Professor Chandra Lalwani in Bahrain to deliver the Operations management module 5th-8th October 2016

Professor Chandra Lalwani in Bahrain to deliver the Operations management module 5th-8th October 2016


Professor Chandra Lalwani is Emeritus Professor in Supply Chain Management at Hull University Business School. Before joining the school, Professor Lalwani was a Deputy Director and Co-investigator at Cardiff Business School on the EPSRC Cardiff University Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (over GBP£3.25 million research grant) and Principal Investigator on one of its three flagship research projects, namely, Mass Customised Collaborative Logistics in Sustainable Manufacture.

Professor Lalwani He is Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Logistics Management, co-author of a book on ‘Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management’ published by John Wiley in 2012’ and is Visiting Professor at Newcastle University and RMIT University.

This module aims to give students:

  • An understanding of the concepts, frameworks, tools and techniques associated with operations management
  • An appreciation of how management of operations interacts with the other functional areas, and its place in the strategy of the firm
  • A sufficient grasp or ‘literacy’ in this functional area to enable students to isolate the key factors in any situation involving an operations issue
  • An understanding of the overarching and strategic role of the supply chain concept in business The course considers firms in both the manufacturing and service sectors, and a particular focus of the course is the improvement of operations

His current research interests include next generation supply chains and logistics, integration of transport in supply chains, retail logistics, port centric logistics, supply chain modelling, ICT applications in supply chains and mass customised logistics. He has undertaken projects with organisations such as Tesco, Nestle, Innocent Foods, Tata Steel, Rolls Royce, GBA Group, Rhys Davies, and Multi-Serv.

Students will learn about the specific industrial case studies

  • FGP Paper with Potter and Mason
  • Zara case study

Also the students will learn about; Lean thinking 2 and Mass Customisation

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