Jamie Rundle is a Senior Lecturer in Management at Nottingham Business School, at Nottingham Trent University, specialising in operations and supply chain management. He holds an MBA from The University of Nottingham (2007), and a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCert.LTHE). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Jamie is currently the Module Leader for Strategic Supply Chain Management (postgraduate), Global Supply Chain Strategy (Level 6), and Stakeholder Relationship Management (Level 5), as well as supervising a number of postgraduate research dissertations and consultancy projects. He also teaches crisis management in an operations context for various Executive Education programmes.
Prior to joining the academic sector in 2009, Jamie worked in manufacturing operations management and process improvement, both in SMEs in the print manufacturing industry, and in supply chain and logistics for a large multi-national automotive and rail supplies organisation. During this time, as an operations manager in demanding manufacturing environments, he led on process improvement projects, staff training and coaching, and technology scouting and implementation during the era of digital workflow and legacy analogue integration.
Since 2009, Jamie has held academic positions at management schools of The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, and The University of Salford, and joined Nottingham Business School in 2021. His academic responsibilities have included a number of course and programme management posts including Programme Director, Executive MBA (2012-2016), International MBA, and MSc Logistics programme leadership (2016-2018), and Programme Director, Senior Leader Apprenticeship (2020-2021).
His teaching comprises operations and supply chain management at all levels of study including Executive Education, as well as Project Management and Risk and Crisis management for final year and MSc students. He has taught extensively overseas including MBA and MSc courses in Sri Lanka and Hong Kong, and Erasmus+ programmes in Finland, Norway, and France. He has delivered presentations for conferences and seminars including the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) at Sheffield University, AACSB conferences and events at Tampa, Florida, and at the Norwegian Defence College in Oslo.
Jamie adopted the case study teaching method and discussion-based teaching as his principal pedagogical approach which he practices extensively with his students. "Teaching is messy, indeterminate, inscrutable, often intimidating, and a highly uncertain task" (Christensen et al, 1991, p. ix); case studies are a highly-reliable means of stoking that messiness and uncertainty, adding a layer of ambiguity to theory in order to encourage analytical thinking and decision-making to take place in conditions of ambiguity.
Jamie is active in the case study community; since 2013 he has served as an Executive Committee member and trustee of The Case Centre at Cranfield University. He judged the Supply Chain category of the 2020 EFMD Global case awards and has previously acted as a reviewer for various case study writing awards and scholarships for The Case Centre, as well as for the North America Case Research Association (NACRA).
Jamie is currently a Visiting Fellow at Alliance Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester. Since 2017, he has also held a Visiting Lectureship in the Faculty of Logistics at Høgskolen i Molde, Norway, where he developed and teaches the elective postgraduate course Disaster Relief Logistics (LOG-951).
Jamie is currently an External Examiner for the Supply Chain programme at The University of Plymouth and has previously held the position of External Examiner at The University of Hertfordshire (2016-2019), and as a reviewer for the postgraduate Project Management online programme at Boston University (2016).
He has reviewed various operations management texts and chapters including texts for Pearson Education by Slack et al., (2015, 2017) and Krajewski et al., (2013), and for Oxford University Press by Jones and Robinson (2015).
Jamie has conducted various consultancy projects for local organisations including, process design and improvement with the NHS in South Yorkshire, process crisis planning with a pharmaceutical logistics provider in the Midlands, and supply chain mapping with a disaster relief non-profit organisation in Europe.
- Rundle, J. and Vannier, W (2022) Médecins Sans Frontières and the 2014 Ebola Disaster in West Africa (B): Medicines, Materials, and Mobilisation: The MSF Supply Chain. [Case study and Teaching Note] Available at: https://www.thecasecentre.org/submission/portfolioProduct?id=166698
- Rundle, J. (2021) Médecins Sans Frontières and the 2014 Ebola Disaster in West Africa (A): In Uncharted Waters. [Case study and Teaching Note] Available at: https://casecent.re/p/166696
- Grainger, A., Rundle, J. M., and Ahsen, R. A. (2019) Customs and Humanitarian Logistics. Global Trade and Customs Journal. 14 (4) 154-168. [https://www.researchgate.net/project/Customs-and-Humanitarian-Logistics]
- Rundle, J., (2014) ShelterBox: A Decade of Disaster Relief [Case study], In: Schroeder, R. and Goldstein, S. M. Operations Management in the Supply Chain: Decisions and Cases. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2017, pp 481-484
- Rundle, J. (2013) US Airways Flight 1549: The Miracle On The Hudson [Case Study and Teaching Note]
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