Dr. George Onofrei

Areas of Expertise

Operations & Supply Chain Management, Lean Manufacturing, Behavioural Operations



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Dr. George Onofrei is Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the School of Business, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland. He completed his PhD at University College Dublin’s Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland, in the area of Lean Operations and Supply Chain Management. His research interests focus on supply chain practices and performance in manufacturing and service industries. He has published articles in premier journals including International Journal of Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Production Planning and Control, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Industry and Higher Education. He is Vice-President of the Global Manufacturing Research Group (GMRG) and serves on the Executive Board of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA).

Research Innovation & Engagement

Recent Research Publications:

  • Onofrei G, Prester J., Fynes B., Humphreys P. and Wiengarten F. (2019), “The relationship between investments in lean practices and operational performance: exploring the moderating effects of operational intellectual capital”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management (ABS Rank: 4)
  • Onofrei G. and Fynes B. (2019), “Quality Practices as a Mediator of the Relationship between Lean Practices and Production Fitness”, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Vol. 10, Iss4, DOI: 10.1108/IJLSS-09-2017-0107 (ABS Rank: 2)
  • Wiengarten F., Onofrei G., Humphreys P. and Fynes B. (2018), “A Supply Chain View on Certification Standards: Does Supply Chain Certification Improve Performance Outcomes?” Chapter in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and New Management Standards, Springer International Publishing AG (ABS Rank: 3)