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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

10 Citations

A framework for evaluating the performance of sustainable service supply chain management under uncertainty

Tseng, M-L., Lim, M., Wong, W-P., Chen, Y-C. & Zhan, Y. Jan 2018 In : International Journal of Production Economics. 195, p. 359-372 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Supply chain management

A Hybrid Approach to Explore the Risk Dependency Structure among Agribusiness Firms

Lei , Z., Wu , K-J., Cui, L. & Lim, M. K. 16 Feb 2018 In : Sustainability. 10, 2, 17 p., 533

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
technical innovation
Risk management
risk management

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. 22 Sep 2018 In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 206, p. 741-754 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

literature review
economic conditions
12 Citations

A novel approach for enhancing green supply chain management using converged interval-valued triangular fuzzy numbers-grey relation analysis

Tseng, M-L., Lim, M., Wu, K-J., Zhou, L. & Tat Dat Bui, D. Jan 2018 In : Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 128, p. 122-133

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Triangular fuzzy number
Grey relation analysis
Green supply chain management
supply chain management

A Study on Logistics Distribution Routing Optimization Considering the Urgency of Customer Time Demands

Wang, J., Lim, M., Hu, J., Yang, Y. & Chiu, A. S. F. 2018 (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper