainability", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Emerald Highly Commended Paper award for 2011.

45.    D T Pham, O Adebayo-Williams and A J Thomas  2011 – "A framework for Fit Manufacturing", International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, Volume 3, pp. 415-431, ISSN 1757-2657.

46.    J Antony, (contribution within text by A J Thomas) 2011 "Six Sigma Vs Lean – Some perspectives from leading academics and practitioners" International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol 69, No 2, pp 185-19, DOI 10.1108/17410401111101494.

47.    A J Thomas, P Byard, R Evans 2012 "Identifying the UKs Manufacturing Challenges as a Benchmark for Future growth" Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 23, 2

48.    A J Thomas, M Francis, E John, A Davies 2012 "Identifying the characteristics for achieving sustainable manufacturing companies", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 23, 4,

49.    A J Thomas, R A Barton 2012 "Characterising SME Migration Towards Advanced Manufacturing Technologies" IMechE Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture.

50.    Davies, A., John E. G, Thomas A. J. 2012 "A Flow Direction Weighting Scheme for Facility Layout in Cellular Manufacturing", International Journal of Production and Performance Management.

51.    Davies, A., John E. G, Thomas A. J. 2013 "Corporate Strategy development via Numerical Situation Analysis" Benchmarking, an International Journal, 24,2

52.    Davies, A., John E. G, Thomas A. J. 2013 "Minimising Transportation in manufacturing Supply Chains" International Journal of Sustainable Engineering (Accepted).

53.    Antony, J 2013 (contribution within text by A J Thomas) "What does the future hold for quality professionals in organisations of the twenty-first century?", The TQM Journal, Vol. 25 Iss: 6, pp.677 - 685

54.    A.J Thomas, K Ringwald, S Parfitt, E John, A Davies "An Empirical Analysis of Lean Six Sigma Implementation in SMEs – A Migratory Perspective", International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management

55.    A J Thomas, R K Mason-Jones, E John, A Davies 2014 "Reducing Turn-Round Variability Through the Application of Six Sigma in Aerospace MRO Facilities" Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. Outstanding Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence

56.    Francis M., Fisher R., Thomas A J., Rowlands H., 2015 "The meaning of 'value' in purchasing, logistics and operations management" International Journal of Production Research.  

57.    Darlington J., Francis M., Found P., Thomas A J. 2014 "Design and Implementation of a Drum-Buffer-Rope Pull-System" International Journal of Production Research.

58.    Thomas A.J., Pham D., Francis M., Fisher R 2015 "Creating Resilient and Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses – A Conceptual Fitness Model" International Journal of Production Research 10/2014; 53(13). DOI:10.1080/00207543.2014.975850

59.    Thomas A J, Francis M, Fisher R, Antony J 2015 "A Comparative Study of Lean in Higher Education Institutions in the UK". International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management Vol:  Iss:2.

60.    Thomas A J, Francis M, Fisher R, Byard P, White G. 2015 "Profiling the Resiliency and Sustainability of UK Manufacturing Companies" Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol 27, Iss 1.

61.    Thomas A J, Francis M, Fisher R, Byard P 2016 "Implementing Lean Six Sigma to Overcome the Production Challenges in an Aerospace Company" Production Planning and Control. Vol. 27 , Iss. 7-8, pp 591-603

62.    Darlington J., Francis M., Found P., Thomas A J. 2015 "Targeting lean process improvement projects for maximum financial impact", Production Planning and Control

63.    Worsfield K., Fisher R., McPhail R., Francis M., Thomas A.J 2016 "Satisfaction, value and intention to return in hotels" International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 28, 10

64.    Fisher, R., Francis, M., Thomas, A.J, Burgess, K., & Mutter, K. (2016). Conceptions of value as family resemblances. In press Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal

65.    Thomas , A.J., Antony, J., Haven-Tang, C., Francis, M., Fisher, R., (2016)' Implementing Lean Six Sigma in to Curriculum Design and Delivery – A Case Study in Higher Education' International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. (Accepted)

66.    Fisher, R., Francis, M., Thomas, A J., Mutter, K., & Jones, O. (2017). Conceptions of value as family resemblances: a theoretical model and methodology. In press International Journal of Business and Society.

 Professional Journals

67.    J Anthony, F Foutris, R Banuelas and A J Thomas – "Using Six Sigma", Manufacturing Engineer, Institute of Electrical Engineers, March 2004.

68.    D.T Pham and A J Thomas – "Fighting Fit Factories", Manufacturing Engineer, Institute of Electrical Engineers, April 2005.

