Department:Economics and International Business
Areas of Expertise: Business, management and leadership
Dr Helen Benton is an active researcher in the field of supply chain management. She also has a passion for learning and teaching and leads the Centre for Innovation in Business Education for the Business School.
Helen has been involved in a number of research and consultancy projects which are focused on supply chain management. She has developed frameworks for selecting e-business and software for improved supply chain flow. She's currently working on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership funded by Innovate UK with Hexcel which focuses on developing their supply chain. She recently completed a Low-Carbon KEEP which is a knowledge transfer project to implement software for improved customer and information flow for small and medium sized enterprise.
Helen is the Director of the Centre for Innovation in Business Education (CIBE) which focuses on developing research, innovation, ideas and tools and techniques in business and management education. The centre acts as a hub within the Lord Ashcroft International Business School for business education research and professional practice.
Helen’s research interests focus on managing and improving supply chains from an efficiency and effectiveness point of view. She has conducted projects that explore how information technology can be used to improve supply chain co-ordination. She is currently working with Hexcel to improve their supply chain processes. She has more recently been involved in knowledge transfer work to reduce carbon, working with an SME in the area. She has a particular interest in sustainable operations and supply chains. Alongside this interest in supply chains, Helen has also been involved in pedagogical research, having been awarded funds to implement technology in the classroom and to improve the experience of large classes.
Helen has taught undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals in the areas of: supply chain management, project management and operations management. She has lead BSc and Masters courses and large international modules. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She directs the Faculty’s Centre for Innovation in Business Education.
Benton, H.M., Wilding, B., Bailey, K., Blance, M. and Holly, D., 2016. Aligning Manufacturing Strategies with Complexity Factors in The Aerospace Supply Chain. In: 5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management: Joining P&OM forces worldwide: Present and future of Operations Management. Havana, Cuba, 6-10 September 2016.
Benton, H.M., Wilding, B., Bailey, K., Blance, M., 2016. Manufacturing strategy decisions in a complex aerospace supply chain. In: 23rd EurOMA (European Operations Management Association): Interactions. Trondheim, Norway, 17-22 June 2016
Benton, H.M., 2009. Archival Case Study Analysis of the Issues in Selecting Information and ICT Systems for Supply Chains. In: APMS (Advances in Production Management Systems), International IFIP WG 5.7 Conference: New Challenges, New Approaches. Bordeaux, France, 21-23 September 2009. Bordeaux: Springer.
Benton, H.M., Binder, M. and Wolfgang Egel-Hess, W., 2007. Benchmarking to promote learning in supply chains. International Journal of Learning and Change, 2(2) pp. 149-165.
Albores, P., Love, D.M., Weaver, M. Stone, J. and Benton, H., 2006. An evaluation of SCOR modelling techniques and tools. In: EuroMOT (European Conference on the Management of Technology), 2nd European Conference on Technology and Global Integration. Birmingham, UK, 10-12 September 2006, Vol. 1, pp. 16-24.
Benton, H.M. Binder, M. and Egel-Hess, W., 2006. Benchmarking operations: a means to organisational learning in supply chain management? In: EurOMA European Operations Management Association, 13th International Annual EurOMA Conference: Moving up the Value Chain, Glasgow, Scotland, 18-21 June 2006, Vol. 1 pp. 111-120.
Benton, H.M. and Love, D.M., 2006. Supply Chain Systems: A Framework for Selection. In: EurOMA European Operations Management Association, 13th International Annual EurOMA Conference: Moving up the Value Chain, Glasgow, Scotland, 18-21 June 2006, pp. 121-130.
Benton, H.M. and Love, D.M., 2006. Holistic Supply Chain Systems Framework, IPSERA (International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association) 15th Annual IPSERA Conference, San Diego, CA, 6-8 April 2006. CD ISBN: 0-9779673-0-1.
Al-Kilani, M., Benton, H.M. and McDonald, S., 2006. Assessment as a facilitator of autonomous learning. UCLT (University Centre for Learning and Teaching), Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Chelmsford, UK, 12 September 2006. Chelmsford: Anglia Ruskin University.
Tang, N., Benton, H.M., Love, D., Albores, P., Ball, P., MacBryde, J. Boughton, N. and Drake, P., 2004. Developing an enterprise simulator to support electronic supply chain management for B2B electronic business. International Journal of Production Planning and Control, 16 (5), pp. 572-583.