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Dr Seamus O'Reilly

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Seamus O'Reilly

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Food Business & Development
Cork University Business School
University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Biography

Seamus O’Reilly is a Senior Lecturer in the CorkUniversity Business School, UCC, where he is Academic Director of undergraduateand postgraduate Supply Chain Management (SCM) programmes.  He has received his BSc and MSc from UCC anda PhD from the University of Wales.  Overa 25 year academic career he has worked closely with industry.  On this basis he designed and delivered lean supplychain management programmes for practitioners in multi-national and Irish ownedcompanies spanning sectors such as: food& drinks, pharmaceuticals, medtec, electronics and services.  

As academic director of education in supply chain management he has contributed to the development of a range of part-time programmes from undergraduate (certificate) to postgraduate (masters) levels that are offered through classroom, distance and blended learning formats. These programmes support industry and career development in supply chain management (http://www.ucc.ie/scm/)  and appeal to a variety of people working in a wide range of industries, such as: food and drinks, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics, utilities, distribution and services. Through these programmes he has developed range of pedagogical tools to: (i) support a blend of classroom and distance learning methodologies, (ii) build strong delivery partnerships with expert practitioners and (iii) create an interactive learning environment between the workplace and the classroom.   

His research interests in the supply chainmanagement field focus on lean strategy deployment, alignment and performancemeasurement; business process management (incl. procurement, productionplanning, order fulfilment, new product introduction); and supply network design.  His service to business has been recognisedrecently at the National Procurement and Supply Chain Awards with the award of Procurementand Supply Chain Leader 2015. From the outset his research work focused on marketing and distribution channels, including analysis of food SME distribution and marketing networks in Ireland, Italy, Spain and France. Current research includes: network analysis &business ecosystems, suply chain complexity, lean and agile supply chain and process improvement, lean procurementmaturity models, supply chain network analysis, buyer-supplier relationship management and talent management and competency development. Research methodologies leverage both action researchprojects and action learning pedagogies.

He has published in a wide range of international academic journals and has also presented papers at a number of international conferences.  He is a reviewer for a number of international journals including: Journal of Marketing Management, Supply Chain Management - An International Journal; International Journal of Production Economics; Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica C; Food Policy, Journal of Agricultural Economics and International Journal of Logistics Management.  In addition to extensive work within the Irish food industry he has also worked on projects in numerous European countries (including: the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Spain) as well as overseas in Chile, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia 

Grants and Honours

  • 24/09/2018 - Protecting the Integrity of the Irish agri-food system, Teagasc
  • 22/12/2017 - Vulnerability Resolution Initiatives in the agrifood production and manufacturing chains, Safefood
  • 02/02/2015 - Trust Makers, breakers and brokers - Building trust in the food system on the island of Ireland., Safefood
  • 01/01/2015 - Procurement and Supply Chain Leader, National Procurement and Supply Chain Awards
  • 16/06/2008 - Process Improvement: Enhanced Efficiency & responsiveness of consumer food supply chains
  • 02/02/2004 - [EI PC/2003/124] {O'Reilly Dr. S} N, Enterprise Ireland
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Thesis

  • 2016 - Forces of agglomeration and Dispersal in rural business Networks: A social network analysis, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2014 - Risk perception, risk management and the role of livestock insurance,; Evidence from iorthe|n Ethropra, Tigray, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2014 - The relationship between rural livelihoods and livestock keeping: The case of Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - The role of strategic, tactical and operational manufacturing capabilities in supporting supply chain efficiency and responsiveness: Evidence from SME case studies (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2021 - Protecting the Integrity of the Irish agri-food system (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2023 - Sustainable Food Supply Chains (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2024 - Executive Decision Making (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2020 - Faculty and student experiences of blended learning in postgraduates programmes: The case of an Irish university, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2020 - A study of consumers' attitudes towards food products containing beef offal. (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
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Publications

