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Professor Linda Hendry

Head of Department, Professor

Linda Hendry

The Management School



Tel: +44 1524 593841

Research overview

My main ongoing research interest is in Sustainable Supply Chain Management including: the reduction of plastic packaging in the food supply chain; the resilience of local to global food supply chains in terms of environmental, social and economic sustainability; the impact of Modern Slavery Legislation; the influence of NGOs; and the role of horizontal supply chain collaboration.  Other research interests include: workload control systems for make-to-order manufacturing companies offering high levels of product customisation; and the application of Six Sigma continuous improvement programmes in manufacturing and service industries.

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising further Ph.D students in the Sustainable Supply Chain Management area. In particular, there are opportunities to investigate: the impact of Modern Slavery Legislation on social sustainability in the Supply Chain; and Buyer-Supplier contracting for Sustainable Supply Chain Management.

My Role

Head of Department of Management Science &

Professor of Operations Management

Current Research

  • UKRI Industrial Strategy funded project:  Plastic Packaging in People's Lives - aiming to reduce plastic packaging in the food supply chain by bridging the consumer attitude-behaviour gap;
  • The impact of COVID-19 on supply chain sustainability;
  • Investigation of Local Buying as a sustainable, socially responsible sourcing strategy;
  • The impact of Modern Slavery Legislation on socially responsible sourcing in the global fashion and textiles industry;
  • Social sustainability issues in global supply chains.

Current Teaching

Postgraduate Supervision of PhD students and Masters Student Dissertations

Other Teaching Competence Operations Management at all levels of UG and PG teaching; Supply Chain Management; Quantitative techniques for decision makingat UG and PG level;  Post  experience: Manufacturing Insitute master's dissertation supervisor and module convenor - Module 4, World Class Manufacturing, for MSc in Manufacturing Leadership.


BSc, PhD Lancaster

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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