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Research position in Supply Chain Modelling

August 29, 2005

Research Officer

School of Industrial and Manufacturing Science

20,298 - 25,936 per annum

This position is one of two researchers in a joint project between the Department of Enterprise Integration and the Demand Chain Management Group - New Collaborative Business Models for Supply Partnership taking advantage of shared product and process information. Working with the industrial collaborators Ford Europe, Bernard Matthews and Finnforest, the researchers shall capture best-of-breed supply logistics processes. Using advanced modelling and simulation techniques, a new collaborative logistics management business model is to be developed. This new model shall explore the optimisation opportunities through the use of emerging supply chain Information and Communication Technology(ICT), new concepts in supply chain relationship and alternative models in financial evaluation.

The successful applicant is expected to make a significant innovative contribution in the field of supply chain and business process modelling and analysis.

This is a hands on role and will involve you being part of supply chain improvement projects in each of the three supply chains. It will also require a degree of travel, usually within the UK but will involve some European and trans-Atlantic travel as required.

You should have a good first degree in computer science, manufacturing engineering, supply chain or business management. Information and business process modelling expertise is required. The candidate must be able to communicate at all levels in an organisation from 'shop floor' to board. Preference will be given to persons who have led performance improvement activities across the supply chain.

This appointment will be for a fixed term of two years. There may be opportunities to register for an appropriate higher degree.

Application forms and further details are available from the

Human Resources Department,
Cranfield University,
Bedford MK43 0AL.
E-mail: hr@cranfield.ac.uk. Alternatively, telephone our 24 hour Recruitment Line on +44 (0)1234 750111 extension 2000, www.cranfield.ac.uk/hr quoting reference number C/5058A.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 11 July 2005

Submitted by: Ip-Shing Fan

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