Journal article

Year Publication
2014 A., P., O'REILLY, S. (2014). International journal of logistics management. International Journal of Logistics Management. Details
2007 O'REILLY, S. (2007). The use of the internet as a marketing channel for Irish speciality food. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management. Details
2015 O'REILLY, S., ADAM, F., KUMAR, A. (2015). The role of hierarchical production planning in food manufacturing SMEs. International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Details
2019 TANNER, S., MCCARTHY, M. B., O'REILLY, S. (2019). Digital labelling in the retail environment: a domain-specific innovativeness perspective. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management. Details
2018 TONKIN, E., WILSON, A., COVENEY, J., HENDERSON, J., MCCARTHY, M., MEYER, S., ... WARD, P. (2018). Food-system actors’ perspectives on trust: an international comparison. British Food Journal. Details
2019 WILSON, A. M., TONKIN, E., COVENEY, J., MEYER, S., MCCULLUM, D., CALNAN, M., ... MCCARTHY, M. (2019). Cross-country comparison of strategies for building consumer trust in food. Health Promotion International. Details
2019 BECK, M., BUCKLEY, J., O'REILLY, S. (2019). Managing pharmaceutical shortages: an overview and classification of policy responses in Europe and the USA. International Review of Administrative Sciences. doi:10.1177/0020852318815330. Details
2016 BISHU, K., O'REILLY, S., LAHIFF, E., STEINER, B. (2016). Cattle farmers’ perceptions of risk and risk management strategies: evidence from Northern Ethiopia. Journal of Risk Research. Details
2018 BISHU, K. G., LAHIFF, E., O'REILLY, S., GEBREGZIABHER, M. (2018). Drivers of farmers’ cattle insurance decisions: evidence from smallholders in northern Ethiopia. Agrekon, 57 (1), pp. 40-48. Details
2016 MORONEY, A., O'REILLY, S., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2016). Taking the Leap and Sustaining the Journey: Diversification on the Irish Family Farm. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development. Details
2013 O'REILLY, S., KUMAR, A. (2013). Back-end Processes and Operational issues: A Quick Scan Audit of Inventory Management System followed at Tata Croma Store. The IUP Journal of Supply Chain Management.
2004 O'REILLY, S., HAINES, M. (2004). Marketing quality food products – A comparison of two SME marketing networks. Details
2004 MURPHY, M., C., C., COWAN, C., H., M., MEEHAN, H., O'REILLY, S., O’REILLY, S. (2004). A conjoint analysis of Irish consumer preferences for farmhouse cheese. British Food Journal. Details
2003 MURPHY, A., MEEHAN, H., O'REILLY, S., BOGUE, J. (2003). A Ten-Year Delphi Forecast of the Irish Speciality Food Market. Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing. Details
1995 O'REILLY, S. (1995). 'Rural Development in the Baltic States: The Land Reform Question. Eastern European Countryside Journal.
1997 SHINE, A., O'REILLY, S., O’SULLIVAN, K. (1997). Consumer use of nutrition labels. British Food Journal. Details
1997 SHINE, A., O'REILLY, S., O’SULLIVAN, K. (1997). Consumer attitudes to nutrition labelling. British Food Journal. Details
1999 MCCARTHY, M., O'REILLY, S., O'SULLIVAN, C. (1999). Pre-identification of first buyers of a new food product. British Food Journal. Details
2001 MCCARTHY, M., O'REILLY, S., CRONIN, M. (2001). Psychological, attitudinal and behavioural characteristics of Irish speciality cheese customers. British Food Journal. Details
2003 O'REILLY, S., HAINES, M., ARFINI, F. (2003). Food SME networks: Process and governance - The case of Parma Ham. Journal on Chain and Network Science. Details
2003 MCCARTHY, M., DE BOER, M., O'REILLY, S., COTTER, L. (2003). Factors influencing intention to purchase beef in the Irish market. Meat Science. Details
2004 MCCARTHY, M., O'REILLY, S., COTTER, L., DE BOER, M. (2004). Factors influencing consumption of pork and poultry in the Irish market. Appetite. Details
2012 SLOANE, A., O'REILLY, S. (2012). The emergence of supply network ecosystems: A social network analysis perspective. Production Planning and Control. Details
2013 SAMMON, D., O'REILLY, S. (2013). A conceptual data model to enhance SKU management in food SMEs. Journal of Decision Systems. Details
2016 O'REILLY, S., KUMAR, A. (2016). Closing the loop: An exploratory study of reverse ready-made garment supply chains in Delhi NCR. International Journal of Logistics Management. Details
2018 O'REILLY, S., HEALY, J., O’DUBHGHAILL, R. (2018). Continuous improvement in a university – the first steps: a reflective case study. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. Details
2019 TANNER, S., MCCARTHY, M., O'REILLY, S. (2019). Exploring the roles of motivation and cognition in label-usage using a combined eye-tracking and retrospective think aloud approach. Appetite. Details
2014 POTTER, A., O'REILLY, S. (2014). Guest Editorial. International Journal of Logistics Management. Details
2019 O'REILLY, S. (2019). Lean Six Sigma in higher education institutes: an Irish case study. International Journal of Lean Six Sigma. Details

