Dr Rachel Mason-Jones

Department: Business and Management

Office/Location: O1.30c, Ogmore Building, Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus

Telephone: +44(0)29 2020 6447

Email: rkmason-jones@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

Dr Rachel Mason-Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management.  She joined the Cardiff Metropolitan University team in 2016 having previously spent 13 years at the University of South Wales as a Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management.  Prior to joining academia Rachel had spent many years in industry working in the fields of automotive, aerospace and oil and gas.  Her industrial experience was firstly established as a Mechanical Engineer and then she moved into Supply Chain Management.   Rachel's PhD was attained from Cardiff University and focused on the researching the impact of information sharing on the performance of supply chain's.   Rachel's teaching experience has included Postgraduate and Undergraduate modules in sustainable supply chains, risk management, strategic operations management and commercial relationships.

Rachel's current research and teaching interests are in the areas of sustainable and resilient supply chains, ethics and CSR and its impact on managing our global supply chains and looking at the renewable technology supply chain capacity and development.


Teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate in the areas of strategic supply chain management, operations management, sustainable and ethical supply chains.

Supervision of postgraduate and doctoral level research


Research Interests

Sustainable global supply chain management and strategy,

Resilient and agile supply chains,

Ethics and CSR and its impact and management in global supply chains,

Power and its use in strategic relationships in supply chain management

Renewable energy technology supply chain development and management.

Key Publications

Samuel A, White GRT, Mason-Jones R.(2020) The evolution of the social enterprise. Strategic Change. 2020; 29, Issue 4, Pages:411-496, (Special issue editors introductory article)

Francis, M., Thomas, A., Fisher, R. and Mason-Jones, R. (2019) ‘Author and institution citation analysis of the lean literature’ International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience, Vol 3. No. 4,

Mason-Jones, R., Davies, P., and Thomas, A. (2019) Introducing the Theory of Constraints to explore the tidal and marine energy supply chain. EWTEC19 Naples Italy.

Haven-Tang, C., Thomas, A., Mason-Jones, R. and Byard, P. (2019) Towards the Development of a Smart Systems Preparedness Tool for Manufacturing SMEs Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXIII,

White, GRT, Samuel, A, Pickernell, DG, Taylor, and Mason-Jones, R (2018), 'Social entrepreneurs in challenging places: a Delphi study of experiences and perspectives', Local Economy, vol. 33, no. 8, pp. 800-821

Thomas, A., Dorrington, P., Haven-Tang, C., Mason-Jones, R., Francis, M., Fisher, R. and Liu, S. (2018) The application of group consensus theory to aid organisational learning and sustainable innovation in manufacturing SMEs, Cogent Business & Management, 5:1, DOI:10.1080/23311975.2018.1423788

Hill, J., Thomas, A.J., Mason-Jones, R.K., El Kateb, S. (2018) 'The Implementation of a Lean Six Sigma Framework to Enhance Operational Performance in an MRO Facility" Production and Manufacturing Research', 6(1), pp.26-48. doi.org/10.1080/21693277.2017.1417179

Davies, P. and Mason-Jones, R (2017) “Communities of Interest as a Lens to Explore the Advantage of Collaborative Behaviour for Developing Economies; An Example of the Welsh Organic Food Sector” Special Issue for International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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