Professor Andrea Genovese

Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Head of Operations Management and Decision Sciences Division

Room: B063
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 3347
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Andrea Genovese is a Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Sheffield University Management School (SUMS). He joined SUMS in February 2010, working first as a Research Associate, then as a Lecturer and as a Senior Lecturer.

Andrea holds a PhD in the area of Operational Research from University of Naples "Federico II" (Italy). His education also includes a MSc (with BSc) in Industrial Engineering from the same institution and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics of University of New Hampshire (USA). Prior to his PhD, he has worked as Logistics Central Planner for a MNE operating in the tyres industry.

His primary research interest lies in the development and application of decision support methodologies (based on both qualitative and quantitative paradigms) in order to solve complex problems in the field of Supply Chain Management, with a special emphasis on Environmental and Social Sustainability of Logistics and Production Systems.

He has published several papers in leading international journals (such as Omega, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Expert Systems with Applications, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Operations and Production Management). He has acted as a committee member of several international conferences (including EWGLA 2010, ISAHP 2011, IPSERA 2012, ISOLDE 2014, ISAHP 2016). He has been involved in several research projects funded by national and international bodies.

Andrea is also delivering training and consultancy activities within the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre at the University of Sheffield.

Research Interests

Andrea is currently leading serving as a Principal Investigator for the following international projects:

  • “Promoting Sustainable Freight Transport in Urban Contexts: Policy and Decision-Making Approaches (ProSFeT)”, funded by the H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016 scheme, dealing with the transfer of knowledge for the implementation of Sustainable Urban Logistics solutions.
  • “Realising the Transition towards a Circular Economy: Models, Methods and Applications (ReTraCE)” funded by the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018 scheme, dealing with the development of a doctoral training network for facilitating the implementation of restorative and regenerative industrial systems across Europe.

His research interests include, but are not limited to:

  •  Decision Support Methodologies for Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Environmental and Social Sustainability in Supply Chains and Production Systems
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Making methodologies (theory and application)

Recent Publications

Full list of publications


Andrea is actively involved in developing and delivering modules for the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, being the Module Leader for MGT6084 (Logistics Systems), MGT6085 (Global Supply Chain Leadership), MGT6155 (Supply Networks Management). In all the modules he leads, Andrea explores the usage of decision-making methodologies for solving complex problems in the field of logistics and supply chain management, utilising, to a large extent, software tools and technology.

He is an advocate of problem-based and research-led teaching.

Andrea is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and his teaching approaches have been included as an example of best-practice in the HEA toolkit for early career lecturers.


Andrea has been serving as a director for the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from 2014 to 2015.
From September 2015 to August 2017, he has been serving as the Divisional Director for Research and Impact within the Operations Management and Decision Sciences division.
Since September 2017, Andrea has been leading the Operations Management and Decision Sciences division of the Management School.