Emeritus Professor, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, UK
Martin Christopher is Emeritus Professor of Marketing and Logistics at Cranfield School of Management. His work in the field of logistics and supply chain management has gained international recognition. He has published widely and his recent books include Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Marketing Logistics. Martin Christopher co‐founded the International Journal of Logistics Management and was its joint editor for 18 years. He is a regular contributor to conferences and workshops around the world. At Cranfield, Martin Christopher chairs the Advisory Board of the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, the largest activity of its type in Europe. The work of the centre covers all aspects of logistics and supply chain management and offers both full-‐ time and part-‐time Masters degree courses as well as extensive management development programmes. Research plays a key role in the work of the Centre and contributes to its international standing. In addition to leading a number of on-‐going research projects in logistics and supply chain management, Martin Christopher is active as an advisor to many organisations and has been a non‐executive director of a number of companies. Martin Christopher is an Emeritus Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. In 1988 he was awarded the Sir Robert Lawrence Gold Medal for his contribution to logistics education, in 1997 he was given the USA Council of Logistics Management’s Foundation Award and in 2005 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the USA Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. In 2007 he was appointed a Foundation Professor of the UK Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply and in 2008 he was awarded the Swinbank Award for Lifetime Achievement by the same Institute. He is currently, and has been, a Visiting Professor at a number of leading Business Schools and Universities in Europe, Australasia and North America.