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Richard Oloruntoba

Richard Oloruntoba

Senior Lecturer in Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management, University of Newcastle, Australia

Richard Oloruntoba, Ph.D is a Senior Lecturer in Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Richard’s research programme is on the interface of logistics for humanitarian aid delivery and distribution, humanitarian supply chains, and management of the aid and service supply chains for responding to and managing crises, conflicts, and disasters. Oloruntoba is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.


  1. Oloruntoba, R. & Banomyong, R (2018), Humanitarian logistics research for the care of refugees and internally displaced persons: A new area of research and a research agenda. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  2. Kanyoma, K., Agbola, F & Oloruntoba, R (2018), An evaluation of supply chain integration across multi-tier supply chains of manufacturing-based SMEs in Malawi. International Journal of Logistics Management. 10.1108/IJLM-10-2017-0277.
  3. Oloruntoba, R. & Ramaswami, S. (2018), A proposed framework of key activities and processes in the preparedness and recovery phases of disaster management. The Journal of Disaster Policy and Management, 42 (3), 541-570
  4. Oloruntoba RO. "Boko Haram: The security and supply chain management challenges of providing relief." Supply Chain Management for Humanitarians: Tools for Practice, Kogan Page, London, London (2016) pp. 353-371
  5. Oloruntoba RO, Kovacs G. "A commentary on agility in humanitarian aid supply chains." Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 20 708-716 (2015)
  6. Oloruntoba RO. "A Planning and Decision-Making Framework for Sustainable Humanitarian Logistics in Disaster Response." Humanitarian Logistics and Sustainability, Springer, Germany (2015) Ch. 3 31-48 
  7. Wohlgemuth S, Oloruntoba RO, Clausen U. Dynamic vehicle routing with anticipation in disaster relief. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 46 (2012) 261-271
  8. Oloruntoba R, Gray R. "Humanitarian aid: an agile supply chain?." Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 11 (2006) 115-120