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Dr Alexander Trautrims

BA (Hons) (Leeds Metropolitan), MSc (Heriot Watt), PGDip (Hull), PhD (Hull), PGCHE (Hull)
Lecturer in Supply Chain & Operations Management

Division: Operations Management and Information Systems
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8231404
Location: C05 (Si Yuan Building, Jubilee Campus)

Dr Trautrims joined Nottingham University Business School in 2013 from the University of Hull's Logistics Insitute where he also accomplished his PhD on in-store logistics execution of European retailers. His PhD was sponsored by a Peter Thompson scholarship from the University of Hull and was awarded a highly commended Outstanding Doctoral Research Award by EFMD and Emerald.

Since joining Nottingham University Business School Dr Trautrims' research focus shifted to sourcing and procurement issues in the supply chain. He is currently part of a cross-disciplinary research initiative at the University of Nottingham on slavery in supply chains and he is also part of an anti-slavery initiative with the British construction sector.

He is also researching on the issue of reshoring and managerial decisions in sourcing and procurement. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logsitics Management, the Scientific Board of the European Research Seminar of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and a member of its Academic Strategies Board. He has published in the Journal of Business Logistics, the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logstics Management and in Supply Chain Management: An International Journal.

Research Interests
supply chain management concepts; supply chain ecosystems; supply chain decision making; reshoring; retail supply chains; procurement; humans in supply chains; sustainable supply chain management

Administrative Roles
Head of Undergraduate Examinations
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Managing Operations in the Digital Enterprise (N11801)
Purchasing Strategies and Techniques (N13321)


Procurement and Purchasing (N14C40)

External Exminerships & Validations
2013 - Ongoing    External Examiner for BSc(Hons) Logistics Management at the University of Lincoln
Current Research Activities
Managerial decision making in supply chains, particularly in sourcing and procurement. Current research projects include the development and implementation of measures against modern slavery in supply chains and procurement activities; the detection of modern slavery in the supply chain; the diffusion of responsible business practices; and how supply chain design can foster or reduce the use of modern slavery and other human rights violations in the supply chain.

International Collaborations, Organisation & Contributions
2013 - Ongoing    CSCMP European Research Seminar - Member of the Scientific Board
2011 - 2012    Highly Commended Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award 2011
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Kingshuk Jubaer Islam

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Chesney, T., Gold, S. & Trautrims, A.(2017)., "Agent Based Modelling as a Decision Support System for Shadow Accounting", Decision Support Systems, forthcoming 2017.

Trautrims, A.,; MacCarthy, B. L.; Okade, C.(2017)., "Building an Innovation-Based Supplier Portfolio: The Use of Patent Analysis in Strategic Supplier Selection in the Automotive Sector", International Journal of Production Economics, forthcoming 2017.

Wollenburg, J.; Hübner, A.; Kuhn, H.; Trautrims, A.(2017)., "From Bricks-and-Mortar to Bricks-and-Clicks: Logistics Networks in Omni-Channel Grocery Retailing", International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, forthcoming 2017.

Trautrims, A.; Defee, C.; Farris, T.M.(2016)., "Preparing Business Students for Workplace Reality - Using Global Virtual Teams in Logistics and SCM Education", International Journal of Logistics Management (Editorial), Vol.27 (3), pp. 886-907.

Gold, S.; Trautrims, A.; Trodd, Z.(2015)., "Modern slavery challenges to supply chain management", Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol.20 (5), pp. 485-494.

Trautrims, A.; Grant, D.B.; Cunliffe, A.; Wong, C.Y.(2012)., "Using the "documentary method"to analyse qualitative data in logistics research", International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Vol.42 (8-9), pp. 828-842.

Trautrims, A.; Grant, D.B.; Wong, C.Y.(2012)., "The Interaction of Human Resources and Managerial Systems as they Affect In-Store Replenishment Operations", Supply Chain Forum, Vol.13 (2), pp. 54-64.

Trautrims, A.; Grant, D.B.; Fernie, J.; Harrison, T.(2009)., "Optimising on-shelf availability for customer service and profit", Journal of Business Logistics, Vol.30 (2), pp. 231-247.


Grant, D.B.; Trautrims, A.; Wong, C.Y.(2013), Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management Principles and Practices for Sustainable Operations and Management, Kogan Page, forthcoming 2013.

Chapters in Books

Trautrims, A.; Grant, D.B.; Schnedlitz, P.(2011)., "In-Store Logistics Processes in Austrian Retail Companies", in Morschett. D et al (ed) European Retail Research, (25 (1)), pp, 63-84, Gabler, Wiesbaden.


Schleper, M.C.; Gold, S., Trautrims, A.; Gutierrez-Huerter O, G., 2017, "Tackling Slavery in Operations and Supply Chains: Empirical Evidence from the UK Construction Industry", in Paper presentation at the 24th Annual EurOMA Meeting, Edinburgh, UK.

Trautrims, A.; Gold, S.; Firth, D.; Carter, H., 2017, "Ethical supply management in practice: The response of the UK construction and facilities management sector to the Modern Slavery Act 2015", in International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum, EurOMA, forthcoming 2017.

Trautrims, A.; Gold, S., 2015, "Slavery in supply chains.", at POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) Annual Conference: 8-11 May 2015, Washington DC, USA..

Trautrims, A.; Beltagui, A.; Shaw, D., 2014, "Supply Chain Ecosystems Understanding supply chain networks through an ecological perspective", at Proceedings of CSCMP's European Research Seminar - WHU Dusseldorf.

Trautrims, A.; Kauppi, K., 2014, "Noncomplaint fulfilment behaviour in retial supply chains", at Proceedings of the Internaitonal symposium on logistics - Ho Chi Minh City.

Trautrims, A.; Grant, D., 2013, "Managing Logistics and Supply Chain Human Resources", at Proceedings of the Logistics Research Network - Birmingham.

Farris, T.; Defee, C.; Trautrims, A.; Pfeiffer, J., 2012, "The Global Workgroup Project Creating Real-world Experience in the Classroom", at Proceedings of the 9th International Meetings on Logistics Research - RIRL 2012, Montreal.

Trautrims, A.; Grant, D.B.; Wong, C.Y., 2012, "Factors Determining the Management of In-Store Logistics Operations", at Proceedings of the CSCMP European Research Seminar, Frankfurt..

Wenner, K.; Trautrims, A., 2012, "Applications of Telematics in Fleet Management Systems", at Proceedings of the Logistics Research Network; Cranfield.

Trautrims, A.; Grant, D.B.; Wong, C.Y., 2011, "Investigating Human and Systems Interactions in Store Replenishment Operations", at Proceedings of the Logistics Research Network; Southampton.

Jahns, F.; Trautrims, A.; Grant, D.B.; Fernie, J., 2010, "Out-of-Shelf Detection Applications in Retailing", at Proceedings of the Logistics Research Network; Harrogate.

Fernie, J.; Grant, D.B.; Trautrims, A., 2008, "On Shelf Availability in UK Retailing.", at British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference; Harrogate.

Trautrims, A.; Grant, D.B., 2008, "A Literature Review of Current Research in Retail On-Shelf Availability", at Proceedings of the Logistics Research Network; Liverpool..

Reports for external body

Trautrims, A.; Grant, D.B., 2007, "ECR UK Availability Bluebook; Availability Insights Subgroup", in Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD); Watford..



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