69.    Antony J, Stevenson R, Kumar M, A J Thomas "The Right Methodology" , Quality Word Magazine, March 2011

70.    Hameed S, Fathfulla K, Thomas A.J (2009) Extent of E-Learning Effectiveness and Efficiency in an integrated Blended Learning Environment. CELT Journal

Proceedings and Refereed Conference Papers

71.    Thomas, A.J., Webb, D. (2002), "The College Business Partnership and its Impact on the Technical Development of SMEs in South Wales".  Advances in Manufacture XVI, Proceedings of the 18th National Conference on Manufacturing Research, Leeds Metropolitan University, pp 87-93

72.    Thomas, A.J., Barton, R., "Integrating Local Suppliers into a Global Supply Chain Network". Proceedings of the 8th Annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium, University of Cambridge, 25th-26th September 2003

73.    Aryee, G., Naim, M. M., Lalwani, C. and Thomas, A.J., (2003), "A Migratory Perspective of Technology's Role in Supply Chain Integration - Case Research from the Manufacturing Sector." Proceedings of the 8th Annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium, University of Cambridge, 25th-26th September 2003, pp. 19-42

74.    Thomas, A.J., Barton, R. (2004), "Developing an SME based Six Sigma Strategy".  Advances in Manufacture XX, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Sheffield Hallam University, 361-367

75.    D T Pham, E E Eldukhri, R Setchi, A Soroka, M S Packianather, A Thomas, Y Dadam and S Dimov (2004) - "Integrating European advanced manufacturing research: the FP6 I*PROMS network of excellence", Proceedings 4th CIRP International Seminar on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering, CIRP ICME '04, Sorrento, June-July 2004, R Teti (ed), pp 543-548, ISBN 88-87030-79-0

76.    A J Thomas and D T Pham - "Making industry fit: the conceptualisation of a generic 'Fit' manufacturing strategy for industry", Proceedings 2nd IEEE Int Conf on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2004, Berlin, June 2004, R Schoop, A Colombo, R Bernhardt and G Schreck (eds), pp 523-528, ISBN 0-7803-8513-6

77.    A J Thomas, R Barton, C Chuke – "Working Towards Best-In-Class: A Case In Developing A Lean-Sigma Manufacturing Strategy In SMEs", Proceedings 1st International Conference on Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, SSCA, Glasgow Caledonian University, Dec 2004.

78.    D T Pham, AJ Soroka, B J Peat, E E Eldukhri, M S Packianather, S S Dimov, A J Thomas, PT N Pham "Networks of Excellence: New Strategies for Overcoming Fragmentation in EU Manufacturing Research", Proceedings 3rd European Conference on Intelligent Management Systems in Operations, Salford, Manchester June 2005

79.    Pham D T, Eldukhri E E, Soroka A, Zlatanov V, Packianather M S, Setchi R M, Pham P T N, Thomas A J, Dadam Y, Proceedings of the EU FP6 I*PROMS network of excellence for innovative production machines and systems, I*PROMS' 05, 4 - 15 July, 2005, Cardiff, UK , 2005 1-4 ISBN 0-080-44730-9

80.    A J Thomas, R Barton – "Characterising SME Attitudes to Technological Innovation", Proceedings 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, June 2006.

81.    A J Thomas, G.R Jones and P Vidales – "An Integrated Approach to TPM and Six Sigma Development in the Castings Industry", Proceedings 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2006.

82.    A J Thomas, G. Lewis, Z. Itani and J. Hall– "Applying Six Sigma to Transformer Core Manufacture", Proceedings 2nd International Conference on Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, SSCA, Glasgow Caledonian University, June 2006.

83.    P Found, J Beale, P Hines, M Naim, N Rich, R Sarmiento, A Thomas "A Theoretical Framework for Economic Sustainability of Manufacturing Industry" Proceedings of the EUROMA Conference, University of Strathclyde, June 2006

84.    A J Thomas, R Barton – "Characterising SME Attitudes to Technological Innovation" Proceedings 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2006.

85.    A J Thomas, B Grabot – "Key Technologies and Strategies for Creating Sustainable Manufacturing Organizations" Proceedings 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2006.

86.    A J Thomas, G Weichhardt – "Roadmapping as a Strategic Manufacturing Tool" Proceedings 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2006.

87.    A J Thomas, R Barton - "Maximising the Effectiveness of Introducing Advanced Technologies", Proceedings 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2006.

