Dr Nick Rich
Associate Dean - Enterprise
: Senior Management Team
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Nick is an academic with an international reputation in the field of organisational management and the design (and sustainability) of high performance socio-technical systems. For over twenty years, his research, teaching, masters and doctoral supervisions have focused on studies of the design of high performance operations management, supply chain systems (manufacturing and service) and ‘lean’ operating models. Nick has been at the forefront of research into lean organisations and is currently researching healthcare and social housing systems through his research centre CLEAR (Centre for Lean Education, Application and Research).
Nick’s career has included over £4 million of Research Council funding and over £1 million of industrial support from companies including Tesco, Unilever, Rolls Royce, Airbus, Johnson and Johnson, KPMG, Westinghouse, London Underground, Westland Helicopters, Borg Warner, The Royal Mint, Mars Inc, Prism Freeway Medical, BT, IBM, and many others. His publications and outputs rank amongst the most cited articles, journal reprints and “downloads”. His research outputs and impact are recognised in terms of their originality, significance and rigor on an international stage.
Nick is a Toyota (IIES) Fellow of Japan, which is an exclusive elite of researchers (mainly Japanese), who have earned access to Toyota, its closely affiliated companies and access to board level executives. He is also a Shingo Prize Examiner for Organisational Excellence (known as the ‘Nobel Prize’ for Business). Nick is also proud to have been the Chief Industrial Engineer for the production of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games medals when he worked with a high performance team at The Royal Mint in Llantrisant.
Funding Council Research Support
The Cardiff Innovative Manufacturing Centre 2004 – 2010 GR/S75505/01 (£3,408,000)
Network: Manufacturing Futures Network 2006 - 2008 EP/D059046/1 (£62,000)
Additional Management Support for the Cardiff University IMRC 2005 – 2007 (£177,000) EP/C515404/01
Network: Supply Chain Management 2001 – 2003 GR/R03570/01 (£63,000)
Accelerated Process Improvement Project 1998 – 2000 GR/M09896/01 (£101,000)
3 Day Car 1999 – 2002 GR/M43791/01 (£285,000)
3 Day Car Scoping Study 1998 – 1998 GR/M28309/01 (£30,000)
Lean Processing Programme 1997 – 2000 GR/L36840/01 (£593,000)
Total Funding: £4,719,000
Nick has also written five books and four major government reports (including the Welsh Governments Post Food and Mouth Recovery policy, the Automotive Industry Growth Team report for the Prime Minister, the Metals Industry Competitiveness Report, and Nuclear Industry Recovery report). He is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, and the Lean Management Journal and a reviewer for many world leading (4 star ranked) and top international (3 star ranked) journals.