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Sustainable and Responsible Supply Chain (SRSC) Forum

Cardiff Business School is recognised for global leadership in sustainability, supply chain management and procurement.

The forum provides an opportunity for academics from the Logistics and Operations Management (LOM) section to coalesce with each other, and with internal and external partners to explore future grand challenges, and to ensure that organisations from different sectors and industries prioritise sustainable and responsible supply chain management.

Aims

  • coordinate with other sustainability groups within the university (e.g. Sustainable Places)
  • hosting half-day workshops for academics and practitioners (e.g. modern slavery, public procurement)
  • PhD Sustainability SIG - special events for PhD students to encourage collaboration with PhD students from outside Cardiff University.
  • UK and European university collaborations (e.g. Bath, Bristol, Liverpool, Nottingham, Politecnico Di Milano)
  • invite speakers from journals – Editors and Guest editors of special issues on sustainability issues
  • collaborate on funding opportunities e.g. Future Generations Commissioner procurement related projects

The LOM section conducts a broad range of sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) research, with around half of all LOM staff doing research related to SSCM.

SSCM is about implementing sustainability goals in the supply chain. SSCM is thought of as having three pillars, where the economic goals in the supply chain are balanced with social and environmental goals. It also includes a wide range of topics such as social and ethical issues in supply chains, modern slavery, fair trade, paying a living wage, buying from small business and social enterprises, and inclusivity, diversity and cultural issues in supply chains.

It can include public and third sector research, such as sustainable public procurement, and community benefits in social public procurement. It also includes broader environmental issues such as green logistics, life cycle assessment and the circular economy. It can be explored from a variety of theoretical perspectives, and adopting different methods.

Our research reflects the range of research on sustainable and responsible supply chain issues.

Selected publications

Forum Chair

Dr Jane Lynch

Dr Jane Lynch

Reader in Procurement

Email
lynchj2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6144

Academic staff

Dr Roberta De Angelis

Dr Roberta De Angelis

Lecturer in Marketing and Strategy

Email
deangelisr@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Dennis De Widt

Dr Dennis De Widt

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Email
dewidtd@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6569
Dr Thanos Goltsos

Dr Thanos Goltsos

Lecturer in Management Science, The PARC Assistant Professor of Manufacturing and Logistics

Email
goltsosa@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 9325
Professor Jonathan Gosling

Professor Jonathan Gosling

Professor in Logistics and Operations Management

Email
goslingj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6081
Professor Kevin Holland

Professor Kevin Holland

Professor of Accounting and Taxation

Welsh speaking
Email
hollandk2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5725
Professor Maneesh Kumar

Professor Maneesh Kumar

Professor in Service Operations

Email
kumarm8@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5276
Dr Maryam Lotfi

Dr Maryam Lotfi

Lecturer in Supply Chain Management

Email
lotfim@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0877
Professor Mohamed Naim

Professor Mohamed Naim

Professor in Logistics and Operations Management, Co-Director of CAMSAC

Email
naimmm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4635
Professor Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues

Professor Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues

Professor in Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Email
sanchezrodriguesva1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5185
Dr Anthony Soroka

Dr Anthony Soroka

Senior Project Officer

Email
sorokaaj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0915
Professor Aris A. Syntetos

Professor Aris A. Syntetos

Distinguished Research Professor, DSV Chair

Email
syntetosa@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6572
Professor Helen Walker

Professor Helen Walker

Professor of Operations and Supply Management

Email
walkerhl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6570
Dr Xiaobei Wang

Dr Xiaobei Wang

Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management

Email
wangx150@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0624

Postgraduate students