88.    A.Fouweather, S.Coleman, A.J. Thomas - "European Funding to help SMEs Improve Using Six Sigma" Proceedings 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2006

89.    G Phillips, A.J Thomas - "A Holistic Manufacturing Strategy (HMS) for mass customisation within a specialist manufacturing company" Proceedings of the 18th Conference Of the Production Operations Management Society (POMS), Dallas, USA, July 2007

90.    C Chuke- Okafor, A.J Thomas, S.Elias - " A survey into the adoption of Lean in SMEs" Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2007

91.    A.J Thomas, P.Byard, R.Barton - " A Holistic Manufacturing Model for Supplier Development "Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2007

92.    A.J Thomas, R.Barton, P.Byard - "Creating Sustainable SMEs through Technological Innovation" Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2007

93.    R.Barton, A.J Thomas, P.Byard - " Development of a Holistic Operational Management Strategy: A Systems Approach"  Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2007

94.    B Worrall, A.J Thomas, E.John, A. Davies, Z.Itani, G. Lewis - " Business model changes in relation to strategic developments at Wiltan Ltd" Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering ICCIE 2007, Alexandria, Egypt, August 2007

95.    E. John, A.Davies, A.J Thomas, B.Worrall - " Strategy Identification via Numerical Situation Analysis" Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering ICCIE 2007, Alexandria, Egypt, August 2007

96.    D.T. Pham, R.Barton, A.JThomas, O.Williams, T.Shamsuddin, Z Ebrahim, "Fit Manufacturing", Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2007

97.    W.A.Y Wan Yusoff, A.J Thomas, The Effect of a Laser Scanning Strategy and Energy Density on "Orange Peel" Phenomenon of Selective Laser Sintering Process (SLS), Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Technology 2008, 6th-10th April 2008, Dubai, UAE

98.    W.A.Y Wan Yusoff, A.J Thomas, Effect of employing different grades of recycled polyamide 12 on the surface texture of laser sintered parts, Cairo University, Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical Design and Production (MDP-9),January 8-10, 2008, Cairo, Egypt.

99.    A .J Thomas, R.Barton, P.Byard - "Developing a Holistic Lean Sigma Strategy" Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2008

100.W.A.Y Wan Yusoff, A.J Thomas, Rapid Fabrication of Prototypes and Functional Parts using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Technology, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Brunei Darussalam, 26th-28th May 2008

101.G.Phillips, A.J Thomas, P. Childerhouse, D.R Towill, Supply Chain System Auditing of a Specialist Castings Company – A Review of the Findings and a Framework for Change. Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Logistics, Thialand, September 2008.

102.A.Davies E. John, A.J Thomas, B.Worrall - " Last Order Costing (LOC) – An iterative methodology for the continuous improvement or reduction of manufacturing costs" Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR 2008, Brunel University, September 2008

103.A.J Thomas, P. Childerhouse, G Phillips, D Towill – A Comparison of Supply Chain Effectiveness using the 'Quick Scan' Audit Methodology, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR 2008, Brunel University, September 2008

104.R.A Barton, A.J Thomas,– "Characterisation of SME Migration Toward Advanced Technologies", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR 2008, Brunel University, September 2008

105.D.T. Pham, O. Adebayo-Williams,, A.J Thomas, R.Barton, Z. Ebrahim, T.Shamsuddin "Fit Manufacturing: A Strategy for Achieving Economic Sustainability", Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2008

106.P. Childerhouse, A.J Thomas, D.R Towill & R, Banomyong, "An International Comparison of Supply Chain Practices and Performance: Thailand, Celtic, English & New Zealand" Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Logistics, Thailand, September 2008.

107.A.J Thomas, R.Barton, P.Byard, G.Thomas "Fit Sigma: An Integrated Strategy for Manufacturing Sustainability", Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2008

108.A.J Thomas, R.Barton, P.Byard, G.Thomas "Proposing a Sustainable Six Sigma Model", Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, Royal Academy, Edinburgh December 2008.

109.A.J Thomas, J Chard, E G John, A DaviesDefining a Bearing Replacement Strategy within a TPM Programme. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR09, Warwick University, Coventry, September 2009

110.R A Barton, A J Thomas – Using the Quickscan Audit Methodology as a Precursor to Successful Lean Sigma Implementation. Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering ICCIE 2009, Troyes, France, July 2009

111.E G John, A Davies, J. Hamilton, A J Thomas, A KuznecovA Conceptual Framework For Deciding Upon The Need For Re-configurability In Manufacturing systems. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR09, Warwick University, Coventry, September 2009.

112.A J Thomas, M Nassar, D Morris, A Sangster - The Reasons for Implementation of Management Accounting Innovation: An empirical study of ABC implementation within the Jordanian industrial Shareholding companies' Proceedings of the 9th Manufacturing Accounting Research Conference, EASIM, Muenster Germany June 21-24, 2009

113.A.J Thomas, A Davies, E.G John, M Francis - The Qualitative Characteristics of Sustainability and Resilience as required in SME Company Operations, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR09, Warwick University, Coventry, September 2009.

114.A.J Thomas, T Fouweather – Six Sigma Verses Fit Sigma, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2009

115.A.J Thomas, R A Barton, C Griffiths - Auditing uncertainty and risk in supply chains using the quick scan audit methodology, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR09, Warwick University, Coventry, September 2009.

