Professor Michael Bourlakis is the Director of Research and the Head of the Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group at Cranfield School of Management (UK). Michael is an internationally renowned authority in logistics and supply chain management. He has won more than 27 research and consulting projects totalling of more than £27.5 million and he has generated more than 250 publications including more than 65 journal papers. His work has received considerable attention by media (BBC News, ITV News, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal). He has worked with / consulted most leading retailers in the world as well as numerous multinational organisations (Carrefour, DHL, Knight Frank, Metro, Sonae). Since 2017, he has been an Expert Panel Member for TESCO on a “Future of Food Advisory Panel” chaired by TESCO’s CEO Dave Lewis. He has consulted in numerous occasions the European Commission and he has been a Chair and Keynote Speaker for leading logistics conferences worldwide. He has led Doctoral Workshops for the European Logistics Association, BVL (Germany) and the U.K. Logistics Research Network. He is a Visiting Professor at various universities, he sits on the Editorial Board of numerous academic journals and he has co-edited three books.