Dr Geoff Relph

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One of the UK’s foremost leaders in the field of inventory and business systems management, Geoff’s experience includes operational, consulting and academic roles spanning 30 years.

Advising a wide range of companies at both strategic and operational level, Geoff has led assessment and execution projects that improved supply and demand logistics for major manufacturers in the UK and worldwide.

He gained his ‘hands on’ experience in production control, MRP operations, and inventory management over 25 years in large blue chip companies such as Rolls Royce Motors, Crosfield Electronics (De La Rue Group), GEC-Marconi and IBM.

Geoff holds a doctorate from Manchester Business School, is a former Chairman of the Institute of Operations Management and in 2002 he presented to the 12th International Symposium of Inventory Research in Budapest. He is an associate lecturer for the Logistics and Operations Management Masters Degree at the University of Warwick.

He is the co-author with Catherine Milner of the book ‘Inventory Management: Advanced Methods for Managing Inventory within Business Systems’ (Kogan Page 2015) and has been published in the ‘International Journal of Operations Management’, ‘International Journal of Production Economics’, and the IOM’s ‘Control’.

Planning to meet the customer demand

Geoff Relph
Do you consider the Sales and Operations Planning to be a Value Add process or a necessary evil? In truth, the Sales and Operations Planning must be a value add process, as they mastermind the total supply chain.  Sales planning...

Who Murdered MRP?

Geoff Relph
An Industrial Mystery! Case studies of common problems in Materials Requirements Planning and Business Systems – as told by hard-boiled detective Conrad Sultant. These tongue-in-cheek stories by Geoff Relph and Robert Irwin first appeared in Control, the journal of the...

Professional Inventory Management

Geoff Relph
Authors: Geoff Relph; Witek Brzeski, Gail Bradbear It can be difficult to determine when stock is at the optimum level as this is influenced by numerous factors including batching policies, the work centre capability, safety policies and production methods.  The...