116.M Francis, A J Thomas, G Thompson, H Rowlands - Convergence and the Digital Content Industry: Proposing New Business Models and Supply Chain Structures for a Volatile New Digital Landscape", Proceedings of the LRN09, Cardiff University, Sept 2009

117.A Davies, E John, A J Thomas - A Structured Guide to Cost Effective Product Packaging, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR09, Warwick University, Coventry, September 2009.

118.L Luo and A J Thomas "Innovative Strategic Leadership in a Social Enterprise: A Model for Change" Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, July 2009

119.M Nassar, D Morris, A J Thomas, A Sangster - An empirical study of ABC implementation within the Jordanian industrial Shareholding companies, Proceedings of the 6th International Accounting Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, Dec 3-5, 2009

120.G Al Weshah, J Deacon, A J Thomas - The current status of Marketing Information Systems in Jordanian Banking Industry: qualitative evidence, Symposium on Models, Methods, Engineering of Competitive Intelligence - Villa Kerylos - Beaulieu sur Mer France - 25 - 26 November 2009

121.M Nassar, D Morris, A J Thomas "Activity Based Costing Diffusion Across the Jordanian Industrial Sector" Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association 19-21May 2010 Istanbul, Turkey.

122.A J Thomas, R Barton, "Using technology to Create Lean Organisations" Proceedings of the 6th I*PROMS, International Virtual Conference, Cardiff University, November  2010.

123.A J Thomas, R Barton "A Holistic Manufacturing Strategy (HMS) for Sustainability; Creating the Opportunity for Lean and Agility" Proceedings of the 6th I*PROMS, International Virtual Conference, Cardiff University, November  2010.

124.Childerhouse, P., Deakins, E., Potter, A., Banomyong, R., Mccullen, P., Thomas, A.J, Boehme, T., Hosoda, T., Yaseen, E. A. & Towill, D. (2010). National cultural diversity and global supply chain management. In K. S. Pawar & C. S. Lalwani (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2010) (pp. 53-59). Nottingham UK: Nottingham University Business School.

125.M. Francis, A.J Thomas, "Fly Tipping Enforcement: A UK Local Authority Service Supply Chain Design Problem", Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium of Logistics, Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia - 4-7 July 2010

126.M Nassar, A J Thomas "Activity Based Costing Diffusion across the Jordanian Industrial Shareholding Companies" Proceedings of the Global Accounting and Organizational Change Research Conference, July 21–24, 2010 Babson College Babson Park, Massachusetts, USA).

127.P Newman, A J Thomas, R Barton, M Francis 2010 "SME Business Advantages through the use of University Consultancy" Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2010), Durham University, September 14th -16th

128.A J Thomas, P Byard, R Evans, M Francis 2010 "Strategic Manufacturing Priorities for Welsh Manufacturing" Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2010), Durham University, September 14th -16th

129.Childerhouse, P., Deakins, E., Potter, A., Banomyong, R., Mccullen, P., Thomas, A.J, Bohme, T., Hosoda, T., Yaseen, E. A. & Towill, D. (2010). Pyynational cultural diversity and global supply chain management. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Logistics and Transport (pp. 1-5). Bangkok: UP Organizer and Publication Co.Ltd..

130.Sarmiento, R., Thomas, A.J, P Found, M Francis 2010 "Identifying improvement areas when implementing green initiatives using a multitier AHP approach". Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2010), Durham University, September 14th -16th

131.R.A  Barton, A.J Thomas   " Developing and Implementing a Multi Faceted Business Improvement Programme in a Manufacturing Environment" Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, Nov 2010

132.R A Barton, A J Thomas " Formulation of a Themed Response to Diagnosed System Complexity" Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, I*PROMS , Cardiff University, Nov 2010

133.J Antony, S Coleman, and A J Thomas "Evaluating the Status of Taguchi Methods in UK Manufacturing Organisations" Proceedings of the ENBIS10 Conference, European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics, Antwerp, 12-16 September 2010.

134.P. McCullen., P. Childerhouse, E. Deakins, A. Potter, R. Banomyong, A.J Thomas, T. Böhme, T. Hosoda, E.A. Yaseen and D.R. Towill "Supply Chain Theory and Cultural Diversity", Conference: Proceedings of the 10th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium., Melbourne, Australia, Jan 2011

135.A J Thomas, M Francis, H Rowlands "Defining an Asset Management Strategy for Aerospace MRO Functions Using Monte Carlo Method". Proceedings of the The IET Asset Management Conference, London, November 2011

136.M Francis, H Rowlands, A J Thomas "Value Flow University (VFU) Pilot Project on the PhD Student Experience/Lifecycle Mapping at the University of Wales, Newport" Conference on Lean in Services and Higher Education: Transforming the Public Sector 25 - 27 January 2012

137.A J Thomas, C T Lee, W Chappell, K Williams, M Francis "Developing Effective Knowledge Transfer In Manufacturing Companies: A Case Study In Industry/Academic Collaboration" Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Aston University, 11-13th September 2012

