Dr. Jagjit Singh Srai

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)

Other Information

Other Information

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Selected Publications/Patents

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