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Thomas H Zunder

  • PhD
  • Principal Research Associate
  • Newcastle University
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About

I am a knowledgeable academic and a skilled commercial manager, who for 15 years managed purchasing, production control, distribution and overall supply chain, in manufacturing industry. For the last 18 years I have pursued an academic career and am currently a Principal Research Associate, managing the Freight and Logistics research group, deliverables and dissemination in EU research projects, and pursuing academic and applied research, at Newcastle University. The proposals developed, co-ordinated, written, proposed, negotiated and implemented total around £4.9million to Newcastle University and 15 times that amount to all project partners. My wide international network of contacts in academia, business, and government - including the European Commission - assists me in identifying funding sources; I build and organise consortia, and prepare and submit proposals, for research in all relevant funding calls. I present my research work and outcomes at international scientific, policy, and business conferences and workshops. I have a strong portfolio of publications: procedia, trade press, book chapters and journal articles. I teach freight & logistics on MSc courses at Newcastle University, as well as having researched and delivered international curriculum development for rail operations and logistics. My colleague and I developed a fuel management module, for deployment in higher education, as part of the UK Freight Best Practice programme. I am a project evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission in the field of the public procurement of innovation PPI. I am a member of the Connecting Places Catapult Business Fellows Network, co-funded by the Catapult and the University. I am a qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and a qualified Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. My 3 decades of experience in purchasing and supply chain management have involved the analysing and implementing of innovative solutions in road, rail and sea freight. Having worked in the steel, automotive, transport and machine tools industries I have, since 2002, been able to take my hands-on experience into academic research within the field of freight and logistics, combining practical experience with field research into the relationships between all actors in the freight and logistics arena. I tend to hold a pragmatist position on research philosophy; approaches I have deployed and which I (currently) find most interesting include: Delphi surveys; CBA; Gap analyses; Environmental impact assessment; market research; mixed methods research; action research; and systems thinking. The areas of knowledge and practical expertise upon which I currently focus in conjunction and holistically are: rail freight; city logistics; ICT and transport logistics; and sustainable procurement.

Recent publications

  • KEY ISSUES FOR PAN-EUROPEAN RAIL FREIGHT SERVICES

    • Zunder T
    • Islam D
    • Marinov M
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  • URBAN FREIGHT CONSOLIDATION CONCEPTS : IS THERE SOMETHING MISSING ? ПОНЯТИЯ ГОРОДСКОЙ ГРУЗОВОЙ КОНСОЛИДАЦИИ : ЧЕГО ТУТ НЕ ХВАТАЕТ ?

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Professional experience

Principal Research Associate

Newcastle University - University of Newcastle

March 2004 - Present

Education

Doctor of Philosophy

Newcastle University - University of Newcastle

April 2014 - March 2020(6 years)

MSc Distribution and Logistics

Cranfield University

September 1997 - August 1998(a year)

BA Honours in Economic and Social History

University of Sheffield

October 1983 - June 1986(3 years)

Groups

Co-authors (31)