Contact Dr Martin Christopher


Martin’s work in the field of logistics and supply chain management has gained international recognition. He has published widely and his recent books include Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Business Operations Models. Martin co-founded the International Journal of Logistics Management and was its joint editor for 18 years. He is a regular contributor to conferences and workshops around the world.

Martin is an Emeritus Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. In 1988 he was awarded the Sir Robert Lawrence Gold Medal for his contribution to logistics education, in 1997 he was given the USA Council of Logistics Management's Foundation Award and in 2005 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the USA Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. In 2007 he was appointed a Foundation Professor of the UK Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and in 2008 was awarded the Institute's Swinbank Award for lifetime achievement. In 2021, he was awarded an OBE in recognition of his services to industry and academia.

He is Visiting Professor/Guest Professor at a number of Universities in Europe and Asia/Pacific.


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Rossi S, Cozzolino A, Colicchia C, Christopher M & Bernon M (2010) Logistics Providers' Strategies Concerning Eco-Efficiency: A Supply Chain Perspective. In: 17th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Porto, 6 June 2010.
  • Christopher M, Godsell J & Towill D (2008) Supply chain re-engineering via the customer lens. In: 15th EurOMA International Conference, 2008, Groningen, 15-17 June 2008.
  • Juttner U, Christopher M & Godsell J (2008) Supply chain management and marketing Integration - an empirical study. In: Logistics Research Network Annual Conference, Liverpool, 10 September 2008.
  • Mena C, Christopher M, Jia & F (2008) Innovation in UK Logistics: Enablers and Inhibitors. In: Logistics Research Network Conference, 2008, Liverpool, 10 September 2008.
  • Khan O & Christopher M (2007) The Impact of Product Design on the Global Supply Chain. In: Logistics Research Network Annual Conference, Hull.
  • 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.
  • Christopher M, Butcher T & Mangan J (2007) A framework top classify logistics working in the information age. In: Logistics Research Network Conference 2007, Hull.
  • Datta P, Christopher M & Allen P (2006) A multi-agent model for a complexity supply chain: The case of a paper tissue manufacturer. In: EIASM Workshop on Complexity and Management, 2006, Oxford, 19 June 2003.
  • Butcher T, Christopher M & Mangan J (2006) Knowledge workers in the supply chain of the future. In: Logistics Research Network Conference 2006.
  • Datta P, Christopher M & Allen P (2006) Agent based modelling of complex production distribution systems to improve resilience. In: Logistics Research Network Conference 2006.
  • Christopher M, Godsell J & Juttner U (2005) Demand chain management: The missing link. In: 10th International Symposium on Logistics, Lisbon.
  • Christopher M, McCullen P, Saw R & Towill D (2005) The F1 supply chain: The power of analogy. In: 12th international annual European Operations Management Association conference (EurOMA 2005): operations and global competitiveness, Budapest, 1 June 2005.
  • Christopher M, Godsell J & Juttner U (2005) Using the demand chain to enable product life cycle management. In: Academy of Marketing Conference, Dublin.
  • Christopher M & Juttner U (2005) Transforming the supply chain into a demand chain. In: Logistics Research Network annual conference, Plymouth.
  • Peck H & Christopher M (2004) Assessing and managing risk in the global supply chain. In: Logistics & Supply Forum 2004, Oriana.
  • Christopher M & Towill D (2003) Designing healthcare delivery systems. In: International Symposium on Logistics, Seville.
  • Christopher M & Towill D (2003) A taxonomy for selecting global supply chain strategies. In: EurOMA & POMS Joint International Conference, Cernobbio, Lake Como, 16 June 2003.
  • Peck H & Christopher M (2003) Supply chain resilience: understanding the uncertainties and managing the risks. In: Logistics Research Network annual conference, London.
  • Peck H & Christopher M (2003) Supply Chain Resilience. In: 3rd International Research Seminar on Supply Chain Risk Management, Crewe.
  • Peck H, Juttner U & Christopher M (2001) In search of supply chain understandings in the building services sector. In: Logistics Research Network 6th annual conference, Edinburgh.
  • Christopher M & Towill D (2001) The supply chain conundrum: to be lean or agile or to be lean and agile. In: 18th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2013), Salzburg, 7 July 2013.
  • Christopher M & Towill D (2000) Marrying the Lean and Agile Paradigms. In: 7th EurOMA Conference, Ghent.
  • Christopher M & Towill D (2000) Don't Lean Too Far - Distinguishing Between the Lean and Agile Manufacturing Paradigms. In: MIM Conference 2000, Aston.
  • Christopher M, Juttner U & Peck H (2000) Achieving Supply Chain Excellence: The Role of Relationship Management. In: LRN Conference, Cardiff.
  • Palmer R, Juttner U & Christopher M (1999) The Determinants of Relationship Manager Performance: Customer Peer and Self Perceptions. In: 15th IMP Conference, Dublin.
  • Christopher M, Harrison A & van Hoek R (1999) Creating the Agile Supply Chain: Issues and Challenges. In: International Symposium on Logistics.
  • Peck H, Juttner U & Christopher M (1999) Supplier development: A change management perspective. In: American Marketing Association 1999 Educators Conference, St Petersburg, FL.
  • Christopher M & Juttner U (1998) Strategic Partnering in the Supply Chain. In: 2nd Worldwide Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
  • Christopher M & Juttner U (1998) Supply Chain Relationships: Getting the People on Board. In: 3rd Annual Logistics Research Network Conference (LRN), Huddersfield, 16 September 1997.
  • Christopher M (1997) Looking to 2005 - The Education and Training Issues. In: Institute of Logistics Education and Training Forum.


