Building Back Better: The supply chain opportunity – Presented by Professor Janet Godsell PROFESSOR OF OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY
About this Event
We are on the cusp of a new era in our industrialisation, as organisations seek to harness the opportunities that digitisation and connectivity bring. ‘Building back better’ post COVID requires a more fundamental rethink, as we seek to use digital technologies to enable greater productivity, sustainability and competitiveness.
Taking an end-to-end supply chain perspective, 4 strategies for adopting digital technologies to improve the productivity and sustainability will be explored.
About Professor Jan Godsell:
Professor Jan Godsell joined WMG in October 2013 from her prior position of Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University School of Management.
Professor Godsell’s career has been split between both industry and academia. She joined the faculty of Cranfield in 2001, following the completion of her Executive MBA there. She also completed her PhD at Cranfield, researching the development of a customer responsive supply chain.
Prior to her return to academia, Professor Godsell developed a successful career within industry, beginning at ICI/Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. Following this, she worked up to senior management level at Dyson, in both Supply Chain and Operations Management functions. At Dyson, she undertook a number of operational and process improvement roles within R&D, customer logistics, purchasing and manufacturing.
Professor Godsell is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the IMechE. She is on the board and scientific committee of EurOMA (European Operations Management Association), the cabinet of the UK roundtable of CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) and the manufacturing steering committee of the IMechE. She is on the editorial board of 3 journals, including the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and she is an advocate for improving the uptake of STEM subjects by school children.