Full Name
Michael Bourlakis
Job Title
Professor of Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Cranfield School of Management
Speaker Bio
Michael is an internationally renowned and established authority in logistics and supply chain management especially in food, retail and sustainable supply chains. He has been very successful in winning substantial external funding. Specifically, he has won more than 25 research and consulting projects (as PI or Co-I) totalling more than £27.5 million (total allocated project funding) from various bodies (EPSRC, Food Standards Agency, Technology Strategy Board, EU [FPVI, FPVII], Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie), local Regional Development Agencies and private companies.

Professor Michael Bourlakis has generated more than 250 publications including 63 journal papers and 3 edited books. He sits on the Editorial Board of 15 journals including most leading logistics, supply chain and operations management journals (e.g. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Production, Planning and Control: The Management of Operations, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, International Journal of Logistics Management etc.). Michael has been a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Logistics: Research & Applications. He has also acted 11 times as the Guest Editor for journal special issues (European Journal of Marketing, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Production Planning & Control, Technological Forecasting & Social Change etc.). Based on this extensive expertise, Professor Bourlakis acted as an Expert Advisor for the CABS / ABS Journal Ranking List (2015).

Michael is a recognised thought leader in logistics and supply chain management. His multidisciplinary research work and impactful thought leadership has received considerable attention by media (BBC News, ITV News, BBC Radio 4 Today, The Guardian, The Scotsman, Wall Street Journal etc.) In the past, he had been a member of the European Technology Platform (Food for Life, European Commission). This is a leading industry-led, public/private partnership supported by the European Commission aiming to unite various stakeholders (food industry, academics, policymakers etc.), to strengthen the European innovation process, to improve knowledge transfer and to stimulate European competitiveness across the food supply chain.
Michael Bourlakis