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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 is currently leading The Unchained Supply project as part of the University of Nottingham's Rights Lab. His research is focusing on developing knowledge that helps to detect modern slavery in supply chains, to understand how supply chain design impacts the occurrence of modern slavery, and the diffusion of good labour practices.

Dr Trautrims' current research on modern slavery in contemporary supply chains is supported by the British Academy and is endorsed by the UK's Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. He joined Nottingham University Business School in 2013 from the University of Hull's Logistics Institute 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.

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

Current Research Activities
Modern slavery in supply chains; sourcing; procurement; compliance.
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Fatima Lopez Castellanos
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, Vol.95, 110-116, 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, Vol.194 (12), 228-236.

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, Vol.48 (4), pp. 415-438.

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, 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

Emberson, C.; Trautrims, A. (2019), "Public procurement and modern slavery risks in the English adult social care sector", Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2019.

Emberson, C.; Trautrims, A. (2018), "PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND MODERN SLAVERY RISKS IN THE ENGLISH ADULT SOCIAL CARE SECTOR", in Public Procurement and Human Rights: Risks, Opportunities and Dilemmas for the State as Buyer, Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2018.

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.


Emberson, C.; Trautrims, A. 2018, "Managers' perceptions of modern slavery risk in a UK health-care supply network", in EUROMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum, Kassel, Germany, forthcoming 2018.

Gutierrez-Huerter, G.; Gold, S.; Trautrims, A. 2018, "The mobilization of narratives to address institutional complexity: the case of modern slavery in the construction industry", in 13th Corporate Responsibility Research Conference.

Schleper, M.C,; Gold, S.; Trautrims, A.; Gutierrez-Huerter O, G. 2018, "Tackling Slavery in Operations and Supply Chains: Empirical Evidence from the UK Construction Industry", in Paper presentation at 5th EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Forum. Kassel, Germany, forthcoming 2018.

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

University of Nottingham Rights Lab; Walk Free, 2017, "Modern Slavery: What Business Needs to Know", in, Walk Free Foundation.

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



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