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Dr Rachel Mason-Jones

Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management  
Department:  Marketing and Strategy
Telephone No: +44(0)29 2020 6447

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.



Senior Fellow of the HEA (SFHEA)

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.


 Papers accepted awaiting publication    

Davies, P. and Mason-Jones, R "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. Publication due November 2016  – Volume 17(4).


White, G.R.T,  Parfitt, S.,  Lee, C. and   Mason‐Jones, R.  "Challenges to the Development of Strategic Procurement: A Meta‐Analysis of Organizations in the Public and Private Sectors" 2016, Strategic Change 25 (3), 285-298

Razak, A.A,  Rowling, M., White, G. and  Mason-Jones, R.  "Public sector supply chain management: A triple helix approach to aligning innovative environmental initiatives" 2016 Форсайт

Thomas, A.J., Mason-Jones, R., Davies, A. and John, E.G. "Reducing turn-around variability through the application of Six Sigma in aerospace MRO facilities."  Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 2015,  26 (3), 314-332

 Thomas, A., Mason-Jones, R., D Turner, D., Davies, P.,  O'Doherty, T. and  O'Doherty, D.  "Tidal and Marine Energy in the UK–Identifying the Future Challenges for Supply Chain Development" 2013,  Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXVII, 655

Childerhouse, Paul; Hermiz, Ramzi; Mason-Jones, Rachel; Popp, Andrew; Towill, Denis R "Information flow in automotive supply chains - present industrial practise"
Industrial Management & Data Systems; Volume 103 No. 3; 2003
Childerhouse, Paul; Hermiz, Ramzi; Mason-Jones, Rachel; Popp, Andrew; Towill, Denis R  "Information flow in automotive supply chains - identifying and learning to overcome barriers to change" Industrial Management & Data Systems; Volume 103 No. 7; 2003

Mason-Jones, R., Popp, A. and Towill, D.R. "What information does the supply chain truly need and will it be forthcoming?" International Journal of Agile Manufacturing. Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp111-132, ISBN 1536-8352.

Mason-Jones, R. and Towill, D. R. "Coping with Uncertainty: Reducing Bullwhip in Global Supply Chains" Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, 2000, Vol. 1, pp40-45.

Mason-Jones, R. and Towill, D. R. "Using the Information De-Coupling Point for competitive Advantage" International Journal of Logistics Management, 1999, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp13-26.

Naylor B., Mason-Jones R., Towill D.R., Childerhouse, P "Integrating lean manufacture and agile supply", Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium in Logistics, Florence, July 1999, pp185-190, ISSN 88-86281-37-4

Berry  D., Evans G.N., Mason-Jones R. and Towill D.R., "The BPR SCOPE Concept In Leveraging Improved Supply Chain Performance" Business Process Management Journal.

Mason-Jones R, Naylor J.B and Towill D.R "Lean, Agile or Leagile? Matching your supply chain to the market"  International Conference on Production Research, Limerick, 9th-13th August 1999.

Clegg B., Boardman J., Boardman A. and Mason-Jones R. "Designing an Optimal Product Introduction Process for an Extended Enterprise in the Aerospace Sector" INCOSE 1999, Brighton, 6th – 10th June.

Mason-Jones R., Wingrove S., Alexander I. and Naim M., "Developing a Simulator for the Aerospace Extended Enterprise Product Introduction Process." INCOSE 1999, Brighton, 6th – 10th June.

Evans G.N, Mason-Jones R. and Towill D.R, "The SCOPE Paradigm of Business Process Re-Engineering"  Business Process Management Journal, 1999 Vol 5, No 2, pp 121 – 136.

Mason-Jones R., Berry D., and Naim M.M., "A Systems Engineering Approach to Manufacturing Systems Analysis", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, 1998, Vol. 9, No. 5 and 6, pp 350 – 366. ISSN 0957 6061.

Mason-Jones R., and Towill D. R, "Shrinking the Supply Chain Uncertainty Circle" The Institute of Operations Management Control Journal, 1998, September, Vol. 24, No. 7, pp 17 – 23. ISSN 0266 1713.

Mason-Jones R., and Towill D. R, "Time Compression in the Supply Chain: Information Management is the Vital Ingredient", Logistics Information Management, 1998, Vol. 11, No. 2 and 3, pp 93 – 105.  ISSN 09576053.

Mason-Jones R., and Towill D. R., "Enlightening Supplies", Manufacturing Engineer, 1997, Vol. 76, No. 4, pp 156 - 161. ISSN 0956-9944.

Mason-Jones R., and Towill D. R., "Information enrichment: designing the supply chain for competitive advantage", Supply Chain Management An International Journal, 1997, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp 137-149. ISSN 1359-8546.

Mason-Jones, R., Naim, M.M. and Towill, D.R., "The Impact of Pipeline Control on Supply Chain Dynamics", International Journal of Logistics Management, 1997, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp 47-62. ISSN 0957-4903


Stephens, V, White, G.R.T,  and   Mason‐Jones, R "Problematising the Concept of 'Sustainability' in the Supply Chain through Systematic Literature Review' to be presented at BAM Sept 2016.

Afolayan, A., White, G.R.T,  and   Mason‐Jones, R "Why Knowledge Acquisition is Important to effective Supply Chain Management: The Role of Supply Chain Managers as Knowledge Acquisitors" to be presented at BAM Sept 2016.

Davies, P. and Mason-Jones, R.,  "Community of Interest Member Types as an Indicator of Motivation Behind Collaborative Practice" to be presented at BAM Sept 2016.

 Mason-Jones, R.,  Davies, P.,  Thomas, A.,  Mason-Jones, A. and   O'Doherty, D "Tidal energy supply chains: do you want to dip your toe in the water?" Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014 Part 2, 825

A Thomas, RK Mason-Jones, P Davies, 2013  "Defining the Characteristics of Tidal Energy Supply Chains"  presented at  ICMR13

A J Thomas, Rachel Mason-Jones, P Byard, M Evans 2012 " Top Down or Bottom Up? Identifying the Best Approach to Achieving Manufacturing and Economic Performance in SMEs" International Conference on Manufacturing Research Aston 2012.

Invited Papers

Mason-Jones R, Towill DR "Vaincre I'incertitude : reduire l'effet coup de fouet sur les Supply Chains", Logitique & Management, 1999, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp7-14, ISSN 1250 7970.

Mason-Jones, R., Naylor, B. and Towill, D. R. "Engineering the Leagile Supply Chain" International Journal of Agile Management Systems, 2000, Vol. 2, No. 1, 54-61.





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Total Project CostIncome


University of Glamorgan



Research – Supply Chain management of the renewable technology sectorPrinciple Investigator, project leaderOngoing£10,000



Stock usage optimisation at Continental


Co Investigator


SIP fund




External links

Reviewer for the following Journals:-

Supply Chain Management: An International Journal

International Journal of Production Economics

International Journal of Logistics Management


Reviewer for following Special Editions:-

International Journal of Logistics

CIPFA Journal of Finance and Management of Public Services


Editor for following special issue:-

Strategic Change: BIEF "The Evolution of Social Enterprise" to be published Sept 2017


Grant Reviewer

Reviewer for Marsden Fund, Royal Society, New Zealand.