Professor Dotun Adebanjo BSc, MSc, PhD

Professor of Supply Chain Management

Key details

Dotun Adebanjo

Professor Dotun Adebanjo

Professor of Supply Chain Management


Dotun Adebanjo is Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Greenwich. He joined the University of Greenwich in February 2013. He was previously Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool Management School. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Researcher and Consultant at Leatherhead Food Research Association – a role which enabled him to support business improvement and excellence in the Food and Drinks sector in the UK and beyond.

Professor Adebanjo's research reflects his industry and academic journey and he enjoys working at the interface of academic research and industry practice. His primary areas of research are Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Technology Management and Total Quality Management. His research has been published extensively in academic journals, conferences, books, practitioner journals and industry reports.

Professor Adebanjo's research has focused significantly on emerging economy countries, particularly in Asia. His research has examined and supported the work of important 'gateway' organisations including the Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) and Dubai Government Excellence Programme (DGEP). From 2016 to 2019, he was a subject expert and International Judge for the 'Dubai We Learn' benchmarking initiative. He holds the visiting position of Bualuang ASEAN Chair Professor at Thammasat University, Bangkok from 2019 to 2021. He has also been an associate researcher and subject expert for the Centre for Organisational Excellence Research at Massey University, New Zealand for more than 10 years.

Professor Adebanjo's research has been funded by several organisations including the UK Government (MAFF, DEFRA, DTI, TSB), the European Union (ERDF, ETC), Northwest Food Alliance (NWFA) and Bangkok Bank (Bualuang Award).

Recognition

  • Bualuang ASEAN Chair Professor (2019 – 2021) – Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • International Judgefor the 'Dubai We Learn' Benchmarking Initiative. Dubai Government Excellence Programme (DGEP), Dubai (2016 – 2019)
  • Independent reviewer for the Innovation and Technology Commission, a funding agency for applied research of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (2009)
  • Management expert on EU-sponsored 'Phare' organisational development project for the National Food Inspection Authority in the Czech Republic (2003)
  • Member of the 'Spreading Best Practice' Taskforce of the Food Chain and Crops for Industry Panel of the UK Government's DTI Foresight exercise (2001–02).

Research / Scholarly interests

Professor Adebanjo's research interests are in the field of Operations and Supply Chain Management. Much of his recent focus has been on how technology enables interaction and business-to-business relationships within the supply chain. His research has increasingly been examining supply chain management within the context of developing economies which is driven not just by increasing globalisation but also by a need to improve quality of life. This theme has enabled Professor Adebanjo to build strong research collaborations with academic colleagues in Asia, Africa and the Centre for Organisational Excellence Research (COER) at Massey University in New Zealand. He also currently supervises doctoral studies field of Operations and Supply Chain Management. A second theme of his research is in the field of total quality management with a particular focus on Benchmarking and Business Excellence. He has also provided support and expertise to support the 'Dubai We Learn' Benchmarking Initiative of the Dubai Government Excellence Programme and COER.

Key funded projects

"Interreg 2 Seas Project Facet" (Circular Entrepreneurship in the Tourism and Leisure Sector)

2020 – 2022. PI: Chan, J.H; Co-investigators: Coles, A.M., Han, C., Piterou, A., Chen, A. Grant from EU Interreg Europe.

"International Operation Strategies in Industry 4.0."

2019-2021. Co-Investigator: Prof Tritos Laosirihingthong. Grant from Bangkok Bank and Thammasat University.

To significantly improve culture of customer service and efficiency through the re-engineering and commercialisation of the Building Maintenance Unit's operations and supply chain management.

2010–13. Co-investigators: Dr Paul Drake, Dr Jo Meehan. KTP Grant from TSB and Cartrefi Conwy.

Recent publications

Article

Samaranayake, P , Laosirihongthong, T, Adebanjo, D, Boon-itt, S (2022), Prioritising enabling factors of Internet of Things (IoT) adoption in digital supply chain. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management ISSN: 1741-0401 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-12-2021-0698).

Teh, P.L. , Adebanjo, D., Kong, D. (2021), Key enablers and barriers of solar paver technologies for the advancement of environmental sustainability. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Heliyon, 7: e08189 (10) ISSN: 2405-8440 (Print), 2405-8440 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08189).

Adebanjo, Dotun , Laosirihongthong, Tritos, Samaranayake, Premaratne, Teh, Pei-Lee (2021), Key enablers of industry 4.0 development at firm level: Findings from an emerging economy. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In: , , , . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management . pp. 1-17 ISSN: 0018-9391 (Print), 1558-0040 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2020.3046764).

