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Roy Stratton

Roy Stratton

Associate Professor

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Management


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.

Career overview

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.

Research areas

  • 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.

External activity

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