Dr Jagjit Srai

Head of CIM ctor Supply Networks Programme at Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

Head of Centre for International Manufacturing, and Director, Supply Networks Programme, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

Dr Jagjit Singh Srai is Head of the IfM's Centre for International Manufacturing. Jag's main research and practice interests are in the areas of international manufacturing and supply networks, in particular network configuration and industrial capability. Current research areas include supply chain mapping and value chain analysis, operations integration of multi-organisational manufacturing and service networks, and the development of new forms of supply network that support emerging industries. As part of the 'research-into-practice' activities of the Centre, recent industrial engagements span many sectors (Automotive, Aerospace, Food and FMCG, Pharma, Healthcare) and includes application of supply chain mapping and value chain analysis approaches to Multinationals, Emerging Industry networks, Industrial Development Organisations (UN-IDO, Cluster Associations) and Government bodies (RDAs, UKTI, BIS).

Before joining Cambridge University, Jag's previous roles have been in industry as a Manufacturing & Supply Chain Director of a Multinational (multiregional) operation, Technical Director of a National business, and other Senior Management positions, with over 17 years industrial experience in a variety of front-line Manufacturing and Supply Chain operational roles. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute for Chemical Engineers.

Research interests include

  • International Supply Chains
  • Supply Network Design - International firms and Multinational Corporations
  • Supply Chain Capability - Capability Models
  • Supply Chain Configuration - Influence on capability and performance
  • Service Supply Chain operations
  • Value chain analysis & mapping techniques
  • Sustainable supply chain design
Institute for Manufacturing


  • In news articles

    Supply chain resilience

    A supply chain expert and leading researcher from the University of Cambridge hosted a seminar for CSaP’s Policy Leaders Fellows (PLFs), the most senior policymakers in Whitehall, Brussels or devolved administrations, who provide access to research and academic expertise.