The main objective of this Academy is to create a platform where doctoral students and junior faculty can meet with leading scholars from around the world to share, discuss and exchange ideas and knowledge on latest research and developments in the field of supply chain management and operations. Through such an exchange, the program aims to encourage the generation of new ideas and research efforts to advance the field of supply chain and operations.
The Academy will offer three to four class modules developed based on various research methods (archival, survey, modelling and qualitative research designs). Every year the Academy focuses on certain research method. The professors invited to the Academy and modules offered will be based on the pre-determined research method. The Academy will usually run for 2 to 3 weeks depending on the number of professors participating. In addition to classes, there will be other activities such as industrial and cultural visits.
Professor Martin Christopher
Martin Christopher has been at the forefront of the development of new thinking in logistics and supply chain management for over thirty years.
His contribution to the theory and practice of logistics and supply chain management is reflected in the many international awards that he has received. His published work is widely cited by other scholars and he has been invited to participate in academic and industry events around the world.
Martin Christopher was one of the first to recognise that the real competition is between supply chains not companies and he has sought to identify ways in which supply chain excellence can be achieved and sustained.
At Cranfield School of Management, one of the worlds premier business schools, Martin Christopher has helped build the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management into a leading centre of excellence. Under his leadership the centre became one of the foremost focal points for innovative teaching and research in logistics and supply chain management.
Now, after leading the Centre for over twenty years, Martin Christopher has become an Emeritus Professor and has broadened his portfolio of activities in the realm of knowledge creation and dissemination in these critical areas.
Professor Thomas Choi
Thomas Choi is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He leads the study of the upstream side of supply chains, where a buying company interfaces with many suppliers organized in various forms of networks. He has published articles in the Academy of Management Executive, Decision Sciences Journal, Decision Support Systems, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, and others.
He currently serves as co-director of the Complex Adaptive Supply Networks Research Accelerator (CASN-RA), an international research group of scholars interested in supply networks. He has also worked with numerous public and private organizations including LG Electronics, Samsung, Toyota, Volvo, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a federal government think tank. He has co-authored three practitioner books on supply management including one recently published on Supply Chain Financing.
From 2014 to 2019, he served as Harold E. Fearon Chair of Purchasing Management and Executive Director of CAPS Research, a joint venture between Arizona State University and the Institute for Supply Management. From 2011 to 2014, he served as co-editor in chief for the Journal of Operations Management. Currently, he is involved in helping to develop a supply chain research center in Ghana, Africa, as part of the $15 million project from USAID.
In 2012, he was recognized as the Distinguished Operations Management Scholar by the OM Division at the Academy of Management. Since 2018, he has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Web of Science for having “multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year.” Most recently, he was ranked one among the “top 50 researchers by publication score” based on SCM papers appearing in a set of seven leading journals over a 15 year period (see Table 1 in Babbar et al. 2019).
There is a required tuition fee of USD 100 for international students and MYR 100 for locals.