Dr. Jagjit Singh Srai

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Adjunct Professor


Department of Mechanical Engineering


Dr Srai has extensive experience of leading large scale complex research projects comprising multiple stakeholders across industry, academia, and public bodies. His research team at the Institute for Manufacturing’s (IfM) Centre for International Manufacturing brings an engineering and strategic operations management perspective to the design, analysis and operation of international supply chains and the impact of advanced production and digital technologies. Through major collaborations with industry (individual firms and consortia), his research findings have directly underpinned major organisational change.As Head of the Centre for International Manufacturing (CIM), Dr Srai manages a group of 20 researchers, lecturers and practitioners. The Centre also operates in-depth collaborative projects with industry to develop manufacturing and supply chain capabilities and their associated network configuration models.

Areas of Research: 



International Business



2016: Principal Researcher (Reader equivalent) position, University of Cambridge

2007: PhD in Engineering Supply Network Configuration, University of Cambridge

2004: MPhil in Engineering Supply Network Capability, University of Cambridge

2005: FIChemE, Fellow, Institute of Chemical Engineers

2003: CEng, Chartered Engineer, Institute of Chemical Engineers

1986: BEng (1st Class Hons), Chemical Process Engineering, University of Aston

Work Experience: 

2007– : Head, Centre for International Manufacturing, IfM

2007– : Supply Networks Programme Director, IfM

2011: Chair, European Operations Management Conference (and Board Member 2010-12)

2009–2010: National Automotive Innovation Growth Team (UK)

2004–2007: Co-Director, Centre for International Manufacturing, IfM, University of Cambridge

2003– : Senior Industrial Fellow, Programme Leader, Supply Networks Industry Consortium

2001–2002: Senior Management (UK) - Unilever North Africa Middle East Regional Supply Chain

1999–2001: Supply Chain Director, Unilever (N. Africa & Middle-East)

1996–1999: Technical Director, Unilever Egypt (including profit responsibility for selected categories)

1994–1996: R&D Operations Manager, Detergents, Unilever HQ (Global) (£220m R&D spend)

992–1994: Europe Lead Factory Manager, Liquids Factories, Unilever (Lever Europe)

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For complete list of publications follow the link below:- https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jagjit_Srai/contributions


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