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Reader in Operations Management
Systems Management and Strategy
BSc in Engineering, MSc in Engineering, PhD in Management Science and Engineering
Dr Li Zhou has over 20 years’ teaching, research, and administration experience in various universities in China, Sweden and the UK. She had been a Post-Doctoral Researcher, a Visiting Scholar, an Associate Professor, and an Associate Dean. She had led and/or acted as a key researcher in a number of consultancy and research projects. Her teaching level covers from part time adult education to full time undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD supervision.
She is the founder and the leader of research group, Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Business School, University of Greenwich.
Director of MA E-logistics and Supply Chain Management, MSc Project Management for Logistics, MA Logistics and Transport Management (2006-2011).
Courses Leader of International Purchasing and Procurement (PG), Foundation of Scholarship and Research Methods (PG), Dissertation (PG), Purchasing and Distribution (UG).
Nigel Wild: Ethical procurement in NGOs; Completed.
Eckhard Erbsland: A qualitative and quantitative analysis of corporate performance by adapting wireless machine-to-machine applications in supply chain management.
You Zhu: Research on Senior Citizenship Department Supply Chain in China.
Xiaole Zhang: The impact of reverse logistics uncertainties on operational decision making.
International Journal of Applied Management Science (IJAMS), Inderscience.
International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies (IJDATS), Inderscience.
Operations and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal (OSCM).
International Journal of Network and Mobile Technologies, cited in EBSCO system.
International Journal of Services, Economics and Management (IJSEM), Inderscience.
Supply Chain Management: An international Journal
Computers and Operations Research
International Journal of Logistics Management
Journal of Systems Science and Complexity
HuaZhong University of Science and Technology. One of top 10 universities in China.
East China Jiaoting University, China. One of “211 Project” universities.
MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management & MSc Engineering Business Management, Business School, Bedfordshire University, UK. As an external examiner, 10/2011-09/2015.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
Lin, Y., Zhou, L., “The impacts of product design change on supply chain risk”, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 41(2), 162-186.
** This paper is awarded as the “Highly Commended Paper 2012” by Emerald, the “Top 20 Articles 2011” (rank No. 7), and the “Top 20 Articles - Immediacy 2011” (rank No. 10).
Chong, A.Y.L., Zhou, L.,(2012) “Demand chain management: Relationships between external antecedents, web-based integration and service innovation performances”, submitted to the International Journal of Production Economics. Under 3rd round review.
Chan, F.T.S., Chong, A.Y.L.,Zhou, L., (2012) “An Empirical Investigation of Factors Affecting E-collaboration Diffusion in SMEs”, International Journal of Production Economics. Vol.(138), 329-344.
Lin, Y., Ma, S.H., Zhou, L., (2012) “Manufacturing Strategies for Time Based Competitive Advantages in Chinese Automotive Industry”, Industrial Management & Data Systems, 112(5), 729-747.
Tian, W., Zhou, L., (2012) “Comparison of supply chain consigning collaborative innovation modes”, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 452-453, 407-411.
Xie, Y., Zhou, L.,(2012) “Measuring the bullwhip effect in a single echelon supply chain using fuzzy approach”, International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, 3(5), 494-498.
Lin, Y., Zhou, L., (2011) “The impacts of product design change on supply chain risk”, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 41(2), 162-186.
Wild, N., Zhou, L., (2011) “Ethical procurement strategies for International Aid Non-Government Organisations”, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 16(2), 110-127.
Zhou, L., Disney, S.M., Towill, D.R., (2010) “A Pragmatic Approach to the Design of Bullwhip Controllers”, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.128(2), pp556-568.
Lin, Y., Shi, Y.J. and Zhou, L., (2010) “Service Supply Chain: Nature, Evolution, and Operational Implications”, in Huang, G., Mak, K., Maropoulos, P. (Ed.), Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg, Volume 66, pp. 1189-1204.
