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Nick Chung
Assistant Professor
3400 3790
2362 5267

Brief Biosketch

Dr Chung graduated from the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong in 2001. He obtained his MPhil and PhD in 2004 and 2007 respectively at the same University. His research interests include Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain collaboration, Production Scheduling, Distributed Scheduling, Distribution Network, etc. Dr Chung has published over 60 international journal papers, including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and CyberneticsIEEE Transactions on Instrumentations and Measurement, Decision Support SystemsInternational Journal of Production EconomicsInternational Journal of Production ResearchRobotics and Computer Integrated ManufacturingOMEGAExpert Systems with Application,  Resources, Conservation & RecyclingTransportation Research Part E – Logistics and Transportation ReviewRisk Analysis, etc.

Teaching and Research Specialties

  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management.
  • Supply Chain Collaboration.
  • Distribution Network.
  • Vehicle Routing.
  • Berth Allocation and Crane Scheduling.
  • Operations Research
  • Production Scheduling.
  • Economic Lot Scheduling.
  • Distributed Scheduling.
  • Machine Maintenance and Reliability
  • Crew scheduling
  • Aircraft rotation
  • Fleet assignment
  • Disruption management

PhD students' project:

  • Stochastic Economic Lot Scheduling Problems in Multi-factory Production Network
  • Development of a Robust Crew Scheduling Methodology for Multiple Hub Airlines
  • Optimal Rebates Contracts in Stochastic Supply Chain Systems


Book Chapter

  • F.T.S. Chan and S.H. Chung, (2006), Process Planning and Scheduling for Distributed Manufacturing, Springer, Process Planning and Scheduling for Distributed Manufacturing, book chapter for a Springer series in Advanced Manufacturing (Springer series editor: Professor D. T. Pham, book editors: L. Wang and W. Shen), pp. 243-267. ISBN 978-1-84628-751-0.


