Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law
Dr Helen Benton received her PhD in Management from Aston University. Her research focuses on supply chains and sustainability. She was awarded Principal Fellowship of AdvancedHE for her contribution to higher education.
Helen has been involved in numerous research and consultancy projects. She is currently working on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Hexcel Composites Ltd. This project will develop a toolkit and processes for developing sustainability in their supply chain. She led a KTP rated “Outstanding” by Innovate UK in supply chain improvement with Hexcel. She has also worked on a Low-Carbon KEEP knowledge transfer project which created a sustainable auditing process for an SME.
She has also been funded by HEFCE and the university for her research in business and management education. She has also led a variety of projects in this area for innovation, technology-enhanced learning and student experience.
Helen's research interests focus on managing and improving supply chains from an efficiency and effectiveness point of view. Past projects have focused on creating sustainable supply chains and how data and IT can improve supply chain coordination. She has been involved in knowledge transfer work to reduce carbon, working with SMEs. She has a particular interest in sustainable operations and supply chains. Alongside this interest in supply chains, Helen has also been involved in pedagogical research, having been awarded funds from HEFCE to innovate the team based learning approach and from the university to improve student experience.
Helen has taught undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals in the areas of: supply chain management, sustainability, project management and operations management. She has lead BSc and Masters courses and large international modules. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a University Teaching Fellow.
Benton, H.M., Wilding, B., Bailey, K., Blance, M. and Holly, D., 2016. Aligning Manufacturing Strategies with Complexity Factors in The Aerospace Supply Chain. In: 5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management: Joining P&OM forces worldwide: Present and future of Operations Management. Havana, Cuba, 6-10 September 2016.
Benton, H.M., Wilding, B., Bailey, K., Blance, M., 2016. Manufacturing strategy decisions in a complex aerospace supply chain. In: 23rd EurOMA (European Operations Management Association): Interactions. Trondheim, Norway, 17-22 June 2016
Benton, H.M., 2009. Archival Case Study Analysis of the Issues in Selecting Information and ICT Systems for Supply Chains. In: APMS (Advances in Production Management Systems), International IFIP WG 5.7 Conference: New Challenges, New Approaches. Bordeaux, France, 21-23 September 2009. Bordeaux: Springer.
Benton, H.M., Binder, M. and Wolfgang Egel-Hess, W., 2007. Benchmarking to promote learning in supply chains. International Journal of Learning and Change, 2(2) pp. 149-165.
Albores, P., Love, D.M., Weaver, M. Stone, J. and Benton, H., 2006. An evaluation of SCOR modelling techniques and tools. In: EuroMOT (European Conference on the Management of Technology), 2nd European Conference on Technology and Global Integration. Birmingham, UK, 10-12 September 2006, Vol. 1, pp. 16-24.
Benton, H.M. Binder, M. and Egel-Hess, W., 2006. Benchmarking operations: a means to organisational learning in supply chain management? In: EurOMA European Operations Management Association, 13th International Annual EurOMA Conference: Moving up the Value Chain, Glasgow, Scotland, 18-21 June 2006, Vol. 1 pp. 111-120.
Benton, H.M. and Love, D.M., 2006. Supply Chain Systems: A Framework for Selection. In: EurOMA European Operations Management Association, 13th International Annual EurOMA Conference: Moving up the Value Chain, Glasgow, Scotland, 18-21 June 2006, pp. 121-130.
Benton, H.M. and Love, D.M., 2006. Holistic Supply Chain Systems Framework, IPSERA (International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association) 15th Annual IPSERA Conference, San Diego, CA, 6-8 April 2006. CD ISBN: 0-9779673-0-1.
Al-Kilani, M., Benton, H.M. and McDonald, S., 2006. Assessment as a facilitator of autonomous learning. UCLT (University Centre for Learning and Teaching), Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Chelmsford, UK, 12 September 2006. Chelmsford: Anglia Ruskin University.
Tang, N., Benton, H.M., Love, D., Albores, P., Ball, P., MacBryde, J. Boughton, N. and Drake, P., 2004. Developing an enterprise simulator to support electronic supply chain management for B2B electronic business. International Journal of Production Planning and Control, 16 (5), pp. 572-583.
Benton, H., Acevedo, B., Malevicius, R. 2022 (under review). SMEs in Motorsports: What is driving their journey to sustainability? BAM2022 Conference on reimagining business and management as a force for good. Manchester, UK, 31 August - 2 September 2022. Manchester: Alliance Manchester Business School
Benton, H., Acevedo, B., Malevicius, R. 2022 (under review). Using lifecycle assessment to evaluate responsible consumption and production (SDG goal 12) in fashion supply chains. BAM2022 Conference on reimagining business and management as a force for good. Manchester, UK, 31 August - 2 September 2022. Manchester: Alliance Manchester Business School
Benton, H., 2018. Delivering enhanced skills for postgraduate through team-based learning (TBL) In: CABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference 2018, 24-25 April 2018, Glasgow.
Benton, H.M., Everett, S. and Hunt, A., 2015. Raising levels of student satisfaction with assessment and feedback: reflecting on the staff experience of an ambitious change management programme. In: CABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference and Broadcast 2015, 28-29 April 2015, York.