Inaugural Lecture: Professor Claire Hannibal

Who cares wins?  Examining sustainability in supply chain management

Claire HannibalProfessor Claire Hannibal is Professor of Operations Management at the University of Wolverhampton Business School

Date: Wednesday 1 November

Time and venue

4.30pm to 5.00pm: Light refreshments in The Forum, Lord Swraj Paul Building (MU), Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SG

5.00pm to 6.00pm: Lecture in MH002, Mary Seacole Building, Nursery Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1AD

About the lecture

The continued pressure on reducing the cost of production and distribution has resulted in complex supply chain configurations becoming commonplace. Today’s supply chains span multiple countries, utilise numerous suppliers and operate across many supply chain tiers. Consumers, non-governmental organisations and governments repeatedly raise concerns about the wages, working hours and working conditions of supply chain actors, particularly those involved in raw material/agricultural production and manufacturing. The lecture will discuss how far sustainability logos, codes of conduct and certification schemes go in assuring us, as consumers, of the credentials of the products we purchase. Highlighting a product as being produced and traded in a particular way allows choices to be made at the checkout, but do we understand the choices we are making?  

About the speaker

Claire Hannibal is Professor of Operations Management at Wolverhampton Business School. She has held Faculty positions at the Universities of Liverpool, Bradford and Manchester. Her research focuses on performance improvement, particularly in public and third sector organisations. 

Claire is the Founding Chair of the British Academy of Management (BAM) Special Interest Group on Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and was elected to BAM Council in 2016. She also served as a Board Member of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) from 2014-2017. 

Prior to joining academia, Claire worked for three years in Ethiopia with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and has held managerial positions in manufacturing, textile processing and retail.

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Book your place

All welcome, booking required.

To book a place please email: FOSSresearch@wlv.ac.uk