Contact Dr Carlos Mena Madrazo

Background

Dr Carlos Mena is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. The focus of his research is the impact of procurement and supply management practices on economic, social and environmental indicators.

Prior to joining Michigan State University, Carlos worked at Cranfield University in the UK, where he was responsible for more than ten research projects in supply chain related fields.  These projects attracted over $2 million to the University and led to more than 15 refereed publications in journals such as the Journal of Operations Operations Management, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and the International Journal of Production Economics.  Carlos' publications have been awarded the Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper Award (20110, and has finalist for the Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award (2013).  He has also published two books entitled "Leading Procurement Strategy" and "Delivering Performance in Food Supply Chains".

Current activities

Carlos has been involved in a wide range of educational programs including MSc, MBA, PhD, and executive education. He has also been responsible for designing a new MSc in Procurement and Supply Chain Management.  His educational efforts have earned him the Cranfield School of Management Director's Teaching and Learning Award for Innovation in Teaching, and the Cranfield Student's Association Teaching Award for the Most Engaging Professor.

Carlos has received Fellowships from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA).  He is also the recipient of visiting appointments from the University of Warwick (UK), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), the University of North Carolina (USA), and the University of Rome (Italy).

Carlos received his Doctorate degree and MSc in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick in the UK.  He also holds a BEng in Industrial Engineering from the Iberoamericana University in Mexico.

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Nonhoff B, Skipworth H, Bourlakis M, Mena C, Bernon M & Reefke H (2017) Exploring the imperative for purchasing strategic alignment to drive purchasing maturity. In: 24th EurOMA Conference 2017, Edinburgh, 1-5 July 2017.
  • Carr J, Skipworth HD & Mena C (2016) Product architecture design: the role for supply chain configuration. In: 27th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society, Orlando, FL, 6-9 May 2016.
  • Habib F, Pilbeam C, Mena C & Bastl M (2016) The art of disengagement: Exit strategies in manufacturing and service sector. In: 27th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society, Orlando, FL, 6-9 May 2016.
  • Mirzabeiki, V, Stephens, C, Mena Madrazo, C, Wilding & R (2015) Co-opetition in the UK logistics industry: drivers and barriers. In: The 20th Annual Conference of The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Logistics Research Network (LRN), University of Derby, 9-11 September 2015.
  • Mirzabeiki, Vahid, Julien, Denyse, Mena, Carlos, Saghiri, Soroosh, Bourlakis & Michael (2015) Inter-organisational Collaboration for Improving Sustainability Performance of Food Supply Chains, POMS 2015, Washington DC, US.. In: POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) 26th Annual Conference, Washington DC, 8-11 May 2015.
  • Mirzabeiki V, Julien D, Mena C, Saghiri S & Bourlakis M (2014) The Effects of Collaborative Relationships on Sustainability Performance: A Survey of Food Supply Chains. In: Logistics Research Network Conference 2014, Huddersfield, 3-5 September 2014.
  • Mirza Beiki V, Julien D, Mena Madrazo C, Saghiri S, Bourlakis M & Mirza Beiki V (2014) Collaborative Relationships for Sustainability Performance of Food Supply Chains - a Conceptual Model. In: Logistics Research Network Conference 2014, Huddersfield, 3-5 September 2014.
  • Mirzabeiki V, Danloup N, Allaoui H, Goncalves G, Julien D & Mena C (2014) Improving Sustainability Performance Through Collaborative Food Distribution. In: International Conference on Green Supply Chain, Arras, 25 June 2014.
  • Habib F, Pilbeam CJ, Mena C & Bastl M (2014) How to leave your partner? - Exit strategies in buyer-supplier relationships. In: British Academy of Management Conference 2014 (BAM2014)*, Belfast, 9-11 September 2014.
  • Mirza Beiki V, Julien D, Mena Madrazo C, Saghiri S, Bourlakis M & Mirza Beiki V (2014) Collaboration for sustainability in food supply chains - A survey. In: POMS Conference, Atlanta, 9-12 May 2014.
  • Mena C, Bernon M, Templar S & Whicker L (2013) Developing a Tool for Analysing Cause-Effect Relationships in the Supply Chain. In: 18th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2013), Salzburg, 7 July 2013.
  • Baker M, Mena C & van Hoek R (2011) Ethical Trading Practices: Expanding perspectives to different corners of the playing field. In: Supply Chain Management Educational Conference 2011, Barcelona, 8 June 2011.
  • Cerruti C & Mena C (2011) Agile supply chain capabilities and practices: a systematic literature review. In: EURAM 2011 - 11th European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Tallinn, 1 June 2011.
  • Humphries A & Mena C (2011) Are dyadic constructs applicable to supply networks?. In: EURAM 2011 - 11th European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Tallinn, 1 June 2011.
  • Mena C, Yurt O, Terry L & Williams A (2010) Managing Waste in the UK Food Supply Chain: A Focus on Retailer-Supplier Relationships. In: EURAM 2010 - 10th European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Rome, 19 May 2010.
  • Mena C (2009) Global Sourcing: Risk and Environmental Implications. In: POMS 20th Annual Conference, Orlando.
  • Baker M, Mena C & van Hoek R (2009) Progressing Ethical Trading: The importance of a multiple stakeholder perspective. In: CSCMP Annual Conference, Illinois, 18 September 2009.
  • Mena C, Christopher M, Jia & F (2008) Innovation in UK Logistics: Enablers and Inhibitors. In: Logistics Research Network Conference, 2008, Liverpool, 10 September 2008.
  • Mena C, Palmer A, Christopher M, Khan O & Jia F (2007) The Costs, Risks and Environmental Implications of Global Sourcing. In: Logistics Research Network Annual conference, Hull.
  • Wilding R & Mena C (2007) Collaborative relationships in the cereals industry. In: Business Relationship Optimisation in UK Food Supply Chain Conference, Birmingham.
  • Stephens C, Bernon M, Mena C & Templar S (2006) Application of Supply Chain Time and Cost Mapping Techniques in a UK chilled Food Manufacturing Company.. In: Logistics Research Network Conference 2006, Newcastle, 6 September 2006.
  • Johnson M & Mena C (2006) Physical Asset Management: Implications for Supply Chain Management. In: 11th International Symposium on Logistics, Beijing.
  • Bernon M, Mena C, Templar S & Whicker L (2003) Costing Waste in Supply Chain Process: A European Food and Drink Industry Case Study.. In: EurOMA International Conference, Lake Como.
  • Mena C, Bernon M, Templar S & Whicker L (2002) Costing waste in the supply chain: a case study in the food industry. In: Logistics Research Network annual conference, Birmingham.
  • Templar S, Bernon M, Mena C & Whicker L (2002) Supply Chain Effectiveness and Swift Service: A Case Study in a Multinational Food Manufacturer. In: 9th EurOMA Conference, Copenhagen.
  • Whicker L, Bernon M, Mena C & Templar S (2002) Visualising costs in the food and drink industry. In: 9th EurOMA Conference, Copenhagen.

