Dr Antony Potter BSc(Hons) PhD PGCHET is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the Alliance Manchester Business School (University of Manchester). His research interests focus on lean manufacturing (i.e. the Toyota Production System), lean new product development, and supply chain management. In addition, he also undertakes research into supplier involvement in new product development, supply chain risk management, and the evolution of clusters and supply networks. His published articles have appeared in leading international journals including the Journal of Product Innovation Management (Grade 4 journal, ABS list), International Journal of Operations and Production Management (Grade 4 journal, ABS list), Journal of Economic Geography (Grade 4 journal, ABS list), International Journal of Production Economics (Grade 3 journal, ABS list), Regional Studies (Grade 3 journal, ABS list), Journal of Cleaner Production, and Trends in Food Science and Technology. He has also been awarded the Chris Voss Best Paper Award (EUROMA, 2012), the Chris Voss Highly Commended Award (EUROMA, 2013), and the Chan Hahn Best Paper Award Finalist (Academy of Management, 2012).