Simon has over 20 years’ experience in industry, ranging from ‘bananas to telecommunications’ in a wide range of management roles, including finance, sales and marketing, physical distribution management and human resource management.
He completed his PhD at Cranfield in 2013, has an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Cranfield and has a BSc (Transport and Economics) from Plymouth Polytechnic.
Simon’s current research interests are related to supply chain finance and supply chain costing, in particular the interfaces between supply chain management, management accounting and marketing. He is a founding member of the Supply Chain Finance Community, a non-for-profit association, which aims to share best practice and new research in an open, collaborative environment.
Simon was a member of a multi-disciplinary research team jointly funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and industry that developed a novel process to assess supply chain costs in the food and drink industry.
His PhD research explored the impact of transfer pricing on supply chain management decisions. Other research interests include rail freight, customer profitability analysis, cost-to-serve, and tax efficient supply chains.