Forthcoming Webinar:  'The New Normal in Omnichannel Retail Operations'
Date: Friday 13th November 2020 - 10am to 11am

The Centre for Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management will be running a webinar on the 13th November to examine the new normal in retail operations with the increasing relevance and significance of omnichannel. 

For further information and to register for this event, please follow this link.

MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ranked 2nd in the UK and 11th in the World

Our Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc programme has been ranked 2nd in the UK and 11th in the world by QS Top Universities

Contemporary & Future Challenges in the Food Supply Chain Webinar
Date: 11th September 2020

On the 11th September we held a webinar to look at how contemporary and future challenges in the food supply chain are evolving and adapting to the ongoing business challenges such as Covid-19 and Brexit. The webinar explored current challenges, analysed specific strategies to overcome these challenges and showcased current thought leadership and research in food supply chain management.

Centre Paper Among one of the most Cited Journal of Business Research Articles

A paper published by Dr Soroosh Saghiri, Professor Richard Wilding OBE, Dr Carlos Mena and Professor Michael Bourlakis is amongst one of the most cited articles published since 2017 in the Journal of Business Research. 

The article, Toward a Three-Dimensional Framework for Omni-Channel, was published in August 2017. 

Latest Issue of the Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Newsletter
Date: August 2020

We have just published the next issue of our newsletter which highlights our recent news with the centre.

Supply Chain Technologies and Supply Chain 4.0 Webinar
Date: 27th July 2020

The Centre for Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management (CLPSCM) ran it's first 'Supply Chain Technologies and Supply Chain 4.0' Webinar on the 27th July.  This was the first in a series of Webinars to be run by CLPSCM to examine how contemporary supply chains are changing post Covid-19 and post Brexit as both increase business risk and disrupt business continuity.


DHL and Cranfield School of Management White Paper
Date: July 2020


Professor Richard Wilding OBE has recently co-authored a white paper on 'Post-Coronavirus Supply-Chain Recovery: the Journey to the New Normal'.  This looks at how businesses can recover from the current crisis into the “new normal” and do this by using their sophisticated supply chains as a gateway to future optimizations.


Coronavirus: Where did all the good go?
Date: 2nd April 2020

Professor Michael Bourlakis was interviewed on BBC News World Service about the impact of stockpiling and lockdown on the global food supply chain.  


Press Release:  The Unintended Consequences of Stockpiling: Food Waste

Date: 26th March 2020

Professor Richard Wilding OBE and Professor Emel Aktas highlight that there is now £1 billion more food in people's houses than three weeks ago.  This consumer stockpiling has led to unavailability of products for others, and there's a real danger that if this food isn't eaten, we will see huge amounts of food waste. 

Professor Richard Wilding OBE joins GMTV Discussion on Covid-19
'Stockpiling, is it Selfish?'
Date: 5th March 2020

Professor Wilding was recently invited to join ITV Good Morning Britain to talk about the issue of stockpiling and empty supermarket shelves following the Covid-19 outbreak.  Alongside Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid, he was also joined by journalist Angela Buttolph and Dr Hilary and discussed whether it is sensible to stockpile and what you should actually be storing.

This has subsequently resulted in significant media and social media interest including the Daily Mail and Mirror, as well as radio coverage.

Was your Supply Chain Prepared for Covid-19?
Date: 25th February 2020

Professor of Supply Chain Strategy, Richard Wilding OBE writes about how Coronavirus (Covid-19) measures are seizing up the global supply chain and have become an emergency for board executives. 

Brexit and the Automotive Sector
Date: February 2020

Dr Hamid MoradlouDr Hendrik Reefke and Dr Heather Skipworth have recently published a chapter in 'Carmageddon? Brexit and Beyond for UK Auto' (Bite-Sized Brexit Books) on 'Manufacturing Heading Out, Distribution Moving in - the Effects of Brexit'.  This book focuses on Brexit and the automotive sector and is one in a series of bite-sized books. This has received a wide range of media interest, including Washington Post, New York Times and Japan Today.

Dr Moradlou, Dr Reeke and Dr Skipworth will also be publishing this research in the forthcoming issue of 'Focus Magazine' titled 'Brexit and the Location of Supply Chain Activities: Real Insights from Real Supply Chain Decision Makers', as well as presenting this research at the upcoming IPSERA conference, April 2020.

Latest Issue of the Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Newsletter
Date: January 2020

Take a look at our first newsletter of 2020 which highlights the latest news on the work of the Centre, with emphasis on our full-time and part-time Master programmes.

Efficio and Cranfield School of Management Release New Research Report Entitled:
The Human Factor: Strategic Procurement and the Leaders of Tomorrow
Date: October 2019

This report, published by Efficio, the global procurement experts, in collaboration with the Centre for Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield School of Management, highlights significant research findings on changes in procurement.

With the digital transformation spurring a major shift in procurement’s value proposition, it has proven crucial for procurement leaders to revamp their operating models, with 53% having done so in the last 12 months, rising to 80% in the last three years.

Recent Book Publications
Date: October 2019

'Operations Management for Business Excellence' (4th Edition)
by David Gardiner & Hendrik Reefke - available from the 13th November 2019

'Supply Chains in Action: a Case Study Collection in Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement and Operations Management' by Professor Richard Wilding OBE - 3rd October 2019

'Logistics Management & Strategy: Competing through the Supply Chain' (6th Edition)
by Alan Harrison, Heather Skipworth, Remko Van Hoek and James Aitken - 10th June 201

New Brochure - Centre for Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management
Date: July 2019

Please take a look at the new brochure just launched by the Centre for Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management.  This brochure provides an overview of the programmes and research undertaken by the Centre, along with the areas of expertise they provide.

Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Newsletter - Latest Issue
Date: June 2019

The latest issue of the Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management newsletter has just been published.  This issue reflects on our recent successes and highlights how we continue to work with industry to provide impact in the logistics and supply chain sector now and the future.

Lunchtime Research Seminar - Behavioural Dynamics of Forecasting
Date: 20th May 2019

Professor Dilek Onkal from Northumbria University recently joined us at Cranfield University to present at one of our lunchtime research seminars.  She introduced her collaborative work on forecast performance and how the 'trust' in the forecast plays a key role in acting on, changing, or discarding forecasts. 

Professor Onkal presented how forecast adjustments are typical in the industry and key factors can contribute to increasing the trust of the users in the forecasts: (1) the forecast bundle, (2) forecaster competence, (3) combination of forecasts, and (4) knowledge.  This work has now been accepted in Futures and Forecast Science Journal and we were delighted to have a first-hand explanation of the state-of-the-art research into forecasting.  A further discussion took place with faculty and research students on research ideas and how to get them published. 

Professor Onkal is a world-renowned researcher, a co-editor of the International Journal of Forecasting, and a member of the Founding Editorial Board for Futures and Foresight Science.  She is currently the Professor of Business Information Systems and Analytics at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria.