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    Personal profile

    Contact Details

    Email: b.t.clegg@aston.ac.uk

    Phone: +44 (0) 121 204 3063

    Research Interests

    • Systems thinking for business and operational process improvement
    • Inter-company management of operations and supply chain
    • Improvement of strategic and operations management practice
    • development, adoption and implementation of new operations technology (e.g. digitalization)

    Teaching Activity

    Postgraduate Modules

    • MBA Operations Management
    • MSc Operations Management

    Corporate Client Solutions

    • Operations Management for practice
    • Lean Management
    • Process Improvement and Systems Thinking.

    Qualifications

    • University of Central England. Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE).
    • De Montfort University. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Dissertation title: ‘A Systems Approach to Re-engineering Business Processes towards Concurrent Engineering Principles'.
    • Loughborough University Business School. Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in Management Science and a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS).
    • Chartered Institute of Marketing. Diploma in Strategic Marketing (DipM).

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Chartered Engineer (CEng) since 2003. The Management Division, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). Member (MIET) since 1999. Fellow since 2013.
    • Operational Research Society (2022-23)
    • BetaGammaSigma; the international honour society. Faculty Member since Oct 2009.
    • Higher Education Academy (HEA). Member since 2003, Fellow (FHEA) since March 2007.
    • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). Member since 2003.
    • European Operations Management Association (EurOMA). Member since 2005
    • International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Management Group. 1996-2002
    • British Academy of Management (BAM). Member 2002-4 and 2007 onwards.
    • Institute of Logistics and Transport (ILT). Corporate member 2002-4.

    Administrative Roles

    Associate Dean, Business Partnerships (2013-2016)

    Head of Operations and Information Management Department (2018 - 2022)

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

    External positions

    External examiner, Cambridge University Engineering Department

    1 Jun 2020 → …

    External Examiner, University of Strathclyde

    1 Jun 2019 → …

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