Profile: Janet Godsell
Prof. of Operations, Univ. of Warwick
Professor Jan Godsell joined WMG in October 2013 from her prior position of Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University School of Management.
Professor Godsell's career has been split between both industry and academia. She joined the faculty of Cranfield in 2001, following the completion of her Executive MBA there. She also completed her PhD at Cranfield, researching the development of a customer responsive supply chain.
Prior to her return to academia, Professor Godsell developed a successful career within industry, beginning at ICI/Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. Following this, she worked up to senior management level at Dyson, in both Supply Chain and Operations Management functions. At Dyson, she undertook a number of operational and process improvement roles within R&D, customer logistics, purchasing and manufacturing.
Professor Godsell is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the IMechE. She is on the board and scientific committee of EurOMA (European Operations Management Association), the cabinet of the UK roundtable of CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) and the manufacturing steering committee of the IMechE. She is on the editorial board of 3 journals, including the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and she is an advocate for improving the uptake of STEM subjects by school children.
NoteStreams By Janet Godsell
In the UK, farmers have been leading cows into supermarkets and emptying shelves in the dairy aisle, to protest against the dropping price of milk. The price of milk has fallen 25% over the past year, with the average cost now 24p per liter. Lower prices reduce profits, make it harder for suppliers to recoup their costs and ultimately put people out of business. In particular, it has tended to be the smaller farmers in more remote areas, who face higher production and logistics costs that have suffered from the drop.