  1. F.T.S. Chan, S.H. Chung and S. Wadhwa, (2004) A heuristic methodology for order distribution in a demand driven collaborative supply chain, International Journal of Production Research, 42(1), 1-19.
  2. F.T.S. Chan and S.H. Chung, (2004), Multi-criteria genetic optimization for distribution Network problems, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 24, 517-532.
  3. F.T.S. Chan, and S.H. Chung, (2004) A multi-criterion genetic algorithm for order distribution in a demand driven supply chain, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 17(4), 339-351.
  4. F.T.S. Chan and S.H. Chung, (2005), Multi-criteria genetic optimization for due date assigned distribution network problems, Decision Support Systems, 39, 661-675.
  5. F.T.S. Chan, S.H. Chung and S. Wadhwa, (2005), A hybrid genetic algorithm for production and distribution, OMEGA, 33(4), 345 – 355.
  6. F.T.S. Chan, S.H. Chung and P.L.Y. Chan, (2005), An adaptive genetic algorithm with dominated genes for distributed scheduling problems, Expert Systems with Applications, 29(2), 364-371.
  7. F.T.S. Chan, S.H. Chung and P.L.Y. Chan, (2006), Application of Genetic Algorithms with Dominant Genes in Distributed Scheduling Problem in FMS, International Journal of Production Research. 44(3), 523-543.  
  8. F.T.S. Chan, S.H. Chung and K.L. Choi, (2006), Optimization of order fulfillment in distribution network problems, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 17(3), 307-319.
  9. F.T.S. Chan, S.H. Chung, L.Y. Chan, G. Finke and M.K. Tiwari, (2006), Solving Distributed FMS Scheduling Problems subject to Maintenance: Genetic Algorithms Approach, Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing22(5-6), 493-504.
  10. F.T.S. Chan, S.H. Chung and L.Y. Chan, (2008), An Introduction of Dominant Genes in Genetic Algorithm for FMS, International Journal of Production Research,46(15/16), 4369-4389.
  11. G.T.S. Ho, H.C.W. Lau, S.H. Chung, T.M. Chan, (2008), C.K.M. Lee, Fuzzy rule sets for enhancing performance in a supply chain network, Industrial Management & Data Systems, 108(7), 947-972.
  12. S.H. Chung, F.T.S. Chan, and H.C.W. Lau, (2009), A Multi-criterion Approach for Order Distribution in Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technology and Applications,6(3/4), 323–331.
  13. S.H. Chung, H.W.C. Lau, G.T.S. Ho, and W.H. Ip (2009), Optimization of System Reliability in Multi-Factory Production Networks by Maintenance approach, Expert Systems with Applications, 36, 10188-10196.
  14. C.H.Y. Lam, S.H. Chung, C.K.M. Lee, G.T.S. Ho and T.K.T. Yip, (2010), Development of an OLAP Based Fuzzy Logic System for Supporting Put Away Decision, International Journal of Engineering Business Management, 1(2), 55-60.
  15. S.H. Chung, H.C.W. Lau, and F.T.S. Chan, (2010), A Central Coordination System for managing a large supply base through supply chain collaboration, International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 14(1), 92-102.
  16. S.H. Chung, F.T.S. Chan, and H.K. Chan, (2009), A Modified Genetic Algorithm Approach for Scheduling of Perfect Maintenance in Distributed Production Scheduling, Engineering Application with Artificial Intelligence, 22, 1005-1014.
  17. H.C.W. Lau, G.T.S. Ho, Y. Zhao, and S.H. Chung(2009)Development of a process mining system for supporting knowledge discovery in a supply chain network, International Journal of Production Economics, 122(1), 176-187.
  18. H.K. Chan, and S.H. Chung, (2010), A Low-cost Voltage-to-Current Calibration Technique for Multiple Sensors Systems, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 59(1), 73-78.
  19. K.Y. Lee, and S.HChung, (2010), A Heuristic Algorithm for solving Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Window Constraints, Annual Research Journal, 30, 29-41.
  20. S.H. Chung, H.C.W. Lau, K.L. Choy, G.T.S. Ho and Y.K. Tse, (2010) Application of Genetic Approach for Advanced Planning in Multi-Factory Environment, International Journal of Production Economics, 127(2), 300-308.
  21. Ho, G.T.S., Choy, K.L., Chung, S.H., and C.H.Y. Lam, (2010) An Examination of Strategies under Financial Crisis within the Supply Chain Network in Hong Kong-based Company, Industrial Management & Data Systems,110(9), 1319-1336.
  22. Liu, S., Chan, F.T.S. and Chung, S.H., (2011) A study of distribution center Location based on the rough sets and interactive multi-objective fuzzy decision theory, Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 27, 426-433.
  23. M. Hasan, N.T. Trinh, F.T.S. Chan, H.K. Chan, and S.H. Chung, (2011) Implementation of ERP of the Australian Manufacturing Companies, Industrial Management & Data Systems, 111(1), 132-145.
  24. Chung, S.H., Chan, F.T.S. and Ip, W.H., (2011)Minimization of Order Tardiness through Collaboration Strategy in Multi-Factory Production System, IEEE Systems Journal5(1), 40-49.
  25. Lao, S.I., Choy, K.L., Ho, G.T.S., Tsim, Y.C., and Chung, S.H., Determination of the success factors in supply chain networks: a Hong Kong-based manufacturer’s perspective, Measuring Business Excellence, 15(1) 34-48.
  26. Ying, K.T., Kim, H.T., Chung, S.H., and Lim, M.K., (2011), Quality risk in global supply network, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 22(8), 1002-1013.
  27. Cathy H.Y. Lam, K.L. Choy, and Chung, S.H., (2011), A decision support system to facilitate warehouse order fulfilment in cross-border supply chain, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 22(8), 972-983.
  28. Chung, S.H. and Choy, K.L., (2012), A Modified Genetic Algorithm for Quay Crane Scheduling Operations, Expert Systems with Applications, 39, 4213-4221.
  29. C.H.Y. Lam, K.L. Choy, G.T.S. Ho, and Chung, S.H., (2012), A Hybrid Case-GA-based Decision Support Model for Warehouse Operation in Fulfilling Cross-Border Orders, Expert Systems with Applications, 39, 7015-7028.
  30. Ma, H.L., F.T.S. Chan, Chung, S.H., and K.Y. Chan, (2011), Minimizing servicing time in Berth Allocation Problem using heuristic algorithm, Annual Research Journal, 31, 1-12.
  31. Chiou, T.Y., Chan, H.K., Lettice, F., and Chung, S.H., (2011), The Influence of Greening the Suppliers and Green Innovation on Environmental Performance and Competitive Advantage in Taiwan, Transportation Research – Part E, 47, 822-836.
