Service Operations Management and Sustainability: Cases and Research Opportunities in China

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  • Date and time: Tuesday 28 May 2019, 2pm to 3pm
  • Location: RCH/017, Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

In this presentation, Prof. Zhao will first introduce the background of industry transformation in China, especially the challenges that traditional “Made in China” mode faced. He will then show several case studies of Chinese companies that have successfully transformed their business through supply chain and business model innovations, and describe the influence of Internet and ICT on these industry transformations and the new trend of “Made in Internet”. More specifically, Prof. Zhao will show one ongoing study of this “Made in Internet” phenomenon. The study explores how Internet platform companies use a service modularity approach to integrate resources from different type of companies (manufacturers, distributers, retailers, etc.) and develop a complex and adaptive supply chain service ecosystem. At last, Prof. Zhao will summarize research opportunities for supply chain and service innovations in the network environment.

About the speaker

Prof. Xiande Zhao

Prof. Zhao’s teaching and research interests mostly focus on supply chain and business model innovations, supply chain finance, digital supply chain, and supply chain optimization using big data. He has published over 150 journal articles in leading journals including Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Consumer Research, European Journal of Operations Research, International Journal of Production Research and International Journal of Production Economics.

He is ranked as one of the most influential SCM scholar in Asia. His research has won Jack Meredith Best Paper Award granted by Journal Operation Management. He is also a Most Cited Chinese Researchers in Business, Management and Accounting (by Elsevier) in 5 consecutive years (2014-2018)

Prof. Zhao is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Operations ManagementDecision Sciences Journal, and a senior editor of Production and Operations Management, He is the founder and honourable president of Association of Supply Chain and Operations Management (ASCOM). He is also the founding President of International Association for Information and Management Science (IMS). 

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