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After graduating from Cambridge University, Richard spent five years with Rolls Royce in Operational Research and Production Control. In 1979 he joined Real Times Systems as Consultant, implementing mini-computer systems across Europe.

He joined Cranfield in 1982 to teach and research in Logistics Systems. During his full-time employment at Cranfield, he directed Open and In-Company Programmes in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific, as well as teaching modelling, network design and inventory management to all the Cranfield postgraduate programmes. He has published in the area of Supply Chain Modelling, Inventory Planning and Network Design. Since retiring from the full-time post of Senior Lecturer, he has continued to work for the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management as a Visiting Fellow. In addition to supply chain problems in the developed world he has worked in Africa and Asia on the logistics problems of developing countries.


Conference Papers

  • 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.
  • Saw R, Lovell A & Abley J (2003) Understanding the impact of product, market and source characteristics on supply chain design. In: 8th International Symposium on Logistics, Seville.
  • Saw R & McCullen P (2002) What is the 0-60 mph time for your supply chain?. In: 7th International Symposium on Logistics, Melbourne.
  • McCullen P & Saw R (2001) Designing the Agile Supply Chain: Managing the Trade-Off between Inventory and Capacity under Conditions of Variable Demand. In: 6th International Symposium on Logistics, Salzburg.