The Center for Supply Chain Management and Logistics (CSCML) is housed in the Li & Fung Institute of Supply Chain Management & Logistics. CSCML brings together faculty members in the business administration faculty to create synergy in research and knowledge dissemination on logistics and supply chain management. Researchers of the center have solid academic backgrounds and expertise in different areas including Operations Management, Service Quality Management, Operations Research, Information and Technology Management, e-Business Management and Managerial Economics. The diversified backgrounds of the researchers will allow the center to conduct research, consulting and executive training activities with interdisciplinary approaches.
Members of the Center have proven track records in logistics and supply chain management studies. Logistics research is conducted from an industry perspective – the development of the industry as a whole, the collaborations between logistics service providers and users, logistics partnerships, logistics service quality, the impacts of information technology on logistics processes and the performance etc. Supply chain management research mainly focuses on issues from the perspectives of manufacturing companies in the supply chain-selection of the supply chain strategy, design of the supply chain networks, information sharing and collaborations with supplier and customers, supply chain practices and their impacts on performance. CSCML will lead in applied research to provide managerial insights for the logistics service providers or other companies within the supply chain to gain competitive advantages in the market place by creating better value for their customers though supply chain management. The Center will also look at other related issues such as the impacts of WTO, CEPA, airport liberalization, information technology such as RFID and XML-driven information interchange, and policy issues. The Center will focus on issues, problems and challenges facing industrial practitioners and policy makers with in the Greater China region. It will also devote efforts to benchmark supply chain strategies and practices in the Greater China region with those in other parts of the world.