10th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM)

14 – 16 December 2020, Online Conference


Professor Chee Yew Wong (PhD, MSc, B.Eng.)

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Dr. Chee Yew Wong is a professor of supply chain management and the director of Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research (COSCR) at Leeds University Business School (LUBS), University of Leeds, UK. He has more than nine years of industrial working and consultancy experience in operations, purchasing, production, inventory and distribution management and supply chain design with SMEs and multinational companies specialised in beverage, retail, consumer goods, toys, engineering, metal production, and polymer distribution. He has taught logistics, supply chain and operations management for undergraduate, MSc, MBA, PhD, and executive education programmes. He has completed supervised seven PhD students and acted as external examiners for nine PhD defences.

Prof. Wong is the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management (IJPDLM). His research interests include supply chain integration, digital supply chain, supply chain analytics and green supply chain. He has published more than 70 academic and practitioner articles, including high quality journals such as Journal of Operations Management (JOM), International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM), Journal of Supply Chain Management (JSCM), International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management (IJPDLM), International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), Supply Chain Management: an International Journal (SCMIJ), Production Planning and Control (PPC) and many others. He is a co-author for a book called “Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management” (Kogan Page).

Prof. Wong is a Bualuang ASEAN Chair Professor (2019-21) at Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University, Thailand. His co-authored JOM paper was awarded the Finalist of the Jack Meredith Best Paper Award (2016). He is also the winners for Emerald Best Paper Award for SCMIJ (2006) and Prof. Xiande Zhao Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (ICOSCM), Kaifeng, China (2017).

Researching Technology, People, and Innovation in Supply Chains: Towards meaningful and impactful scholarly research articles


The goal of this keynote speech is to discuss what counts as meaningful scholarly research that can create real impacts to the management of technology, people, and innovation in supply chains. Based on my personal views and understanding, I will describe the opportunities created by emerging technologies and how operations and supply chain managers attempt to address supply chain innovation problems, in addition to other strategic and operational challenges and uncertainty they face. I will further discuss whether technology innovation in supply chains can be managed to solve societal and economic problems. Through these exercises, I will highlight some research questions and discuss what I consider as meaningful research opportunities and research agenda that focuses on a question: how is (technology) innovation created in a supply chain? To ascertain whether a research agenda is worth pursuing, I will share with you two frameworks I use, one for assessing knowledge hierarchy and another for developing paths to real-word impacts. Then, I will critically debate whether the types of research published in the field of operations and supply chain management can create new and nuanced insights and real impacts and suggest changes to the way we view research.

The 10th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) is hosted by the collaboration of
Victoria University of Wellington and Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Indonesia