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Dr Qinyun Li

Dr Qinyun Li

Lecturer in Supply Chain Dynamics

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 5485
D16, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Available for postgraduate supervision

Qin is a Lecturer in Supply Chain Dynamics at the Cardiff Business School of the Cardiff University, where he earned his PhD. His main research interests focus on supply chain and forecasting.

He has experiences of delivering teaching, workshop and training to undergraduates, postgraduates and executive audiences. He has received the recognition from Chinese government for outstanding non-government sponsored students abroad in 2014.

Before his academic career, he worked in multi-nationals for six years involving production, logistics, customer relationship, procurement, and MIS.


PhD entitled "A System Dynamics Perspective of Forecasting in Supply Chains"

Postgraudate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy








At Cardiff University, Qin is responsible for the course 'Lean Operations' at the MBA level. He also partly teaches 'Operations Management' (undergraduate) and 'Operations Analysis' (MBA). In addition, Qin is supervising MSc dissertations, Live Business Projects, and MBA business projects. Previously, he has teached 'Logistics Modelling' and 'Lean Operation' at the Master level.

Current projects

2018-2019. Seedcorn for Research "Creating Shared Value via a Sustainable Donation of Surplus Food". Cardiff University. Principle Investigator.

2017-2018. ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Innovation Fellowship. Co-funded by Hilti. Principle Investigator. 

Primary research interests

  • Supply chain dynamics
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory management
  • Information sharing and collaboration
  • Food supply chain
  • Cold chain

I am currently looking for PhD students with an interest in one of the following areas:

  • Forecasting in supply chain
  • Inventory management
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Food supply chain
  • System dynamics
  • Design science