The National Supply Chain Academic Network (NSCAN) was formed in response to the COVID-19 crisis to support businesses from a supply chain perspective. As a group of experts, who have researched and advised companies all over the world for the last 30 years, they want to work with companies and businesses based in Ireland to provide their expert knowledge and tools to ensure continuity of supply and development of resilience and agility.

Key expertise areas:

  • Supply chain management
  • Supply chain modelling
  • Supply chain transparency
  • Supply chain relationships
  • Strategy and structure of supply chains
  • Supply chain resilience and agility
  • Supply chain sustainability

Details of membership: 

Chair Prof Conor McCarthy, Director at CONFIRM SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing, UL

Prof Armagan Tarim, Professor of Business Analytics and AC Confirm, UCC

Prof Barry O'Sullivan, Director at Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics and SFI Centre for Research Training on Artificial Intelligence, and Co-PI at CONFIRM SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing, UCC

Prof Brian Donnellan, Vice President of Engagement and Innovation and Professor of Management Information Systems, Co-PI at Lero Irish Software SFI Research Centre, and Enable Funded Investigator in CONFIRM SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing and Connect SFI Research Centre for Future Networks & Communications, NUIM

Prof Cathal Heavey, Co-PI at CONFIRM SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing, UL

Con Sheahan, Funded Investigator at CONFIRM SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing, UL

David Tormey, Head of PEM Research Centre, and Investigator at I-Form SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, IT Sligo

Prof Dirk Pesch, Co-PI at CONFIRM SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing and Connect SFI Research Centre for Future Networks & Communications, UCC

Prof Donagh Berry, Director at VistaMilk SFI Research Centre , and Senior Principal Quantitative geneticist at Teagasc       

Prof Donna Marshall, Professor and Vice-Principal for Research and Innovation in the College of Business, and Investigator at BiOrbic Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre, UCD

Dr Gillian Bruton, Centre Manager at MaREI SFI Research Centre for Energy Climate and Marine, UCC

John Donovan, Senior Lecturer in Engineering, IT Sligo

Prof Ken Brown, Principal Investigator at Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, and Funded Investigator in CONFIRM SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing and Connect SFI Research Centre for Future Networks & Communications, UCC

Prof Mick Morris, Director at AMBER SFI Research Centre for Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research, TCD

Niall Keely, Strategic Research Manager at CONFIRM SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing 

Nichola Keegan, Senior Administrator in Directors Office at CONFIRM SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing

Nikolaos Papakostas, Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, UCD

Dr Patrick Rigot-Müller, Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain, NUIM

Dr Seamus O'Reilly, Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of Supply Chain Management Programmes, UCC

Dr Sean Moore, Senior Lecturer in Lean and Siz Sigma Systems, UL

Subhasis Thakur, Research Fellow at Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, NUIG

Prof Tiziana Margaria, Co-PI at CONFIRM SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing and Lero Irish Software SFI Research Centre, UL

Dr Vincent Haragden, Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, UCD