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Jonathan Gosling

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Reader in Supply Chain Management, Deputy Head of Section for Innovation and Research

Ysgol Busnes Caerdydd

+44 29208 76081
Adeilad Aberconwy, Ystafell D45, Rhodfa Colum, Cathays, Caerdydd, CF10 3EU
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Jonathan Gosling is a Reader in Supply Chain Management at Cardiff Business School. He is also Deputy Head of the Logistics and Operations Management Section for Research, Innovation and Engagement (see a summary of the section’s engagement activities). Prior to becoming an academic, he worked in the automotive industry as a supply chain analyst.

Jon’s research and teaching revolve around the themes within operations and supply chain management. In particular, he focuses on 'engineer-to-order' supply chain environments, where bespoke innovative engineering work is undertaken for an individual customer. This often leads him into the domain of large complex engineering projects, taking a systems approach to facilitate improvements and challenge current practice. This latter theme is consolidated by his long-term association with the Logistics Systems Dynamics Group (LSDG).

To undertake research in this area, Jon has been involved in a number of funded projects. A few examples are listed below along with links the industry facing outputs:

Working with specialist procurement concultancy Rowsellwright and David Orr (former president of the ICE), Jon worked on a procurement capability review for the Office for Road and Rail. The findings of which are being used to shape the investment strategy and delivery of efficiency targets for infrastructure procurement.

‘Principles of appropriate contracting’ was a £34000 project undertaken with Highways England, Costain and the NEC group to review and develop models of good practice for major transport projects. A guide was developed from this project.

‘Accelerating BIM across the supply chain’ was a £62000 project undertaken with Highways England and Costain to examines how new digital engineering technologies can be adopted with smaller ‘tier 2 and 3’ suppliers, leading to a report and a guide.

‘Engaged Manufacturing’ is a 2 year funded programme to better understand how additive manufacturing technologies can help to enable more intimate, customized manufacturing. We explore possible future scenarios and the uses of additive manufacturing by model makers.

A 2 year (£127000) Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Brickfab Ltd [JG6] (2015-2017). The project developed and implemented a new innovation system within the company, bringing together operations and marketing expertise from Cardiff Business School.

He is currently engaged in a funded project exploring issues related to knowledge management and lessons learnt in major infrastructure schemes, and is also an active member of the Constructing Excellence Wales Club.





















  • Gosling, J., Naim, M. M., Fowler, M. and Fearne, A. 2007. Manufacturer's preparedness for agile construction. Presented at: IET International Conference on Agile Manufacturing (ICAM 2007), Durham, UK., 9-11 July 2007The Institution of Engineering and Technology International Conference on Agile Manufacturing: Icam 2007: 9-11 July 2007, Collingwood College, Durham. London: Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) pp. 103-110.
  • Gosling, J., Naim, M. M., Fowler, N. and Fearne, A. 2007. Manufacturer's Preparedness for Agile Construction. International Journal of Agile Manufacturing 10(2), pp. 103-110.

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Research interests

  • Engineer-to-order supply chains, particularly those in the construction sector
  • The customer order decoupling point concept
  • Lean and Agile Supply Chains
  • Systems Thinking and Business Process (re)Engineering
  • Flexibility in Supply Chains - Uncertainty and Risk in Supply Chains
  • Engaged Manufacturing/Customised Production


Current Teaching commitments

  • BSc Business Management - Advanced Operations Management (Year 3)
  • BSc Business Management - Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (Year 2)

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