Dr Brian McGarrie

Dr Brian McGarrie

Department of Management
Senior Lecturer in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Brian is a Senior Lecturer in Procurement and Supply Chain Management (teaching-focused). Apart from Operations Management, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Brian has also taught Risk and Crisis Management, and Sustainable Management. Brian is also the Director of Executive MBA Programmes within the School.

Brian has extensive experience of delivering Executive Education programmes and has developed blended and online course materials globally.


BSc (Hons.)



Brian joined Birmingham Business School in September 2015 having held various Senior Lectureships/Senior Teaching Fellow roles at a number of universities both in the UK and in New Zealand, including most recently, the University of Salford and Lancaster University. 

He has over 20 years of experience in teaching Executive Education and MBA Programmes in Operations Management, Procurement, Global Supply Chain Management, Risk and Crisis Management. He has recently taught executive students in Singapore, Malaysia, India, Jordan, and Zambia and worked with Airbus on their World Class Leaders Programme.

Brian has also held various MBA Director roles at Salford Business School, Nottingham Business School, Durham Business School, Leeds Business School and Newcastle University Business School.

He has worked as a consultant and advisor to the Scottish Government and to a large number of companies.

He holds a Doctorate in the implementation of production planning and control systems within SMEs.



Introduction to Business Strategy and SCM (year 1)

Operations Management (year 2)

Operations Management (Singapore)


International Operations and Procurement (MSc IB Singapore)

Operations Management (Executive MBA)

Operations Management (MSc Management)

Service Operations (MSc Management) 

Postgraduate supervision

  • Procurement
  • Supply Chain Management, particularly issues around sustainability and risk
  • Service Operations Management
  • Operations Strategy 


  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Sustainable Procurement

Other activities