Prof. Ming K. Lim
Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management
Centre of Business in Society
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.