138.M Evans, A J Thomas, R,K Mason-Jones, P Byard "Top Down Or Bottom Up? Identifying The Best Approach To Achieving Manufacturing And Economic Performance In SMEs" Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Aston University, 11-13th September 2012

139.P Byard, A J Thomas, G White, M Evans "Reengineering Manufacturing Businesses– Characterising And Defining Future Growth In The Uk" Proceedings of the 10th International Conference On Manufacturing Research, Aston University, 11-13th September 2012

140.A J Thomas, E Plant, M Evans, P Byard "Sustainable Six Sigma – An Organisational Learning Perspective" Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Aston University, 11-13th September 2012

141.R. Fisher., M. Francis., H. Rowlands., A J Thomas. 2012 "Meanings of value within logistics & operations management: constructing the tower of Babel?" Proceedings from the International Symposium on Logistics, South Africa, 8-11th July 2012 

142.A J Thomas, R K Mason-Jones, P Davies, "Defining the Characteristics of Tidal Energy Supply Chains" Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Cranfield University, 11-13th September 2013 (Accepted)

143.A J Thomas, P Byard, "Analysing the Sustainability Profiles of UK Manufacturing SMEs" Proceedings of the 11th International Conference On Manufacturing Research, Cranfield University, 11-13th September 2013 (Accepted)

144.A J Thomas, M Francis, R Fisher, K Chilton "Leaning Higher Education – Does the FE Sector Hold the Answers" Proceedings of the 1st International Conference On Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education, University of Strathclyde, 21-23th June 2013.

145.R. Fisher., M. Francis., A J Thomas, H. Rowlands., 2013 "Interpretations of the value concept in logistics and supply chain management: a content analysis" Proceedings from the International Symposium on Logistics, Vienna, 8-11th July 2013

146.Mason-Jones, Davies, Mason-Jones, O'Doherty, O'Doherty, A J Thomas – Tidal Energy Supply Chains: Do You Want to Dip Your Toe in the Water? Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 28-30 April 2014

147.Rowlands, Radanliev, A.J Thomas – Supply Chain Paradox: Green-field Architecture for Sustainable Strategy Formulation, Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Cardiff, Wales, UK 28-30 April 2014

148.Fisher R., Francis M., Thomas A.J., Rowlands H., "A Theoretical Framework For Understanding The Nature Of Value In Logistics And Supply Chain Management" Proceedings from the International Symposium on Logistics, Vietnam, 7-10th July 2014

149.Jones, O., Hamer, R., Francis, M., Fisher, R., Thomas, A., & Curry, J. "Lean University Programs: Three fallacies that prevent effective implementation". Proceedings of the 28th ANZAM Conference, Sydney, Australia, 3-5 December 2014.

150.F Tomos, R Djebarni, A Rogers, A J Thomas, A Clark, O C Balan "Mixed Research Methods: Former and new Trends in Women Entrepreneurship Research" ECRM2015-Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Research Methods 2015, pp 374, Valetta Malta.

151.Francis M, Fisher R, Thomas AJ "Interpreting the Concept of 'Value' Within the Lean Paradigm" Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL2015) Bologna, Italy. (Designing Responsible and Innovative Global Supply Chains), July 2015

152.Hill J, Thomas A.J "Identifying The Human Factors Affecting Operational Performance Through Lean Six Sigma Implementation" Proceedings of the International Conference of Manufacturing Research. Proceedings from the 15th ICMR. University of Bath, 2015

153.Thomas A.J, Francis M, Fisher R "Implementing Lean Six Sigma to Overcome the Production Challenges in an Aerospace Company" Proceedings of the International Conference of Manufacturing Research. Proceedings from the 15th ICMR. University of Bath, 2015.

154.Francis M, Fisher R, Thomas AJ "A Revised Bibliographic Analysis of the Lean Literature" Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Logistics (ISL2016) Taiwan, 3-6th July 2016.

155.Francis M, Fisher R, Thomas AJ, Mutter K, Jones OA "Conceptions of Value as Family Resemblances – A Theoretical Model and Methodology", Proceedings of the Qualitative Research Conference (QRC), 24-26th May, Penang Malaysia.

156.Thomas AJ., Dorrington P., Costa F., Loudon G "Organizational Learning Capability: An Empirical Assessment of Innovative Supply Chain Development", Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2016), Loughborough University 6-8 September 2016.

157.Thomas AJ., Rowlands H., Dorrington P., Costa F., Francis M., Fisher R "Manufacturing Supply Chain Demand Study - Profiling UK Manufacturing Performance", Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2016), Loughborough University 6-8 September 2016.

