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Dr David Bennett

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

 David joined NBS in 2002 with lecturing responsibility for Logistics and Supply Chain Management and currently holds the position of Programme Leader for the MSc Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme. David spent over 30 years in the manufacturing industry in various capacities initially as product design and development engineer and later in account, project and programme management positions with British, French, North American and Japanese manufacturing companies. He was awarded his PhD (part time) in 2008 researching the UK automotive industry supply chain. 


  • Business Studies PhD June 30 2008
  • Management Studies MA (Hons) September 01 1999

Key Publications

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  • Employee Engagement and Workplace Learning emerging from Matrix Structures in Digital Manufacturing Organisations, Roca, T., Bennett, D. 6 Jun 2018
  • Evaluation and Comparison of Lean Manufacturing Practices in Britain and France, Demirbas, D., Holleville, L., Bennett, D. 28 Jun 2018, In: Journal of Economy Culture and Society
  • Supplier relations impact within the UK automotive industry, Demirbas, D., Wilkinson, L., Bennett, D. 29 Nov 2018, In: Benchmarking
  • Benefits; drawbacks and boundaries to deliver JIT, Dinsdale, E., Bennett, D. 2015, In: Benchmarking
  • Supply chain interfaces between a port utilizing organisation and port operator, Demirbas, D., Flint, H., Bennett, D. 7 Jan 2014, In: Supply Chain Management: an international journal
  • Logistics supplier integration in the automotive industry, Bennett, D. 2012, In: International Journal of Operations & Production Management
  • Automotive supplier integration from automotive supplier community to modular consortium, Bennett, D., Klug, F. 2010, Logistics Research Network 2009 Conference Proceedings, ZAL Publications
  • In-source supplier sustainability: a case study consideration to a UK automotive industry supply network, Bennett, D. 2010
  • Tier 0 supplier repositioning: an effect on the UK automotive industry supply chain, Bennett, D. Sep 2008
  • Achieving business excellence through synchronous supply in the automotive sector, Bennett, D., O'Kane, J. 2006, In: Benchmarking

PGR Supervision

  • Emma DINSDALE Implications of a UK Automotive Maunfacturer in introducing the production of an Electric Vehicle (EV) Start: 03/03/2014
  • Sebastian Grzesch A new method for improving decision-making in the supply chain risk management process. Supporting the learning project management organisation by applying advanced business modelling simulation techniques Start: 27/09/2010
  • Kathleen Flynn Start: 01/10/2019
  • Michelle Upton Investigative study into the emerging reshore phenomenon in the manufacturing industry with development of a conceptual framework to underpin automotive manufacturing and engineering supply strategy. Start: 03/03/2014


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