Professor Marc Day

Professor of Strategy and Operations Management

Professor Marc Day

Professor Marc Day

International Business and Strategy
By area: Business Strategy, Operations Management, Operations Strategy, Supply Strategy, Resource-Based View
By industry: Aerospace, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Consumer Retailing, Train Manufacturing, UK Public Sector, Telecoms, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, General Engineering
By geography: Europe, North America
GL84, Greenlands Campus
+44 (0) 1491 414556
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Marc Day is an experienced scholar, consultant and teacher in the areas of operations management and strategy. His particular interest is how organisations co-create value with suppliers, and how organisations configure business unit strategy using a capabilities-based perspective. He is a well-respected educator and designs/delivers programmes for corporate clients, MBAs and DBAs at Henley. In his career he has taught in more than 15 countries. A member of four journal editorial boards, and an experienced broadcast media commentator in the areas of strategy, operations and procurement.

Marc also undertakes a wide variety of consulting assignments, ranging from intensive board-level strategic reviews through to detailed operational assessments of business & supplier performance. Marc Day holds a PhD in manufacturing strategy from Keele University.


Marc Day leads the teaching of strategy (MBA - all modes of study), research skills (MBA - all modes) and research philosophy (DBA Programme).

Executive education delivery in the areas of strategic management and operations strategy.

Research Collaboration & Supervision

Research Collaboration

Marc collaborates widely with other academics and practitioners. He has long term working relationships with Prof. Stan Fawcett (Weber State University, USA) and Prof. Greg Magnan (Seattle University, USA) on strategies to build relational capabilities with suppliers. He has long-term links as a consultant and strategic advisor for Future Purchasing Ltd, and also works on the impact of supply strategy on firm performance with Dr. Scott Lichtenstein (Birmingham City University) and Prof. Phillip Samouel (Kingston Uni, UK). He also has considerable publishing links with Prof. Sarah Dixon. He is currently developing new research outputs with Dr. Garry Elliott in the area of public services strategic planning.

Research Supervision

Current DBAs:

Anil Gupta: The development of new capabilities using lean techniques fused with mindfulness practices

John Keogh: Transparency and trust in food supply chains

Please note: Professor Day does not accept unsolicited enquiries for PhD or DBA supervision.

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