Leading Operational Excellence Across the Supply Chain

Managing and sustaining operational excellence within the organisation and across extended supply chain networks poses considerable leadership challenges as well as opportunities for all types of organisations.

Organisations are facing changes in regulatory regimes, rapid adoption of new digital platforms and technologies, evolving relationship structures and alliances, and customer expectations of environmental and social sustainability. The main focus areas of this research theme are:

  1. How manufacturing and service sectors respond to diffusion and assimilation of Industry 4.0 technologies internally and across the supply chain
  2. What leadership and innovation capabilities need to be developed internally and across the supply network to insulate and mitigate risks and disruptions
  3. How organisations manage their extended supply networks to respond to environmental and social challenges such as reducing carbon footprint and eliminating modern slavery