About Us

Making an exceptional impact on business and society globally

The Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research (COSCR) is a multi-disciplinary research centre that focuses on developing and disseminating knowledge in operations and supply chain management, as well as advancing managerial practices. 


Our research aims to benefit students, academic researchers, policy and decision makers, management consultants, business managers, and the wider public.

The centre members conduct scholarly and rigorous research projects using a mixture of methods including theory construction, modelling, testing and developing application-based tools by working closely with members of our Supply Chain Council and through collaboration with other research institutions. 


COSCR contributes to Undergraduate, Masters, MBA and PhD programmes at the Business School:

Commercial services

We offer commercial services including:

  • Knowledge transfer e.g. Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) and Innovative Training Network (ITN)
  • Commercial consultancy e.g. supply chain practice review, supply chain improvement project, supply chain technology strategy, supply chain collaboration project, mapping of supply chains and networks, social network analysis, and supply chain modelling
  • Executive and Professional Education e.g. customised supply chain management courses and Leeds Supply Chain Mastery series