Department:Economics and International Business
Dr Helen Benton is an active researcher in the field of supply chain management. She also has a passion for learning and teaching and co-leads the Centre for Innovation in Business Education for the Business School.
Helen has been involved in numerous research and consultancy projects. She recently successfully completed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Hexcel Composites Ltd. which focused on supply chain improvement. This project was rated “Outstanding” by Innovate UK. She has also worked on a Low-Carbon KEEP knowledge transfer project and with Russian Railways developing their project management programme.
Helen is the Co-Director of the Centre for Innovation in Business Education (CIBE) which focuses on developing research, innovation, ideas and tools in business and management education. The centre acts as a hub within the 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 IT can improve supply chain co-ordination. She has successfully collaborated with Hexcel Composites Ltd. to improve their supply chain processes. She has also been involved in knowledge transfer work to reduce carbon, working with a SMEs. 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 from HEFCE to innovate the team based learning approach.
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 and a University Teaching Fellow. She co-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.
Benton, H., 2018. Delivering enhanced skills for postgraduate through team-based learning (TBL) In: CABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference 2018, 24-25 April 2018, Glasgow.
Benton, H.M., Everett, S. and Hunt, A., 2015. Raising levels of student satisfaction with assessment and feedback: reflecting on the staff experience of an ambitious change management programme. In: CABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference and Broadcast 2015, 28-29 April 2015, York.