“Swimming with the big fish: Integrating SMEs in complex supply networks and building their capabilities”
Assistant Professor Jas Kalra
24 June 2021, 12:00
Building on his research with Hinkley Point C (HPC) project, Dr. Jas Kalra will discuss how large organisations could develop and leverage the ecosystem of regional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Dr. Kalra will illustrate the process by which HPC integrated local SMEs into its complex supply network and further developed and scaled their capabilities. This work presents a case for working closely with regional SMEs to deliver social value in a more immediate to medium-term, thereby contributing to the long-term impact and legacy of the megaproject.
Dr. Jas Kalra is a Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management (Assistant Professor) at Newcastle University Business School. Prior to this, he has worked as a Supply Chain Researcher at University College London, University of Bath School of Management, and Alliance Manchester Business School. His research interests are in the area of Supplier Relationship Management, Procurement of Complex Services, and Inter-organisational Projects. His work has been published in Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Production Planning & Control, and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Supply Chain Management.