JD Owens

Senior Lecturer in Operations Management

Salford Business School

University of Salford

New Product Development, New Product Introduction, Lean Operations, Operations Management

Dr Jonathan D Owens is a proud Welshman and a registered Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council. He left school at sixteen to serve a four year accredited Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship with British Steel® Plc. Later he successfully won a scholarship to read Engineering at the University of Salford. Post-graduation he was employed as a Research Engineer with Celestica® Limited, a leading global manufacturer of printed circuit boards. During this time his research evolved around Quality Modelling Systems for Surface Mount and Through Hole Technologies. Jonathan later returned to the University of Salford where he was part of a research team who successfully bid for a £1.25m Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) grant investigating the cost and bmore...

PhD in Operations Management. PGCE in Higher Education. MPhil in Engineering Management. BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Management. Professional Qualifications Chartered Engineer - CEng Registered Professional European Engineer - Eur Ing Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers – FIMechE Chartered Fellow of the Institute Logistics and Transport - FCILT Fellow of the Institute of Operations Management – FIOM Fellow of the Higher Education Academy – FHEA

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  1. Topping, A, Owens, JD, Davies, M and Wilding, R 2018, 'People have gone chicken crazy' : what the KFC crisis means for the brand' , The Guardian .
  2. Owens, JD 2018, 'Why has KFC run out of chicken?' , Manchester Evening News .
  3. Owens, JD 2018, 'The coming food crisis and Brexit' , Salford University News Channel .
  4. Owens, JD 2018, 'No Chicken tonight?' , Salford University News Channel .
  5. Owens, JD 2018, 'KFC chicken shortage due to supplier hiccup' , Real Business .
  6. Owens, JD and Atherton, AM 2018, 'A conceptual analysis on the different approaches to new product development and the variables associated with modelling the process' , in: Design and Optimization of Mechanical Engineering Products , IGI Global, pp. 1-23.
  7. Owens, JD 2017, Retailers and consumers could feel the pinch from Brexit , Salford University News Channel, Salford, UK.
  8. Owens, JD 2017, Is BAE’s decision to cut short jobs an acceptance of the UK outside of the EU? , www.4-traders.com, Superperformance SAS.
  9. Lasisi, M O, Owens, J D and Udagedara, S 2017, Key benefits of enterprise resource planning adoption within small family businesses : a conceptual framework , in: UK Academy for Information Systems Conference 2017, 4-5 April 2017, Oxford University.
  10. Owens, JD and Talat, U 2017, 'The knowledge transfer openness matrix facilitating accessibility in UK management education teaching' , in: The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education , IGI Global.