Dr Don Fleet

Industrial Associate

Don joined the research team in the Centre for International Manufacturing in 2002, but his current role as an Industrial Associate is helping multi-national companies benefit from research outputs- particularly in the re-design of global manufacturing and supply footprint.


Before returning to Cambridge Don had a 26-year, international career with Unilever, which included senior operational positions in manufacturing and logistics and global roles in the corporate centre. His most recent appointments were as director of manufacturing and logistics in Canada and then heading-up a team modelling and evaluating manufacturing and supply strategies for global product categories.


Don holds an MA and PhD from Cambridge and an MBA, with distinction, from Warwick, where his final year dissertation tested the applicability of manufacturing strategy processes to global enterprises.  In addition to academic publications he is a co-author of Making the Right Things in the Right Places and contributor to Capturing Value from Global Networks.



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20th International Manufacturing Symposium

Informating next generation supply chains


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