Ioannis Manikas

Dr Ioannis Manikas PhD

Dr Ioannis Manikas

Programme Leader & Principal Lecturer

Department of Systems Management and Strategy

Business School

Dr Ioannis Manikas holds a Bachelor in Agriculture and a Master of Science in the field of logistics from Cranfield University. He holds a PhD from the Department of Agricultural Economics in AUTH and his primary interest includes supply chain management, logistics and agribusiness management.

Dr Manikas has conducted research for projects regarding supply chain modelling, development of IT solutions for agrifood supply chain management and traceability both in Greece and the UK. He has a wide experience in the elaboration of research proposals under FP6, FP7, and Eurostars-Eureka funding mechanisms; lifelong learning oriented programmes such as Leonardo; and Interregional development programmes such as Interreg III and Interreg IV.

His work as a self employed project manager and consultant in the agrifood sector includes the design and development of regional operational programmes; analysis of regional needs and respective development policies focused on rural and food production; definition of funding areas and financing resources; definition of strategic goals for regional development and formulation of respective performance monitoring systems; and assessment (ex-ante, on-going, ex-post) of the implementation of EC and national funding mechanisms in national and regional levels.

Research/scholarly interests

  • Supply chain management in the agrifood sector
  • Tracking and tracing systems
  • Sustainable practices in the agrifood sector
  • Freight transportation and logistics management.

Selected publications

Manikas, I., Manos, B., Vlachopoulou, M., and Manthou V. (2010) A case study evaluation of the factors affecting fresh produce traceability. International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 4(3), pp. 232–255.

Manikas, I., Manos, B., Vlachopoulou, M., and Manthou V. (2010) An activity-oriented web application for fresh produce traceability. International Journal of Business Information Systems, 5(4), pp. 348–372.

Manikas, I., and Manos, B. (2009) A review of factors affecting traceability in agrifood supply chain. Int. J. Postharvest Technology and Innovation, 1(4), pp. 430–445.

Manikas, I., and Manos, B (2008) Design of an integrated supply chain model for supporting traceability of dairy products. International Journal of Dairy Technology, 62, pp. 126–138.

Manikas, I., and Terry, L. (2009) A case study assessment of the operational performance of a fresh produce distribution centre in the UK. British Food Journal, 111(5), pp. 421–435.

Manikas, I., and Manos, B. (2010) Traceability in the Greek fresh produce sector: drivers and constraints. British Food Journal, 112(6), pp. 640–652.

Folinas, D., and Manikas, I. (2010) Design and development of an e-platform for supporting liquid food supply chain monitoring and traceability. International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, 3(3), pp. 29–49.

Begum, M.A., Manos, B., and Manikas, I. (2007) Implementation of fertilizer policy In Bangladesh under alternative scenarios: an application of multicriteria analysis modelling. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 24(6).

Folinas, D., and Manikas I. (2006) Traceability data management for food chains. British Food Journal, 108(8), pp. 622–633.

Conference papers

Manikas, I., Folinas, D., and Kelemis, A. 2011. Modelling key logistics processes in agrifood supply chain. 34th CIOSTA & CIGR Section V Conference 2011: Efficient and safe production processes in sustainable agriculture and forestry, 29 June–1 July. Vienna, Austria.

Folinas, D., Manikas, I., and Kelemis, A. 2011. Methodology for identifying and modelling the key logistics processes in agrifood supply chain. 3rd International Scientific Conference Management of Technology Step to Sustainable Production (MOTSP), 8–10 June 2011. Bol, Brac, Croatia.

Manikas, I. 2009. Traceability assessment in the Greek fresh produce sector. 2nd International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development; Innovative Supply Chain Management Practices in South Eastern Europe, 24–25 April 2009. Thessaloniki, Greece.

Manikas, I., and Manos, B. 2008. A case study evaluation of the factors affecting fresh produce traceability. First European Food Congress, 4–8 November 2008. Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Manikas, I., Manos, B., Manthou, V., and Vlachopoulou, M. 2008. Development of a traceability web platform for the fresh produce industry. 4th National Conference of the Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies (HSSS), 29–31 May 2008. Ioannina, Greece.