Amy Benstead

PhD (Integrated) student

Research Interests

With seven years’ experience in the apparel industry, most recently as a Senior Merchandise Manager at global sourcing company Li & Fung, based in Istanbul, I am carrying out research in socially sustainable supply chain management. This focusses on appropriate due diligence for socially sustainable supply chain management in the textiles and clothing industry with a particular interest in modern slavery legislation. Additionally, I am exploring the rationale behind manufacturing location decisions within the global textile industry and the recent concept of reshoring – the movement of activities associated with manufacturing back to the country from which they were previously offshored.

Why and how do firms reshore?: A contingency-based conceptual framework
Benstead, A., Stevenson, M., Hendry, L.C. 9/08/2017 In: Operations Management Research. 19 p.
Journal article

Horizontal supply chain collaboration in response to modern slavery legislation: a relational perspective
Benstead, A., Hendry, L.C., Stevenson, M. 27/02/2017
Conference paper

Detecting modern slavery in supply chains: A targeted audit approach
Benstead, A., Hendry, L.C., Stevenson, M. 2017
Conference paper

The reshoring process in the UK textiles industry
Benstead, A., Hendry, L.C., Stevenson, M. 17/06/2016
Conference paper

Linking the sustainability agenda to location decisions: a multiple case study analysis in the textiles and clothing industry
Benstead, A., Hendry, L., Stevenson, M. 2015
Conference paper

Reshoring in the UK textiles and clothing industry: an exploratory study
Benstead, A., Hendry, L., Stevenson, M. 2015
Conference paper