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Biography

Benn Lawson is a University Senior Lecturer in Operations Management and Director of the Centre for Process Excellence and Innovation (CPEI) at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School. He is also Director of Studies in Management at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge. Benn’s research examines inter-firm coordination in industrial supply chains, with a particular interest on buyer-supplier relational dynamics, joint new product development processes, and the sustainability impact of supply chain decisions. Benn’s work has been published in Management Science, Journal of Operations Management, Production & Operations Management, and Harvard Business Review

Benn is an associate editor for Journal of Supply Chain Management and International Journal of Operations & Production Management. He has developed and taught a range of open enrolment and custom executive education programmes that help clients, including HSBC, UNICEF, and Siemens, more effectively address their operational challenges. He is the co-author of two textbooks: ‘Strategic Supply Management: Principles, Theories and Practice’ (Pearson, 2009) and ‘Process Theory: The Foundations of Operations Management’ (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Prior to joining Cambridge, Benn held positions at Queen’s University Belfast and The University of Melbourne. He has also held visiting positions at University of Oxford, University of Pittsburgh, and North Carolina State University. He completed his PhD in Management from the University of Melbourne, Australia, is a member of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), and a Fellow of both the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership and the Construction Engineering Management Programme.

University Senior Lecturer in Operations Management
Director of the Centre for Process Excellence & Innovation (CPEI)
Director of Studies in Management at Gonville & Caius College
Dr Benn Lawson