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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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Supply chains Engineering & Materials Science
Supply chain management Engineering & Materials Science
Sustainable development Engineering & Materials Science
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Innovation Engineering & Materials Science
Logistics Engineering & Materials Science
Decision making Engineering & Materials Science
Food supply Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2013 2019

5 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., 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: Case Study of the Transportation Industry

Hu, J., Lim, M. & Tan, K., Mar 2019, (Unpublished) Sustainable Supply Chain Handbook. 616 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Stakeholders, Green Manufacturing, and Practice Performance: Empirical Evidence from Chinese Fashion Businesses

Guo, L., Lim, M. & Wang, Z., 1 Feb 2019, In : Annals of Operations Research. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Empirical evidence
Green manufacturing
Green practices

The impact of regional financial development on economic growth in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region: a spatial econometric analysis

Wang, C., Zhang, X., Ghadimi, P., Liu, Q., Lim, M. & Stanley, H. E., 29 Jan 2019, In : Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 521, p. 635-648 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Economic Growth
Spatial Autocorrelation
17 Citations (Scopus)

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