Dr Wee Meng Yeo
- Senior Lecturer in Operations Management (Management)
Wee Meng joined the Adam Smith Business School in January 2018. He is interested in pursuing practice-inspired research and teaching in operations management.
Prior to joining University of Glasgow, he was a research scientist at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology. In his former role, he was involved in industry-assist projects such as software development and training in the areas of demand forecasting and inventory planning.
He also held postdoctoral position at Georgia Institute of Technology, and was a member of the adjunct faculty with Singapore Management University.
Wee Meng is a member of the Services and Operations Management research cluster.
Areas of expertise:
- Operations management
- Supply chain management
- Inventory management
- Demand forecasting
I am interested in supervising PhD projects in the field of (1) digital technologies in manufacturing and service processes, (2) operations-marketing interface, and (3) humanitarian operations.
Currently, my research mainly uses techniques in applied probability, operations research and game theory. However, I also welcome students with interests to apply multidisciplinary approaches to pursue similar research areas.
My colleague Dr. Farhad Shafti (https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/staff/farhadshafti/) and I have thought about the possibility of supervising a PhD student in the area of foodbank supply chain. This research aims to explore how we can improve the UK foodbank and adopts a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches to draw insights into supply chain design. In effect, this topic falls under a broader class of closed-loop supply chain pertaining to non-profit organisations such as foodbank to explore an optimised or desirable setup for their operations. This is our initial idea but we are flexible to consider any interesting variations of the above.
Note: currently there is no available financial support for this topic but once a suitable candidate starts the work, any appropriate opportunities will be considered. There are no guarantees that such opportunities result in financial support, therefore the candidate needs to be prepared for self-finance. Please provide your cv, academic transcript, and a proposal outlining how your interests can be a good fit for this particular research agenda.
- Project management
- Operations management
- Managing creativity & innovation