I’m a lecturer at a UK university, specialising in the sustainable supply chain. I found that no particular textbook contained all the stuff I wanted my students to think about, so I started blogging in the hope that some of my observations might plug the gap.
My research interests lie in supply chain management, logistics simulation and (from my former life in an engineering department) the design of aerospace and mechatronic products, and concurrent enterprising. If you want to see some of my teaching back-catalogue, have a look at the presentations that I’ve made available.
In this blog I share some observations on the supply chain, and speculate about what might need to happen next. This isn’t about tree-hugging: it’s about sustainability, and to me that’s the business of remaining in business. I’m not expecting anybody to be ‘greener’ without real incentives: for companies that means transitioning to a more efficient posture, such that we can survive energy price rises, increasingly scarce materials, and more difficult waste disposal.
There will be heroes, and villains – and, I hope, some laughs along the way. I’m enjoying my newfound freedom from the deadpan delivery found in academic papers that demand the third person passive voice, so please forgive me if I’m silly or deliberately controversial sometimes. I can’t resist a chance to throw a spanner among the pigeons.
I also reserve the right to mix my metaphors.
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