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.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
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 & agile manufacturing, responsive & reconfigurable manufacturing/supply chain, meta-heuristics, cost & 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.