From the Director's desk

14 June 2018

Welcome to the second edition of Supply Chain Link for 2018. We hope you are doing well and have found time to come to one or two of our recent events. As usual, this newsletter discusses the events we have hosted since the last newsletter, profiles a couple of members, and highlights upcoming events.

We are pleased to welcome Marcus Rinaldi, who joined us in April supporting us through his larger role around sustainability and productivity. You can read his bio below.

In April, the Centre for Supply Chain Management hosted another informative "After Five" event with Alan day, Founder and Chairman of State of Flux.  He covered the importance of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), its pillars, and what it means to conduct entrepreneurial SRM.

On the topic of his research, Dr Timofey Shalpegin, a lecturer in the Information Systems and Operations Management department, provides an article explaining about suppliers’ incentives to increase their level of effort. Further, Mahsa Boroushaki, a PhD student, tells us about her research on sustainability and supply chain trade-offs.

Felicity Lawrence, Executive Education Manager in the Graduate School of Management, describes our programme for developing capable supply chain professionals to build on their foundational skills and post-university knowledge.

Finally, the CSCM is planning new activities and more "After Five" events in the next few months, invitations will be sent out closer to the date. Most notably, we have an "After Five" event with Kate Nicholl from Australia on 20 June. Please watch your email and feel free to forward our invitations to anyone you feel may be interested.


Professor Tava Olsen
Director of the Centre for Supply Chain Management