158.Thomas AJ, Haven-Tang C., Sedgley D., Byard P "Profiling the Welsh Food Supply Chain", Proceedings of the Advances in Management and Informatics Conference, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 17th May 2017

159. R.K Mason-Jones., P Davies., Thomas A.J., "Using the Theory of Constraints approach to explore risks and barriers for supply chain development in the renewable sector", Proceedings of the Advances in Management and Informatics Conference, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 17th May 2017

160.Haven-Tang C., Sedgley D., Thomas A J ""Welsh food tourism – bringing home the bacon?" Proceedings of the Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Palma De Mallorca, Spain, 25-29th June 2017

161.Thomas AJ, Haven-Tang C., Sedgley D., Byard P "Profiling the Future Demands of the UK Food Supply Chain" Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2017), University of Greenwich 4-6 September 2017.

162.Thomas AJ, Francis M., Fisher R; Haven-Tang C "The Application of Group Consensus Theory to Aid Organizational Learning and Sustainable Innovation Development in Manufacturing Enterprises" Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2017), University of Greenwich 4-6 September 2017.

163.Francis M, Fisher R, Thomas A J "Structure of the Lean Literature: Journal Quality Analysis" Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Logistics (ISL217), Lijubliana, Slovakia.

EU and Governmental Policy Reports

164.A J Thomas, V Raja, B Grabot, T Schleigel "Developing an Integrated Manufacturing Research Agenda for EU Manufacturing Industry" I*PROMS, EU NoE, 2007

165.B Grabot, A J Thomas, V Raja, T Schleigel "A Catalogue of the Key Enabling features for EU manufacturing Industry" I*PROMS, EU NoE,

166.A J Thomas, T Fouweather, V Raja, B Grabot, T Schleigel "Foresight and Grand Manufacturing Challenges for EU Industry" I*PROMS, EU NoE, 2006

167.A J Thomas, V Raja, B Grabot, T Schleigel "An Industrial Survey of EU Manufacturing Industry" I*PROMS, EU NoE, 2005

168.A J Thomas, V Raja, B Grabot, T Schleigel "A Holistic Approach to Defining POM Cluster Research I*PROMS", EU NoE, 2007

169.A Labib, A J Thomas, V Raja, B Grabot, T Schleigel "Taxonomy of the Paradigms and Technologies for EU Industry" I*PROMS, EU NoE, 2005

170.B Grabot, A Labib, A J Thomas, V Raja, T Schleigel "A State of the Art Review of the EU manufacturing Industry" I*PROMS, EU NoE, 2005

171.A J Thomas, P Byard, R Evans "The Challenges Facing Welsh Manufacturing Industry". Welsh Manufacturing Forum Policy Report, Jan 2010

172.P Byard, A J Thomas, R Evans "The Welsh Manufacturing Strategy – The Way Forward" Welsh Manufacturing Forum Policy Report to the Welsh Assembly Government, 2010

173.A J Thomas, H Rowlands "The Manufacturing Supply Chain Demand Study" Welsh Government Report, 2014

174.M Rhisiart, R Djebarni, A J Thomas, C Christie and R Rohrbeck "Open innovation: the activities and views of companies in Wales", Report for Welsh Government, September 2014.

Other Peer Reviewed Published Works

175.A J Thomas "Critical Thinking, A Tale of Two Companies", Working Paper Series – Newport Business School, Vol 1, December 2008

176.P Found, J Beale, P Hines, M Naim, N Rich, R Sarmiento, A J Thomas "A Theoretical Framework for Economic Sustainability of Manufacturing" L6/023 Cardiff Business School Working Paper Series, ISSN 1753-182912/06

177.A J Thomas, L Talbot, L Murphy "Restructuring TT Ltd, A Case of Power to the People" Working Paper Series – Newport Business School, Vol 1, December 2008

178.A J Thomas, A Dobson "Corporate Manslaughter – Do You Know Where You Stand" Working Paper Series – Newport Business School, Vol 2, January 2009

179.A J Thomas, R Barton, P Byard and G Thomas "Fit Sigma – An integrated Strategy for Manufacturing Sustainability" Working Paper Series – Newport Business School, Vol 2, January 2009

180.A J Thomas, M Francis "The Knowledge Transfer Partnership and its Impact on the Technical Development of SMEs in South Wales", Working Paper Series Journal – Coleg Sir Gar, Vol 1, Iss 1, September 2011, ISSN 2048-0857

181.A J Thomas, M Francis "The Conceptual Development of a Lean Education Business" Working Paper Series Journal – Coleg Sir Gar , Vol 1, Iss 1, September 2011, ISSN 2048-0857 

182.A J Thomas, M Francis, L Murphy "Applying Goldratt's Theory of Constraints Technique in Identifying Key Factors Limiting Technological Development in SMEs. Working Paper Series Journal – Coleg Sir Gar, Vol 1, Iss 2, December 2011, ISSN 2048-0857

183.A J Thomas, M Francis "Financial Resource Management in HE Institutions A Review of Key Literatures" Working Paper Series Journal– Coleg Sir Gar, Vol 1, Iss 2, December 2011, ISSN 2048-0857

184.Francis, M., Fisher, R., Thomas, A. and Bourlakis, M. - Is 'Value' The New F-Word?. Advances in Management and Informatics Journal . In Press.

