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PhD BEng (Hons)

About

Invited to speak at the ‘Greening the Supply Chain’ conference, The Barbican, London May 12th 2009.

Invited to speak at conference Greening the public sector, Green to be Lean, The Barbican, London June 9th 2010.

Reviewer for the following Journals:-
Journal for Manufacturing Technology Management
Supply Chain Management: An International Journal

Experience

• Project manager for a consolidated purchasing information tool as part of a key set of products developed to streamline the supply chain. The goal was to establish a tool that enabled all members of the global purchasing team to analysis purchasing activity by product by supplier by price. This would enable consolidation of suppliers and hence bulk buying internationally across a variety of product ranges. This involved ensuring current data accuracy, establishing data standards, development of a tool which could interface with a variety of systems, bringing everyone on board and change management.

• Project managed the reconfiguration of a distribution center to enable new products to be stored and processed. Involved redesigning the distribution center, process redesign to enable a 30% increase in product flow, coordinating product movement from one distribution center to another while minimizing customer impact, buying in the new equipment, contractor quoting and eventual time planning and management of the work to minimize impact to day to day work.

• Part of a two member project management office which managed a distribution consolidation project. The goal was to consolidate the current 18 distribution centre network (numerous number due to companies recent acquisitions) into a leaner distribution network. This involved managing a complete analysis of the current network and the customer buying activity.

• As a Research Associate on a five member team to an Aerospace company, designed, developed and implemented a revolutionary ‘interactive’ business process model characterizing the Product Introduction Process (PIP) for new aircraft engines. Thereby enabling new PIP strategies to be evaluated and tested by senior management prior to actual implementation. Utilizing process and system optimization to reduce the time from concept to production from 5 years to 3 years (40% reduction) via the establishment of an Extended Enterprise environment.

• Researched, analyzed and developed the utilization of supply chain management, control and systems engineering to design a simulation model to predict how the upstream availability of marketplace sales information will effect supply chain dynamics, for example inventory levels and order rates.

• As a consultant supply chain analyst to a manufacturing company, directed a material flow optimization project. Using project management skills, operational research and supply chain management techniques eliminated 85% of missed customer orders without additional capital expenditure.

Responsibilities

Course Leader for the MSc International logistics and Supply Chan Management

Publications

INVITED PAPERS
Mason-Jones R, Towill DR “Vaincre I’incertitude : reduire l’effet coup de fouet sur les Supply Chains”, Logitique & Management, 1999, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp7-14, ISSN 1250 7970.

Mason-Jones, R., Naylor, B. and Towill, D. R. “Engineering the Leagile Supply Chain” International Journal of Agile Management Systems, 2000, Vol. 2, No. 1, 54-61.

PUBLISHED PAPERS
M Evans, A J Thomas, R,K Mason-Jones, P Byard “Top Down Or Bottom Up? Identifying The Best Approach To Achieving Manufacturing And Economic Performance In SMEs” 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Aston University, 11-13th September 2012

Childerhouse,P., Hermiz, R., Mason-Jones, R., Popp, A. and Towill, D.R. (2003). Information Flow in Automotive Supply Chains-Industrial Practice. Industrial Management & Data Systems 103(3), pp.137-149

Childerhouse, Paul; Hermiz, Ramzi; Mason-Jones, Rachel; Popp, Andrew; Towill, Denis R “Information flow in automotive supply chains – identifying and learning to overcome barriers to change” Industrial Management & Data Systems; Volume 103 No. 7; 2003

Mason-Jones, R., Popp, A. and Towill, D.R. “What information does the supply chain truly need and will it be forthcoming?” International Journal of Agile Manufacturing. Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp111-132, ISBN 1536-8352.

Mason-Jones, R. and Towill, D. R. “Coping with Uncertainty: Reducing Bullwhip in Supply Chains” Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, 2000, Vol. 1, pp40-45.

Mason-Jones, R. and Towill, D. R. “Utilising the Information De-Coupling Point for competitive Advantage” International Journal of Logistics Management, 1999, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp13-26.

Mason-Jones R., and Towill D. R “Total Cycle Time Compression and the Agile Supply Chain”, International Journal of Production Economics, 1999, Vol. 62, pp 61-73, ISSN 0925-5273.

Naylor B., Mason-Jones R., Towill D.R., Childerhouse, P “Integrating lean manufacture and agile supply”, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium in Logistics, Florence, July 1999, pp185-190, ISSN 88-86281-37-4

Berry D., Evans G.N., Mason-Jones R. and Towill D.R., “The BPR SCOPE Concept In Leveraging Improved Supply Chain Performance” Business Process Management Journal.

Mason-Jones R, Naylor J.B and Towill D.R “Lean, Agile or Leagile? Matching your supply chain to the market” International Conference on Production Research, Limerick, 9th-13th August 1999.

Clegg B., Boardman J., Boardman A. and Mason-Jones R. “Designing an Optimal Product Introduction Process for an Extended Enterprise in the Aerospace Sector” INCOSE 1999, Brighton, 6th – 10th June.

Mason-Jones R., Wingrove S., Alexander I. and Naim M., “Developing a Simulator for the Aerospace Extended Enterprise Product Introduction Process.” INCOSE 1999, Brighton, 6th – 10th June.

Mason-Jones R., and Towill D. R “Total Cycle Time Compression and the Agile Supply Chain” International Journal of Production Economics Special Issue, 1999, Vol 60-61, pp 61-73.

Evans G.N, Mason-Jones R. and Towill D.R, “The SCOPE Paradigm of Business Process Re-Engineering” Business Process Management Journal, 1999 Vol 5, No 2, pp 121 – 136.

Mason-Jones R., Berry D., and Naim M.M., “A Systems Engineering Approach to Manufacturing Systems Analysis”, Integrated Manufacturing Systems, 1998, Vol. 9, No. 5 and 6, pp 350 – 366. ISSN 0957 6061.

Mason-Jones R., and Towill D. R, “Shrinking the Supply Chain Uncertainty Circle” The Institute of Operations Management Control Journal, 1998, September, Vol. 24, No. 7, pp 17 – 23. ISSN 0266 1713.

Mason-Jones R., and Towill D. R, “Time Compression in the Supply Chain: Information Management is the Vital Ingredient”, Logistics Information Management, 1998, Vol. 11, No. 2 and 3, pp 93 – 105. ISSN 09576053.

Mason-Jones R., and Towill D. R., “Enlightening Supplies”, Manufacturing Engineer, 1997, Vol. 76, No. 4, pp 156 – 161. ISSN 0956-9944.

Mason-Jones R., and Towill D. R., “Information enrichment: designing the supply chain for competitive advantage”, Supply Chain Management An International Journal, 1997, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp 137-149. ISSN 1359-8546.

Mason-Jones, R., Naim, M.M. and Towill, D.R., “The Impact of Pipeline Control on Supply Chain Dynamics”, International Journal of Logistics Management, 1997, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp 47-62. ISSN 0957-4903

Memberships

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Consultancy

2008/09 – Gwent Police Authority – 2011 Strategic Review

Research

Strategic approach to quick response supply chains in a disaster situation.
The impact of Community of Interest in the way a supply chain operates.
Can supply chain’s be green?
Impact of Measures of Performance and Information Flows on the Effectiveness of a Supply Chain.

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