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Research Interests

Supply Chain Sustainability; Strategy and Operations Management

Biography

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 2017

2 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. 31 Jan 2017 In : Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 128, p. 122-133

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
recycling
resource
Editing
Peer review
Quality control

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

Hu, J., Lim, M. & Tan, K. 2017 Sustainable Supply Chain Handbook.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations

Knowledge management in sustainable supply chain management: improving performance through an interpretive structural modelling approach

Lim, M., Tseng, M-L., Tan, K. H. & Bui, T. D. 20 Sep 2017 In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 162, p. 806-816 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Supply chain management
Knowledge management
Textile industry
Information technology
Industry

Resource efficiency and sustainability in logistics and supply chain management

Lim, M. & Jones, C. 27 Mar 2017 In : International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications. 20, 1, p. 20-21 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Logistics
Supply chains
Supply chain management
Rails
Marketing

Reverse logistics KPIs: measuring sustainability performance

Abd Hamid, N. F. B., Lim, M., Barrow, D. & Kwak, D-W. Sep 2017 Annual Logistics Research Network Conference 2017.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Sustainability
Taxonomy
Conceptual framework
Performance measurement
Costs