Adebanjo, Dotun , Teh, Pei-Lee, Ahmed, Pervaiz K, Atay, Erhan , Ractham, Peter (2020), Competitive priorities, employee management and development and sustainable manufacturing performance in Asian organizations. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Sustainability, 12: 5335 (13) 2071-1050 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/su12135335).

Mafakheri, Fereshteh , Adebanjo, Dotun, Genus, Audley (2020), Coordinating biomass supply chains for remote communities: a comparative analysis of non-cooperative and cooperative scenarios. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, International Journal of Production Research, 59 (15) . pp. 4615-4632 ISSN: 0020-7543 (Print), 1366-588X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2020.1767312).

Mann, Robin , Adebanjo, Dotun, Abbas, Ahmed, El Kahlout, Zeyad Mohammad , Al Nuseirat, Ahmad Abdullah , Al Neaimi, Hazza Khalfan (2020), An analysis of a benchmarking initiative to help government entities to learn from best practices - the 'Dubai We Learn' initiative. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, International Journal of Excellence in Government, 2 (1) . pp. 2-23 ISSN: 2516-4384 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEG-11-2018-0006).

Laosirihongthong, Tritos , Samaranayake, Premaratne, Nagalingam, Sev Verl, Adebanjo, Dotun (2019), Prioritisation of sustainable supply chain practices with triple bottom line and organisational theories: industry and academic perspectives. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Production Planning & Control, 31 (14) . pp. 1207-1221 ISSN: 0953-7287 (Print), 1366-5871 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1701233).

Hussain,, Matloub , Al Hammadi, Fatima, Adebanjo, Dotun (2019), Adoption of practices for organizational effectiveness in health care supply chains: insights from UAE. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 69 (5) . pp. 915-938 ISSN: 1741-0401 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-12-2018-0440).

Al Nuseirat, A. , El Kahlout, Z., Abbas, A., Adebanjo, D. , Punnakitikashem, P. , Mann, R. (2019), An analysis of a structured benchmarking project: the case of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s benchmarking project. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, Benchmarking: An International Journal, 26 (5) ISSN: 1463-5771 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-02-2018-0032).

Adebanjo, D. , Mann, R., Mohammad, M., Bareduan, S. (2019), A study of the activities and impact of the Asian productivity organisation (APO). Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 68 (2) . pp. 262-275 ISSN: 1741-0401 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-09-2017-0227).

Laosirihonthong, T , Adebanjo, D, Samaranayake, P, Subramanian, N , Boon-Itt, S (2018), Prioritizing warehouse performance measures in contemporary supply chains. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management ISSN: 1741-0401 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-03-2018-0105) NB Item availability restricted.

Adebanjo, Dotun , Teh, Pei-Lee, Ahmed, Pervaiz K. (2017), The impact of supply chain relationships and integration on innovative capabilities and manufacturing performance: the perspective of rapidly developing countries. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, International Journal of Production Research, 56 (4) . pp. 1708-1721 ISSN: 0020-7543 (Print), 1366-588X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1366083).

Nasiri, Fuzhan , Mafakheri, Fereshteh, Adebanjo, Dotun, Haghighat, Fariborz (2016), Modeling and analysis of renewable heat integration into non-domestic buildings - the case of biomass boilers: A whole life asset-supply chain management approach. Elsevier Ltd.. In: , , , . Elsevier Ltd., Biomass and Bioenergy, 95 . pp. 244-256 ISSN: 0961-9534 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.10.018).

Adebanjo, Dotun , Samaranayake, Premaratne, Mafakheri, Fereshteh, Laosirihongthong, Tritos (2016), Prioritization of six-sigma project selection: A resource-based view and institutional norms perspective. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. In: , , , . Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Benchmarking: An International Journal, 23 (7) . pp. 1983-2003 ISSN: 1463-5771 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-09-2015-0086) NB Item availability restricted.

Adebanjo, Dotun , Teh, Pei-Lee, Ahmed, Pervaiz K. (2016), The impact of external pressure and sustainable management practices on manufacturing performance and environmental outcomes. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. In: , , , . Emerald Group Publishing Limited, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 36 (9) . pp. 995-1013 ISSN: 0144-3577 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-11-2014-0543) NB Item availability restricted.

