Dr Jagjit Srai

Head, Centre for International Manufacturing, Institute for Manufacturing

Jag is Head of the Centre for International Manufacturing, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge where he completed his PhD in Engineering, Manufacturing and Management. His research work and that of his group involves working closely with Industry in the analysis, design and operation of international production, supply and service networks.

Current research areas include global value network analysis, service network integration, supply network resilience, sustainable industrial systems network design, and the development of new forms of supply network that support emerging industries. Research projects are cross-sector in nature but include supply network and industry transformations linked to specific challenges within Pharmaceuticals, Food, Automotive and Aerospace.

Previous roles have been in industry working as a Supply Chain Director of a multinational regional business, Technical Director of a national business and other senior management positions within front-line operations.

Jag also has significant consultancy experience involving the application of the latest research with leading multinationals and government organisations. These include project assignments for national and regional government (BIS, FCO, ECC, RDAs) and international bodies (UNCTAD, UNIDO), and industry cluster associations (Automotive, Aerospace, Pharma, Biotechnology, FMCG, Logistics). Reconfiguration projects for Industrial clients include leading manufacturing companies from across the globe, including Aggreko, BAE Sys, CNH, Huawei, General Motors, GSK, Johnson Matthey, Lego, Rolls Royce, Ulstein, & Unilever.

Dr Srai also holds a first-class honours degree in Chemical Process Engineering from Aston University, is a Chartered Engineer and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.