Matthias is a professor of operations management at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. In the widest sense his research focuses on the design and management of supply chain systems, with a particular focus on the automotive industry. He is interested in the evolution of manufacturing footprints, risk and flexibility in supply chain networks, as well as the changing nature of how manufacturing firms compete.
He has been a consultant to a range of manufacturers and service providers on process improvement and supply chain management issues, and has advised several government agencies on automotive industry matters; he was a member of the New Automotive Innovation and Growth Team (NAIGT), and currently serves on the UK Supply Chain Group of the Automotive Council at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Prior to joining Oxford he was on the faculty of the University of Cambridge and a Sloan Industry Centre Fellow at MIT’s Engineering System Division.