  • Christopher M, van Hoek R & Mena C (2018) Leading Procurement Strategy: Driving Value Through the Supply Chain. Kogan Page, ed. 2nd Edition.
  • Khan O, Christopher M & Burnes B (2008) The role of design in global supply chain risk management. In: Supply Chain Risk: A Handbook of Assessment Management & Performance, Springer.
  • Christopher M (2005) Logistics and supply chain management. Prentice Hall, ed. 3rd edition.
  • Peck H, Christopher M & Lowson R (2004) Fashion logistics & quick response. In: Logistics and Retail Management. Fernie J, Sparks L (ed.), Kogan Page.
  • McDonald M & Christopher M (2003) Marketing: a complete guide. Palgrave.
  • Christopher M & Peck H (2003) Marketing Logistics. Butterworth Heinemann, ed. 2nd edition.
  • Christopher M (2003) Creating Agile Supply Chains. In: Handbook of Supply Chain and Logistics Management. Gattorna J (ed.), Gower.
  • Christopher M (2003) New Directions in Logistics. In: Global Logistics and Distribution Planning. Walters D (ed.), London: Kogan Page, p. 22-32, ed. 4.
  • Christopher M, Payne A & Ballantyne D (2002) Relationship Marketing: Creating Stakeholder Value. Butterworth Heinemann.
  • Christopher M & Payne A (2002) Integrating Customer Relationship Management and Supply Chain Management. In: The Marketing Book. Baker M (ed.), Butterworth Heinemann, ed. 5.
  • McDonald M, Christopher M, Payne A & Knox S (2001) Creating a Company for Customers: The Way Forward for Business Leaders. London: FT Prentice Hall.
  • Baker S & Christopher M (2000) Relationship Marketing: Tapping the Power of Marketing. In: Marketing Management: A Relationship Approach, p. 283-289.
  • Peck H, Payne A, Christopher M & Clark M (1999) Relationship Marketing: Strategy and Implementation - Text and Cases. London: Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Christopher M (1999) Winning Competitive Advantage through the Supply Chain. In: Handbook of Supply Chain and Logistics Management. Braithwaite A (ed.), Gower.
  • Christopher M (1999) New Directions in Logistics. In: Global Logistics and Distribution Planning. Waters D (ed.), Kogan Page, p. 27-38, ed. 3.
  • Peck H, Clark M, Christopher M & Payne A (1999) Vom funktionsorientierten Marketing zur prozessorientierten Relationship Marketing-Kette. In: Handbuch Relationship Marketing: Konzeption und erfolgreiche Umsetzung. Payne A, Rapp R (ed.), Munchen: Verlag Vahlen, p. 29-45.
  • Christopher M (1998) Logistics and Supply Change Management. Pitman, ed. 2.
  • Christopher M (1998) Strategic Marketing Networks. In: CIM Handbook of Strategic Marketing. Egan C, Thomas M (ed.), Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Christopher M & Peck H (1998) Fashion Logistics. In: Logistics and Retail Management. Fernie J, Sparkes L (ed.), Kogan Page, p. 88-109.
  • Christopher M (1998) Customer Service and Logistics Strategy. In: The Marketing Book. Baker M (ed.), Butterworth-Heinemann, ed. 4.
  • Christopher M (1998) Supply Chain Relationships and Alliancies. In: Handbook of Integrated Demand/Supply Chain Management. Gattorna J (ed.), Gower.
  • Christopher M (1997) Marketing Logistics. Butterworth-Heinemann, ed. 1st edition.
  • Christopher M (1997) Gillette: Creating a European Logistics Strategy. In: Global Cases in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Taylor D (ed.), International Thomson Business Press.