Professor of Operations Management - Associate Dean for Research at the University of Sussex Business School. University of Sussex Visiting Faculty

Constantin Blome is Professor of Operations Management and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Sussex Business School. He is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Before Constantin was the GlaxoSmithKline Chaired Professor in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and affiliated with the Center of Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE). Constantin’s research interests include supply chain management, procurement, and operations management with a strong focus on sustainability, innovation, and risk issues. In 2020, he received the highly cited research award from Clarivate in the category “cross-field”, highlighting the top 0,1% cited scholars. Constantin is also co-owner and board member of two companies: n-side is one of the fastest-growing companies in Belgium, specializing in optimization of energy markets and clinical trial supply chains ( At BBS, Constantin teaches classes related to supply chain management, operations management, and procurement.


Operations management involves all the functions necessary to design, operate and improve the systems that create and deliver products and services. In this course, our focus will be on various production and operations functions, decisions and trade-offs that are necessary to create value for an organization. In order to reflect today’s work environment half of the course will be focusing on boundary spanning activities like supply chain management and sourcing as significant opportunities and challenges for operations management emerge from globalization.

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