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Operations Group

Following the merger of OM and ORMS Group from September 2018the combined group will be called the Operations Group. Mark Johnson is the head of Group, with Leroy White as the head of Research and PhD coordinator for the Group.

Thu 09 May 2019, 15:13

OM Faculty Awards and Commendations

  • Mehmet Chakkol, Max Finne and Mark Johnson's work was highly commended by the Nigel Slack Teaching Award's judging panel at EurOMA 2018.
  • Nicola Burgess won the WBS Award for Outstanding Research Contribution.
  • Doctoral student Altricia Dawson won a WBS Award for Teaching Excellence.

Well done all!

Wed 04 Jul 2018, 10:03

Professor Pietro Micheli

Congratulations to Pietro on being awarded a Chair at Warwick Business School.

Well deserved, Professor Micheli....

Tue 30 May 2017, 08:50

JPIM accepts Giovanni Radaelli's latest paper

Giovanni Radaelli has co-authored a paper 'The Role of Managers in Enacting Two-Step Institutional Work for Radical Innovation in Proffessional Organisations' - which has been accepted by the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Thu 27 Apr 2017, 11:49

Haley Beer wins Awards for her Doctoral Research, and for Best Paper

Haley's PhD research “An exploration of people’s experiences of the performance measurement process in social enterprises”, has been awarded the the 2016 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Operations and Production Management category. This award is made by the International Journal of Operations & Production Management. She wins €1500; a certificate; the prospect of an offer of publication in International Journal of Operations & Production Management at the discretion of the Editor(s); and a winner’s logo for use on correspondence.

She also won another award for best paper at the inaugural meeting of the Journal of Business Venturing Thematic consortium which was recently held at Ivey in Ontario.

Congratulations Haley - we are proud to be associated with you!

Tue 11 Apr 2017, 12:46

Ross Ritchie Returns

After a few years working at Loughborough Business School, Ross Ritchie has returned to the OM Group fold taking the post of Principal Teaching Fellow. Ross is well known to us and we are delighted that we have tempted him back, with a shorter commute if nothing else!

Wed 30 Nov 2016, 09:29

Haley Beer joins OM

WBS OM Group PhD student Haley Beer is joining us as Assistant Professor of Performance and Responsibility on 3 January 2017. Throughout her years as a PhD student Haley has worked closely with the Group, developing her teaching skills alongside her research. We are delighted to welcome her. This has been a big year for Haley, who got married in August - congratulations on your new status, Haley!

Wed 30 Nov 2016, 09:27

Giovanni Radaelli joins OM

We are delighted that Dr Giovanni Radaelli will be joining us on 3 January 2017 as Assistant Professor. Gio will be working on an NHS research project with Nicola Burgess, and will also be teaching on our undergraduate modules. He was previously a research fellow with the WBS Enterpreneurship and Innovation Group and he will continue his involvement with the Organising Healthcare Research Network.

Wed 30 Nov 2016, 09:23

Max Finne wins Teaching Innovation Award

Max won a well-deserved accolade for his paper 'Deconstructing the productivity of university teaching' at this year's EurOMA conference. In a slightly circular way, it was the NIgel Slack Teaching Innovation Award... Congratulations Max!

Thu 07 Jul 2016, 16:08

MIT Sloan paper - Rhian Silvestro

Rhian Silvestro's article 'Do You Know What Really Drives Your Business's Performance?' is published in MIT Sloan Management Review, Summer 2016.

Thu 07 Jul 2016, 09:11

We welcome Vikki Abusidualghoul

Vikki AbusidualghoulThe OM Group is delighted to welcome Dr Vikki Abusidualghoul who joins us as Principal Teaching Fellow. She has transferred to OM from the Masters programme here at WBS where she has been the Programmes Improvement Officer since 2014. Vikki will be teaching on several of our modules. She has been involved with innovative programme design, so will have a head start on bringing new ideas to the OM teaching offer. Prior to joining WBS last year, Vikki was a Programme Director and Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester. We welcome Vikki to the OM Group and look forward to working with her.

Tue 03 Nov 2015, 09:35

Congratulations to Nicola Burgess

Huge congratulations to Nicola Burgess on her appointment as Associate Professor in Operations Management

Tue 20 Oct 2015, 10:42

'Broken' comms chain in hospitals failing the elderly

Nicola BurgessNew research by Nicola Burgess and WBS colleagues has found that hybrid middle managers – nurses and doctors that have moved from the frontline into management roles – are ignored by their peers, making it difficult to share knowledge up the chain of command due to a professional hierarchy where high status doctors ‘shut down’ peers of a ‘lower’ status.

Tue 20 Oct 2015, 09:43 | Tags: Publications

New research: Mass customization in services

The International Journal of Operations and Production Management has published another paper by Rhian Silvestro and Paola Lustrato. This explores how the 'mid office' concept enables mas customization in services.

Tue 20 Oct 2015, 08:54 | Tags: Publications

OM in the Media

Mark Johnson was featured in various media recently

Telegraph Online commenting on recent problems at Tesco

Thomson Reuters - discussing the manufacturing challenges faced by Honda's airbag supplier

Thu 12 Feb 2015, 15:38 | Tags: media, johnson

OM Blog: OM@wbs

On the WBS OM blog we aim to offer insights from the Operations Management faculty at Warwick Business School. We hope that they are interesting and relevant to our students, current – past and future – and professionals who live and breathe Operations Management and those that need to understand it better (i.e. most people!)
Thu 02 Oct 2014, 13:34

Latest OM research on financial and physical supply chains


Rhian Silvestro and her co-author Paola Lustrato have published an article on financial supply chain integration in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management.

Wed 21 May 2014, 11:25 | Tags: Publications