Sarah Shaw

Dr Sarah Shaw

Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Hull University Business School

Summary

Dr Sarah Shaw is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Hull University Business School, UK. Her PhD thesis investigated environmental supply chain performance measures. Previously, she worked full-time for a leading UK Safety Supplier in a variety of senior supply chain management positions (15 years industry experience). Sarah is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), having served as Chairman of the CILT Humber Group branch for two years. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

During her time in industry and in her early career Sarah’s achievements have not gone unnoticed. She was finalist in the Everywoman Newcomer of the Year Award – Transport & Logistics and a finalist in the Junior Chamber Outstanding Young Person’s Award both in 2008. She was also the winner of the prestigious CILT’s Richard McLeish Award for significant advances in her study and career in 2009. Recently she won ‘Leader of the Year’ in the Women in Logistics Awards, 2017 UK, for her voluntary work within the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK, aimed at encouraging young people to work in the logistics sector. She was also a finalist in the Women in Business Awards - Humber, 2018 in the category of ‘Women Breaking Boundaries’. Sarah leads on various multi-disciplinary research projects and has published in a variety of scientific journals. She received £25K from the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) in 2017 towards research which investigated how to reduce Black Grass Infestation on UK arable farms. One of her publications was selected by Emerald Group Publishing to appear in A Focus on Sustainable Supply Chains and Green Logistics, part of ‘Emerald Gems’ which brings together some of the most highly cited, read and innovative research in its field. Sarah has taken the lead for the university and business school in developing a Supply Chain Leader Professional Degree Apprenticeship (SCLDA) for organisations to take advantage of the UK government’s apprenticeship levy. This is helping to address the logistics skills talent gap in the UK.

Undergraduate

Dr Shaw teaches on the following programmes:

- BSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management

- MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management

- BSc Supply Chain Leader Degree Apprenticeship (SCLDA)

- Executive MBA

Book Chapter

Environmental or sustainable supply chain performance measurement standards and certifications

Grant, D. B., & Shaw, S. (2019). Environmental or sustainable supply chain performance measurement standards and certifications. In J. Sarkis (Ed.), Handbook on the sustainable supply chain, 357–376. Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781786434272.00024

Conference Proceeding

Exploring environmental sustainability and performance of global logistics hubs

Shaw, S., Grant, D., Hassan, S., & Creazza, A. (2018). Exploring environmental sustainability and performance of global logistics hubs

Journal Article

Developing environmental supply chain performance measures

Shaw, S., Grant, D. B., & Mangan, J. (2010). Developing environmental supply chain performance measures. Benchmarking, 17(3), 320-339. https://doi.org/10.1108/14635771011049326

Management challenges in creating value from business analytics

Vidgen, R., Shaw, S. L., & Grant, D. B. (2017). Management challenges in creating value from business analytics. European journal of operational research, 261(2), 626-639. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.02.023

An empirical analysis of supply and manufacturing risk and business performance: A Chinese manufacturing supply chain perspective

Kumar, V., Bak, O., Guo, R., Shaw, S., Colicchia, C., Garza-Reyes, J. A., & Kumari, A. (2018). An empirical analysis of supply and manufacturing risk and business performance: A Chinese manufacturing supply chain perspective. Supply chain management, 23(6), 461-479. https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-10-2017-0319

Research interests

Sarah's research focuses on the development of sustainable performance measures, dashboards and reporting tools for supply chains. Key areas of interest are: natural environment, performance measurement & reporting, supply chain sustainability and food security.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Shaw is willing to supervise PhD students whose topics relate to her research interests.

1) Abdullah Alsaif, An Investigation into the Impact of Supply Chain Management Practices on Competitive Advantage: The Case of the Saudi Arabian Petrochemical Industry (University of Hull)

2) Wachiraporn Khunjan, Investigating Waste and Sustainability in Thai Restaurant Chains (University of Hull)

3) Sandy Hassan, Exploring Environmental Sustainability and Performance in Global Logistics Hubs (University of Hull)