185.Fisher, R., Francis, M., Thomas, A., McPhail, R. and Worsfold, K. (2015). Nurses' Perceptions of Management Influences on Job Satisfaction. Advances in Management and Informatics Journal, Vol. 1, 07-10-2015, Pp. 49-67.

186.Jones, O., Hamer, R., Francis, M., Fisher, R., Thomas, A. and Curry, J. (2015).  Lean University Programmes: Three Fallacies That Prevent Effective Implementation. Advances in Management and Informatics Journal, Vol. 1, 07-10-2015, Pp. 38-47.

187.Fisher, R., Francis, M., Thomas, A. and Burgess, K. (2015). Understanding the Nature of Value: A Conceptual Framework. Advances in Management and Informatics Journal, Vol. 1, 07-10-2015, Pp. 23-37.

188.Francis, M., Fisher, R., Thomas, A. and Bourlakis, M. (2014).  Is 'Value' The New F-Word (Phase1-2)?, Cardiff Metropolitan University, January 2014.

Esteem Factors, Workshops, News Articles and Presentations

189.Foresight of Manufacturing Project: Factory of the Future Discussion Panel Member for the Government Office for Science

190.Investigating Manufacturing Systems Failures through the application of Forensic Engineering techniques. IET Lecture, Cardiff University, October 20117

191.Development of Forensic Engineering Techniques in a Tier 1 Automotive Supply Chain, 2011, Engineering Employers Federation Skills Summit. September 2011

 

Projects

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships                                              

Thomas A.J (1995) "Designing Products to Meet CE   marking Legislation" A+M Generators, Teaching Company Scheme Grant, Carmarthenshire College

Thomas A.J (1996) "Developing a Leading Edge Design Facility" Kerton Plastics Ltd, Teaching Company Scheme Grant, Carmarthenshire College

Thomas A.J (1997) "Process Improvement Systems Development" Daniels Fans Ltd, Teaching Company Scheme Grant, Carmarthenshire College

Thomas A.J (1999) "Preventing the Y2K Bug, Spencer Davies Engineering, Teaching Company Scheme Grant, Carmarthenshire College

Thomas A.J (2000) "Developing a Central Auditing System for Calibrating Instrumentation, C+P Engineering, Teaching Company Scheme Grant, Carmarthenshire College

Thomas A.J Drake P,R. (2002)  "Developing a Lean and Sustainable Manufacturing Management System", Orangebox Ltd,  Teaching Company Scheme Grant 

£75,000 Principal  Investigator

 

 

£75,000 Principal Investigator

 

£75,000 Principal Investigator

 

£75,000 Principal Investigator

 

 

£75,000 Principal Investigator

 

£90,000 Principal Investigator

Moses, A, Hall, J., Anderson, P., Thomas A.J,. (2004)  "The Development of an Advanced Testing facility for Toroidal Core Manufacture", Wiltan Ltd,  Teaching Company Scheme Grant   

£90,000  Co-Supervisor

Thomas A.J John E, Davies A (2005)  "The Development of a Total Productive Maintenance system for Toroidal Core Manufacture", Wiltan Ltd,  Knowledge Transfer Partnership Grant

£99,000 Principal Investigator

Thomas A.J Naim, M(2004)  "To work towards achieving world best manufacturing status by developing lean and highly responsive manufacturing systems and defect free components", Wall Colmonoy Ltd,  Knowledge Transfer Partnership Grant               

£200,000 Principal Investigator

Thomas A.J Holford K, Featherstone C (2004)  "The Development of a Highly Responsive Product Management System ", Morgan Marine Ltd,  Knowledge Transfer Partnership Grant

£100,000 Principal Investigator

Thomas A.J, (2005)  "The Creation of an Advanced Design Activity Model for the Rail Industry ", Probotec Ltd,  Knowledge Transfer Partnership Grant

£100,000 Principal Investigator

Thomas A.J (2006)  "The Development of a Integrated NPD/I Process", Sumitomo EWS,  Knowledge Transfer Partnership Grant

£100,000 Principal Investigator

Thomas A.J Rich N, Disney, S, Naim,M (2005)To achieve significant improvement in machine reliability, manufacturing productivity and systems performance through developing a company-wide Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) system. Wall Colmonoy Ltd

£100,000 Principal Investigator

Thomas A.J (2008)  "The Development of a state of the art Lean manufacturing System", Becton and Dickinson Europe, Knowledge Transfer Partnership Grant (Current)              

