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Achieving Green Logistics and Supply Chain in the Context of Industry 4.0

Research Seminar Series

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  • Date

    08 Sep 2021

  • Organiser

    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, PolyU

  • Time

    16:00 - 17:20

  • Venue

    Online via ZOOM  

Speaker

Prof. Ming K. Lim

Remarks

Meeting link will be sent to successful registrants

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Summary

Since Industry 4.0, a.k.a. the fourth industrial revolution, was introduced in 2011 at the Hannover Fair, it has gained significant attention in the field of manufacturing. Industrial 4.0 embraces the trend of contemporary automation, data exchange and manufacturing technologies, which can also be referred to cyber-physical systems integrating with technologies, such as the Internet of things (IoT), cloud computing and cognitive computing, to form a “smart factory”. It is also arguable that Industry 4.0 has contributed to the rapid grow of modern technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics and cloud-based services. However, the green/low carbon agenda in this context is still rather weak, especially associating with supply chain and logistics operations.

In this modern world, technologies have becoming more and more advanced and they have made a significant impact on our lives as well as businesses. Despites the advancement, some technologies (e.g. RFID, sensors, IoT, AI, cloud manufacturing) are still in isolation in practice and the full potential of these technologies if integrated may not have been extensively explored, in particular, to achieve green/low carbon logistics to support the ideal setting of Industry 4.0. This is a crucial aspect of research as the effectively integrated system forms the fundamental platform of the next digital, green manufacturing. This seminar will be sharing the research works by the Speaker and his team in this domain, with some relevant projects conducted both in the United Kingdom and China. It is aimed at inspiring and bringing forward this research field to the next level in the research community and practitioners’ world.


Keynote Speaker

Prof. Ming K. Lim

Prof. Ming K. Lim

Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management
Centre of Business in Society
Coventry University
United Kingdom

 

Prof Lim obtained his PhD in Manufacturing Systems from University of Exeter (UK) and B.Eng (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering from University of Liverpool (UK). He is currently Distinguished Professor of Manufacturing & Logistics Engineering at Chongqing University (China) and Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management at Coventry University (UK). Prof Lim’s research is multi-disciplinary, integrating engineering, computer science, information technology and operations management. Most of his recent research work revolved around Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Blockchain, cloud manufacturing and big data analysis. His other research expertise includes circular economy, sharing economy, sustainable supply chain management, green/low carbon logistics, and lean & agile manufacturing, meta-heuristics, cost & system optimisation. Prior to this role, he was Head of Centre of Excellence for Supply Chain Improvement and Professor of Supply Chain and Logistics Operations at University of Derby (UK).  He has been working with companies from manufacturing and logistics sectors in enhancing production and supply chain competitiveness, as well as in the implementation of RFID technology. The industrial collaborative projects involve large organisations, such as Toyota, Rolls-Royce, DHL, National Health Service NHS, Unilever, Alliance Boots, Tesco Express and Caterpillar, and a range of SMEs across different industries. He has also secured various UK and EU research grants, including EU-funded projects “CITADEL on the move” and “AdvIOT”.  Prof Lim is Co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications (Taylor & Francis, SSCI, IF = 3.821) and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience (Inderscience). He is also the Chairman of European Business Innovation and Technology Management Society, Advisory Council Member and Board of Trustees of the Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management Society, and Member of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) WG 5.7.   Read More

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