SML Alumnus wins Doctoral Research Awards



School of Management and Languages Postgraduate Research alumnus Dr André Kreie has been named as the winner of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management prize in this year’s Emerald / EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards.

Co-sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing and the Management Development Network (EFMD), these internationally judged awards celebrate excellence in research across a range of business related disciplines, focussing on innovation and the practical applications of research.

The Adaptation of Supply Chains to Climate Change

Entitled The Adaptation of Supply Chains to Climate Change, André’s winning doctoral thesis focused on supply chain risk management. Using climate change as an example of established risk to supply chains, André’s research explored issues of learning and knowledge management, looking at how supply networks can learn about the risk/impact of climate change, and develop processes and structures as a network to be able to adapt to the impacts.

After receiving his doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 2013, André has established his own international reputation; working as Vice Dean for the German Academy for Foreign Trade and Logistics (DAV), and now also as a Project Manager for the Kuehne Foundation based in Switzerland, specialising in education, higher education and training.

As a former SML MSc student, André described his choice to return to Heriot-Watt for his PhD as quite natural, allowing him the opportunity to continue to work alongside the internationally recognised Professor Alan McKinnon, and the Logistics Research Centre.

Despite his global success, André continues to contribute to the next generation of SML students, acting as Supervisor for Postgraduate theses and working on continuing professional development courses for the School.