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Dr Yingli Wang

Dr Yingli Wang

Reader in Logistics and Operations Management

Cardiff Business School

Dr Yingli Wang is a Reader at Cardiff University in logistics and operations management. She obtained her first degree in Food Manufacturing from China in 1995, an MBA in IT with Distinction in 2003 from Coventry University and a PhD in logistics and operations management from Cardiff University in 2008.  She received the James Cooper Memorial Cup in 2009, awarded by CILT for her invention of the concept of Electronic Logistics Marketplaces (ELMs).  She then developed a best practice guide on ELMs for the Department of Transport.

Over the last decade, she has worked intensively with many organizations including shippers, logistics service providers and IT service providers, in the field of e-logistics, such as Tesco, ASDA, BT, Costain, Panalpina, Tata Steel, Descartes, JDA Software Group, Infor, Road Tech Computer Systems, GT Nexus, Tandem Transport, CEVA Logistics, Panalpina, ABP Ports, Portbase, to name only a few.  Her research on digitalisation in logistics and supply chain has attracted funding from various funding bodies such as Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), European Regional Development Funding (ERDF), Welsh Government, Highways England and Department for Transport (DfT). The book of “E-Logistics: managing your digital supply chains for competitive advantage” that she co-edited with Dr. Steve Pettit is the first book in the marketplace that offers a comprehensive coverage of technological developments in logistics.

She has written widely on the subject and her recent practical publications include a research report and guide for Highways England on accelerating BIM adoption in the supply chain, a research foresight report for Government Office for Science on the impact of emerging technologies on future mobility, and a white paper on blockchain for supply chains for World Economic Forum (WEF).

One of her research priorities is blockchain/distributed ledger technology and its integrative use with other digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, internet of things and cloud computing. She is currently involved in a number of blockchain initiatives, for instance she sits as a blockchain supply chain expert for WEF’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, shaping the trajectory of blockchain deployment in supply chains towards interoperability, integrity and inclusivity. In the UK, she’s been working with a number of organisations from the construction and fintech sectors exploring the deployment of blockchain for value creation.

Dr. Wang’s research started with examining technological innovation for organisations such as logistics service providers and manufacturers, and then recently extended to explore how technological innovations could benefit a wider society, in particular by addressing the ‘wicked’ problems and grand challenges such as food poverty and health inequality.

Dr. Wang is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).  Before embarking on her academic career, she worked for about 8.5 years at Nestlé China in various senior managerial roles.

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2006

  • Wang, Y. and Naim, M. M. 2006. B2B e-Business reference architecture for customised logistics. Presented at: 11th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2006), Beijing, China, 9-11 July 2006 Presented at Pawar, K. ed.Competitive Advantage Through Global Supply Chains: Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Logistics (11th ISL), Beijing, China, 9 - 11 July 2006. Nottingham: Centre for Concurrent Enterprise
  • Wang, Y., Potter, A. T. and Mason, R. J. 2006. Aligning transport performance measures for customised logistics. Presented at: 14th International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Innsbruck, Austria, 20-26 February 2006.
  • Wang, Y. 2006. E-collaboration: A literature analysis. Presented at: 2nd I*PROMS Virtual International Conference, online, 3-14 July 2006 Presented at Eldukhri, E. E., Pham, D. T. and Soroka, A. J. eds.Intelligent Production Machines and Systems - 2nd I*PROMS Virtual International Conference 3-14 July 2006. Elsevier pp. 132-143.

2005

  • Wang, Y., Lalwani, C. C. and Aryee, G. 2005. E-business enabled customised logistics sustainability. Presented at: 2005 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics, Beijing, China, 10-12 August 2005 Presented at Qiu, R. G. ed.2005 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics: Proceedings: August 10-12, 2005, Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, P. R. China. IEEE pp. 549-554.

Current academic year 2019/2020

  • BST825 Enterprise Resource Planning and Management
  • BST831 E-Business and e-Logistics
  • BST623 Digital transformation, organisation and society

Primary research interests

  • Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain for supply chains
  • Logistics and supply chain digitisation: AI, IoTs, 5G, cloud computing, enterprise social media, platform systems 
  • Technological innovations for logistics and supply chains
  • Technological innovations for society, in particular for the disadvantaged
  • Innovative supply chain provisions and food poverty/insecurity

