Frank Ojadi
• Operations Management
  • Biography
  • Publications

Dr Frank Ojadi obtained a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), MBA from the Maarstricht School of Management, Netherlands and PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

He has been a faculty member at Lagos Business School, Lagos, Nigeria for 15 years. Prior to entering academia, he worked, at various times, as a Logistics and Supply Chain Manager in the steel, aluminum, paper, pharmaceutical, tobacco and hospitality sub-sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Dr Ojadi’s teaching interests are in operations management, design and implementation of logistics and supply chain management optimisation. His research interests are in seaport logistics improvements, sustainable procurement activities, value chain studies of Nigeria’s agro-allied commodities and manufacturing systems. His research works have been published in Supply Chain Management: An International Journal; International Journal of Production Research; Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management; International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications.

His case studies and technical notes include Sensational Foods Ltd, Talent Drycleaners (among the 15 top-selling cases for 2009, 2010 and 2011 in the category of production and operations management by the European Case Clearing House), Clearing of Imports at the Lagos Seaport, Economic Regulation of Industries and Industrial Sectors, Reforming the Nigeria Police Force and Nigerian Maritime Security.​

Dr Ojadi has consulted for many companies (banks, beverage companies and so on) in the areas of procurement improvement and logistics and supply chain optimisation. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the South African-based Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management, and has been very active in contributing to issues on logistics and supply chain management at Nigeria’s seaports.

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  • ​Refereed Articles

    Ojadi, F., Tickle, M., Adebanjo, D., Laosirihongthong, T., & Boon-itt, S. (2016). Supplier qualification for high value goods and services in Nigeria: Understanding the competitive environment. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications.
    Ojadi, F. & Walters, J. (2015). Critical factors that impact on the efficiency of the Lagos seaports. Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management.

    Tickle, M., Adebanjo, D., Mann, R., & Ojadi, F. (2014). Business Improvement Tools and Techniques: A Comparison across Sectors and Industries. International Journal of Production Research.

    Ojadi, F. (2002). Logistics Management Principles. LBS Management Review.

    Adebanjo, D., Ojadi, F., Laosirihongthong, T., & Tickle, M. (2013). A Case Study of Supplier Selection in Developing Economies: A Perspective on Institutional Theory and Corporate Social Responsibility. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 18 (5), 553 – 566.

  • Cases

    Ojadi, F. (2015). Importation in Nigeria: Choosing a Reliable Customs Broker and Seaport. The Case Center (pp. 6). Lagos Business School.

    Ojadi, F. (2015). Re-positioning Amalgamated Bank’s Procurement Processes. The Case Center (pp. 3). Lagos Business School.

    Ojadi, F. (2012). Talent Drycleaners: Making Things Better, Faster and Cheaper. European Case Clearing House (pp. 8). 607-009-1: Lagos Business School.

    Ojadi, F. (2012). Sensational Foods (SF). European Case Clearing House (pp. 8). Lagos Business School.

  • Chapter

    Ojadi, F. (2013). Maritime Security in Nigeria. Maritime Transport Security: Issues, Challenges and National Policies. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Supplements

    Ojadi, F. (2016). Economic Regulation of Industries and Industrial Sectors. The Case Center (pp. 19). Lagos Business School.

    Ojadi, F. (2016). Origins and Evolution of Maritime Administration in Nigeria. The Case Center (pp. 14). Lagos Business School.

    Ojadi, F. (2016). Major milestones in the evolution of the Nigerian Maritime Industry. The Case Center (pp. 6). Lagos Business School.

    Ojadi, F. (2014). Managing the Queue. The Case Centre. Lagos Business School.

    Ojadi, F. (2012). Reforming the Nigerian Police Force: The Role of Operations Strategy. European Case Clearing House (pp. 17). Lagos Business School.

  • Presentations of Refereed Papers

    Ojadi, F. (2016, September). The Role of Freight Forwarders in Trade Facilitation. The Case of Nigerian Freight Fowarders. POMS 2016 Annual Conference, Havana, Cuba.

    Adebanjo, D., Tickle, M., Ojadi, F., & Mann, R. (2013). The Use of Improvement Tools – A Comparison between Sectors and Industries. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM2013), Bangkok, Thailand.

    Ojadi, F. (2011). Managing Supply Risk through the Process of Pre-qualification: A Case Study of Service Organization in a Developing Economy –Nigeria. Global Supply Chain Security Conference, London, United Kingdom.

    Ojadi, F. (2011). A Process for the Prequalification of Suppliers for a Service Organisation in a Developing Economy. EurOMA Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

    Ojadi, F. (2008). The Need for Logistics Infrastructure Improvement in Nigerian Seaport: The Case of Apapa Container Port. International Academy of African Business and Development Conference (IAABD), Florida, United States of America.

    Ojadi, F., Enyinda, C., & Obuah, E. (2005). International Trade Supply Chain Logistics in the New Security Environment: Impact on African Growth and Opportunity Act Trade. International Academy of African Business and Development Conference (IAABD), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

  • Presentations of Non-Refereed Papers

    Ojadi, F. (2010). Domestic Trade and Industrial Redistribution in a Growing Economy – Getting it Right in Nigeria. National Conference on Domestic Trade Development, Ilorin, Nigeria.

    Ojadi, F. (2010). Oceans to Hinterlands: Optimizing Import/Export Supply Chain Efficiency. Ports, Terminal & Logistics (PTL) West Africa Conference, Lagos, Nigeria.

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