Thomas A.J (2011) "To work towards achieving world best manufacturing status by developing lean and highly responsive manufacturing systems and defect free components" Eurogrind Ltd             

Thomas A.J (2011) "To work towards developing BREEAM Environmental Systems Standards"  TAD Ltd

Thomas A.J (2012) "Developing  a Sustainable and Trusted Supply Chain System" EADS Cassidian                                                    

£102,000 Supervisor

 

 

£102,000 Principal Investigator

 

 

£102,000 Principal Investigator

 

£200,000 Principal Investigator

Commercial

Thomas A.J, (2002) "A Manufacturing Systems Analysis Study into the Manufacture of Concert and Celtic Harps", Telynau Teifi Ltd,  Help Wales, Growing Communities  Grant 

£23,000 

Principal Investigator

Project Manager

Thomas A.J, (2008) Lean Six Sigma Project for British Airways Avionics£52,000 Consultant
Thomas A.J, (2006-08) Materials Analysis and Forensic Engineering at Mitsui Components Europe Ltd £7,000 Consultant
Thomas A.J, (2007-08) Voice of the Customer Development at Aviza Technologies Ltd£5,000 Consultant
Thomas A.J, (2005-06) Application of Forensic Engineering Techniques to Improve Business Performance, SAS International Ltd£8,000 Consultant

Thomas A.J, (2004) "A Product Cost-Down Exercise for Rail Bogie

Manufacture", Probotec Ltd,  Help Wales Grant

£19,500 Principal Investigator

Thomas A J (2009) Strategic Insight Project Telynau Teifi£2500 Consultant
Thomas A.J (2008) SEMTA Lean Six Sigma SME Development Programme

£48,000 Principal Investigator

Thomas A.J, (2004) "ISO9000-2000 Implementation", Trident Engineering Ltd£5000 Consultant
Pham D.T, Thomas AJ, Packianather MS, Dimov S, Farrell A, Pham P  (2004) "Supporting Innovative Product Engineering and Responsive  Manufacture – SUPERMAN Phase 2" – WEFO Objective 1 Grant.

£2,980,393 Project Manager

Thomas A.J (2003-2007) Manufacturing Advisory Service, Various Consultancy and Research Projects.

£371,000 Project Manager/ consultant

Research
Jones PJ, Thomas A J, Spratt, M. Flint D (2005)" Technology transfer network in sustainable construction and the built environment" WDA KEF.

£50,000 Research Investigator

Hines P, Thomas A.J, Lalwani, C, Rich N, Naim M. (2004) "Sustainable channelled Change In Every Scale and Situation (SUCCESS) EPSRC/CUIMRC

£671,000 Research Investigator

Eldukrhi E, Thomas AJ, Soroka A, Packianather MS, Setchi R, Dimov S, Farrell A, Pham DT (2004) Innovative Production Machines and Systems – I*PROMS Network of Excellence" European Union FP6 Grant (total 7.5M Euros)

£946,000 Cluster Manager

Thomas A.J (2007) EPSRC/CUIMRC Grant Supply Chain Energy Impact Modelling.

Thomas A J (2014) Manufacturing Supply Chain Demand Study. Welsh Government

Dorrington P, Thomas A.J Innovative Supply Chain Manufacturing Model – UK CES Project

Thomas A.J, Byard P, Lloyd D (2016) Food Supply Chain Study. Welsh Government

Rowlands H, Bhullar G, Thomas A J, Byard P. Horizon 2020 I4MS RDMI Hubs

£160,000 Principal Investigator

 

£20,000 Principal Investigator

£74,000 Project Director

 

£54,000 Project Researcher

 

€10,000 Project Researcher

Knowledge Exchange
Thomas A.J (2009) A4B feasibility study into the Centre for Forensics

£20,000 Principal Investigator

Thomas A.J (2009) A4B feasibility study into the Welsh Manufacturing Institute (Collaboration with Cardiff Business School)

£15,000 Co-Investigator

Thomas A.J (2009) Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training Programme

£20,000 Consultant/Trainer

Thomas A.J (2009) SEMTA BPR Programme

£10,000 Consultant/Trainer

Thomas A.J (2010) SEMTA Manufacturing Strategy Programme£5,000 Consultant

Thomas A.J (2010) ASTUTE – (part of £14M Swansea Uni Project) UW Newport

£470,000 Principal Investigator

Thomas A J (2011) Tailor Made Training (Semta)

£404,000 Project Manager

Thomas A J (2012) InSCAPe Work Based Learning Project

£1,300,000 Project Director

Thomas A J and C T Lee (2012) Strategic Insight Project Cassidian Cyber

Thomas A J and A Rees (2012) Strategic Insight Project Calsonic Kansei

£2500 Consultant

£2500 Consultant

 

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