linda-whicker

Linda Whicker

Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and HUBS Undergraduate Examinations Officer

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Hull University Business School

l.whicker@hull.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1482 463088

Linda currently teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level in logistics and operations management.

She has contributed to the development of the new supply chain leadership professional degree programme and will lead the first module on 'Learning Review Professional Development'. She is also HUBS Undergraduate Exams Officer.

Previously she worked at University of Nottingham Business School, leading courses in supply chain management and quality management.

For more than five years, she was seconded to the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus where she led courses in operations management, manufacturing strategy and supply chain management at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive level.

Research

Research Interests

  • Supply chain management in palm oil supply chains
  • Time and cost investigations in SCM
  • International food industry

Research groups

  • Prof Stephanie Haywood, Engineering
  • Dr Paul Jensen, Institute of Logistics, University of Hull
  • Dr Pauline Deutz, Geography

Publications

Whicker L, Bernon M, Mena C and Templar S, 'Understanding the Relationships between Time and Cost to Improve Supply Chain Performance, International Journal of Production Economics, 121:2, p 641 (2009)

Lynch J and Whicker L, 'Do Marketing and Logistics Understand Each Other? An Empirical Investigation of the Interface Activities between Logistics and Marketing', International Journal of Logistics, 11:3, pp 167-178 (2008)

Tatsis V, Mena C, Van Wassenhove L N and Whicker L, 'E-Procurement in the Greek Food and Drink Industry: Drivers and Impediments, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 12, pp 63-74 (2006)

Knowles G, Whicker L, Femat J H, Canales F D C, 'A Conceptual Model for the Application of Six Sigma Methodologies to Supply Chain Improvement', International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, 8:1, pp 51-65 (2005)

Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Sustainable Logistics
  • Operations Management
  • Learning Review & Professional Development

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc, DIS, (University of Loughborough)
  • PGCHE (University of Warwick),
  • Chartered Engineer, IET

Partnerships and collaborations

  • Part of the Network in Retail Logistics and was Lead Investigator for the joint £660,000 university / industry collaboration research project, Supply Chain Cost Effectiveness and Swift Service (SUCCESS), which looked at streamlining supply chain costs in the food and drinks industry.
  • Previous research projects have been involved with the supply chains of companies including British Airways, Rover Group, BAe, Asda, Unilever, Mars, Bernard Matthews, McCormick and more recently, MAFC, Malaysia.
  • Her publications focus is on logistics, supply chain costing, supply chain management and virtual enterprises.

Awards and accolades

  • Process audit study of Keresa Mill Operations, Sarawak, Malaysia. Direct funding £30,000 11/2015
  • Supply chain optimisation project, Malaysia Agrifood Corporation Berhad. Total funding MYR 40,000 (£8,000) 2009-2010
  • Supply chain management, logistics, supply chain costing, manufacturing strategy, time-based competition, Assessing the Supply Chain Costs in the Food and Drink Industry (EPSRC GR/R31539/01 (P)) £183,759; L Whicker, R Roy, I McCarthy. Total programme, £661,000, 2001-2004.
  • Inventory and Supply Chain Management, bmi British Midland Teaching Company (Prog. No. 2642) £107,471; R. Roy, L. Whicker, N. Davis. Total programme, £317,122, 1999–2003
  • Time Compression in Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, British Airways plc. Total funding, £25,000, 1997–1998.
  • Awarded ‘Paper of the Year’ by the Editorial Board for Lynch J and Whicker L, 'Do Marketing and Logistics Understand Each Other? An Empirical Investigation of the Interface Activities between Logistics and Marketing', International Journal of Logistics, 11:3, pp 167-178 (2008)