Research Projects

  • Wang, Yingli (Principal Investigator - UK), Sharon Williams (Principal Investigator -Sweden), Michael Browne (Co-Investigator), Return to Sender! Analyzing the sustainability of the reverse logistics of clothing (r)e-tailers”, sponsored by Sweden Energy Agency, SEK2,570,577.00 (equivalent £231,753.53), 01/12/2016 – 31/12/2018
  • Wang, Yingli/Christine Harland (Principal Investigator) “Evidencing the effectiveness of the West of England Academic Health Science Network”, sponsored by Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust, West of England Academic Health Science Network, £250,000, 01/12/2013 - 30/11/2018
  • Chris McMahon (PI, Bristol University), Cardiff Team: Mohamed Naim (PI for WP5), Andrew Potter (Co-Investigator), Yingli Wang (Co-Investigator), Rossi Setchi (Co-Investigator), Ying Liu (Co-Investigator), and Gillian Bristow(Co-Investigator),, “Re-Distributed Manufacturing and the Resilient, Sustainable City (ReDReSC)”, Sponsored by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC UK), £491,658, 01/05/2015 – 01/06/2017
  • Wang, Yingli (Principal Investigator), Gosling, Jon (Co-Investigator), Kumar, Maneesh (Co-Investigator) and Naim, Mohamed (Co-Investigator), “Accelerating BIM adoption in the supply chain”, sponsored by UK Highways Agency, £62,290, 01/12/2015-31/03/2017
  • Wang, Yingli (Principal Investigator), O'Neill, Martin (Co-Investigator) and Anne Toublic (Co-Investigator), “Reconnecting, Strengthening, Accessing and Providing: Participatory Supply Chain Design with Disadvantaged Welsh Communities”, Cardiff Business School Seedcorn funds, £2300, 01/04/2016 – 31/07/2016
  • Wang, Yingli (Co-Investigator), Huw Davies (PI for WP1) and Shin Lee (Co-Pi), “New integrated smart mobility options (NISTO)”, Sponsored INTERREG IVB North West Europe, a funding of EURO 331,678.50, 01/06/2011 - 01/06/2015
  • Wang, Yingli (Principal Investigator), "Defining and Measuring Communication Flexibility for Smart Logistics," Sponsored by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC UK), £111,477.00, 01/03/2012 – 30/11/2014.
  • Wang, Yingli (Principal Investigator), CUROP student placement grant, sponsored by Cardiff University, £1360 for 8 weeks during summer in 2013.
  • Wang, Yingli (Principal Investigator), Potter, Andrew (Co-Investigator), Beresford, Anthony (Co-Investigator), Naim, Mohamed (Co-Investigator), "e-Enabled multimodal transport in Wales," Sponsored by National Assembly for Wales, £121,933.00. (July 1 2009 - June 30 2011).
  • Wang, Yingli (Principal Investigator), O'Neill, Martin (Co-Investigator), "Exploring the Concept of “Floating” Market: The link between diet, health and health inequalities," Sponsored by Welsh Crucible (HEFCW), UK local authorities, health and hospital authorities, £3,000.00. (November 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012).
  • Tippmann, Eric (Principal Investigator), Wang, Yingli (Co-Investigator), Dr Tatiana Tatarinova, (University of Glamorgan) "My GENE Code PEiMB: Public Engagement in Molecular Biology," Sponsored by Welsh Crucible (HEFCW), UK local authorities, health and hospital authorities, £6,000.00. (November 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012).
  • Brennan, Paul (Principal Investigator), Wang, Yingli (Co-Investigator), (Co-Investigator), "Developing the Sustainable Laboratory - Waste," Sponsored by Welsh Crucible (HEFCW), UK local authorities, health and hospital authorities, £8,999.00. (November 1, 2011 - July 30, 2012).
  • Potter, Andrew (Principal Investigator), Naim, Mohamed (Co-Investigator), Mumford, C (Co-Investigator), Wang, Yingli (Co-Investigator), "Pathways to Impact: Green Logistics," Sponsored by EPSRC, OST/OSI Research Councils et al, £5,500.00. (September 2010 - March 31, 2011).
  • Wang, Yingli (Principal Investigator), Naim, Mohamed (Co-Investigator), Potter, Andrew (Co-Investigator), "Pan-Wales Collaborative Electronic Logistics Marketplace (ELM)," Sponsored by Welsh Assembly Government, UK central government, £44,549.00. (October 1, 2007 - March 31, 2008).
  • Potter, Andrew (Principal Investigator), Wang, Yingli (Co-Investigator), "Electronic Logistics Marketplaces," Sponsored by Department of Transport, UK central government, £5,600.00. (September 1, 2006 - February 28, 2007).

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of

  • E-logistics and e-enabled multimodal transport
  • Technological innovations for logistics and supply chains such as blockchain, AI, immersive technology, IoTs, social technologies, cloud computing and so on.
  • E-commerce, mobile commerce, social commerce and their supply chain implications
  • Cross-border e-commerce and supply chain management
  • Technological innovations for society, in particular for the disadvantaged
  • Innovative supply chain provisions that tackle the issue of food poverty/insecurity