Contact Dr Abhijeet Ghadge


Dr Abhi Ghadge is an Associate Professor (Reader) of Supply Chain Management at Cranfield School of Management. Previously, Dr Ghadge worked as Assistant Professor and Programme Director of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. He has over 14 years of industrial, academic and consulting experience working with a wide range of UK, European and Asian organisations.

Dr Ghadge holds a PhD in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Loughborough University, UK, and was the recipient of CILT's prestigious 'James Cooper Memorial Cup' for the best PhD thesis across UK universities for outstanding research in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Earlier, he completed MTech in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India and BEng in Aeronautical Engineering from the Aeronautical Society of India.  

Dr Ghadge has worked with multiple organisations on interdisciplinary research and industry-funded projects. His scholarly work has been published in highly reputed international journals, conference proceedings and practitioner reports. Dr Ghadge serves as an editorial board member of International Journal of Logistics Management and Computers & Industrial Engineering. He has been guest editor for International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) and International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (IJPDLM). 

Dr Ghadge is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), UK. 

Research opportunities

Dr Ghadge is interested in collaborating with academics and practitioners working in the broad domain of Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 

He is also interested in supervising PhD students and assisting Post-doctoral candidates in Supply chain risk & resilience and Digital transformation implementation adopting Industry 4.0 technologies and new business models. In the past, he has hosted multiple visiting scholars and post-doctoral candidates from across the world. Please email on:

Current activities

Dr Ghadge follows a practice-driven approach to challenging problems in risk and Industry 4.0 applications interfacing supply chains. 

Dr Ghadge is responsible for conducting high quality research, supervision and teaching in Supply Chain Risk & Resilience, Information Systems and E-business (Industry 4.0) and Big Data Analytics for Supply Chain Management. 

His research interests include:

  • Supply chain risk and resilience: Assessment of impact and mitigation of emerging risks such as Climate change, Cyber security, Financial risk, Counterfeit risk and Pandemic risk on global/local supply chains.
  • Industry 4.0 applications for supply chains: Digital transformation, Implementation of IoT, Additive Manufacturing, Cloud platforms, Blockchain, Autonomous Vehicles, AI and Digital Twin for improved supply chain performance


BAE Systems





TATA Voltas, India


Knowledge Transfer Partnership

John Lewis & Partners


Anglian Water Services

Highland Spring


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Moradlou H, Fratocchi L, Skipworth H & Ghadge A (2019) Is Reshoring still a viable Strategy for the UK Manufacturers?. In: European Sciences Decision Institute (EDSI) Conference - UK, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, 2-5 June 2019.
  • Tewari A, Ghadge A & Bourlakis M (2019) Supply chain emergence: A reconceptualisation and evidence from practice. In: 24th International Symposium on Logistics, Würzburg, 14-17 July 2019.
  • Ghadge A, Bimpizas-Pinis M & Antony J (2016) Implementing sustainability in dairy supply chains. In: 23rd EurOMA conference, Trondheim, 17-22 June 2016.
  • Ghadge A, Choudhary S & Caldwell N (2016) A holistic perspective on sustainable procurement implementation. In: 21st International Symposium on Logistics, Kaohsiung, 3-6 July 2016.
  • Dani S & Ghadge A (2014) Supply chain risk management: a propagation scanning methodology. In: 21st EurOMA Conference, Palermo, 20-25 June 2014.
  • Pawar K, Ghadge A & Rogers H (2014) Chindia: An Exploratory Study of Multimodal Logistics. In: 19th International Symposium on Logistics, Ho Chi Minh City, 7-9 July 2014.
  • Ghadge A, Fang X & Dani S (2014) A fuzzy risk assessment approach for process quality risks within supply chains. In: 19th Logistics Research Network Annual Conference, Huddersfield, 3-5 September 2014.
  • Ghadge A, Dani S & Piecyk M (2013) Mitigating product safety and security risks. In: 18th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2013), Salzburg, 7-10 July 2013.
  • Dani S & Ghadge A (2012) Supply Chain Risk and Resilience: The Past Decade and Future Direction. In: 17th International Symposium on Logistics 2012, Cape Town, 8-10 July 2012.
  • Ghadge A, Dani S & Kalawsky R (2012) Risk modeling for creating economically sustainable supply chains. In: 17th Logistics Research Network annual conference (LRN 2012), Cranfield, 5-7 September 2012.
  • Ghadge A, Dani S & Kalawsky R (2011) Supply Chain Risk Management: An Analysis of Present and Future Scope. In: 16th International Symposium on Logistics, Berlin, 10-13 July 2011.
  • Ghadge A, Dani S & Kalawsky R (2011) Systems thinking for modeling risk propagation in supply networks. In: 2011 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore, 6-9 December 2011.
  • Ghadge A, Dani S & Kalawsky R (2010) Systems thinking for sustainability and supply chain risks. In: 10th International Research Seminar on Supply Chain Risk Management, ISCRiM, Loughborough University, 6-7 September 2010.
  • Ghadge A, Dani S & Kalawsky R (2010) Managing risks in next generation supply chains: a systems approach. In: 15th International Symposium on Logistics, Kuala Lumpur, 4-7 July 2010.
  • Ghadge A & Dani S (2010) Supply Chains Risks: A Systems Thinking Perspective. In: 10th International Research Seminar on Supply Chain Risk Management, ISCRiM, Loughborough University, 6-7 September 2010.
  • Ghadge A, Dani S & Kalawsky R. (2010) A framework for managing risks in the aerospace supply chain using systems thinking. In: 2010 IEEE 5th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, Loughborough, UK, 22-24 July 2010.
  • Ghadge A & Tiwari MK (2009) Development of quantity flexible contract model for make-to-order manufacturing environment. In: 7th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 09), Warwick, 8-10 September 2009.