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Dr Yingli Wang

Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management

Email:
WangY14@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 208 75066
Location:
C07, Aberconway Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Dr Yingli Wang is a lecturer 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 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 over 60 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, ABP Ports, Portbase, to name only a few.  Her research on e-logistics 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).  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.

Research interests

  • Business process (re)engineering
  • E-collaboration
  • E-enabled multimodal transport
  • Electronic logistics marketplace/network (ELM)
  • Mobile commerce
  • People logistics: using ICT for remote workforce management
  • Use of information and communication technology (ICT) in logistics

Yingli is currently leading following projects

Accelerating BIM adoption in the supply chain

1 December 2015 to 30 November 2016

Sponsored by

Led by Dr Yingli Wang with Dr Jonathan Gosling, Dr Maneesh Kumar and Professor Mohamed Naim

Award type: Research

Yingli has led the following projects

Defining and measuring communication flexibility for smart logistics

2 September 2012 to 1 June 2014

Sponsored by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Led by Dr Yingli Wang

Award type: Research, ESPRC First Grant

Exploring the concept of the floating market: The link between diet, health and health inequalities

1 November 2011 to 29 June 2012

Sponsored by Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)

Led by Dr Yingli Wang

Award type: Research, Welsh Crucible

e-Enabled multimodal transport in Wales

30 June 2009 to 29 June 2011

Sponsored by Welsh Assembly Government

Led by Dr Yingli Wang with Professor Anthony Beresford, Professor Mohamed Naim and Dr Andrew Potter

Award type: Research, Academic Expertise for Business (A4B)

Yingli has contributed to the following projects

Developing the sustainable laboratory - Waste

1 November 2011 to 30 July 2012

Sponsored by Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)

Led by Dr P Brennan (Cardiff School of Medicine) with Dr Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Dr Yingli Wang, Dr C Gregory (Cardiff School of Medicine) and Dr L Whitmarsh (Cardiff School of Psychology), Dr M Harbottle (Cardiff School of Engineering)

Award type: Research, Welsh Crucible

Green Logistics

27 September 2010 to 27 March 2011

Sponsored by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Led by Dr Andrew Potter with Professor Mohamed Naim and Dr Yingli Wang, Dr C Mumford (Cardiff School of Computer Science and Informatics)

Award type: EPSRC Pathways to Impact

Pan-Wales Collaborative Electronic Logistics Marketplace

30 September 2007 to 29 April 2008

Sponsored by Welsh Assembly Government

Led by Professor Mohamed Naim with Dr Andrew Potter and Dr Yingli Wang

Award type: Research, Academic Expertise for Business (A4B)

PhD supervision research interests

  • e-enabled multimodal transport
  • Use of ICT in logistics and supply chain management

E-logistics, digital supply chains and competitive advantage – academics launch new book

Thursday 3 March 2016

Cardiff Business School academics co-edit a new book looking at the logistics landscape from an e-perspective.

Logistics and Operations Management faculty Dr Yingli Wang and Dr Stephen Pettit have launched their contributed book E-Logistics: managing your digital supply chains for competitive advantage.

Dr Yingli Wang recipient of prestigious EPSRC First Grant

Monday 30 January 2012

Dr Yingli Wang was the recipient of the prestigious EPSRC First Grant Award for her project “Defining and measuring communication flexibility for smart logistics”.