Dr Stratton has had many roles covering course leadership, subject management and specialist support for corporate programmes but his current role is more integrative and focused on research led curriculum development in operations and supply chain management. This currently involves the development of in-company corporate programmes, MBA and MSc core and electives in addition to the research supervision and management.
Having graduated in Mechanical Engineering (University of Nottingham) Dr Stratton joined Rolls Royce where he completed an MSc (Manufacturing systems Engineering) and led internal consultancy projects redesigning and implementing manufacturing systems in the fabrication facilities around Derby. He joined the Engineering School at Trent Polytechnic in 1986 as a Senior Lecturer and moved to the business School in 2003 becoming Principle Lecturer in 2006 and Reader in 2010.
- Patient flow across health and social care – PhD multi-case study into service evaluation focusing on lean and TOC applications.
- Project flow management – PhD Action Research (AR) study into lean construction
- Work Load Control using Drum-buffer-rope and buffer management – DBA AR study involving software developments and implementation through a Knowledge Transfer Project – Innovate UK funded.
- On-going Multi-case research into coordinated supply chain strategies and sustainability across a range of industries.
Healthcare committee of the Theory of constraints – international certification organisation
Fellow of the Operations Management Institute
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Technical Committee member of the European Operations Management Association
Production and Operations Management Association
Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers
Sponsors and collaborators
Severn Trent Water; Innovate UK; Amberol Ltd; Biwater PLC; Goldratt UK; Leve consulting; QFI consulting; Goldratt Schools