Dr Henry Xu
Henry Xu
Lecturer in International Business
  • PhD, Supply Chain Management (Imperial College, London)
  • MEng, Manufacturing Engineering (Beijing Institute of Technology)
  • BEng, Manufacturing Engineering (Beijing Institute of Technology)
+61 7 334 68135
Room 424, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Research interests

    Improvement of supply chain performance via effective coordination
    The research extends my work on enhancing supply chain agility through effective manufacturing coordination across the supply chain. The research framework and business processes for supply chain integration and coordination were originally developed in a manufacturing context, but can be adapted to service process management. The current research develops an understanding of how collaborative operational planning impacts the supply chain, especially the SMEs.
    Lean practices for a global supply chain
    The research is in line with a PhD research project, which examines the current practices in global supply chain management. Drawing from relevant literature review and investigation of appropriate companies, the research aims to provide a roadmap for achieving a lean global supply chain.
    The impact of mass customisation on complex supply networks
    Mass customisation presents a paradox as well as a challenge to traditional customised or mass-production practices. This challenge is even greater for complex supply networks such as the automotive supply network. The research examines the impact of mass customisation on the operational performance of the supply network, specifically, how the supply network producing highly customised products delivers the right product on time as promised to the customer.


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    • Member, Australian Organization for Quality

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    New staff research grant, Consortium grant UQ 2008 $12,000
    5th Framework IST Project European Commission as co-chief investigator 2000 Undisclosed