Professor Richard Wilding OBE, Cranfield School of Management, has won the Logistics100 award at the annual Logistics Awards. The award singles out an individual from the Logistics100, the definitive list of the industry’s 100 most influential individuals, who have created the most significant impact in the previous year.

Professor Wilding was commended at the awards for driving change in the industry, and delivering a vision that engaged with the logistics sector to promote best practice. The award was presented to him at an awards ceremony at The Grange St. Pauls Hotel in London.

Logistics enables local deliveries and international trade and is a foundation of the UK economy. The UK logistics industry has an annual turnover of £1 trillion and employs 8% of the UK workforce.

Professor Lynette Ryals, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Director, School of Management, said: “This award is highly deserved. For almost 20 years, Richard has been instrumental in developing the School’s highly successful logistics programmes which attract students from across the world.

“Richard is a key part of our logistics and supply chain educational and research offering which continues to go from strength to strength.”

Professor Richard Wilding OBE added: “It is an incredible honour even to be included in the list of the 100 most influential logistics professionals in the UK but winning The Logistics100 award is particularly special. It is great recognition for our team at Cranfield University and our passion for making a real impact in industry.”

Professor Richard Wilding
Professor Richard Wilding

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About Richard Wilding OBE

Professor Richard Wilding OBE, BSc, PhD, CEng, Eur Ing, FIET, FCILT, FCIPS, PFHEA is recognised globally for his thought leadership in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.

Richard is a highly acclaimed presenter and regularly speaks at Industrial Conferences and has undertaken lecture tours of Europe and Asia at the invitation of local Universities; Confederations of Industry. He is passionate about taking and creating academic knowledge that creates ACTION in business.

He has published widely in the area of supply chain management and is Editorial Advisor to a number of top journals in the area. Richard was appointed in 2005 as the first ever Full Professor and Chair of "Supply Chain Risk Management" in the World in recognition of his significant contribution to this subject area.

About Logistics100

The Logistics100 list is selected by a panel of experts. Individuals are assessed on how they have driven change, influenced, engaged with, provided vision, strengthened operations and invested in the logistics sector. Logistics100 professionals challenge traditional and outdated ways of thinking.

The Logistics 100 boasts individuals who are: at the forefront of digital development; are committed to building sustainable supply chains; have transformed the delivery proposition; led huge investment in technology; attracted young talent and spoken-up as thought leaders to challenge outdated agendas.

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