Books

  • Mena C, Julien D & Mirzabeiki V (2016) Collaboration for sustainability in food supply chains. In: A Stakeholder Approach to Managing Food. Lindgreen A, Hingley M K, Angell RJ, Memery J (ed.), Routledge, p. 214-228.
  • Bernon M, Baker P, Mena C, Palmer A, Smart A, Skipworth H & Templar S (2012) Towards more sustainable supply chain management. In: Cranfield on Corporate Sustainability, Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing, p. 149-166.
  • Mena Madrazo C, Stevens G & Stevens G (2010) Delivering Performance in Food Supply Chains. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing, ed. 1st edition.
  • Templar S & Mena C (2010) A Framework to Visualize Time and Cost in a Food Supply Chain. In: Delivering Performance in Food Supply Chains. C. Mena, G. Stevens (ed.), Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing, ed. 1st.
  • Hobday D, Higgson S & Mena C (2010) Developments in Diagnostic Packaging and its Role and Impact on Supply Chain Management. In: Delivering Performance in Food Supply Chains, Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing.
  • Yurt O, Stevens G & Mena C (2010) Sales and Operations Planning in the Food and Drinks Industry. In: Delivering Performance in Food Supply Chains, Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing, ed. 1st.
  • Templar S & Mena C (2010) Methods for assessing time and cost in a food supply chain. In: Delivering performance in food supply chains. Mena C, Stevens G (ed.), Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing Ltd, p. 243-264.