Dr Keith Richard Lambert

Department: Business, Management and Law

Office/Location: 02.41D, Ogmore Building, Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus

Telephone: +44 (0)290 20416367

Email: krlambert@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

Keith holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Business Management and Industrial Psychology), a Master of Business Leadership degree, and a Doctor of Business Leadership degree in Logistics.

He has also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.

In addition, Keith also holds a Government Certificate of Competency (Electronic/Electrical – Factories, in terms of the South African Occupational Health and Safety Act, and associated Regulations).

Keith has over 20 years industry experience. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Keith is currently applying for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Keith has taught undergraduate and postgraduate modules. He has successfully supervised Masters students. Keith has served as supervisor for Masters and Doctoral students, as well as external examiner for various institutions. Furthermore, he has served as moderator for undergraduate and postgraduate modules for various institutions.


Presenting lectures and assessing students in relevant academic subject/s in the field of logistics/supply chain management, and purchasing management, including Logistics II, Logistics III, and Supply Chain Management (SCM).

At a previous institution Keith was Subject Head for Logistics III, and Supply Chain Management V. As well as course coordinator for Postgraduate Diploma: SCM. Furthermore, he was the logistics/supply chain management chair for the logistics research section and the logistics postgraduate research degrees. In addition he served on the departmental research committee.

M-Tech: Logistics. Kriel, A. F. Title: The value of codification in supply chain effectiveness.

M-Tech: Logistics. Makaleng, M. S. Title: Reverse logistics challenges in manufacturing pharmaceutical companies in the City of Tshwane.

M-Tech: Logistics. Penny. A. Title: The impact of inventory management policy on the performance of selected state-owned enterprises in Gauteng.

M-Tech: Logistics. Nkosi, C. Title: Adoption of enterprise resource planning and its impact on the operational performance of the Active Nuclear Care Corporation.


Keith’s research interests include Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Maintenance Logistics (Integrated Logistics Support), Operations Management, Obsolescence, Reverse Logistics, ERP.

Keith has acted as supervisor for student research dissertations and theses. In addition Keith has also served as external examiner for Masters and PhD students.

Young [Emerging] researcher of the year award – Faculty of Management Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology (2018).

Key Publications

Lambert, K. R. 2020. Integrated logistics support in high technology complex systems that are used beyond their designed life. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, (2015 impact factor of 0.188), 31(4):Dec 2020.

Lambert, K. R. 2018. Insights into beyond life complex systems suffering from obsolescence. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29(2):65-73.

Lambert, K. R. 2018. Learning styles preference of Logistics learners. South African Journal of Higher Education, 32(5):86-103.

Lambert, K. R. 2017. Supporting high-technology systems during periods of extended life cycles by means of integrated logistics support and maintenance management. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 28(1):125-132.

Makaleng, M. S. M. & Lambert, K. R. 2020. Evaluation of Reverse Logistics in Challenges within the Manufacturing Pharmaceutical Companies. Emerging Science Journal, 5(4):486-496.

Lambert, K. R. and Mpwanya, M. F. 2015. Importance of integrated logistics support and maintenance management in supporting high-technology systems during periods of extended life cycles. Conference: GBATA (Global Business and Technology Association), July 2015.

Mpwanya, M. F., van Heerden, C. H. and Lambert, K. R. 2015. Impact of inventory management policies on customers’ needs in manufacturing industries logistics in Gauteng province, South Africa. Conference: GBATA (Global Business and Technology Association), July 2015.

Lambert, K. R. 2011. Obtaining a Competitive Advantage by Utilizing an Integrated Logistics Support System to Enhance the Maintenance Performance of Capital Assets (GBATA), July 2011.

Marshall, M. M. and Lambert, K. R. 2008. Insights into Supporting Complex Systems under Conditions of Obsolescence. Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), July 2008.

Marshall, M. M. and Lambert, K. R. 2007. Development of an Integrated Logistics Support System in Systems Beyond Designed Life. Conference: 13th International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems (IEMS), 2007, pp 554-563.

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