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Chris contributes to the leadership of the Logistics Modelling Group and the Supply Chain Performance Group. Chris has over twenty years experience as a practitioner in a variety of manufacturing and supply chain roles. In his last industrial post as Purchasing Manager at BAe Systems, Chris was responsible for the strategic purchasing activities for 14 sites within the Defence Business Unit, a strategic supplier to the MOD.
Chris holds an MBA from the University of Wales and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and is also currently working towards a PhD at the University of Glamorgan. Chris’ PhD research examines supply networks as complex adaptive systems, bringing together supply chain management theories and leading edge complexity thinking.
Since entering academia in 1999, Chris has maintained close links with industry and the public sector through research for Value Wales, a Knowledge Transfer Partnership consultancy project (KTP) at Grwp Gwalia Cyf in Swansea and Cardff Council and also with other private sector organisations, most recently securing the first extended KTP in Wales with EADS Cassidian in Newport. Chris has a business development role within the Business School and actively pursues opportunities to engage with industry.
Chris has championed the development of Master’s level Logistics and Supply Chain Management education at University of Glamorgan. He was responsible for developing the current MSc programmes in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Strategic Procurement Mnagement. These programmes have been fully accredited by CIPS and CILT and Chris has developed close working links with both professional bodies. Chris works closely with both professional bodies and travels overseas with CIPS to develop its international profile.
Chris has published papers on strategic supply chain management issues (with a particular interest in sustainability) and complexity thinking. Chris was co-author of the report for the WDA project ‘SME Engagement in Public Sector Procurement’ (with Kath Ringwald) and has also been involved in ERDF and ESF funded research.