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Women in Supply Chain series launched – Interview with Dr Yingli Wang

10 June 2019

Women in supply chain
Panalpina Research Centre, 2019

Studies have repeatedly shown us that increasing diversity is one of the main sources of innovation and generation of new ideas. A diverse team will think outside the box, challenge one another, and come up with new solutions.

Logistics has historically been a very male-dominated industry, especially when it came to warehousing and operations. But times are changing and we now see more and more women stepping into roles both inside the warehouse and at management level.

Over the next several months we will be conducting a series of interviews with prominent women in logistics and supply chain, both in industry and academia, to highlight increasing diversity.

The goal of this series is to celebrate the contribution of women to innovation in supply chain and to highlight how the industry is progressing towards an equal and fair place of work for all.

Read our first interview with Cardiff University’s Dr Yingli Wang.

In this interview, Katy Huckle talks to Dr Wang about her life and career, from an ice-cream manufacturing plant in China to senior lecturer at a Russell Group university.  She discusses her biggest challenges and achievements, along with her key lessons on putting ideas into practice, the importance time management, and why she’s recently taken up karate.

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