Book chapter

Year Publication
2018 SLOANE, A., O'REILLY, S. (2018). Social Network Analysis. Routledge.
2004 O'REILLY, S., MCCARTHY, M., O'DONOVAN, P., HOWLETT, B. (2004). Organic food consumers - The Irish case.
2002 O'REILLY, S. (2002). Zinegrowane podejoecie do rozwoju lokalnego: Studium przypadku Ballyhoura (An integrated approach to area based development: a case study of Ballyhoura). Canadian Journal of Statistics.
2002 O'REILLY, S., GOUGH, F. (2002). bszary wiejskie Irlanii w proceach integracji z Uni¹ Euopejsk¹ (A Brief Review of the development of rural areas in Ireland since the entry to the European Community'.
2001 O'REILLY, S. (2001). Rural Development and Agribusiness - the Irish Experience., Poland.
1998 O'REILLY, S. (1998). Wieoe a Unia Europejska: Przpadek Irlandii (The Country and the European Union: The Case of Ireland).
1998 O'REILLY, S. (1998). “Rozwój obszarów wiejskich w Irlandii w okresie rolstwa w Unii Europejskiej” (“Development of rural areas in Ireland during membership of the European Union”).
1994 O'REILLY, S. (1994). The Role of Multidisciplinary Education in Rural Development.
2007 ARELLANES, M., O'REILLY, S. (2007). The role of ISO standards in micro and small-scale food ingredient companies. Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Magazine article

Year Publication
2007 MCCARTHY, M., O'REILLY, S., O'SULLIVAN, A., GUERIN, P. (2007). An investigation into the determinants of commitment to organic farming in Ireland. Journal of Farm Management.

Report

Year Publication
2001 MURPHY, A., MEEHAN, H., O'REILLY, S., BOGUE, J. (2001). The Market for Speciality Foods in Ireland.
2019 O'REILLY, S., HENCHION, M., SLOANE, A., SHEERIN, H. (2019). Vulnerability Management Initiatives. A comparison of Vulnerability Management Initiatives in agri-food chains on the island of Ireland and in selected OECD countries. Retrieved from https://www.safefood.eu/SafeFood/media/SafeFoodLibrary/Documents/Vulnerabiliby-Management-Initiatives.pdf

Other

Year Publication
2008 O'REILLY, S. (2008). Small and Medium Sized Food Enterprise Networks in Supply Chains: The Case of Parma Ham. Details
2011 SLOANE, A., O'REILLY, S. (2011). Structural and Agentic Analysis of Supply-Chains: A Social Network Analysis Approach.
2010 SLOANE, A., O'REILLY, S. (2010). The Emergence of Supply Chain Eco-Systems - A Social Network Analysis (SNA) Perspective.
2018 TANNER, S., MCCARTHY, M., O'REILLY, S. (2018). The Efficacy of Digital Labelling in the Attention Economy. SKEMA Business School.
2018 O'REILLY, S., SLOANE, A., HENCHION, M. (2018). Food Supply Chain Vulnerability: A Review of Emerging Challenges and Responses.. Nottingham University.
2015 O'REILLY, S., HEALY, J., O'DUBHGHAILL, R. (2015). A Continuous Improvement Journey in the Higher Education Sector: A Case Study of a University in Ireland.
2014 RANJANI, C., KUMAR, A., O'REILLY, S. (2014). Big Data & Analytics : Big Deal or Big Value for SMEs?.
2014 O'REILLY, S. (2014). Supply Chain Competencies: The contribution of work-based learning in executive education programmes.
2011 BUTCHER, T., CHAN, C., SCRIVEN, P., O'REILLY, S., PEREIRA, S. (2011). Participation and engagement in inter-organizational groups: Synthesizing social network analysis with ethnography to evaluate social capital. Details
2020 TANNER, S., MCCARTHY, M., O'REILLY, S. (2020). Using Eye-Tracking and Retrospective Think Aloud as a Probing Tool in Food Labelling Research: An Abstract. Springer Publishing. Details
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