John Upperton

John Upperton

PhD Student

Worcester Business School

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John is a part-time PhD student in Worcester Business School. John’s main research interest is in supply chain and reverse logistics.  His PhD is in researching methods that will help to improve the management of returns for firms, with particular interests in cost management and the e-commerce sector.

His supervisors are Dr Taroun, Dr Garfield and Mr Bernon.

In addition to working towards his PhD, John is an experienced supply chain professional currently engaged in consultancy assignments across the UK.


BSc (Hons) Applicable Mathematics, 1992, Manchester Metropolitan University

MSc Manufacturing Supply Chain, 1996, Leeds Metropolitan University

MBA, 2007, Open University

Exec MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain, 2010, Cranfield University


Bernon, M., Upperton, J., Bastl, M. and Cullen, J. (2013), "An exploration of supply chain integration in the retail product returns process", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 43, No: 7, :586-608.