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Research Interests

Supply Chain Sustainability; Strategy and Operations Management


Ming joined Coventry University in June 2016 as Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management and Cluster Lead – Supply Chain Sustainability and Strategy within the Centre for Business in Society. He is leading a group of supply chain academics in building research profile and pursuing applied-research impact through industry collaboration. Prior to this role, he was Head of Centre for Supply Chain Improvement at the University of Derby building a new Centre of Excellence for supply chain and logistics for the region and beyond. Ming has a long list of industrial project partners including Toyota, Rolls-Royce, Bombardier, Unilever, Alliance Boots, DHL, the HNS, Tesco Express and Caterpillar, and a range of SMEs across different industries. Prof Lim has excellent experience in supply chain management research with extensive expertise in multi-partner projects funded by EPSRC, InnovateUK, EU FP7 and individual companies. Ming works collaboratively with policy and industry organisations on an international scale. He has an outstanding track record of delivering knowledge exchange and impactful research which has been achieved through the establishment of close working relationships with industry partners.

Vision Statement

I am passionate about technology and how best we can creatively apply it to improve any operation and make our life easier. My academic research is multi-disciplinary, integrating engineering, computing, information technology and operations management. Most of my recent research work revolved around Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology - www.therfid.com, incorporated with Internet of Things, cloud computing, Industry 4.0, and big data analysis. The other research expertise which I have developed includes sustainable supply chain management, green/low carbon logistics, lean and agile manufacturing, responsive and reconfigurable manufacturing/supply chain, meta-heuristics, cost and system optimisation, system modelling and simulation. My vision is to generate exciting, stimulating values in all my research work for application in society and industry.

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Research Output 2013 2019

12 Citations (Scopus)

A literature review of sustainable consumption and production: A comparative analysis in developed and developing economies

Wang, C., Ghadimi, P., Lim, M. & Tseng, M-L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 206, p. 741-754 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

literature review
economic conditions

Big Data Application in the Sustainable Supply Chain: a Transportation Industry Case

Hu, J., Lim, M., Tan, K. & Tseng, M-L., 29 Mar 2019, Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain. Sarkis, J. (ed.). 1 ed. Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 429-444 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Do green practices really attract customers? The sharing economy from the sustainable supply chain management perspective

Hu, J., Liu, Y-L., Yuen, T. W. W., Lim, M. & Hu, J., 6 Jun 2019, In : Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 149, p. 177-187 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

supply chain management
Green practices
Supply chain management
1 Citation (Scopus)

End-of-life vehicle (ELV) recycling management: improving performance using an ISM approach

Zhou, F., Lim, M., He, Y., Lin, Y. & Chen, S., 10 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 228, p. 231-243 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

automobile industry
Automotive industry

Life Cycle-based Environmental Performance Indicator for the Coal-to-energy Supply Chain: A Chinese Case Application

Ghadimi, P., Wang, C., Azadnia, A. H., Lim, M. & Sutherland, J. W., 1 Aug 2019, In : Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 147, p. 28-38 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

life cycle
coal-fired power plant
environmental values
environmental performance