Lin, Y., Zhou, L., Shi, Y.J., Ma, S.H., (2009) “3C Framework for Modular Supply Networks in the Chinese Automotive Industry”, International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 20 (3), 322-341.
Zhou, L., Naim, M.M., Wang, Y., (2007) “Soft Systems Analysis of Reverse Logistics Battery Recycling in China”, International Journal of Logistics: Research and Application. Vol. 10 (1), March 2007, 57–70. ISSN: 1367-5567.
Towill,, D.R., Zhou, L., Disney, S.M., (2007) “Bullwhip Reduction in Supply Chains ~ Whose Lens Are We Looking Through?”, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.108 (1-2), July 2007, 444-453. ISSN: 0925-5273.
Xie, Y., Hickman, S., Zhou, L., (2007) “A critical evaluation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software sourcing and provision using theoretical constructs”. International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, Vol. 3 (4), 2007, 327-344. ISSN: 1477-5360.
Zhou, L., Naim, M.M., Tang, O., Towill, D.R., (2006) “Dynamic performance of a hybrid inventory system with a Kanban policy in remanufacturing process”. OMEGA: International Journal of Management Science. Vol. 34 (6), 585-598. ISSN: 0305-0483.
Zhou, L., Disney, S.M., (2006) “Application of Åström’s method to supply chain inventory problems: A reverse logistics scenario”, OR Spectrum, Vol. 28, 127-149. ISSN: 0171-6468 (Impact factor ranked 9 in 2006) (Note: this paper was ranked the 3rd most popular download paper in 2006)
Zhou, L., Disney, S.M. and Xu, S., (2005) “Analysis and optimization of inventory variance and bullwhip in a manufacturing/remanufacturing system”,Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University. Vol. 39 (10), 1587-1592. ISSN 1006-2467.
Zhou, L., Grubbstrom, R.W., (2004) “Analysis of the effect of commonality in multi- level inventory systems applying MRP theory”, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.90(2), 251-263. ISSN: 0925-5273. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0925-5273(03)00208-1
Zhou, L., Chen, R.Q., (2002) “Grey decision making in selecting component commonality with multi-criteria”, The Journal of Grey System, Vol (2), 169-172. ISSN 0957-3720.
Zhou, L., (2002) “The impact of component commonality on competitive strategy”, Manufacturing Automation, Vol.24(9), 37-39. ISSN 1009-0134.
Zhou, L., (2002) “Grey decision making in selection of component commonality with single-criteria”, Modular Machine Tool & Automatic Manufacturing Technique, Vol. 11, 17-19,30. ISSN 1001-2265.
Zhou, L., Chen, R.Q., (2001) “Study of the effect of component commonality on multi-level inventory and its development trend”, Manufacturing Automation, Vol.23(7), 24-27, 37. ISSN 1009-0134.
Zhou, L., Chen, R.Q., (2001) “Component commonality effects on inventory cost with desirable customer service level”, Systems Engineering, Vol. 19(5), 49-53. ISSN 1001-4098.
Zhou, L., Bao, H., (2000) “On the development of the fuzzy control by the method of dialectial materialism”, Science Technology and Dialectics, Vol. 17(4), 13-16. ISSN 1003-5680.
Zhou, L., Huang, H., (2000) “The thinking of the universities combination in economics”, Journal of Nanchang University (Humanities and Social Science), Vol.2, 117-121. ISSN 1006-0448.
Zhao, Y., Huang, Y.S., Zhou, L., (1998) “The interface of SED1330 and dot matrix LCD microcomputer and programming”, Journal of Nanchang University: Engineering & Technology, Vol. 20(2), 24-30. ISSN 1006-0456.
Zhou, L., (1997) “The computation of the setting time with respect to damping rate”, Journal of Nanchang University (Engineering & Technology), Vol. 19(1), 50-52. ISSN 1006-0456.
Bao, H., Zhou, L., (1996)“Study of fast measurement methods for an interlligent Hall revolution meter”, Instrument Technique and Sensor, Vol.6, 37-40. ISSN 1002-1841.