Ojadi, Francis , Tickle, Matthew, Adebanjo, Dotun, Laosirihongthong, Tritos , Boon-itt, Sakun (2016), Supplier qualification for high value goods and services in Nigeria: A comparison of qualified and non-qualified suppliers. Taylor & Francis Group. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis Group, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 20 (3) . pp. 201-216 ISSN: 1367-5567 (Print), 1469-848X (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2016.1210105).

Adebanjo, Dotun , Laosirihongthong, Tritos, Samaranayake, Premaratne (2016), Prioritizing lean supply chain management initiatives in healthcare service operations: A fuzzy-AHP approach. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Production Planning and Control, 27 (2) . pp. 953-966 ISSN: 0953-7287 (Print), 1366-5871 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2016.1164909) NB Item availability restricted.

Tickle, Mathew , Adebanjo, Dotun, Mann, Robin (2016), Deploying business excellence – success factors for high performance. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. In: , , , . Emerald Group Publishing Limited, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, 33 (2) . pp. 197-230 ISSN: 0265-671X (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJQRM-10-2013-0160) NB Item availability restricted.

Book

Mann, R , Adebanjo, D, Abbas, A, Al Neaimi, H , El-Kahlout, Z (2019), ACHIEVING PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE THROUGH BENCHMARKING AND ORGANISATIONAL LEARNING - 11 case studies from the 2nd cycle of Dubai We Learn’s Excellence Makers Program. DGEP and COER. In: , , , . DGEP and COER, . ISBN: 9789948379881 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Mann, Robin , Adebanjo, Dotun, Abbas, Ahmed, Al-Nuseirat, Ahmad , Al-Neaimi, Hazza , El-Kahlout, Zeyad (2017), Achieving performance excellence through benchmarking and organisational learning. DGEP and COER Limited. In: , , , . DGEP and COER Limited, (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference item

Adebanjo, Dotun , Teh, Pei-Lee, Ahmed, Pervaiz K. (2019), Improving manufacturing performance by developing innovative capabilities: the importance of supply chain relationships. In: 26th International Annual EurOMA Conference - "Operations adding value to Society", 17-19 June 2019, Helsinki, Finland , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Ojadi, F. and , Adebanjo, Dotun (2018), Managing product distribution risks: A study of companies in the North East of Nigeria at the peak of Boko Haram insurgency. In: The 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM2018), 16-19 December, 2018, Bangkok, Thailand , . , (doi: ).

Manish, K. , Adebanjo, D., Chan, Jin, Mishra, A. (2018), Skillsets currently needed for effective supply chain management leadership. In: Academy of Business Research Conference, , Boston, Massachusetts , . , (doi: ).

Adebanjo, Dotun , Abbas, Ahmed, El Kahlout, Zeyad, Al Nuseirat, Ahmad , Mann, Robin (2018), Key success factors for co-ordinated benchmarking projects using the TRADE Benchmarking Model: Lessons from Dubai. EurOMA. In: The 25th International Annual EurOMA Conference, 24-26 June 2018, Budapest, Hungary , Proceedings of the International 25th Annual EurOMA Conference. EurOMA, . pp. 168-168 (doi: https://mafiadoc.com/25th-international-euroma-2018-conference-book-of-abstracts_5ba9038a097c4788288b463f.html) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference proceedings

Khemanijkul, Kwanchai , Adebanjo, Dotun, Laosirihongthong, Tritos, Samaranayake, Premaratne (2018), Institutional theory and technology adoption: Performance measures and drivers of medical technology in healthcare service industry. The Asia-Pacific Decision Science Institute International Conference (APDSI). In: , , , Proceedings of the 23nd Asia Pacific DSI Conference. The Asia-Pacific Decision Science Institute International Conference (APDSI), . pp. 1-10 ISSN: 1539-1191 (Print), (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Adebanjo, D. , Tickle, M., Lin, Y., Bourlakis, M. (2016), E-business capabilities in developed and developing countries: Different or the same?. IEEE. In: IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology (ICMIT), 19-22 September 2016, Bangkok, Thailand , Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology (ICMIT). IEEE, Bangkok, Thailand . pp. 19-24 . ISBN: 9781509015009 (doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/ICMIT.2016.7605001).

Monograph

Adebanjo, Dotun , Samuel, Alan, Patel, Almas, Baig, Atif , Ghafoor, Saad (2020), Managing and Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic – Dubai We Learn Research Report. Dubai Government Excellence Program and Centre for Organisational Excellence Research. In: , , , . Dubai Government Excellence Program and Centre for Organisational Excellence Research, (doi: https://blog.bpir.com/benchmarking/managing-and-recovering-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-dubai-we-learn-research-report/).