Professor Chee Yew Wong

Professor Chee Yew Wong



Chee Wong is a professor of supply chain management at Leeds University Business School (LUBS). He is the Director for Research & Innovation of the Analytics, Technology and Operations department (ATOD) at LUBS. Prior to this, he held a chair in logistics and supply chain management at Hull University Business School. He teaches logistics, supply chain and operations management at undergraduate, MSc, MBA, PhD and executive levels. He has also 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.

His research interests lie in the areas of supply chain integration, digital supply chain, supply chain analytics, green supply chain. He has published more than 80 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), Journal of Production Innovation Management (JPIM), International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), International Journal of Production Research (IJPR), Supply Chain Management: an International Journal (SCMIJ), Production Planning and Control (PPC), International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management (IJPDLM), Busines Strategy and the Environment (BSE), etc.

Professor Wong was the co-editor in chief of the International Journal of Physical and Distribution Management (IJPDLM) in 2020-24. He is a senior associate editors for International Journal of Logistics Management (IJLM). He aslo act as a reviewer for JOM, IJOPM, IJPE, IJPR, PPC, IJLM, SCMIJ, etc. He was external examiner for Plymouth Business Schools UG Marine and Logistics Programme, The York Management School, Warwick Business School; programme leaders University of Hulls BSc supply chain management and MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management Programme. He has been external examiners for PhD dissertations in various countries. He was a visiting professor at Chongqing Jiaotong University under the Bayu Overseas Scheme. He was a Bualuang ASEAN Chair Professor at Thammasat Business School, Thailand (2019-21). He is a member of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Peer Review College (2021-).


  • Best Reviewer Award, Operations and Supply Chain Management Division, Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, USA (2018)
  • Prof. Xiande Zhaos Best Paper Award, International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Kaifeng, China (2017)
  • Finalist for the Jack Meredith Best Paper Award, the Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, USA (2016) 
  • Emerald Best Paper Award, Supply Chain Management: an International Journal (2006)

Funding and Research Projects 


  • Department Director of Research & Innovation
  • Professor of Supply Chain Management
  • PhD supervisor and examiner

Research interests

Professor Wong's research focuses on answering a key question: How can firms contribute to intelligent, responsible and sustainable development in the inter-connected and uncertain global supply chains? In attempting to answer this question, he is researching the following topics:

  • Transformation of logistics and supply chain management thinking and practices toward sustainable development; 
  • Drivers, antecedents, and contingencies affecting intelligent and sustainable supply chain management and firms sustainable performance;
  • Supply chain analytics using technologies e.g., Blockchain, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, etc.
  • Enablers and mechanisms to achieve supply chain integration, resilience, digitalization, transparency and accountability;
  • Global/ethical sourcing, human rights in global supply chain operations management;
  • Reverse, sustainable logistics and circilar economy solutions.


  • PhD, Supply Chain Management, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • PG Certificate, Higher Education, Hull University, UK
  • MSc, Manufacturing Management, Linkping University, Sweden
  • BEng, Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology, Malaysia

Professional memberships

  • European Operations Management Association (EurOMA)

Student education

Professor Wong teaches the following modules at Leeds University Business School. He also delivers customised supply chain management training courses for C-level executives and managers. 

  • Undergraduate Operations and Supply Chain Management; 
  • Undergraduate Manging Global Value Chains; 
  • MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management; 
  • MSc Designing sustainable supply chains;
  • MSc Digital Transformation Management; 
  • MSc Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management; 
  • MSc International Purchasing and Supply Management
  • MBA Global Operations and Information Management;
  • Executive Education Programmes.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research
  • Adaptation Information Management and Technology
  • Centre for Decision Research

Current postgraduate researchers