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Zhou, Spring Dr.

Lecturer

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Discipline: Operations
  • School of Management, Operations and Marketing

Overview


Dr Quan (Spring) Zhou is a Lecturer in the Operations Discipline Group, School of Management, Operations and Marketing, Faculty of Business, at University of Wollongong. She obtained a PhD in Operations and Supply Chain Management from University of Auckland in 2016 for her research in managing medical supplies in national reserves. Prior to joining University of Wollongong, Spring worked as a lecturer at Massey University (2016-2018) and a Research Fellow at University of Auckland (2016) in New Zealand. Her research interests are in supply chain management, non-profit operations, inventory management of perishable products, and agricultural value chains.

As a strong proponent of practice-inspired research, Spring is passionate about combining her research interests with practical needs. Spring has been actively involved in practice-driven, applied research. For example, her PhD project was motivated by the serious expiration problem in the medical reserve stocks. In that project, she studied rotation schemes and provided suggestions on managing the medical supplies, considering the perishability of long-life medical products. Spring has also worked with AgResearch in New Zealand to evaluate on-farm changes when delivering desirable credence attributes for agri-products and explore ways to motivate changes in land use practices.  

Areas of Expertise: Supply Chain Management and Coordination, Strategic Inventory, Food Value Chain, Analytical and Simulation Modelling, Empirical Studies

Research Overview


  • Current focus is Agricultural value chain; nonprofit operations; inventory management; modelling and empirical investigation into operations and supply chain management.

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Investigating Industry 4.0 Practices Within 3PL Organisations Meira Silva Guimaraes, Talita

Keywords


  • Agricultural value chain, Nonprofit operations, Inventory management, Modelling and empirical investigation into operations and supply chain management

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    Northfields Ave, Wollongong

    Nsw

    2522

    Australia

Geographic Location


Research Overview


  • Current focus is Agricultural value chain; nonprofit operations; inventory management; modelling and empirical investigation into operations and supply chain management.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Investigating Industry 4.0 Practices Within 3PL Organisations Meira Silva Guimaraes, Talita

Keywords


  • Agricultural value chain, Nonprofit operations, Inventory management, Modelling and empirical investigation into operations and supply chain management

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    Northfields Ave, Wollongong

    Nsw

    2522

    Australia

Geographic Location


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