Forthcoming Webinar:  'Supply Chain Resilience: Lessons from 2020'
Date: Friday 29th January - 10am to 11am

The Centre for Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management will be running a webinar on the 29th January looking at how 2020 was one of the most challenging years in the past few decades due to the Covid-19 pandemic disruption to all supply chains. 

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

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

We have just released the last issue of our Newsletter for 2020, Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2021.

Brexit & Covid19 - Supply Chain Challenges
Date: 5th December 2020

Professor Michael Bourlakis, Director of the Centre for Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management was on BBC Radio 5 Live Saturday Breakfast show talking about 'Brexit and Covid19: Supply Chain Challenges'.

PlayStation 5 Supply Problems shows that 'Size does Matter' in Logistics
Date: 20th November 2020

Professor Richard Wilding OBE comments on issues with the supply of the latest PlayStation: 'Size does matter.  The bigger the item the more logistics capacity is consumed. A large item such as a games console consumes more space and logistics providers need to understand the size of items to optimise logistics'.  Read more...

Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive) Webinar
Date: 8th December 2020

Join us for an interactive and informative webinar to find out how our Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive) can help progress your career in supply chain management. 

Find out more and register for this event here.

'Covid-19 Vaccination Programme will be one of the Biggest Logistical Challenges of the Century'
Date: 10th November 2020

Commenting on the news of a potential vaccine for Covid-19, Professor Richard Wilding OBE, one of the world's leading logistics and supply chain experts, said "This is likely to be one of the biggest logistical challenges we have faced this century".   Read more...

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.

Guest Lecture at the University of Westminster
Date: 16th October 2020

Professor Emel Aktas recently delivered a guest lecture at the University of Westminster on Supply Chain Management and Analytics: Evidence from Grocery Deliveries.  This was presented to their MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management Programme, for students on the Logistics Management in a Retail Supply Chain Context Module.

Keynote for the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management
Date: 8th October

Profesor Emel Aktas delivered a Keynote titled 'Collaboration in the Last Mile: Evidence from Grocery Deliveries' for the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management for their international online faculty development programme on 'Green Perspectives in Food Processing Sector'.

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.