  32. Wong, C.S., Chan, F.T.S., and Chung, S.H., (2012), A Genetic Algorithm Approach for Production Scheduling with Mould Maintenance Consideration, International Journal of Production Research, 50(20), 5683-5697.
  33. Chan, H.K., Chung, S.H., and Chan, T.M, (2012), Combining genetic approach and integer programming to solve multi-facility economic lot-scheduling problem, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 23, 2397-2405.
  34. Tse, Y.K., Tan, K.H., Ting, S.L., Choy, K.L., Ho, G.T.S., and Chung, S.H., (2013), Improving postponement operation in warehouse: An intelligent pick and pack decision support system, International Journal of Production Research, 50(24), 7181-7197.
  35. Wong, C.S., Chan, F.T.S., and Chung, S.H., (2013), A joint production scheduling approach considering multiple resources and preventive maintenance tasks,  International Journal of Production Research, 51(3), 883-896.
  36. Chan, H.K. and Chung, S.H., and Lim, M.K., (2013), Recent research trend of economic-lot scheduling problems, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 24(3), 465-482.
  37. Chung, S.H. and Chan, H.K., (2012), A two-level genetic algorithm to determine production frequencies for economic lot-scheduling problem, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronic, 59(1), 611-619.
  38. Chung, S.H., and Chan, F.T.S., (2013), A Workload Balancing Genetic Algorithm for Quay Crane Scheduling, International Journal of Production Research, 51(16), 4820 – 4834.
  39. Chung, S.H., Chan, H.K., and Chan, F.T.S., (2013), A modified genetic algorithm for maximizing handling reliability and recyclability of distribution centers, Expert Systems with Applications, 40, 7588-7595.
  40. Ting, S.L., Tse, Y.K., Ho, G.T.S., Chung, S.H., and Pang, G., (2013), Mining logistics data to assure the quality in sustainable food supply chain: a case in red wine industry, International Journal of Production Economics, 152, 200-209.
  41. Ogier, M., CUNG, V.D., Boissière, J., and Chung, S.H., (2013), Decentralized Planning Coordination with Quantity Discount contract in a Divergent Supply Chain, International Journal of Production Research, 51(9), 2776-2789.
  42. Ma, H.L., Chan, F.T.S., and Chung, S.H., (2013), Minimizing Earliness and Tardiness by Integrating Production Scheduling with Shipping Information, International Journal of Production Research, 51(8), 2253-2267.
  43. Chan, H.K., Wang, X., and Chung, S.H., (2013), A Fuzzy-AHP Framework for Evaluation of Eco-Design Alternatives, International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, 4(1), 147-151.
  44. Chan, F.T.S., Chung, S.H., and Chow, J.C.L., (2013), Supplier Selection with an AHP approach based on Bayes classification algorithm, Transportation Economics and Logistics Review, 4, 85-108. 
  45. Lin, C., Choy, K.L., Ho,. G.T.S., Chung, S.H., and Lam, H.Y., (2013), Survey of Green Vehicle Routing Problem: Past and future trends, Expert Systems with Applications, 41, 1118-1138.
  46. Wong, C.S., Chan, F.T.S., and Chung, S.H., (2014), Decision Making on Multi-Mould Maintenance in Production Scheduling, International Journal of Production Research52(19), 5640-5655.
  47. Wang, Z.X., Chan, F.T.S., Chung, S.H., and Ben Niu, (2014), A Decision Support Method for Internal Truck Employment, Industrial Management and Data Systems, 114(9), 1378-1395.
  48. Wang, Z.X., Chan, F.T.S., Chung, S.H., and Niu, B. (2015), Minimization of Delay and Travel Time of Yard Trucks in Container Terminals Using an Improved GA with Guidance Search, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2015.
  49. Chen, Y.T., Chan, F.T.S., and Chung, S.H. (2015), An integrated closed-loop supply chain model with location allocation problem and product recycling decisions, International Journal of Production Research, 53(10), 3120-3140.
  50. Ogier, M., F.T.S. Chan, Chung, S.H., CUNG, V.D., and Boissière, J. (2015), Decentralized capacitated planning with minimal-information sharing in a 2-echelon supply chain, International Journal of Production Research, 53(16), 4927-4950.
  51. F.T.S. Chan, Samvedi, A., and Chung, S.H. (2015), Fuzzy time series forecasting for supply chain disruptions, Industrial Management and Data Systems, 115(3), 419-435.
  52. Li, Xin, Chan, F.T.S., and Chung, S.H. (2015), Optimal multi-degree cyclic scheduling of multiple robots without overlapping in robotic flowshops with parallel machines, Journal of Manufacturing Systems36, 62-75.
  53. Chung, S.H., Tse, T.K., and Choi, T.M. (2015), Managing Disruption Risk in Express Logistics via Proactive Planning, Industrial Management and Data Systems115(8), 1481-1509.
  54. Sun, Xuting, Chung, S.H., and Chan, F.T.S. (2015), Integrated scheduling of a multi-product multi-factory manufacturing system with shipment schedules, Transportation Research Part E, 79, 110-127.
  55. Ma, H.L., Chan, F.T.S., &Chung, S.H. (2014), A fast approach for the integrated berth allocation and quay crane assignment problem. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 229(1), 2076-2087.
  56. C.K.M. Lee, C. L. Yeung, Z.R. Xiong, and S.H. Chung, (2016), A mathematical model for municipal solid waste management - A case study in Hong Kong, Waste Management, 58, 430-441.
  57. Chan, F.T.S., Li, Nan#Chung, S.H. and Saadat, M., (2017), Management of Sustainable Manufacturing Systems-A Review on Mathematical Problems, International Journal of Production Research, 55(4), 1210-1225.
  58. Li, N., Chan, F.T.S., Chung, S.H., and Tai, Allen H., A Stochastic Production-Inventory Model in a Two-State Production System with Deteriorating Product, Rework Process and Backordering, IEEE-SMC (In Press).
  59. Chung, S.H., Ma, H.L., and Chan, H.K.#, Maximizing Recyclability and Reuse of Tertiary Packaging in Production and Distribution network, Resources, Conservation & Recycling (In Press).
  60. Avinash#, Felix T.S. Chan, and Chung, S.H., Information system selection for a supply chain based on current trends: The BRIGS approach, Neural Computing and Applications (In Press).
  61. Chung, S.H. #, Ma, H.L., and Chan, H.K., Cascading Delay Risk of Airline Workforce Deployments with Crew-Pairing and Schedule Optimization, Risk Analysis (In Press).