Contact Michael Bernon


Mike Bernon is a Visiting Academic within the Centre for Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management. With over 25 years of teaching experience, he's held a number of posts, including Programme Director for the Cranfield Executive MBA and Executive Development Director for supply chain management customised education programmes.

He is a dedicated educator and renowned presenter and has taught at academic institutions around the world, for which he has received multiple awards. He has worked with numerous corporate clients to develop their people capability by co-creating and delivering innovative customised executive education programmes.

His scholarly interests are in the areas of supply chain management and strategy, sustainability, circular economy, reverse logistics, supply chain 4.0 and supply chain improvement. Previously, Mike has been the major recipient of research funding from bodies including the UK EPSRC, World Bank, Department for Transport (DFT) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and WRAP. He has received recognition for his 'impact' on industry through the UK Government assessment of UK universities' research excellence framework (REF). As a consultant, Mike has worked with many companies to support them on supply chain transformation, re-design and improvement projects.

Current activities

Mike is involved in a range of activities, including:

Teaching and Learning expert - supply chain management

Supply chain sustainability and circular economy principles

Reverse logistics and retail product returns management

Product recall management and impact on shareholder value


Mike has worked with a wide range of organisations. A sample is provided below:

Arla Foods


British Petroleum (BP)

Coca Cola (CCHBC)


Efficio Consulting

Everything Everywhere


John Lewis

Network Rail

New Look

Tetra Pak



Travis Perkins

Vuealta Inc

XPO Logistics


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers