Professor S.C. Lenny Koh, BEng (Hons), PhD, is Chair in Operations Management, Founder and Director of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Group, Head of the Operations Management Group, Director of Sheffield´s Track 1 Research (SEERC), Director of Executive MBA programme, Former Chief Moderator for CITY College, at the University of Sheffield Management School UK. Professor Koh is a co-founder of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems (SCMIS) Consortium, a global network of leading academic and practitioners driving research and knowledge exchange on supply chain and information systems. Professor Koh joined The University of Sheffield as a Lecturer in Quantitative Methods and Management, then promoted to a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management, followed by a further promotion to a Chair position in Operations Management. She holds a Doctorate in Operations Management and a First-class honours degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. She has taught in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Quantitative Methods and e-business, and is now lecturing Operations Management and Supply Chain Management. Her research interests are in the areas of Production Planning and Control (ERP and ERPII), uncertainty management, modern operations management, logistics and supply chain management (green and low carbon supply chain), e-business, e-organisations, knowledge management, and sustainable business. She has been listed in the Marquis´s Who´s Who, Premier Edition 2006. Professor Koh is a Visiting Professor at Universite Pierre Mendes-France, National Chung Hsing University Taiwan, Fu-Jen Catholic University, City Liberal Studies Greece, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She plays a strategic role at University level and serves/served on various University´s committees including the University Senate External Affairs Committee, HEFCE and NAO visit panel, QAA Institutional Audit, Board of Collaborative Studies, Discipline Committee, Sheffield/SEERC Steering Committee, Graduate Research Development Committee, and Centre for Low Carbon Futures (CLCF) Steering Committee (Yorkshire Universities level).
Professor Koh´s work is highly-regarded at an international level and has major impact from the perspectives of novelty and trans-disciplinary, assist businesses and job creation. She crosses supply chain, information systems, energy, engineering, social science and science disciplines in understanding todays and futures complex supply chain problems induced by climate change and uncertainty. She leads and manages several highly complex, trans-disciplinary and cross institutions major initiatives and projects on low carbon supply chains of the £50million Centre for Low Carbon Futures (CLCF) and a White Rose Sustainability Science Network. She has led other highly complex and multi-disciplinary research projects involving multiple European and international partners. Her duties/work also contributes to regional development in upskilling managerial workforce and internationalising supply chains. She has over 234 publications in the forms of journal papers, books, edited books, edited proceedings, edited special issues, book chapters, conference papers, technical papers and reports. Her work appears in top quality journals such as International Journal of Production Research, Journal of The Operational Research Society, International Journal of Production Economics, OMEGA, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, and Production Planning and Control. She is the Editor-in-Chief of 3 international journals, the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Systems Science (IJSS) and 2 other international journals. She is on the editorial board of many international journals. She has guest edited many high profile journals. She organised and chaired the 3rd International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems (SCMIS2005) in Greece, co-chaired the SCMIS2004 in Hong Kong and SCMIS2006 in Taiwan, and co-chairs SCMIS2009 in Taiwan. She serves on the board of scientific/international/programme committee of many international conferences worldwide. She is a referee for many top international scientific journals and is a member of IET (UK), IEE (UK), Institute of Operations Management (UK), Chartered Management Institute (UK), Operational Research Society (UK), APICS (USA), EUROMA (Europe) and INFORMS (USA). She has delivered many keynote speeches in international conferences and invited lectures in many institutions. She has received external grants/awards/sponsorships totalling over £1.5million from Regional Development Agency (RDA), Yorkshire Forward, White Rose Consortium, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Union (EU), National Science Council (NSC) (Taiwan), The British Academy (UK), The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO - UK), Ministry of Education (Macedonia), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Malaysia), Rolls-Royce (UK), rent-it-systems (UK) and London Area Procurement Network (LAPN). Professor Koh has successfully supervised PDRAs/RAs/research students, examined many PhDs, reviewed research grant applications for EU, ESRC, EPSRC, British Academy, Canada Research Council, Hong Kong Research Council and served on promotion panel for senior appointments for Chair. She is also an external examiner for The University of The West Indies, St. Augustine, Brunel Business School and Leeds University Business School. She is an advisor to National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC) (super ministry) on impact of climate change on low carbon supply chain, Doncaster Chamber Knowledge and Enterprise Group, EPSRC future research themes, and a committee member of the South Yorkshire Green Business Club and Sheffield First for Environment.
Professor Koh has been a consultant for many Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and large-scale manufacturing and service enterprises in the UK and abroad, in information and production systems operations, management and implementation, and supply chain management. She works very closely and collaboratively with industry internationally, and has led and managed suites of knowledge exchange projects including developing executive education and management training, facilitating management development programme, developing relational database for material cutting optimisation, managing and implementing MRP/MRPII/ERP systems, optimising supply chains, transformational logistics programme, green and low carbon supply chains collaboration and export readiness programme. Her industrial experiences include implementation and operations of MRP/MRPII/ERP systems in SMEs, batch-manufacturing and high-tech environments, directorships/leaderships in agricultural sector, directorships and management in business-to-business and business-to-consumer food supply chain, business venture and investment.
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