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Zhou, Spring Dr.

Lecturer

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • School of Business
  • Discipline: Operations

Overview


Dr Quan (Spring) Zhou is a scholar in the area of operations and supply chain management 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. 

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.  

Spring has published in leading journals including Production and Operations Management and European Journal of Operational Research.

Research Overview


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

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

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


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

Selected Publications


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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