Richard Wilding

Professor of Supply Chain Strategy
Cranfield School of Management

As Chair (Full Professor) in Supply Chain Strategy at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management U.K. , Past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK & Director / Non Executive Director at organisations including Leidos Supply Ltd. He is described by the BBC as “one of the worlds leading experts in logistics & supply chain management”.

Richard works with European and International companies on logistics and supply chain projects in all sectors including pharmaceutical, retail, automotive, high technology, food drink, professional services. He is a highly acclaimed presenter and regularly speaks at Industrial Conferences & international lecture tours. He has published widely and is Editorial Advisor to a number of top journals. His passion is taking knowledge and creating ACTION.

Richard’s special areas of interest include the creation of collaborative business environments, reducing supply chain risk, time compression & techniques for aligning supply chains to maximise customer value and reduce cost.

His significant contribution to Logistics & Supply Chain Management has been recognised in being appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2013 New Year Honours for his service to business. He has received and won multiple industry awards and is listed on many “influencer” lists. In 2019 he was winner of a “National Teaching Fellowship” the most prestigious individual award in Higher Education.


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