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MQ Lighthouse Lecture Series: Supply chain and business model innovations in China


From: Wednesday October 10, 2018, 6:00 pm

To: Wednesday October 10, 2018, 8:00 pm

The Internet is revolutionizing many industries. Many Chinese firms are transforming their businesses through the internet and related information and communication technologies (ICT). In this presentation, Professor Xiande Zhao will first introduce how ICT influenced traditional business and will describe the challenges and opportunities for Chinese companies in the Internet era.

He will discuss several cases of Chinese companies that have successfully transformed their business through supply chain and service innovations. Company examples will include Haier, the world leading electrical appliance manufacturer; SJET, a supply chain service provider of mobile manufacturing industry; and Handuyishe, an internet-based fashion e-business brand.

Professor Zhao will discuss paths for business transformations through supply chain and business model innovations. He will also discuss the importance of “supply chain plus" in gaining competitive advantage and a framework of four stages of development in supply chain management. In conclusion, Professor Zhao will summarize research opportunities for supply chain and service innovations in the network environment.

Speaker: Professor Xiande Zhao from CEIBS (China Europe International Business School)

Xiande Zhao is the Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He holds the position of JD.COM Chair in Operations and Supply Chain Management and is the Director, CEIBS-GLP Centre of Innovations in Supply Chains and Services. Prior to joining CEIBS in January 2013, Xiande Zhao was Professor of Operations Management in the Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, and Director of the Centre of Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Li & Fung Institute of Supply Chain Management/ Logistics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2005 to 2012).

Professor Zhao received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in Operations Management and a minor in International Business, MBA and MSc in Chemistry from the University of Utah, and a Bachelor in Chemistry from Nankai University in China.

Professor Zhao’s expertise is in the areas of Operations and Supply Chain Management. His research interests mostly focus on supply chain management and innovation, network-based service and business model innovation, supply chain finance, supply chain integration, digital supply chain, big-data based supply chain and logistics optimization.

Professor Zhao has provided training and consulting services for business corporations including Haier, COFCO, J&J (Xi’an), Port Dalian, Ping An Bank, China Construction Bank, China Merchants Bank, Shenzhen SJET Supply Chain Co, Sinopharm Group, China Mobile, China Telecom, DHL, Japan Airline, Ninjom, Glaxxo SmithKline, Towngas, Kerry Properties, Guang Zhou Steel Group and Beijing Commercial Bank.

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